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Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, March 21, 2010

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 39b. 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 43; Travis Keeton 129, 475; Don Robertson 216, 217; Seth Poston 275b, 358; Dawson Adams 77t, 68b; Emily Jones 74b, 317; Lena Keeton 82t, 124 (in memory of John Hyde); Faye Donaldson 430, 225t; Stella Pratt 75, 235.


The class was called back to order by Travis Keeton leading 157. Leaders: Don Robertson 440; Amber Davis and Clarissa Springfield 76b, 142; Richard Mauldin 290, 97 (in memory of Corene White); Lisa Geist 472, 412.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Roma Rice leading 45t for the following sick and shut-ins: Clarence McCool, Steve Adams, Arley and Earl Harper. She led 425 in memory of the following deceased: Corene White; Cora Lee Godsey, Bill Reynolds, Willie Mae Moon, Ray Tate, Charlotte McCarn, and Myra Palmer.

Leaders: Larry Ballinger 540, 51; Josie Hyde 329; Thyra Ballentine 480, 100.


Kermit Adams called the class back to order leading 46. Leaders: Lera Pollock 274t, 175b; Seth Poston 309 (for Steve Adams), 30t; Karla Parker 235, 28b; Velton Chafin 177, 222; Lena Keeton 159 (in memory of Cecil Wakefield); Larry Ballinger 397; Lisa Geist 391; Josie Hyde 200; Travis Keeton 300; Richard Mauldin 168; Emily Jones 229; Parnell Berry 306, 283; Margaret Keeton 314, 213b; Richard Mauldin 379 (in memory of Corene White); Kermit Adams 408.

Kermit Adams led 186 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Velton Chafin, and the class was dismissed.

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