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Martha Harper Nix, Lewis Keeton, and
Lavada McGough Gilmore Memorial

New Flatwoods Church, Nauvoo (Walker County), Alabama

Sunday, March 4, 2007

The 21st annual Sacred Harp singing in memory of Martha Harper Nix, Lewis Keeton, and Lavada McGough Gilmore was held at New Flatwoods Church, Nauvoo, Alabama, on the first Sunday in March. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Glenn Keeton leading 32t and 59. The morning prayer was offered by Marlin Beasley.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Willodean Barton.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 34b; Ashley Cook 45t, 388; Elizabeth Keeton 50b, 63; Alene Woodley 35, 399b; Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore 421, 467, 358 (for Christene Clements); Betty Baccus 396, 454; Jayne Fulmer 99, 300; Henry Guthery III 380, 558; Lena Keeton 176b, 425, Julietta Haynes 200, 211.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading 398 and 382 (in memory of Lewis Keeton, Martha Harper Nix, and Lavada Gilmore). Leaders: Kermit Adams 78, 309; Willodean Barton 290; Latrive Bailey 571, 318; Butch White 30b, 74b; Amber Davis 49b (in memory of her grandfather), 192; Clarence McCool 73t (in memory of John Hyde), 225t (for Velton Chafin); Tim Gilmore 216, 455 (in memory of Robert Harper), 142 (in memory of his mother, Lavada Gilmore); Don Roberson 112, 217; Anne Steel 209, 176 (t? b?); Glenn Keeton 475 (for Flarce Creel).

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Glenn Keeton and Peggy Matthil leading 274t and 504. Leaders: Marlin Beasley 448t, 493; Wanda Capps 168, 203; Warren Steel 57, 349; Tim Cook 287, 549; Harrison Creel 498, 512; Henry Guthery 431, 472; Stella Pratt 39b; Steve Adams 129, 101t; Margaret Keeton 213 (t? b?), 297 (in memory of John Hyde); John Beasley 335; Josie Hyde 236, 507; Juanita Beasley 61; IIa Ingle 436, 530; Harrison Creel 342 (by request); Glenn Keeton and Travis Keeton 124 (in memory of Teddy Creel and John Hyde).

Harrison Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde