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Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery)

Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The 43rd session of the annual Sacred Harp singing at Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery) was held on the first Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading 46. Max Berueffy offered the morning prayer. Glenn Keeton led 59.

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

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 72b; Henry Guthery 76t, 527; Linda Sides 77t, 225t; Lena Keeton 317; Mike Atkins 166, 111b; Darrell Swarens 267, 36b; Bridgett Kennedy 82b, 68t; Linton Ballinger 186, 187; Lisa Geist 91, 304; Drew McGuire 183, 472; Jerry Kitchens 480, 498.

RECESS

Henry Guthery brought the class back to order by leading 343. Leaders: Max Berueffy 411, 349; Geraldine Sharpton 299, 178 (for Glenn Keeton); Kelsey Nelson and Holly Mills 335, 312t; Shelby Castillo and Lisa Geist 430, 383; Joshua Keeton 268, 408; Stephen Smith 79, 319; Larry Ballinger 209, 202.

RECESS

Marlin Beasley brought the class together by leading 455 and 282 (in memory of Benny Keeton). Leaders: Roma Rice 358, 150; Ken Tate 303, 439; Charlie Hunter and Collette Walsh 294, 37b.

LUNCH

Glenn Keeton led 270 to begin the afternoon session. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 300; Jack Pate 145b, 75; Betty Bacchus 457, 284; Ottis Sides 530, 61; Parnell Berry 298; Elizabeth Keeton and Glenn Keeton 497, 196; Don Keeton and Shirley Tidwell 405, 406; Richard Mauldin 446; Chris Ballinger 344, 347; Scott Kennedy 229, 454; Amber Davis 142, 391; Sarah Beasley 340, 323b; Jimmie Gilmore 235, 276; Seth Holloway 388, 354b; Kermit Adams 354t, 205; Glenn Keeton, Elizabeth Keeton, Isabella Keeton, and Matthew Keeton 30t, 108t; Gwen Cornelius 490; 571 (CB); Henry Guthery 49t; Glenn Keeton and Jeanette Coburn 380; Glenn Keeton 290.

Announcements were made. Glenn Keeton and Henry Guthery led 521 as the closing song. Darrell Swarens offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Linda Sides