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Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery)

Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The 42end session of the annual Sacred Harp singing held at Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery) on the first Sunday in May was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading 46. The morning prayer was offered by Marlin Beasley. Glenn Keeton led 141, and welcomed everyone.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Officer—Lena Keeton.

Leaders: Henry Guthery 101t, 76b; Margaret Keeton 29t; Lena Keeton 200, 546; Gravis Ballinger 215, 172; Betty Baccus 168, 134; Darrell Swarens 267 (in memory of Travis Keeton), 111b (in memory of Harrison Creel); Linton Ballinger 35, 36b; Ottis Sides 530, 61; Joshua Keeton and Caleb Keeton 268, 408; Windell Rinehart 68b, 445; Linda Sides 137 (for Loyd Ivey), 225t.

RECESS

Glenn Keeton brought the class back to order by leading 475 (in memory of John Hocutt and relatives buried in Keeton Cemetery). Leaders: Jerry Kitchens 338, 358; Amber Davis 206, 192; Gary Smith 99, 66; Chris Ballinger 426t, 170 (in memory of Bud Oliver); Richard Mauldin 146, 446; Parnell Berry 373; Don Keeton 112, 480 (in memory of Travis Keeton); Becky Briggs 179 (in memory of Travis Keeton), 100 (in memory of Ben Keeton); Larry Ballinger 270 (in memory of Bud Oliver), 477 (for Josie Hyde); Doug Wyers 47t, 341. Richard Mauldin asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Glenn Keeton leading 85. Leaders: Lisa Geist 209, 377; Marlin Beasley 400 (in memory of Travis Keeton), 384 (in memory of Ben Keeton); Roma Rice 102, 171; Kermit Adams 323t, 322; Sandra Spradlin 276, 78; Faye Donaldson 176b, 144; Steve Adams and Sandra Spradlin 331, 378t; Sarah Beasley 290 (in memory of Travis Keeton), 387; Elizabeth Keeton and Glenn Keeton 317 (in memory of Patsy Cannerday and for Hugh Bill McGuire), 50b (for Eugene Forbes); Velton Chafin 506; Dwight Ingle 63, 59; Gwen Cornelius 490, 571 (CB); Stella Pratt and Darrell Swarens 487; Freddie Briggs 388, 196.

Announcements were made. Glenn Keeton led 67 as the closing song. Darrell dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Margaret Keeton