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Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, March 16, 2008

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 37b and 39b. The morning prayer was offered by Margaret Keeton.

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

Leaders: Kermit Adams 33b, Roma Rice 81t, 45b; Seth Poston 275b, 274t; Steve Adams and Don Robertson 101t, 401; Azalee Adams 337, 34t, 317; Corene White 146, 379; Stella Pratt 63, 61; Emily Jones 371, 393, 225t.


Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading 421 and 410t. Leaders: Leona Haynes 87, 159, 85; Don Robertson 335, 178, 229; Gravis Ballinger 49t, 36b, 120.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Roma Rice leading 163b in memory of the following deceased: Cecil Wakefield, Edith Tate, Dick Mauldin, Wilton Donaldson, Marie Guthrie, Amanda Denson, Bill Clabourn, and Bernice Watts.

Josie Hyde led 220 and 234.


Travis Keeton called the afternoon session to order by leading 48t. Leaders: Earl Ballinger 208, 203, 122; Lisa Geist 394, 477, 527; Larry Ballinger 224, 215; Parnell Berry 283, 177, 176b; Brenda Merritt 282, 99, 270; Latrive Bailey 340, 318; Velton Chafin 98, 94; Lorene Gray, Margaret Keeton, Nellie Alexander, Roma Rice, Kathryn Weaver, Mary Godsey, Betty Clabourn, Jane Velasquez, and Mary E. Godsey 59, 124, 426b; Margaret Keeton and Thyra Balentine 480; Don Robertson 487b.

Kermit Adams led 78 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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