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Pratt-Woodard Memorial Singing

Houston Congregational Church, Houston, Winston County, Alabama

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The 6th annual Pratt-Woodard Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Houston Congregational Church on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October. Glenn Keeton welcomed the class, and led 34b. The morning prayer was offered by Don Keeton. Glenn Keeton requested that the singing be dedicated to honor Steve Adams.

Leaders: Richard Mauldin 101t, 43 (in memory of Josie Hyde); Don Keeton 58, 290; Jerry Kitchens 166, 338; Lisa Geist 472 (for Phillip Ballinger, Stanley Smith, and Wendell Wakefield), 391 (for the Wakefield family); Kenneth Fannin 405, 406; Stella Pratt 335 (for Zula Robinson); Geraldine Sharpton 229, 569b; Roma Rice 162, 225t (for the Wakefield family).

RECESS

Glenn Keeton led 46 to bring the class together. Leaders: Carol Fannin 145b, 390; Kermit Adams 44, 47b; Larry Ballinger 47t, 56t; Willodean Barton 159, 480, 498; Don Keeton 490, 294.

A business session was held to discuss the future of this singing. Mrs. Stella Pratt spoke and expressed her thanks to the singers, her family, and the community, who had attended and supported the singing. She also explained her inability to continue her support of the singing. The class voted to discontinue the singing. The business session was closed. Richard Mauldin offered a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Larry Ballinger leading 109. Leaders: Geraldine Sharpton 496; Carol Fannin 399b; Roma Rice 31b; Jerry Kitchens 282, 312b; Lisa Geist 150; Willodean Barton 454; Kenneth Fannin 176b; Geraldine Sharpton 347; Richard Mauldin 551; Margaret Keeton 542, 318; Kermit Adams 455; Glenn Keeton 475 (for Lena Keeton).

Following announcements, Stella Pratt, her daughter Hilda, her niece Pam, her granddaughter Kasey, Zula Robinson, and Glenn Keeton led 487 (in memory of T.P. Woodard). Glenn Keeton led 267 as the closing song. Richard Mauldin dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton