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Shady Grove Annual Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama

January 5, 2003

The Shady Grove Annual Sacred Harp Singing was held on the first Sunday in January. Dawson Adams called the class to order leading 39b. Henry Guthery offered the morning prayer.

The class was organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Dawson Adams; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde; Secretary—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Dawson Adams 328; Cecil Wakefield 329, 290; Roma Rice 426t (for Rose Altha Taylor, Kermit Adams, and Nell Adams), 389 (for Margaret Keeton); Wilton Donaldson 31b, 499; Stella Pratt 460, 212; L.E. Hannah 35 (for Julie Tate), 523; Earl Ballinger 139, 155; Corene White 36b, 403; Ken Tate 53, 503; Winell Sanders 225t.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading 348b and 270. Leaders: Ashley Keeton 108t; Chris Rice 157, 84 (for Lavaughn Ballinger); Carla Morris 183, 143; Warren Steel 150, 396; Lisa Geist 224, 384; Glenn Keeton 420, 117; Don Robertson 216, 217; Edith Tate 336, 532; Leon Ballinger 268, 269.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading 418. Leaders: John Hyde 124; Ozella Blackmon 192; Gravis Ballinger 120, 49t; Willodean Barton 480, 498; Harrison Creel 512, 111b; Henry Guthery 318, 568; Larry Ballinger 401 (for Lavaughn Ballinger), 213b (for Margaret Keeton); Vernice Phillips 40, 112; Elene Stovall 142, 430; Max Berueffy 371; Lucy Heidorn 200; Latrive Bailey and Pernie Pelfrey 517 (WB), 46, 73t; Clarissa Springfield 445; Amanda Springfield 410t, 454; Josie Hyde 234, 477.

Dawson Adams and Travis Keeton led 68b as the closing song. Harrison Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Dawson Adams; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice.