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Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church

Nauvoo, Alabama

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The annual Decoration Day Sacred Harp singing was held at Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church on the second Sunday in May. Jimmie Gilmore called the class to order by leading 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Ryan Gilmore.

After welcoming comments, the class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Co-Chairpersons—Jimmie Gilmore and Don Keeton; Secretary—Lena Keeton; Arranging Officer—Seth Holloway.

Leaders: Jimmie Gilmore 36b; Don Keeton 335 (in memory of his parents, Louis and Wilma Keeton and his brother, Willis “Pete” Keeton), 319; Seth Holloway 274t, 318; Margaret Keeton 59, 179 (in memory of Travis Keeton); Kathy Williams 37b, 354b; Tim Cook 347, 348b (in memory of George Cox), 168; Stephen Smith 85, 288; Arthur Gilmore 378t, 30t.


The class was called back to order by Don Keeton, who led 317, 61, and 294 (by request). Leaders: Jimmie Gilmore 45t (for her cousin, Willie Mae McGough Smith, and in memory of Harlos McGough and Betty McGough Crossland), 101t; Ryan Gilmore and Warren Steel 300, 393; Sarah Beasley 340 (in memory of family members), 63; Warren Steel 53, 129 (in memory of Travis Keeton), 235, 137.


The afternoon session began with Don Keeton leading 145b and 225t. Leaders: Becky Briggs 406 (in memory of Emma Keeton Beasley), 343; Dorthea Maynard 421, 57 (in memory of Myrtle Ann Beasley); Dwight Ingle 64, 72b; Gwen Cornelius and Don Keeton 490, 571 (CB) (for Maxine Keeton); Freddie Briggs 388, 146; Ila Ingle and Rebecca Wiggins 145t, 294; Chuck Beasley, Ruth Nix, and Patsy Kelley 33b, 457; Sarah Beasley and Diane Welch 108t, 35; Dorthea Maynard and Dustin McCowen 354b; Tim Cook and Dorthea Maynard 47b; Tim Cook 49t; Jimmie Gilmore 46.

Jimmie Gilmore and Warren Steel led 285t as the closing song. Don Keeton offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Co-Chairpersons—Jimmie Gilmore and Don Keeton; Secretary—Lena Keeton