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Cornelius Benjamin Keeton Memorial

Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery), Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The 39th annual Cornelius Benjamin Keeton Memorial Sacred Harp singing at Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery) held on the third Sunday in September was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading 59. He extended a warm welcome to everyone. The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Lena Keeton.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton, Isabella Keeton, and Matthew Keeton 30t; Kermit Adams 103, 67; Roma Rice 475, 297; John W. Rice 146, 47b; Margaret Keeton 85; Mike Hankins 401, 72t; Faye Donaldson 78, 299; Emma Calvert 76b; Elsie Moon 392, 395; Wendell Rinehart 68b, 445; Hannah Tate 436, 346; Gravis Ballinger 200, 215.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Glenn Keeton leading 144. Leaders: David Beasley and Ruth Nix 235; Wanda Capps 142, 222; Harrison Creel 530, 512, 111b; Don Keeton 89, 498; Larry Ballinger 157, 133; Stella Pratt 379; Yancey Jett 42, 172; Ken Tate 220, 234; Gwen Cornelius, Lena Keeton, and Glenn Keeton 480, 390 (in memory of Benny and Maude Keeton, their sisters, and in honor of Nell Sorsby, Leonard Keeton, and Arlon Keeton).

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Travis Keeton leading 421 and 290 (for Maxine Keeton). Leaders: Don Robertson 196, 197; Steve Adams and Gwen Cornelius 331, 378t, 490, 517 (WB); Emily Burleson 271t, 283; Lisa Geist 155 (in memory of Ashley Ballinger), 150; Richard Mauldin 100 (in memory of Wilton Donaldson), 129 (in memory of Ivalene Donaldson); Danny Creel 448t, 177; Ken Tate 43, 114; Julie Tate 310 (in memory of L.E. Hannah), 167; Elizabeth Keeton 497, 504; Betty Baccus 396, 134; Glenn Keeton 460 (for Marlin Beasley).

Glenn Keeton and Travis Keeton led 267 as the closing song. Richard Mauldin offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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