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Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church

Winston County, Alabama

June 23-24, 2007

Saturday, June 23

The annual Sacred Harp singing on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in June at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Kermit Adams leading 31b. Stephen Conte offered the morning prayer. Kermit Adams led 30t.

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

Leaders: Dawson Adams 68b, 328; Roma Rice 358, 33b; Steven Conte 27, 29t; Travis Keeton 129, 75; Vernice Phillips 143, 222; Betty Baccus 282, 418; Bea Carnathan 145t, 205; Carol Fannin 503, 145b; Velton Chafin 487, 117.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading 142. Leaders: Steve Adams and Rachael Allred 101t, 309; Henry Guthery 112, 120; Lena Keeton 480, 137; Kenneth Fannin 146, “By Virgin Birth”; Rachael Allred 147t, 47t; Billy Williams 39b; Will Allred 182, 30b; Mary Holcombe, Emily Holcombe, and Christy Holcombe 31t, 32t; Nellie Alexander 56t, 176t.

LUNCH

Kermit Adams called the afternoon session to order leading 285t. Leaders: Richard Mauldin and Dick Mauldin 378t, 312b; Amanda Denson and Margaret Keeton 276, 429; Josie Hyde 428, 290 (for Bernice Watts); Jennifer Allred 59, 82t; Seth Allred and Kenneth Fannin 441, 39t; Ryan Hale 159, 47b; Laura Hale and Adam Hale 77t, 340; Susan Allred 183, 399b; Edith Barton and Nellie Alexander 43, 45t; Margaret Keeton 144; Steven Conte 56b; Steve Adams, Rachael Allred, and Jennifer Allred 401; Kermit Adams 67 (for Pernie Pelfrey).

Kermit Adams led 46 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Velton Chafin.

Sunday, June 24

The class was called to order by Kermit Adams leading 33b. The morning prayer was offered by Stephen Conte.

Leaders: Kermit Adams 78; Vernice Phillips 112, 155; Travis Keeton 418, 546; Roma Rice 49b, 354b; Nellie Alexander 81t, 176b; Stephen Conte 495, 133, 296; Dawson Adams 48t, 68b, 45t.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading 157 and 179. Leaders: Stephen Conte and Stephanie Conte 108b, 452; Gertrude Hannah 288, 300; Josie Hyde 167, 63; Betty Claborn 59, 100; Azalee Adams 337, 317b.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Roma Rice leading 146 for the following deceased: John Hyde, Flarce Creel, Heath Jett, Geneva Horton, Tommy Godsey, Terry Godsey, Viola Young, Mary Ballinger, and Cecil Wakefield. Kermit Adams led 503.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton called the afternoon session to order leading 388. Leaders: Margaret Keeton 75, 129; Loretta Whitman 124, 58, 294; Christy Allen 270, 172, 99, 276; Steve Adams and Stephanie Conte 101t, 309; Stephen Conte 417, 457, 277; Odie Horton 403, 410t; Josie Hyde 200, 171; Roma Rice 349 (for Roxie Keeton); Steve Adams 401, 30t; Travis Keeton 146 (by request), 235; Kermit Adams 335.

Kermit Adams led 147t as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Stephen Conte, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice