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Shady Grove Church

Winston County, Alabama

June 22-23, 1996

Saturday, June 22

The annual Sacred Harp singing on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in June at Shady Grove Church was called to order by Odie V. Horton leading song on page 159. The morning prayer was led by Cecil Wakefield. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Vice Chairman—Odie V. Horton; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey; Arranging Committee—Billy Williams. Elmer Conwill led song on page 317b. Leaders called were: Eron White 37b; Ada Godsey 73t, 59 in memory of Eren Horton; Corene White 379, 403; Ila Ingle 32t, 29 (t? b?); Velton Chafin 225t, 34b; B. B. Mattox 129, 421; Gladys Bonds 81t, 77t; Juanita Whitman 285t, 480; Keterina Sanders 89, 454; Cecil Wakefield 408, 310; Gene Wakefield 164, 64.

RECESS

Elmer Conwill brought the class together leading song on page 348b. Leaders: L. E. Hannah 83t for Ora Lee Fannin, 349; Roma Rice 290, 566; Lola Roberson 137, 478; Amanda Denson 276, 128; Emily Jones 45t, 49b; Pauline Childers 217, 384; John Hyde 61, 297; Mae Conwill 475, 216; Dawson Adams 39t, 68b; Ora Lee Fannin 471, 332, 212.

LUNCH

Billy Williams called the class to order. Leaders: Julietta Haynes 200, 222; Flarce Creel 299, 231; Kenneth Fannin 313t, 405; Josie Hyde 440, 300 for Lola Roberson; Pernie Pelfrey 145b, 67; Tom Harper 434, 441, 373; Clifford Wakefield 153, 144; Lena Wakefield 546, 100; Talbert Godsey 380, 457; Lora Hale 192, 340; Kermit Adams 455, 52t; Travis Keeton 53, 270; Amanda Denson 271 (t? b?), 491. Elmer Conwill led songs on pages 369 and 46 for the closing songs. The class was dismissed with prayer by Joel Logan.

Sunday, June 23

The morning session was called to order by Odie V. Horton leading song on page 36b. The morning prayer was given by Milford Watts. Leaders: Hubert Hood 49b, 569b; Roma Rice 31b, 32t, 63; L. E. Hannah 56t, 74 (t? b?), 182; Lorene Gray 75, 175b, 30 (t? b?); Josie Hyde 155, 186; Cecil Wakefield 61, 339; Kermit Adams 176t, 176b; Lola Roberson 222, 546; Viola Young 490, 143; Alicia Pollock 72b, 358, 45t; Leah Pollock 81t, 34t, 108t; Roxie Keeton 454, 349; Nellie Alexander 340, 101t; Loretta Whitman 100, 108b, 58.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Dawson Adams leading songs on pages 48t, 73b, and 147b. Leaders: Jane Fulmer 40, 46, 64; Pernie Pelfrey, Edna Pace, Carla Morris 145b, 145t, 111t; Milford Watts 201, 129, 120; Kermit Adams 67 in memory of his brother, Ralph Adams, and 337 in memory of his brother, Merrell Adams, killed in World War Two; Azilee Adams 317b, 335; Ada Godsey 460, 275b; Amanda Denson 334, 74b, 391; Talbert Godsey 112, 340, 457; Gladys Bonds 36b, 59; Ora Lee Fannin 523b, 321b; Joan Gilbreath “Not Made With Hands”; Billie Sue Claborn, Nellie Alexander, Roma Rice, and Carolyn Godsey 276, 124; Travis Keeton 398, 426 (t? b?), 300; John Hyde 72t, 314, 111b. Odie V. Horton led song on page 97 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Dawson Adams.

Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Vice Chairman—Odie V. Horton; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey.