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Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church

Winston County, Alabama

June 27-28, 2009

Saturday, June 27

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 47b; Travis Keeton 129, 203; Seth Poston 275b, 274t; Dawson Adams 318, 328; Betty Baccus 349, 454 (in memory of Roxie Keeton); Roma Rice 162, 358; Kathy Vlach 32t, 171; Anne Chalker 146, 235; Butch White 74b, 326; Richard Mauldin 312b, 66.


Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading 112. Leaders: Rachel Allred 276, 30t; Amber Davis 76b, 224; Christy Holcomb and Rachel Allred 77t (in memory of Amanda Denson); Emily Jones 229, 47t; Chuck Beasley and Ruth Nix 457, 33b; Seth Allred and Kenneth Fannin 503, 45t; Velton Chafin 68b, 75; Joan Gilbreath, Nancy Faulkner, Edna Earl Pace, Gary Pelfrey, Dwight Pelfrey 517 (WB), 358, 294; Corene White 379.


Kermit Adams called the class back to order leading 157. Leaders: Will Allred 182; Azalee Adams 317, 67; J.C. Rutledge 568, 569b; Kenneth Fannin 405, 441; Mary Holcomb 270, 546; Carol Fannin 125, 136; Seth Poston 124, 167 (for Josie Hyde); Laura Hale and Ryan Hale 155, 30b; Steve Adams and Rachel Allred 309, 401; Susan Allred 482, 399b; Fernando Adams and Lorene Gray 108t, 108b; Kathryn Weaver 135, 127; Kenneth Fannin, Carol Fannin, Christy Holcomb, Emily Holcomb, Seth Allred, Will Allred, Rachel Allred, and Ryan Hale 176t, 565; Betty Baccus and Seth Poston 82t, 282 (in memory of Cecil Wakefield); Billy Williams 84; Kathy Vlach 178.

Kermit Adams and Travis Keeton led 384 as the closing song. Butch White offered the closing prayer.

Sunday, June 28

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

Leaders: Kermit Adams 39b; Don Robertson 49b, 49t, 48t; Roma Rice 32t, 73t, 81t (for Nellie Alexander); Lorene Gray 75; Stella Pratt 87, 111b; Ozella Blackmon 317, Leona Haynes 100, 101t, 358, 335; Willodean Barton 145t, 270.


Kermit Adams called the class back to order leading 135. Leaders: Dawson Adams 68b, 67; Mary Godsey 45t; Betty Claborn 59, 46; Earnestine Parker and Margaret Keeton 325, 401; Steve Adams and Margaret Keeton 378t, 294.

Roma Rice conducted the memorial lesson leading 146 in memory of the following deceased: L.H. Gilmore, Kim Jenkins, Gertrude Hannah, Milton Oliver, Sally Godsey, and John Etheridge.


Kermit Adams called the class to order leading 143. Leaders: Don Robertson 74b, 74t; Lera Pollock 128, 175; Mary Godsey 274t, 36t; Bobby Robins 445, 294; Willodean Barton 141, 460; Roma Rice 343, 144; Josie Hyde 155, 454; Betty Claborn 87; Dawson Adams 77t, 76b; Leona Haynes 298, 277; Carolyn Pipkins, Betty Claborn, and Mary Godsey 323b.

Kermit Adams led 43 as the closing song. Dawson Adams offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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