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Martha Harper Nix - Lewis Keeton Memorial

New Flatwoods Church - Nauvoo, Alabama - Walker County

March 5, 1995

The annual Sacred Harp Memorial Singing was called to order by Tim Gilmore leading songs on pages 56t, 36b. The morning prayer was given by Elder Ronald Gilmore. The class elected the following officers: Chairman—Tim Gilmore; Vice Chairman—John Hocutt; Secretary—Estelle Gilmore; Arranging Committee—John Hyde and Travis Keeton. Tim Gilmore led song on page 57. Leaders: Doyle Williams 29t, 142; Keterina Sanders 73t, 389; Hubert Hood 454, 49b; Estelle Napier 470, 225t; L. E. Hannah 182, 511; Ellen Jones 39b, 392; Mel Kersey 40, 99; Lewis and Estelle Gilmore 421, 337; Odie Horton 204, 47b; Hugh Jones 306, 498.

RECESS

The class was called back by John Hocutt leading song on page 144. Leaders: Travis Keeton 379, 378b, 387; Ila Ingle 335, 278b; Gravis Ballinger 300, 475; Gene Wakefield 168, 164; Harlie Harper 477, 155; Parnell Berry 176t, 373; Bruce Rye 440, 434; Cecil Sanders 435b, 436; Larry Ballinger 123t, 91. The pastor of the church, Elder Ronald Gilmore, made a short talk, gave a welcome to all in attendance, and led 145b in memory of all our love ones who have gone on to be with our Lord. Tim Gilmore led 146.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by Elmer Conwill leading songs on pages 336 and 286. Leaders: Johnny Humber 200, 460; Mae Conwill 171, 358; A. C. McGough “Not Made With Hands”, 335b; Cassie Franklin 136, 546; John Hyde 314, 30t; Warren Steel 66, 67; Josie Hyde 187, 186; Cindy Franklin 327, 383; Anne Steel 480, 209; Tom Harper 441, 442, 530; Lola Roberson 222, 297; Amanda Denson 272, 216; Cliford Wakefield 339, 388; Glen Keeton 365, 290; Dovie Jackson 418, 170; John Hocutt 317b; Travis Keeton and Mel Kersey 348b. We invited all to be with us next year. Tim and Ronald Gilmore led the closing song on 62, and all took the parting hand. Elder Ronald Gilmore led the closing prayer.

Chairman—Tim Gilmore; Vice Chairman—John Hocutt; Secretary—Estelle Gilmore