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Martha Harper Nix - Lewis Keeton Memorial

New Flatwoods Church - Nauvoo, Alabama - Walker County

March 3, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp Memorial Singing was called to order by Tim Gilmore leading song on page 31t. The morning prayer was given by A. C. McGough. Tim Gilmore led song on page 37b. The class elected the following officers: Chairman—Tim Gilmore; Vice Chairman—Ronald Gilmore; Secretary—Estelle Gilmore; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton. Tim Gilmore led song on page 77t. Leaders: Travis Keeton 142, 203; Hubert Hood 454, 569b; Arnold Moore 235b, 445b; Cecil Sanders 47t, 34t; Gene Wakefield 35, 64; Hugh Jones 498, 500; A. G. McGough 147t, 390; L. E. Hannah 391, 182; Johnny Humber 172, 200; Lisa Geist 269, 560.

RECESS

The class was called back by Ronald Gilmore leading song on page 306. Leaders: Earl Ballinger 283; Lola Roberson 475, 436; Gravis Ballinger 34b, 78; Willadean Barton 290; Josie Hyde 224, 225t; Lena Keeton 100, 546; Larry Ballinger 119, 282; Bruce Rye 270, 187; John Hyde 297, 73t; Ila McDonald 129, 275b; Tim Gilmore and Anita Naramore 111b, 145 (t? b?) (in memory of their mother, Lavada Gilmore). Tim Gilmore 442 (for Tom Harper).

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by Tim Gilmore leading song on page 349. Leaders: Elmer Conwill 298, 530; Estelle Napier 123t, 471b; E. B. Madison 421, 217; Flarce Creel 384, 56t; Ellen Jones 392, 394; Edith Tate 106; Ila Ingle 137, 155; Odie Horton 326, 122; Keterina Sanders 89, 146; Warren Steel 197, 400; Lewis Gilmore and Estelle Gilmore 318, 376; Tom Harper 434, 411; Kermit Adams 28b, 276; Alene Woodley 399b; Dorothea McCowan 218, 196; Janis Jones 373, 143; Rachel Jones 45t, 59; Velton Chafin 503, 66; Travis Keeton 274 (t? b?), 161 (for his brother, Wallace Keeton). Everyone was invited back next year. Tim Gilmore and Ronald Gilmore led song on page 278b as the closing song. Elder Ronald Gilmore dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Tim Gilmore; Vice Chairman—Ronald Gilmore; Secretary—Estelle Gilmore.