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Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, March 18, 2012

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 31b. The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin. Kermit Adams led 137.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Dawson Adams; Vice Chairman—Don Keeton; Secretary/Arranging Officer—Margaret Keeton.

Leaders: Richard Mauldin 235 (in memory of Travis Keeton), 36b; Linda Sides 32t, 448t; Betty Baccus 329, 378t; Don Keeton 73t, 77t; Stella Pratt 411, 182; Lorene Gray 75, 59; Louise Yeager 358; Josie Hyde 297, 183.

RECESS

Don Keeton led 145b to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Matthew Cook 224, 87; Wayne Horton 294, 388; Parnell Berry 306, 298; Ottis Sides 61, 475; Lisa Geist 171, 546; Glenn Keeton 535, 349 (in memory of Clarence McCool); Amber Davis and Claire Davis 187, 76b; Earl Ballinger 299, 112; Faye Donaldson 270 (for her daughter, Sharon); Gravis Ballinger 300, 215. Earl Ballinger offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Don Keeton called the afternoon session to order by leading 35. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 93, 76t; Lena Keeton and Wayne Horton 146, 317; Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 331, 179 (in memory of Travis Keeton); Emily Jones and Kermit Adams 471, 426b, 229 (for Janice Shoemaker); Emily Jones, Kermit Adams, and Jessie Adams 143; Linda Sides 225t; Amber Davis and Claire Davis 82t; Glenn Keeton 86; Earl Ballinger 167; Gravis Ballinger 78; Wayne Horton 72b, 406 (for Bernice Wakefield); Larry Ballinger 540; Lisa Geist 394; Richard Mauldin 339; Ottis Sides 527, 530; Glenn Keeton 507 (for Josie Hyde); Kermit Adams 159, 408, 424.

Following announcements, Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Dawson Adams; Vice Chairman—Don Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton