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Dutton, Green, and Jackson Memorial

Liberty Grove Primitive Baptist Church, (New Flatwoods Church),
South of Nauvoo, Alabama

Sunday, July 3, 2005

The annual Sacred Harp Memorial Singing was called to order by Travis Keeton leading 47t. The morning prayer was offered by Ronald Gilmore. Travis Keeton 131b.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Tim Gilmore; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Willodean Barton.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 343; Josie Hyde 48t, 129; Tim Gilmore 418, 297, 142 (in memory of Lavada Gilmore), 300; Willodean Barton 63, 101t, 111t, 222; Cecil Wakefield 206, 282, 208; Pam Gilmore 283 (for Garnsey McGough), 171, 192; Mary Ellen Jones 392, 147b, 147t; Wilton Donaldson 348b, 229, 47b.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading 73t. Leaders: Lena Keeton 225t, 497, 546; Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore 393, 335, 571; Jimmie Gilmore 378t, 288, 146; Lewis Gilmore and Estelle Gilmore 318, 34t, 337.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Travis Keeton leading 189. Leaders: Marlin Beasley 378b, 157, 498 (for the Creel family); Brenda Merritt 76b, 274t, 276; Nathan Gilmore 124, 454, 100; Clarence McCool 68b, 349, 112; John Hyde 566, 43, 104; Kermit Adams 565, 85, 99; John Merritt 294, 426t; Steve Adams 401, 301, 240; Caleb Allred 312 (t? b?), 196, 45t; Donald Gilmore 49b, 491b (WB); Latrive Bailey and Ottis Sides 384, 480, 322; Seth Allred 47b, 40; Gwen Cornelius 490; Josie Hyde 380 (by request); Susan Allred 399b, 56t; Tim Gilmore 306 (by request).

Travis Keeton and Tim Gilmore led 57 as the closing song. Ronald Gilmore offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Tim Gilmore; Secretary—Josie Hyde.