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Shady Grove Annual Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in January. Kermit Adams called the class to order leading 36b. The morning prayer was offered by Ottis Sides.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Parnell Berry; Arranging Officer—Margaret Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Kermit Adams 39b; Don Keeton 145b, 112; Matthew Cook 77t, 145t; Betty Baccus 101t, 100; Carly Westmoreland 38b, 59; Linda Sides 56t, 225t; Warren Steel 224, 179; Parnell Berry 177; Ottis Sides 475, 235; Theresa Westmoreland 434, 460.

RECESS

Parnell Berry led 176t to call the class to order. Leaders: Lisa Geist 171, 546; Gravis Ballinger 334, 203; Ernestine Parker 569b, 81t; Glenn Keeton, Isabella Keeton, and Matthew Keeton 30t, 108t; Larry Ballinger 163b, 180; Faye Donaldson 129, 138 (t? b?); Glenn Keeton 137, 215; Lena Keeton 482, 88t; Josie Hyde 298, 442; Margaret Keeton 527, 517.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Kermit Adams leading 418.

Leaders: Ottis Sides 61, 530; Don Keeton 490; Warren Steel 326, 428; Matthew Cook 282, 47b, 314; Linda Sides 76b, 270; Theresa Westmoreland 338 (in memory of Agnes Hocutt); Gravis Ballinger 120, 297; Glenn Keeton 504 (for Ashley Keeton); Don Keeton 498; Warren Steel 284; Roma Rice 45t; Kermit Adams 426t.

Kermit Adams led 46 as the closing song. Matthew Cook offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Parnell Berry; Secretary—Roma Rice