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Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery)

Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, May 7, 2006

The thirty-sixth session of the annual Sacred Harp singing

held at Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery) on the first Sunday in

May was called to order by Travis Keeton leading 73t. The

morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Arranging Committee—Richard Mauldin; Secretary—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 147b, 276; Glenn Keeton 493, 163b; Roma Rice 406 (for her brother), 213t; Butch White 35, 77t; John Hyde 566, 104; Ila Ingle 434, 436; Malik Williams 280, 354b; Ashley Keeton 216, 112; Gravis Ballinger 203, 110; Wilton Donaldson 480, 229; Kermit Adams 384, 196.

RECESS

Glenn Keeton called the class back to order leading 122. Leaders: Stella Pratt 61, 63; Leon Ballinger 297, 327; Wanda Capps 430, 168; Emily Thompson and Henry Guthery 64; Juanita Beasley 290, 270; Bridgett Hill 101t, 209; Elene Stovall 470, 292; Joshua Keeton 268, 189; Lisa Geist 171, 304; Amber Davis 440, 300; Marlin Beasley 448t, 278b.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton called the class back to order with 343. Leaders: Max Berueffy 211, 455; Elizabeth Keeton 497; Elizabeth Keeton and Glenn Keeton 475 (for his mother); Bea Carnathan 204, 568; Dorothea McCowan 442, 192; Steve Adams 30t, 59; Larry Ballinger 202, 394; Latrive Bailey 45t, 345t; Carol Langston 61, 87; Josie Hyde 477; Harrison Creel 111b, 498; Amanda Denson and Malik Williams 212, 454; Glenn Keeton, Elizabeth Keeton, Joshua Keeton, Joyce Keeton, Ashley Keeton, and Gwen Cornelius 143, 146, 546; Henry Guthery 431, 558; Richard Mauldin 378t (for his father), 43 (for John Hyde and Josie Hyde); Max Berueffy 397.

Travis Keeton and Glenn Keeton led 119 as the closing song. Harrison Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice.