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Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery)

Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, May 1, 2005

The thirty-fifth session of the annual Sacred Harp singing at Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery) was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Chairman Travis Keeton leading 111b. The morning prayer was offered by Glenn Keeton. Travis Keeton led 318.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Arranging Committee—Willodean Barton; Secretary—Lena Keeton. Leaders: Travis Keeton 278b; Butch White 77t, 159; Roma Rice 92, 177; Ashley Keeton and Ashley Campbell 143, 442; Ila Ingle 434, 436; John Hyde 297, 43; Sarah Smith 75, 317; Clarence McCool 480; Beth O’Dell 477, 189; Wilton Donaldson 47b, 490.

RECESS

Glenn Keeton called the class back to order by leading pages 46 and 117 (for Wilton Donaldson). Leaders: Steve Adams 401, 101t; Amber Davis 440, 216; Margaret Keeton 217; Kermit Adams 212, 142; Jayne Fulmer 273, 155; Leon Ballinger 424, 299; Bridgett Hill 209; Gary Smith 503, 565; Joshua Keeton 454, 196; Lisa Geist 178, 269; Bobby Watkins 49b, 460.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by Travis Keeton leading 235. Leaders: Elizabeth Keeton 274t, 30t; Elene Stovall 511, 558; Earl Ballinger 500, 331; Richard Mauldin 129, 339; Lena Keeton, Glenn Keeton, Gwen Cornelius, Linda Christian, and Arnie Keeton 143, 546 (in memory of Lena’s father and mother, Bennie and Maude Dodd Keeton); Harrison Creel 498, 530; Julietta Haynes 172, 192; Marlin Beasley 336, 138b; Larry Ballinger 425; Latrive Bailey 517 (WB), 384; Wanda Capps 203, 215; Max Berueffy 513; Josie Hyde 470; Gravis Ballinger 120, 78; Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore 475; Beth O’Dell 532 (for Edith Tate); Edith Tate and Max Berueffy 73t; Steve Adams and Elizabeth Keeton 77b; Willodean Barton 290.

Announcements were made. Travis Keeton and Glenn Keeton led 62 as the closing song. Richard Mauldin dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Lena Keeton.