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Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church

Nauvoo, Alabama

May 12, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church was held on the second Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Arthur Gilmore leading song on page 32 (t? b?). The morning prayer was led by Glenn Keeton. Arthur Gilmore led song on page 30t, and turned the class over to last year’s vice chairman, Joshua Keeton. The class organized by electing the following Officers: Chairman—Joshua Keeton; Vice Chairman—Pam Keeton; Secretary—Ashley Keeton; Arranging Committee—Jimmie Gilmore. Leaders: Joshua Keeton 30b, 111b; Arnold Moore 137, 35; Keterina Sanders 389, 454; Dovey Jackson 319; 421; Ashley Keeton 108t, 124; Cecil Sanders 145t, 145b; Ila Ingle 63, 87; Gene Wakefield 108b, 109, 136; John Hyde 569b, 73 (t? b?); Mae Conwill 126, 146.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Joshua Keeton leading song on page 294. Leaders: Jimmie Gilmore 378 (t? b?); Jimmie Gilmore, Pam Keeton, Joshua Keeton, and Ashley Keeton 43, 288 for Garnsey and Ethel McGough; Josie Hyde 144, 225 (t? b?), 34b, 475; Tom Harper 112, 172, 340, 500, 434, 358. A memorial lesson was held with A. C. McGough leading 290 in memory of Robert McGough and Lillie McGough; Elmer Conwill 382, 316, and 216 in memory of Joe Harper, Martha Harper, Wallace Harper, Grady Harper, Robert Harper, and Lavada Gilmore; Glenn Keeton 143, 45t in memory of Floyd Davis, Wilma Davis, Pete Keeton, and Frank Burns.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Joshua Keeton leading song on page 189. Leaders: Lena Keeton 498, 546; Travis Keeton 400, 300, 276; John Beasley 285 (t? b?), 317; Lola Myrtle Roberson 297, 460; Pam Keeton 171, 456 for Garnsey McGough, 200 for Ethel McGough, 566 for Jimmie Gilmore; Arthur Gilmore “Jesus Died For Me”, 208; Gwen Cornelius and Pam Keeton 490; Gwen Cornelius 59; David Beasley 335, 348 (t? b?); Philip Gilmore and Rebekah Gilmore 33b, 138b, 68b, 177; Elmer Conwill 179, 337; Paula Gilmore 388, 343; Philip Gilmore, Paula Gilmore, Rebekah Gilmore, and John Harper Gilmore 31 (t? b?); Dwight Ingle, Ila Ingle, and Tom Harper 373, 530; A. C. McGough 457, 410 (t? b?); Glenn Keeton 231; Glenn Keeton and Lena Keeton 123 (t? b?). The closing song on page 62 was led by Joshua Keeton, Jimmie Gilmore, Pam Keeton, and Philip Gilmore. The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Philip Gilmore.

Chairman—Joshua Keeton; Vice Chairman—Pam Keeton; Secretary—Ashley Keeton.