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Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church

Double Springs, Winston County, Alabama

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The annual Sacred Harp singing held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in June at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama, was called to order by Kermit Adams leading 31b. Richard Mauldin offered the morning prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Don Keeton; Arranging Committee—Margaret Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 179, 146; Seth Poston 275b, 358; Betty Claborn 100; 59; Roma Rice 68b (for Dawson and Edith Adams and Johnnie Chafin), 496; Don Keeton 319, 335; Delone Cobbs 39b; Betty Baccus 418, 294; Nellie Alexander 81t.


Don Keeton called the class back to order leading 290. Leaders: Lera Pollock and Sharon Bowman 175b, 159; Richard Mauldin 168, 66; Gary Pinkard and Travis Keeton 343, 129; Lorene Gray 274t, 274b; Emily Jones 337, 74b; Velton Chafin 62, 144; Caleb Allred 448t.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Roma Rice. She read the following list of names of the deceased: Helen Langston, Kathy Adams, Jane Valasquex, Billy Williams, Arlie Harper, Earl Harper, Ruth Burleson, and David Cagle. The sick and shut-ins remembered were Charlotte Gober and Willodean Barton. She led 425.

Thyra Ballentine led 480 and 317.


Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading 421. Leaders: Josie Hyde 137, 167; Butch White 503, 306; Cindy Joseph 565, 143; Carol Fannin 145b (in memory of Ruth Burleson), 354b; Amber Davis 276 (for Margaret Keeton), 403; Susan Allred 183, 384; Kenneth Fannin 103, 436; Adam Hale 196, 171; Faye Donaldson 40, 225t; Mary Godsey 45t, 63; Richard Mauldin and T.J. Mauldin 132, 378t; Steve Adams and Joan Gilbreath 309, 101t; Laura Hale 535, 460; Nellie Alexander, Edith Barton, and Loretta Whitman 56t, 124, 111b.

Travis Keeton and Don Keeton led 323t as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Don Keeton, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Don Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice