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Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church

Winston County, Alabama

June 22-23, 2002

Saturday, June 22

The annual Sacred Harp singing on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in June at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Dawson Adams leading song on page 56t. Cecil Wakefield led the morning prayer. Dawson Adams led song on page 77t.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Dawson Adams; Vice Chairman—Chris Rice; Secretary—Roma Rice; Arranging Committee—John Hyde and Josie Hyde.

Leaders: Corene White 37b, 73t, 379; Stella Pratt 36b, 68b, 100; Wilton Donaldson 225t, 348b, 285b; Nellie Alexander 81t, 124, 340; Ivalene Donaldson 145b, 270; Roma Rice 63, 48t, 49b; Billy Williams 78.

RECESS

Chris Rice called the class back to order leading songs on pages 34t, 384, and 282. Leaders: Winell Sanders 111b; Emily Jones 288, 212, 45t; Lera Pollock and Margaret Keeton 146 (in memory of Levi and Lucretia Godsey), 159; Kermit Adams 383, 99, 426t; Cecil Wakefield 339, 480, 153.

LUNCH

Dawson Adams called the class back to order leading song on page 147b. Leaders: Velton Chafin 425, 144, 57; Margaret Keeton 129, 127, 422; Jayne Fulmer 300, 203, 299; Julie Poston 30t; Travis Keeton 490, 335, 566; Loretta Whitman 294, 58; Jennifer Allred 192, 39t; Carol Fannin 421; Laura Hale, Ryan Hale, and Adam Hale 68b, 348b; Joan Gilbreath, Edna Earl Pace, and Pernie Pelfrey 335, 67, 47t; Lorene Gray 111t, 457; Vernice Phillips 155, 168; Kenneth Fannin 313t, 108b; Faye Donaldson 108t, 40; John Hyde 61, 75; Josie Hyde 39b, 310.

Dawson Adams and Chris Rice led song on page 62 as the closing song. Billy Williams dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, June 23

Chairman Dawson Adams opened the Sunday morning session leading song on page 47t. Margaret Keeton led the morning prayer. Dawson Adams led song on page 44.

Leaders: Kermit Adams 43, 40, 37b; Azilee Adams 337, 317; Travis Keeton 73t, 72b, 499; Faye Donaldson 78, 138t, 124; Margaret Keeton 89, 73b, 321; Roma Rice 52t, 290, 109; Vernice Phillips 143, 318, 112.

RECESS

Chris Rice called the class back to order leading songs on pages 312b and 371. Leaders: Julie Poston 274t, 74b; Cecil Wakefield 61, 282, 159; Roxie Keeton 45t, 349; Joan Gilbreath 491b (WB); Barbara Cooksey 155, 108t, 43.

A memorial lesson was held for those who have passed away since last year. Roma Rice led songs on pages 39t, 145b, and 425 for the following deceased: Hubert Godsey, Milford Watts, Irene Godsey Hulsey Hipp, Mertie Mae Thomas, Roger Adams, Silas Curtis, and Morris Gray. The memorial lesson was concluded.

LUNCH

Dawson Adams called the class back to order leading songs on pages 179 and 358. Leaders: Alicia Murray 146, 294; Loretta Whitman 129, 147t, 373; Betty Sue Claborn 59, 77t; Edith Barton, Loretta Whitman, and Nellie Alexander 101t, 81t; Ila Ingle 32t, 63, 29t; Leah Pollock, Lorene Gray, and Chris Godsey 111b, 75, 74b; Lera Pollock 312b; Carla Morris 183, 145t; Viola Young 144, 517 (WB), words of 45t sung to the tune of 146; Lera Pollock and Leah Pollock 297, 296; Josie Hyde 460, 236, 496, 457; Kermit Adams 408.

Dawson Adams led song on page 39t as the closing song. Margaret Keeton dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Dawson Adams; Vice Chairman—Chris Rice; Secretary—Roma Rice.