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Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church

Winston County, Alabama

June 26-27, 2004

Saturday, June 26

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 77t. The morning prayer was led by Rodney Willard. Dawson Adams led 39t.

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

Leaders: Travis Keeton 48t, 57 (for Gladys Bonds); Kermit Adams 47b, 99; John Hyde 297, 313t; Roma Rice 30b, 314; Wilton Donaldson 490, 499; Kathy Vlach 32t, 40; Winell Sanders 225t; Stella Pratt 147t, 37b (for Corene White); Diane Mennella 27, 540; Karen Willard 148, 171; Virginia Douglas 49b, 155.

RFCESS

Kermit Adams called the class back to order with 78. Leaders: Stephen Metcalf-Conte 401; Amber Springfield 276, 192; Richard Schmeidler 287, 66; Patricia Mauldin 63, 45t; Jimmie Gilmore 43, 68b, Ivalene Donaldson 343; Arthur Gilmore 56t, 496; Richard Schmeidler 84, 474; Richard Mauldin 168 (in memory of Lebron Hinton and Willie Carolyn Denson), 358 (for his father, Dick Mauldin).

LUNCH

Travis Keeton called the class back to order with 129. Leaders: Jennifer Allred 203, 345b; Clarence McCool 569b, 565; Rachael Allred 216, 476; Velton Chaffin 467 (for John Hocutt), 494; Vernice Phillips 222, 112; Ryan Hale 159, 268; Will Allred 480, 87; Adam Ryan 40, 196; Caleb Allred 452, 274t, Seth Allred 36b.

RECESS

Dawson Adams called the class back to order with 47t. Leaders: Marlin Beasley 204 (in memory of his father, Belton Beasley), 318; Cecil Wakefield 208, 209; Betty Baccus 373 (for Roxie Keeton), 456; Carol Fannin 136; Mary Holcomb 278b, 421; Susan Allred 384, 434; Kenneth Fannin 170; Josie Hyde 200; Laura Hale 120, 138t. Dawson Adams and Travis Keeton led 75 as the closing song. Cecil Wakefield offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, June 27

Chairman Dawson Adams opened the Sunday morning session leading 48t. Chris Bell offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Carla Morris 143, 145b; Nellie Alexander 317, 81t; Loretta Whitman 75, 59, 82t; Justin Keeton 29t, 168, 31b; Bradley Allen 546, 385b, 33b; Chris Bell 384, 282; Stephen Metcalf-Conte 89, 278b, 319, 24 (t? b?).

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class back to order with 73t and 235. Leaders: Viola Young and Barbara Cooksey 155, 61, 517 (WB); Vernice Phillips 40; Emily Jones 388, 288, 83t; John Hyde 566, 43, 129; Azilee Adams 100, 337.

A memorial lesson was held for those who have passed away since last year. Roma Rice led 45t and 101t for the deceased: Oscar Jones, Tolbert Godsey, Ida Godsey (Illinois), Bruce Randolph, Clearcy Rutledge, Mavis Price, Elvin Guthrie, Thomas Whitman, and Danny Pace. The memorial lesson was concluded.

LUNCH

Kermit Adams called the class back to order with 309 and 285t. Leaders: Ila Ingle 87, 335; Lera Pollock 146, 175b, 179; Brenda Morris and Paula Morris 145t; Josie Hyde 74b; Christie Allen 47t, 48t; Cecil Wakefield 222, 134, 290; Viola Young and Brenda Cooksey 340, 108t, 294; Margaret Keeton 276, 410t (in memory of Tolbert Godsey); Stephen Metcalf-Conte 277; Dawson Adams and Stephen Metcalf-Conte 68b, 144.

Dawson Adams and Travis Keeton led Page 131t and 59 as the closing songs. Chris Bell offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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