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Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church

Nauvoo, Alabama

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The annual Decoration Day Sacred Harp singing was held at Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church on the second Sunday in May beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The class was greeted and called to order by Jimmie Gilmore leading 36b. The morning prayer offered by Joe Fowler.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Co-Chairpersons—Jimmie Gilmore and Arthur Gilmore; Secretary—Pamela Vest; Arranging Committee—Ashley Keeton and Joshua Keeton.

Leaders: Jimmie Gilmore 32t; Art Gilmore 30b, 33b; Kermit Adams 75, 91; Becky Briggs 61, 460; Andrew Farris 503, 178; Stella Pratt 452, 318; Kevin Dyess 39t, 327; Sarah Smith 282, 384; Don Keeton 378t, 76b.


Jimmie Gilmore called the class back to order leading 571 (CB) (by request of Wilma Patecell). Leaders: Jimmie Gilmore and Ashley Keeton 382 (CB); Glenn Keeton 475, 504; Joshua Keeton and Crystal Defoe 30b, 108t; Joshua Keeton 408; Joshua Keeton and Pamela Vest 192; Joshua Keeton 79; Seth Holloway 358, 294, 145b.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Art Gilmore and Jimmie Gilmore, Pamela Vest, Josh Keeton, and Ashley Keeton. They led 235 in memory of Talley Kitchens, Dean McGough, and others not listed.

They led 45t in honor of Carolyn Thompson and other sick and shut-ins. The memorial service was closed. The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Warren Steel.


The afternoon session was called to order by Ashley Keeton leading 37b, 39b, and 126. Leaders: Warren Steel 183, 375, 285t; Gwen Cornelius 490, 143; Freddie Briggs, Jessica Briggs, and Becky Briggs 388, 354b; Betty Baccus 329, 403; Travis Keeton 418, 421; Glenn Keeton, Elizabeth Keeton, Matthew Keeton, Isabella Keeton, Joshua Keeton, and Ashley Keeton 278t; Steve Adams 101t, 401; Hugh Bill McGuire 328, 472; Lena Keeton 43, 200; Gary Smith 565, 63, 66: George Deavours and Diane Welch 59, 62; Chug Beasley and Ruth Nix 457, 72b; Letrieve Bailey 300, 345b.

Announcements were made. Art Gilmore and Jimmie Gilmore led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Hugh Bill McGuire, and the class was dismissed.

Co-Chairpersons—Jimmie Gilmore and Arthur Gilmore; Secretary—Pamela Vest