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

New Flatwoods Church, Nauvoo, (Walker County), Alabama

Sunday, March 2, 2008

The 22nd annual Sacred Harp Memorial singing held at New Flatwoods Church, Nauvoo, Alabama, was called to order by Travis Keeton leading 179. The morning prayer was offered by Ronald Gilmore. Travis Keeton led 48t.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Tim Gilmore; Arranging Committee—Faye Donaldson; Secretary—Josie Hyde.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 235; Tim Gilmore 172, 47t, 49b (in memory of Lavada Gilmore); Clarence McCool 68b, 73t; Jimmie Gilmore 378t (in memory of Dick Mauldin), 104; Gravis Ballinger 101t, 168; Lewis Gilmore and Estelle Gilmore 318, 341; Henry Guthery 283 (in memory of Garnsey McGough), 436; Steve Adams 309, 401; Lena Keeton 146 (in memory of her mother), 82t; Alene Woodley 35, 39b.

RECESS

Tim Gilmore called the class back to order by leading 142 (in memory of Lavada Gilmore) and 300 (for Pam Gilmore Vest). Leaders: Warren Steel 65, 411; Kevin Dyess 63, 128; Ronald Gilmore 145b, 511b (CB); Lisa Geist 394, 546; Kermit Adams 424, 426t; Marlin Beasley 448t, 378b; Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore 406, 467, 498.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Travis Keeton leading 75. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 157, 93; Anita Naramore and Paul Naramore 348b, 111b; Reba Lawler 329, 544; Amber Davis 391, 192; Willodean Barton 418, 270; Velton Chafin 324, 487; Margaret Keeton 475, 517; Ila Ingle 434, 440; Dwight Ingle 274t, 445; Josie Hyde 355; Joyce Hubbert 155; Faye Donaldson 225t; Steve Adams and Ronald Gilmore 129, 421; Warren Steel and Jimmie Gilmore 365 (in memory of Madeline Steel); Marlin Beasley 276, 565; Henry Guthery 527.

Travis Keeton and Tim Gilmore led 76b as the closing song. Velton Chafin offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Tim Gilmore; Secretary—Josie Hyde