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Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery)

Nauvoo, Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The annual Decoration Day Sacred Harp Singing at Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery) was held on the first Sunday in May. Travis Keeton called the class to order by leading 73t. The morning prayer was offered by Glenn Keeton.

In a business session, the class voted to retain the same officers as follows: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Lena Keeton; Arranging Committee—Lisa Geist.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 75; Glenn Keeton 74b, 168; Wanda Capps 448t, 142; Mike Hankins 471, 303; Darrell Swarens 63, 208; Bill Beverly 191, 297; Roma Rice 222, 384; Leon Ballinger 354b, 313b; Yancey Jett 100, 89; Don Keeton 335, 112; Gravis Ballinger 77t, 120; Stella Pratt and Don Robertson 99, 319; Willodean Barton 270, 454.

RECESS

Glenn Keeton brought the class back to order by leading 56t. Leaders: Patti Doss 83t, 67; Linton Ballinger 35, 36b; Elizabeth Keeton and Isabella Keeton 317; Martha Beverly 383, 70b; Harrison Creel 342, 111b; Arthur Gilmore 145b, 378t; Richard Mauldin 145t, 66; Earl Ballinger 212; Amber Davis 224, 440; Jimmie Gilmore 68b, 124. Richard Mauldin asked the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton and Brenda Lively called the afternoon session together by leading 179. Leaders: Bea Carnathan 80b, 568; Juanita Beasley 61, 39b; Steve Adams and Gwen Cornelius 331, 401; Elene Stovall 200, 475; Kermit Adams 31b, 300; Bridgett Hill 153, 268; Margaret Keeton 349 (for Clarence McCool); Chris Ballinger 344, 350; Josh Keeton 30t, 108t; Don Robertson 347, 216; Marlin Beasley 34t, 348b; Gwen Cornelius 490; Larry Ballinger 540, 477; Lisa Geist 269, 528; Lena Keeton, Glenn Keeton, Gwen Cornelius, and Josh Keeton 234 (for Josie Hyde), 546, 472.

Following announcements, Travis Keeton and Glenn Keeton led 267 as the closing song. Harrison Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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