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The Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing in honor of Leona Horton, Maude Adams, Delia Watts, and Mina Adams was called to order by Kermit Adams leading 47t. The morning prayer was offered by Marlin Beasley. Kermit Adams led 46.

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

Leaders: Kermit Adams 75; Wilton Donaldson 490, 47b; Corene White 37b; Stella Pratt 137, 235; Roma Rice 297, 378t; Marlin Beasley 166, 378b; Travis Keeton 341, 340; Willodean Barton 498, 111b; Brenda Merritt 192, 460.


Dawson Adams called the class back to order leading 68b and 147t. Leaders: Clarence McCool 349, 428; Teletha Chafin and Brenda Merritt 87, 111t; Ken Tate and Hannah Tate 124, 343; Larry Ballinger 164, 162;

The memorial lesson was conducted by Roma Rice. She led 348b and 475 in memory of the following deceased: John Hyde, Tommy Godsey, Heath Jett, Flarce Creel, Geneva Horton, and Mary Ballinger.

Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 384, 270; Beth O’Dell 112, 222.


Kermit Adams, Billy Williams and Corene White called the class back to order leading 97. Leaders: Amber Davis and Hannah Tate 276, 380; Earl Ballinger 392, 177; Max Berueffy 446, 386; Steve Adams and Beth O’Dell 101t, 309; Josie Hyde 361, 360; Billy Williams 334; Nellie Alexander 81t, 335; Cecil Sanders and Winell Sanders 225t, 569b, 390; Josie Hyde and Jimmy Fredrick 480; Margaret Keeton 208 (for Cecil Wakefield, who is in the hospital), 322; Steve Adams 401; Amber Davis and Hannah Tate 45t; Beth O’Dell 317; Gravis Ballinger 203; Kermit Adams 74b (for Emily Jones).

Kermit Adams led 56t as the closing song. Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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