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Martha Harper Nix, Lewis Keeton, and
Lavada McGough Gilmore Memorial

New Flatwoods Church, Nauvoo (Walker County), Alabama

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The 95th annual Sacred Harp singing held at New Flatwoods Church, Nauvoo, Alabama, was called to order by Travis Keeton leading 75. The morning prayer was offered by Ronald Gilmore.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Lena Keeton.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 179; Kermit Adams 47t, 47b; Alene Woodley 39b, 35; Steve Adams 331, 378t; Ernestine Parker 325, 81t; Warren Steel 71, 392, 393; Faye Donaldson 176t, 124; Hazel Gilmore and Ronald Gilmore 127, 421 (for Estelle Gilmore), 476.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Glenn Keeton leading 59 and 64. Leaders: Margaret Keeton 97, 159; Amber Davis 134, 391; Tim Gilmore 349 (in memory of L.H. Gilmore), 203, 168; Kermit Adams 229, 99; Alene Woodley 77t; Ernestine Parker 401, 569b; Steve Adams 101t; Josie Hyde 477 (for Arlie Harper), 224.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton called the afternoon session to order by leading 275b and 290 (in memory of A.C. McGough). Leaders: Warren Steel 295, 183; Betty Baccus 418, 138t, 396; Amber Davis 329; Margaret Keeton 276, 297; Hazel Gilmore and Ronald Gilmore 406, 142 (in memory of Lavada Gilmore); Tim Gilmore 186, 189; Josie Hyde 220; Glenn Keeton 571 (CB) (for Maxine Keeton), 163b; Lena Keeton and Gwen Cornelius 235 (for Maxine Keeton), 490; Lena Keeton 475 (for Leona Haynes and in memory of Flarce Creel).

Announcements were made. Travis Keeton announced that this singing would be discontinued.

Travis Keeton led 382 as the closing song. Glenn Keeton offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton