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Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church

Winston County, Alabama

June 21-22, 2008

Saturday, June 21

The annual Sacred Harp singing held on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in June at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Kermit Adams leading 46. The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin.

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 43; Roma Rice 335, 112; Dawson Adams 77t; Travis Keeton 75, 418; Anne Chalker 146, 235; Doyce Bailey 34t, 147t; Betty Baccus, Myra Miller, and Thyra Ballentine 480 (for Odie Horton and in memory of Cecil Wakefield), 317 (in memory of Lona Horton); Stella Pratt 379, 487; Corene White 37b, 97; Lena Keeton 124, 200; Butch White 178, 74b.

RECESS

Kermit Adams called the class back to order leading196. Leaders: Jimmie Gilmore 378t (in memory of Dick Mauldin), 276 (in memory of Amanda Denson); Velton Chafin 177, 318; Don Keeton 73t, 35; Billy Williams 78, 28b; Seth Poston 275b, 274t; John Merritt, Seth Poston and Richard Mauldin 358; John Merritt 511 (OSH); Brenda Merritt 270, 282; Will Allred and Christy Holcomb 61, 87.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton called the afternoon session to order leading 179. The class wished Odie Horton a happy 89th birthday.

Leaders: Richard Mauldin 43 (for Charlotte McCarn and in memory of his mother), 446 (in memory of Amanda Denson); Amber Davis 391, 440; Caleb Allred 47b, 503; Steven Conte and Stephanie Metcalfe Conte 287, 388, 277; Nellie Alexander 56t, 81t; Carla Trapp 59, 145t; Seth Allred and Corey Dell 278t, 410t; Pernie Pelfrey, Joan Gilbreath, Lucian Pelfrey, Gary Pelfrey, Nancy Faulkner, and Edna Earl Pace 68b (in memory of Earl Pelfrey), 414, 67; Pernie Pelfrey, Dawson Adams, Kermit Adams, and Emily Jones 122 (for Azilee Adams); Rachael Allred 385b, 300; Josie Hyde 298, 507; Carol Fannin 399b, 225t; Mary Holcomb 360; Kenneth Fannin 434; Kenneth Fannin and Aubrey Fannin 358 (for Anita Fannin); Adam Hale 84, 240; Steve Adams and Carla Trapp 309, 101t; Susan Allred 183, 378b; Laura Hale 384, 137; Steven Conte 33b.

Kermit Adams led 31b as the closing song. Butch White offered the closing prayer.

Sunday, June 22

Kermit Adams called the class to order leading 31b. Margaret Keeton offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Kermit Adams 31t; Roma Rice 32t, 452; Stephanie Metcalfe Conte and Steven Conte 159, 324; Seth Poston 358, 275b; Joan Gilbreath 59; Dawson Adams 68b, 75; Parnell Berry 47t, 285t; Faye Donaldson 225t, 410t; Steven Conte 89, 417.

RECESS

Kermit Adams called the class back to order leading 378t. Leaders: Steve Adams and Stephanie Metcalfe Conte 401, 101t; Lera Pollack and Steve Adams 274t, 175; Betty Claborn 100, 358; Nellie Alexander 235; Louise Yeager and Jane Velasque 426b, 337.

Roma Rice led 45t in memory of the following deceased: Roxie Keeton, Dick Mauldin, Marie Guthrie, Billy Claborn, Agnes Roberson, Welburn Yeager, Edith Tate, Wilton Donaldson, Amanda Denson, and Bernice Watts.

LUNCH

Parnell Berry called the afternoon session to order leading 406, 108t, and 129. Leaders: Loretta Whitman 56t, 58, 124; Lorene Gray 146, 147t; Sara Berry 59, 388; Stephanie Metcalfe Conte and Steven Conte 106, 125; Nellie Alexander 81t; Parnell Berry 99, 111b; Steve Adams and Stephanie Metcalfe Conte 30t; Seth Poston 401; Steve Conte 56b, 65, 61(in memory of Jonnie Lee Robins); Margaret Keeton 87, 317.

Kermit Adams led 348b as the closing song. Steven Conte offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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