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The Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, March 19, 2006

The Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing in honor of Leona Horton, Maude Adams, Delia Watts, and Mina Adams was called to order by Kermit Adams leading 31b. The morning prayer was led by Margaret Keeton. Kermit Adams led page 31t.

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: Kermit Adams 99; John Hyde 297, 63, 37b; Corene White 73t, 314, 146; Roma Rice 32t, 108t, 36b; Wilton Donaldson 317, 100; Samantha Spiller 101t, 30t, 282; Joan Gilbreath 490 (in memory of Palmer Godsey and Era Godsey), 59 (for her husband, Ronald Gilbreath).

RECESS

Dawson Adams called the class back to order with 147t and 68b. Leaders: Azalee Adams 337, 34t; Steve Adams 49b, 129, 401; Sharon Spiller 565, 566; Willodean Barton 82t, 460.

A memorial lesson was held for the following people who have died this past year: Teddy Creel, L.E. Hannah, Elsie Beasley, Roy Godsey II, Audrey Fannin, Ora Lee Fannin, Raymond White, and Aubrey Tyree. Larry Ballinger led 163b in memory of the deceased.

LUNCH

Kermit Adams called the class back to order leading 309. Leaders: Ozella Blackmon 167; Earl Ballinger 162, 177, 176t; Josie Hyde 43, 137; Larry Ballinger 398, 410t; Lorene Gray 176b, 75; Emily Jones 74b, 371; Cecil Wakefield 480, 168, 290; Travis Keeton 155, 159, 499, 288; Amber Davis 402, 572, 142; Margaret Keeton 212, 187; Dawson Adams 77t.

Kermit Adams led 83t and 89 as the closing songs. Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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