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Shady Grove Annual Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Shady Grove annual singing was held on the first Sunday in January. Kermit Adams called the class to order leading 31b. The morning prayer was offered by Earl Ballinger.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Dawson Adams; Arranging Committee—Margaret Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Kermit Adams 36b; Don Robertson 216, 217; Kenneth Tate 490 (in memory of Wilton and Ivalene Donaldson), 159; Roma Rice 104, 373; Lena Keeton 63, 123t; Seth Poston 275b, 358; Stella Pratt 480, 379; Willodean Barton 391, 274t; Corene White 97; Dawson Adams 134, 77t; Parnell Berry 177, 283; Travis Keeton 176b, 68b (for Clarence McCool).

RECESS

Kermit Adams called the class back to order leading 46. Leaders: Warren Steel 135, 214; Elizabeth Keeton 297; Gravis Ballinger 120, 112; Lisa Geist 527, 528; Glenn Keeton 349 (for Clarence McCool), 43 (for Richard Mauldin); Earl Ballinger 75 (in memory of John Hyde), 99; Faye Donaldson 477, 168; Emily Jones 74t, 74b; Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 309, 401; Harrison Creel 111b, 498.

LUNCH

Kermit Adams called the class back to order leading 78. Leaders: Mary Godsey 100, 111t; Amber Davis 378b, 440; Velton Chafin 83b, 222; Josie Hyde 220, 442; Loretta Whitman 82t, 323b, 81t (for her sister, Nellie Alexander); Lorene Gray, Lera Pollock, Margaret Keeton, Mary Godsey, Loretta Whitman, Roma Rice, Carolyn Pipkin, and Jane Velasque 426t, 146, 147t; Lisa Geist 472; Don Robertson 151; Warren Steel 189; Glenn

Keeton 150; Willodean Barton 454; Harrison Creel 512; Earl Ballinger 162; the class sang birthday wishes to Mr. Phillips; Travis Keeton 235; Kenneth Tate 163b; Parnell Berry 306.

Kermit Adams led 285t as the closing song. Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Dawson Adams; Secretary—Roma Rice