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Shady Grove Annual Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama

Sunday, January 7, 2007

The Shady Grove annual singing was held on the first Sunday in January. Kermit Adams called the class to order leading 48t. The morning prayer was offered by Earl Ballinger. Kermit Adams led 43.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Dawson Adams; Arranging Committee—Margaret Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Kermit Adams 378t; Dawson Adams 328, 77t; Corene White 37b; Clarence McCool 349, 411; Steve Adams 101t, 401; Stella Pratt 319, 318; Wilton Donaldson 145b; Travis Keeton 179, 348b; Amanda Denson and Elene Stovall 391, 327; Matthew Cook 388, 59 (for the Creel family); Bridgett Hill 225t, 224.

RECESS

Dawson Adams led 68b to call the class back to order. Leaders: Don Robertson 440, 454; Gravis Ballinger 300, 49t; Samantha Spiller 30t, 108t, 384; Ashley Cook 45t, 358; Richard Mauldin 66, 146 (for Dick Mauldin and the Creel family); Earl Ballinger 498, 500; Elizabeth Keeton and Glenn Keeton 42, 50b, 86, 163b; Parnell Berry 298, 283.

LUNCH

Kermit Adams called the afternoon session to order leading 99. Leaders: Max Berueffy 147b; Max Berueffy and Elene Stovall 200; Elene Stovall 216; Elene Stovall and Amanda Denson 436; Bea Carnathan 205, 496; Lisa Geist 546, 269; Larry Ballinger 215, 133; Henry Guthery 93, 465; Betty Baccus 452 (for Odie Horton), 284; Cecil Wakefield 82 (t? b?), 206; Nellie Alexander 124, 340; Roma Rice 229 (for Odie Horton), 290 (for Bernice Watts); Margaret Keeton 97 (for Corene White), 297 (in memory of John Hyde); Henry Guthery 507; Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 129; Max Berueffy and Elene Stovall 157; Bridgett Hill and Margaret Keeton 276; Richard Mauldin and Amanda Denson 285t.

Kermit Adams led 62 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer.

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