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Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery)

Walker County, Alabama

May 5, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery) was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 37b. The morning prayer was led by A. C. McGough. Travis Keeton led song on page 203. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—A. C. McGough; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—John Hyde. Travis Keeton led song on page 270. Leaders: Hubert Hood 454, 569b; A. A. Malone 183, 283; Edwin Ballinger 32t, 67; Arnold Moore 208, 67; Earl Ballinger 76 (t? b?), 78; Tressie Adkins 155, 137; Willodean Barton 290, 391; Ila Ingle 480, 384; Tom Harper 300, 392; Roxie Keeton 530; L. E. Hannah 511, 336; Ivalene Donaldson 108 (t? b?), 274t.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with A. C. McGough leading songs on pages 391 and 475. Leaders: Mae Conwill 288, 74b; Lena Keeton 89, 546; Lucy Heidorn 145b, 146; Margaret Keeton 422, 402; Pernie Pelfrey 147b, 371; Gene Wakefield 56t, 100; Edith Tate 532; John Hocutt 211, 272; Pam Ashley and Glen Keeton 171, 117; Kermit Adams 377, 316.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton brought the class back together leading song on page 270. Leaders: Elmer Conwill 286, 44; Larry Ballinger 91, 217; Parnell Berry 177, 373; Johnny Humber 382, 200; Lola Roberson 222, 192; Ada Godsey 411, 34t; Josie Hyde 224, 198; Cassie Franklin 88t, 485; Flarce Creel 34b, 66; Harrison Creel 30t, 512; Roma Rice 452, 213 (t? b?); Dorothea McCowan 126, 196; Ann Jett and Julianna Jett 59, 108 (t? b?); Lena Keeton and Gwen Cornelieus “Not Made With Hands”, 143; Cindy Franklin 297, 551b; L. H. Gilmore 337, 73t; Gladys Bonds 499, 33b; John Hyde 75, 313t. Travis Keeton and A. C. McGough led song on page 48t for the closing song. A. C. McGough dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—A. C. McGough; Secretary—Margaret Keeton.