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Dutton, Green, and Jackson Memorial

New Flatwoods Church - South of Nauvoo, Alabama

July 7, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp Memorial Singing for the Duttons, Greens, and Henry “Doc” Jackson was called to order by L. H. Gilmore leading song on page 33b. The morning prayer was led by Earl Ballinger. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—L. H. Gilmore; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Lena Keeton Wakefield; Arranging Committee—Johnny Humber and Huey Jones. L. H. Gilmore led song on page 36b. The following leaders were called: Johnny Humber 39b, 145t; Arnold Moore 389, 480; Keterina Sanders 290, 454; Mae Conwill 129, and 511 for L. E. Hannah who is ill; Gene Wakefield 56t, 57; Estelle Napier 146, and 319 in memory of her brother, Henry “Doc” Jackson; Ila Ingle 270, 30t; Beatrice Brewer 137, 373; L. D. Jackson 418, 457; Estell Gilmore with her husband 421, 318.

RECESS

The class was called back by Huey Jones leading songs on pages 220 and 498. Leaders: Lena Keeton Wakefield 34b for Clarence Dutton who is home ill, “Not Made With Hands” for Olen Keeton; Alene Woodley 77t, 35; Earl Ballinger 78, 87; Flarce Creel 460, 475; Tom Harper 112, 300, 392, 500; Cecil Sanders 123t; Pernie Pelfrey 73t, 74b; John Hocutt 448b, 225t; Clifford Wakefield 317, 141; Ronald Gilmore, the pastor, led 285 (t? b?) in memory of Henry “Doc” Jackson, Jim Studdard, and Mamie Studdard, also for Clarence Dutton who is home. Prayer was led by Huey Jones.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Travis Keeton leading songs on pages 179 and 235 in memory of the Duttons, Greens, Jacksons, and Ruth McGough. Leaders: Edith Tate 75, 155; Josie Hyde 546, 297, 507; Marie Aldridge 217, 192; Rachel Jones 59, 294 in memory of her grandfather, Henry “Doc” Jackson; Mary Jones 186, 394; Elmer Conwill 530, 482; Harrison Creel 111b, 512; Clearcy Rutledge 42; Dorothea McCowan 344, 304, 358 for Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Carrell; A. C. McGough 382, 340; Kermit Adams 120, 28b; Janet Jones 68b, 143; L. H. Gilmore, Travis Keeton, and Harrison Creel led song on page 62 for the closing song. The closing prayer was led by Harrison Creel.

Chairman—L. H. Gilmore; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Lena Keeton Wakefield.