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Shady Grove Annual Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama

Sunday, January 4, 2004

The Shady Grove Annual Singing was held at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Winston County, Alabama on the first Sunday in January. Kermit Adams called the class to order leading 48t. The morning prayer was offered by Earl Ballinger. Kermit Adams led 32t.

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

Leaders: Dawson Adams 39b; Roma Rice 104, 371; Ivalene Donaldson 129; Earl Ballinger 128, 172; Stella Pratt 319, 318; Loretta Whitman 61, 59; Clarence McCool 45t (in memory of Brenda Parker), 535 (for his wife); Corene White 314, 379; Glenn Keeton and Elizabeth Keeton 34b, 378b, 490; Carla Morris 145t, 145b;

RECESS

Kermit Adams called the class back to order with 88t. Leaders: Wilton Donaldson 229, 348b; Nellie Alexander 317, 81t; Harrison Creel 111b; Vernice Phillips 112, 155; Amber Davis 224, 142; Ivalene Donaldson and Travis Berry 146; Flarce Creel 384, 475; Travis Keeton 343, 388; Willodean Barton 498, 480; Larry Ballinger 50b, 349.

LUNCH

Dawson Adams called the class back to order with 68b and 328. Leaders: Edith Tate 73t, 532; Ozella Blackmon 234; Lisa Geist 91, 120; Margaret Keeton 276 (for Gravis Ballinger), 78; Pernie Pelfrey 73b, 74b; Blanton Adair 32t, 159; Elizabeth Keeton and Glenn Keeton 274t (for all the people who came to the singings at Shady Grove in the past, and are now dead), 108t; Harrison Creel 512; Josie

Hyde 454 (for Betsy Berry), 284 (in memory of Gene Wakefield and Mary Alice Wakefield); the class “Nothing But The Blood” (for Steve Adams); Clarence McCool 430; Carla Morris 143; Amber Davis 528; Ken Tate 340 (for Travis Berry); Earl Ballinger 84 (in memory of Lavaughn Ballinger).

Kermit Adams led 99 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

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