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Cornelius Benjamin Keeton and
Travis Keeton Memorial

Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery), Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The 20th annual Cornelius Benjamin Keeton Memorial Sacred Harp Singing at Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery) was held on the third Sunday in September. Glenn Keeton called the class to order by leading 46 and 45t. The morning prayer was offered by Harrison Creel. Glenn Keeton welcomed everyone. He requested that Travis Keeton’s name be added to this memorial singing. The class agreed.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Don Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Lena Keeton.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 47b (in memory of Travis Keeton); Don Keeton 145t, 270; Lucy Heidorn 47t, 186; Seth Poston 275b, 129 (in memory of Travis Keeton); Kermit Adams 187, 85; Betty Baccus 273, 490; Larry Ballinger 146, 177; Ottis Sides 322, 530; Roma Rice 343, 31t; Hannah Tate 159, 124; Faye Donaldson 78, 430; Mike Hankins 72b, 410t; Elene Stovall 182, 436 (for Julietta Haynes).

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Glenn Keeton, Isabella Keeton, and Matthew Keeton leading 59. Leaders: Henry Guthery 527 (for Johnnie Ballinger), 198; Ken Tate 120, 63; Chris Ballinger 178, 228; Richard Mauldin 551; Harrison Creel 498, 111b; Bridgett Kennedy 67, 411; Tim Gilmore 142, 542; Amber Davis 382, 192; Scott Kennedy 454, 565.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Don Keeton leading 329. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 36b; Sarah Beasley 290, 288; Stella Pratt and Richard Mauldin 335; Wanda Capps 546; Faith Dobbins, Skip Keeton, Holly Keeton, Travis Keeton, Tonya Wright, and Glenn Keeton 400, 179 (in memory of Travis Keeton); Lisa Geist 377, 304; Parnell Berry 283; Danny Creel 196, 215; Joshua Keeton 189, 268; Steve Adams and Sandra Spradlin 331, 378t; Linda Sides 277, 421; Marlin Beasley 318; Sandra Spradlin 391; Margaret Keeton and Wayne Keeton 393, 361; Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore 475, 306; Seth Holloway 440, 442; Juanita Beasley and Marlin Beasley 61; Glenn Keeton, Elizabeth Keeton, Isabella Keeton, and Matthew Keeton 504; Lena Keeton, Gwen Cornelius, and Glenn Keeton 472, 571 (CB), 490; Glenn Keeton 507 (for Josie Hyde).

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

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