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Dutton, Green, and Jackson Memorial

Liberty Grove Primitive Baptist Church (New Flatwoods Church), South of Nauvoo, Alabama

July 7, 2002

The annual Sacred Harp Memorial Singing for the Duttons, Greens, and Henry “Doc” Jackson was held on the first Sunday in July. Travis Keeton called the class to order with song on page 48t. Elder Ronald Gilmore led the morning prayer. Travis Keeton led song on page 129.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Elder Ronald Gilmore; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Willodean Barton.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 319 (in memory of Henry Jackson); John Hyde 61, 124, 313t; Ivalene Donaldson 30t, 56t; L.H. Gilmore and Estelle Gilmore 421, 73t, 318, 34t; Ozella Blackmon 75, 123t; Cecil Sanders and Winell Sanders 225t; Clarence McCool 68b, 47t, 47b.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Elder Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore leading songs on pages 32t, 36b, 235, and 111t. Leaders: Faye Donaldson 138t, 78; A.A. Malone 138b, 112, 203; Wilton Donaldson 503, 565, 348b; Anita Naramore 111b, 145b, 142; Alene Woodley 131t, 159.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Travis Keeton leading songs on pages 285t and 343. Leaders: Julie Poston 274t, 83 (t? b?); Tim Cook 147t, 448t, 49t; Steve Rutledge 45t, 294; Margaret Keeton 448b, 213 (t? b?), 571 (CB) (by request); Ozella Blackmon 335; Clarence McCool 334, 569 (t? b?); Tim Cook 566, 178; L.H. Gilmore and Estelle Gilmore 176b, 108t, 100; Willodean Barton 460, 101 (t? b?), 145 (t? b?); Josie Hyde 155, 297, 212; Travis Keeton 179; John Hyde 499; Elder Ronald Gilmore 475, 418 (for Dovie Jackson who was unable to attend).

Travis Keeton led song on page 482 as the closing song. Tim Cook offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Elder Ronald Gilmore; Secretary—Josie Hyde.