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Cornelius Benjamin (Bennie) Keeton Memorial

Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery), Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, September 18, 2005

The thirty-fourth annual session of the Cornelius Benjamin (Bennie) Keeton Memorial was held at Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery) in Walker County, Alabama on the third Sunday in September. This singing has been a memorial to Bennie Keeton since 1996. The class was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading 59. Richard Mauldin offered the morning prayer. Glenn Keeton led 491.

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

Leaders: Travis Keeton 155, 112; James S. Wagner 300, 388; Elizabeth Keeton 72b, 30t; Sarah Smith 161, 61; Samantha Spiller 445, 282; James Wagner 384, 354b; Ashley Keeton 299, 317; Kermit Adams 277, 157; Roma Rice 336, 496; Juanita Beasley 31b, 270.

RECESS

Glenn Keeton brought the class back to order by leading 290. Leaders: the class sang “Happy Birthday” to Bridgett Hill; Faye Donaldson 138t, 284; Lena Keeton 200, 276; Clarence McCool 68b, 349; Amber Davis 392, 212; Richard Mauldin 66 (for his father, Dick Mauldin), 63 (for John Hyde); Lisa Geist 528, 273; Ottis Sides 460, 530; Linda Sides 196, 203; Wilton Donaldson 75, 100; Bridgett Hill and Melinda Alexander 101t, 209; Gravis Ballinger 105, 91; Danny Creel 389, 76b; Glenn Keeton and Joshua Keeton “Joshua”.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Glenn Keeton leading 46. Leaders: Willodean Barton 480; Gary Smith 225t, 565; Beth O’Dell 189, 546; Harrison Creel 498, 512; Elene Stovall 302, 216; Larry Ballinger 215, 220; Max Berueffy 213t, 193; Flarce Creel and Harrison Creel 475; Sharon Spiller 339, 338; Marlin Beasley 137, 141; David (Chug) Beasley and Ruby Beasley 235, 457; Joshua Keeton 268, 408; Velton Chafin 521, 463; Ken Tate 35 (for his grandmother, Edith Tate), 144 (for Ozella Grimes and Pat Kanady); Josie Hyde 150, 198; Steve Adams and Sandra Williams 401, 101t; Margaret Keeton 285t; Latrive Bailey 358, 318; Christy Allen 321, 426t; Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore 127; Gwen Cornelius and Elizabeth Keeton 45t, 143 (for Ozella Grimes and Pat Kanady, who are in the hospital, aunts of Gwen Cornelius); Sandra Williams 391, 477; Alvin (Bunk) Beasley and Linda Beasley 81t.

Announcements were made. Glenn Keeton thanked everyone who came to make this a great singing. Glenn Keeton and Travis Keeton led 267 as the closing song. Danny Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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