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Cornelius Benjamin Keeton and
Travis Keeton Memorial Singing

Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery), Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The 22nd annual Cornelius Benjamin Keeton and Travis Keeton Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held on the third Sunday in September. Glenn Keeton called the class to order by welcoming everyone, and leading 45t. The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin.

The class organized with the following officers: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Don Keeton; Secretary—Linda Sides; Arranging Officer—Lena Keeton.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 172; Don Keeton 317, 480 (in memory of Travis Keeton); Linda Sides 72b, 276; Larry Ballinger 209, 389; Lena Keeton 282, 512 (in memory of Harrison Creel); Ann Jett 43, 47b; Mike Hankins 68b, 410t; Seth Holloway 179, 236; Margaret Keeton 373; Jerry Kitchens 460, 58; Steve Adams 331, 378t.

RECESS

Glenn Keeton brought the class back to order by leading 46. Leaders: Geraldine Sharpton 318, 178; Amber Davis 391, 380 (for Paula Springfield); Ottis Sides 322, 475; Arthur Gilmore and Jimmie Gilmore 288, 124; Chris Ballinger 129, 146; Danny Creel 148, 428; Sarah Beasley 145b, 354b.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Glenn Keeton leading 56t. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 215, 120; Lisa Geist 377, 454; Richard Mauldin 77t, 168 (in memory of Vera Nunn); Roma Rice 34t (in memory of her parents), 418; Elene Stovall 430, 224; Betty Baccus 571 (CB), 157 (for Wendell Wakefield). Danny Creel offered the blessing for the food.

LUNCH

Don Keeton brought the class back for the afternoon session leading 145t. Leaders: Jack Pate 75, 457; Velton Chafin 144; Willodean Barton 101t, 111t; Stella Pratt 487, 335; Isabella Keeton, Matthew Keeton, Elizabeth Keeton, and Glenn Keeton 235, 108t; Gwen Cornelius 490; Glenn Keeton 507 (for Josie Hyde); Steve Adams and Glenn Keeton 99 (for Kermit Adams); Glenn Keeton 290 (for A.C. McGough), 306 (for Parnell Berry).

Following announcements, Don Keeton and Glenn Keeton led 267 as the closing song. Jack Pate offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Don Keeton; Secretary—Linda Sides