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The Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, March 21, 2004

The Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing in honor of Leona Horton, Maude Adams, Delia Watts, and Mina Adams was called to order by Travis Keeton leading 146. Glenn Keeton offered the morning prayer. Travis Keeton led 179.

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

Leaders: Dawson Adams 39b; Kermit Adams 78, 300; Roma Rice 517, 354b; Ida Lee Starnes 37b, 378t; Clarence McCool 349, 535; Elizabeth Keeton and Glenn Keeton 30t, 59; Leon Ballinger 460, 299; Brenda Merritt 336, 192; Ken Tate and Edith Tate 532; Ken Tate 73t, 318, 319; Chuck Beasley 457, 61 .

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Dawson Adams with 68b. Leaders: Winell Sanders 108t; Richard Mauldin 358 (for Dick Mauldin and Alesha Murray), 77t (in memory of Virginia Easter and Willie Carolyn Denson); Faye Donaldson 430, 270; Jim Helke 283, 569b, 565 (for Gary Smith); Ivalene Donaldson 328, 274t; Chris Rice 99, 384; Lisa Geist 276, 66; Earl Ballinger 176t.

A memorial lesson was held for the following deceased: Oscar Jones, Tolbert Godsey, Bruce Randolph, Willie Carolyn Denson, Virginia Easter, Christal Crocker, and Elvin Guthrie.

The sick and shut-ins remembered were: Dick Mauldin, Gary Smith, and Gladys Bonds. Roma Rice led 101t for the sick and shut-ins, and in memory of Nell Adams. Kermit Adams led 45t for Oscar Jones. The memorial was concluded.

LUNCH

Kermit Adams called the class back to order for the afternoon session with 426t. Leaders: Carla Morris 143, 145b; John Merritt 240, 65; Willodean Barton 454, 480; Harrison Creel 498, 512; Lena Keeton 566, 82t; Chris Ballinger 163b, 84; Jayne Fulmer 155, 273; Larry Ballinger 162, 50b; Amanda Denson 186, 217; Glenn Keeton 503 (in memory of Bruce Randolph), 74b, 448b; Gravis Ballinger 36b, 49t; Flarce Creel 166, 475; L.E. Hannah 310, 523; John Hyde 275b (in memory of Bruce Randolph), 297; Margaret Keeton 104, 410t (in memory of Tolbert Godsey); Clarence McCool 490 (in memory of Dess Loveman); Jim Helke 100; Travis Keeton 441, 290; Josie Hyde 477, 507.

Dawson Adams and Kermit Adams led 408 and 62 as the closing songs. John Merritt offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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