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The Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, March 20, 2005

The Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing in honor of Leona Horton, Maude Adams, Delia Watts, and Mina Adams was called to order by Dawson Adams leading 39b. Margaret Keeton offered the morning prayer.

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

Leaders: Dawson Adams 77t; Kermit Adams 47b; Roma Rice 225t (for all the sick), 378t; Corene White 37b, 146; Cecil Sanders and Winell Sanders 317, 123t; Stella Pratt 40, 235; Betty Baccus 134, 418; Steve Adams 401, 101t; Brenda Merritt 124, 137; Karla Morris 145t, 183; Parnell Berry 177, 99; Emily Jones 471, 345t.


Kermit Adams called the class back to order with 46.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 290, 112; Lucy Heidorn 47t (in memory of her mother), 82t; Velton Chafin 68b, 75; Amber Davis 380 (for Cecil Sanders), 276 (for Margaret Keeton); Richard Mauldin 72b (for his father and in memory of John Hocutt), 43 (for John Hyde and Josie Hyde); Earl Ballinger 119, 176t.

A memorial lesson was held for the sick and shut-ins and for those that who had died since last year. The following deceased were remembered: Kelly Beard, Sherry Guthery, Hershell King, John Hocutt, Gerstile Nail, Gladys Bonds, G.L. Hinton, and Kitty Foster.

The following sick and shut-ins were remembered: John Hyde, Josie Hyde, Roxie Keeton, Clarence McCool, Willodean Barton, Ozella Blackmon, Ivalene Donaldson; Marlin Beasley, Juanita Beasley, Gary Smith, Sarah Smith, Nellie Alexander, Rayburn Humber, Rene Humber, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, and Dick Mauldin. Roma Rice led 61 and 45t for the memorial.

Leaders: Lorene Gray 100, 39t; Julie Poston 166.


Dawson Adams called the class back to order with 247t (?). Leaders: Larry Ballinger 207, 98; Edith Tate 76b, 73t; Loretta Whitman 81t, 129; Jon Tyler Baccus 30t, 108t; Joan Gilbreath, Nancy Cordell, and Pernie Pelfrey 358, 74b; Viola Young 155; Chuck Beasley 111b, 457; Cecil Wakefield 282, 208, 159; Brenda Merritt 270; Parnell Berry 306; Richard Mauldin 50b; Earl Ballinger 171; Amber Davis 224; Karla Morris 143; Margaret Keeton 73b, 93; Travis Keeton 172.

Kermit Adams led 78 and 569b as the closing songs. The closing prayer was offered by Cecil Wakefield, and the class was dismissed.

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