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Cornelius Benjamin (Bennie) Keeton Memorial

Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery), Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The annual singing at Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery) on the third Sunday in September was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading 59. Henry Guthery offered the morning prayer. Glenn Keeton welcomed everyone and then led 46.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Lena Keeton; Arranging Committee—Willodean Barton.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 34b; Gary Smith 225t, 565; Wilton Donaldson 30t, 100; Kermit Adams 145b, 99; Stella Pratt 111t, 111b; Roma Rice 371, 162; Bobby Watkins 33b, 460; Bridgett Hill 36b (for Richard Mauldin); the class remembered Bridgett’s birthday on Monday, September 18; Bridgett Hill 168; Chuck Howell 112, 373; Amber Davis 440, 203; Don Robertson 182, 200.


Travis Keeton brought the class to order leading 73t and 37b. Leaders: Henry Guthery III 431, 436; Clarence McCool 328, 349, 68b; Lisa Geist 377, 327; Max Berueffy 213t, 202; Sarah Smith 445, 544; Chris Ballinger 339, 410t; Elizabeth Keeton 163b, 63 (in memory of John Hyde); Ken Tate 532, 73b; Glenn Keeton 234 (for Josie Hyde).


The afternoon session was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading 56t. He read a card from Josie Hyde and family, thanking everyone for their love and support during the death of John Hyde, and thanking all of the singers who sang at his funeral.

Leaders: Johnny Humber 61, 208; Elene Stovall 215, 564; Larry Ballinger 224, 430; Judy Caudle 216, 411; Henry Guthery 558, 549; Marlin Beasley 297, 426t; Winell Sanders 108t; Lena Keeton, Glenn Keeton, and Gwen Cornelius 497 (in memory of Bennie Keeton, Maude Keeton, and Ozella Grimes), 546 (in memory of John Hyde); Cecil Sanders 569b, 380; Arthur Gilmore 378t, 425; Margaret Keeton 456; Latrive Bailey 345t, 345b; Jimmie Gilmore 276, 288; Velton Chafin 463; Ila Ingle 434, 500 (in memory of Tom Harper); Steve Adams 309, 101t; Willodean Barton 454, 418; Glenn Keeton 43 (for Richard Mauldin).

Following announcements, Glenn Keeton thanked everyone for coming and making this a great singing. Glenn Keeton and Travis Keeton led 267 as the closing song. Bobby Watkins offered the closing prayer and the class was dismissed.

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