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Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, March 20, 2011

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 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Ottis Sides.

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 290, 235; Don Keeton 390, 454; Roma Rice 36b, 452; Betty Baccus and Julie Cook 59, 388; Willodean Barton 63, 101t; Ottis Sides 61, 530; Gary Pinkard and Don Keeton 335, 270; Linda Sides 277, 448t.


Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading 400. Leaders: Stella Pratt 480, 317; Josie Hyde 200, 234; Ken Tate 147t, 147b; Parnell Berry 177, 283; Gravis Ballinger 78, 120; Lisa Geist 394, 391 (in memory of Helen Langston); Larry Ballinger 121, 472; Nellie Alexander 176t, 176b.

The memorial lesson was conducted in memory of Helen Langston, Kathy Adams, Jane Velasquex, Billy Williams, Arlie Harper, and Earl Harper. Larry Ballinger led 377 for Arlie Harper and Earl Harper. Roma Rice led 426b in memory of Jane Velasquex.


Kermit Adams led 402 to call the class back to order. Leaders: Gary Pinkard and Don Keeton 274t; Hannah Tate 436, 76b; Velton Chafin 274b, 68b (for his wife Jonnie, and for Dawson and Edith Adams); Loretta Whitman 81t, 82t, 124; Lela Viconte 64; Larry Ballinger 163b (for the Wakefield family); Willodean Barton 460; Parnell Berry 285t; Travis Keeton 343; Gravis Ballinger 77t; Betty Baccus and Charlotte Gober 383 (in memory of Wilma Keeton); Betty Baccus 282 (in memory of Cecil Wakefield); Don Keeton 384; Ken Tate 182; Velton Chafin 482; Margaret Keeton 490, 398, 159; Kermit Adams and Travis Keeton 273.

Kermit Adams and Travis Keeton led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Velton Chafin.

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