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Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, March 15, 2009

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 31t. The morning prayer was offered by Marlin Beasley.

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: Travis Keeton 421, 475; Roma Rice 460, 348b; Corene White 37b; Seth Poston 275b, 274t, 358; Don Robertson 440, 441; Stella Pratt 129, 182; Eugene Forbes 168, 208; Juanita Beasley 61; Lena Keeton 317, 120; Leona Haynes 454, 373; Dawson Adams 328, 68b.

RECESS

Kermit Adams called the class back to order leading 99. Leaders: Beth Ballinger 215, 112; Parnell Berry 283, 177; Glenn Keeton 349 (for Clarence McCool), 163b; Lisa Geist 391, 477; Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 101t, 309; Marlin Beasley 371 (in memory of Maude Adams and for Corene White).

The memorial lesson was conducted by Roma Rice. She led 146 in memory of the following deceased: L.H. Gilmore, Kim Jenkins, and Gertrude Hannah; and for the following sick and shut-ins: Clarence McCool and Harrison Creel.

Emily Jones led 74b and 49b.

LUNCH

Kermit Adams called the class back to order leading 89. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 544, 78; Bridgett Hill 67, 192; Josie Hyde 385t, 385b; Larry Ballinger 489, 535 (for Clarence McCool); Thyra Ballentine 480, 39b; Velton Chafin 42, 186; Steve Miles 235, 234; Katherine Weaver 127; Eugene Forbes 566; Don Robertson 151, 312b; Beth Ballinger 200; Leona

Haynes 196, 380; Bridgett Hill 142; Lisa Geist 472; Glenn Keeton 300, 178; Larry Ballinger 540; Marlin Beasley 111b (for Harrison Creel); Seth Poston 124; Kermit Adams 201, 217.

The closing prayer was offered by Rev. Jerry Taylor, and the class was dismissed.

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