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Cornelius Benjamin (Bennie) Keeton Memorial

Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery), Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, September 19, 2004

The thirty-third session of the Cornelius Benjamin (Bennie) Keeton Memorial singing was held at Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery) in Walker County, Alabama on the third Sunday in September. Travis Keeton called the class to order leading 129. Velton Chafin offered the morning prayer. Travis Keeton led 47t; Glenn Keeton led 30b.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Willodean Barton.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 330t; Amanda Denson 334, 155; Bill Stewart 569b, 147t; Bridgett Hill 37b, 134; John Hyde 39b, 43; Corene White 146, 544; Margaret Keeton 276, 78; Lena Keeton 34b, 82t; Wilton Donaldson 32t, 100; Elizabeth Keeton 35, 159; Richard Mauldin 378t, 503; Ozella Blackmon 192.

RECESS

Travis Keeton brought the class back to order with 179. Leaders: Winell Sanders and Cecil Sanders 225t; Cecil Sanders 380, 475; Velton Chafin 318, 494; Julietta Haynes 200, 269; Gravis Ballinger 77t, 112; Elene Stovall 208, 182; Marlin Beasley 285t, 460; Lisa Geist 546, 447; Max Berueffy 287, 193.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Glenn Keeton leading 46. Leaders: Roma Rice 189, 157; Kermit Adams 426t, 99; Ivalene Donaldson 335; Larry Ballinger 345t, 119 (in memory of Myrtle Bynum); Josie Hyde 355, 234; Harrison Creel 317; Clarence McCool 349; Gary Smith 31t, 565; Justin Allen 480, 455; Estelle Gilmore and Lewis Gilmore 428, 48t, 337; Sarah Smith 290, 73t; Willodean Barton 498; Bunk Beasley 72b, 81t; Steve Adams 401, 101t; Willodean Barton 282.

Glenn Keeton, Travis Keeton, and Frank Williams led 62 as the closing song. Marlin Beasley offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde.