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Shady Grove Annual Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in January. Kermit Adams called the class to order by leading 58. The morning prayer was offered by Earl Ballinger.

The following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Don Keeton; Arranging Officer—Margaret Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Kermit Adams 57; Don Keeton 319, 335; Roma Rice 164, 490 (for Mr. and Mrs. Phillips); Wanda Capps 144, 203; Richard Mauldin 66; Richard Mauldin and Seth Poston 358; Daniel Bearden 223, 266; Earl Ballinger 80b, 143; Danny Creel 385t, 385b; Yancey Jett 67, 440; Betty Baccus 391, 454; Seth Poston 275b, 108b; Chris Casbarra 424, 294.

RECESS

Don Keeton called the class back to order by leading 317. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 472, 528 (these songs were in memory of Hugh Bill McGuire and Josie Hyde); Ken Tate 417, 129 (in memory of Travis Keeton); Anne Steel 378b, 318; Ann Jett and Yancey Jett 172, 42; Gravis Ballinger 120, 215. Glenn Keeton asked the class to sing in recognition of Mr. Phillips’s 94th birthday. He led 504 in memory of all of the people that have gone on that he sang with when he was younger. Leaders: Jack Pate 75, 535; Warren Steel 395, 396; Jerry Kitchens 112, 87; Lisa Geist 507, 527 (in memory of Josie Hyde).

LUNCH

Don Keeton called the class back to order leading 45t. Leaders: Amber Davis 110, 224; Steve Adams and Amber Davis 331, 378t; Daniel Bearden 152, 471; Chris Casbarra 145t, 137; Glenn Keeton 312t (in memory of Heath Jett); Warren Steel 134, 38t; Jack Pate 495, 39b; Lisa Geist 546; Anne Steel 209; Earl Ballinger 208; Ann Jett 269; Amber Davis 276 (for Margaret Keeton), 499 (in memory of Gladys Bonds); Yancey Jett 512; Ken Tate 213b, 212; Larry Ballinger 551; Seth Poston 108t, 89; Gravis Ballinger 168; Don Keeton 480; Kermit Adams and Warren Steel 497; Kermit Adams 337 (in memory of his brother, MerIe Adams).

Kermit Adams led 62 as the closing song. Chris Casbarra offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Don Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice