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Cornelius Benjamin Keeton and
Travis Keeton Memorial Singing

Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery), Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The 43rd annual 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 31b. The morning prayer was offered by Joshua Keeton.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary and Arranging Officer—Lena Keeton.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 64; Eugene Forbes 145t, 405; Becky Strickland 490, 481; Larry Ballinger 101t, 97; Ann Jett 319, 146; Joshua Keeton 108t, 503; Sarah Beasley and Seth Holloway 340, 274t; Don Keeton 410t, 59; Amber Davis 29t, 440; Ken Tate 135, 114; Kermit Adams 428, 430.

RECESS

Henry Guthery led 543 and 568 (for Bea Aaron) to bring the class back together. Leaders: Mike Hankins 63, 312b; Linda Sides 270, 225t; Gravis Ballinger 224, 273; Jack Pate 75, 49b; Danny Creel 276, 485; Jerry Kitchens 491, 74b; Roma Rice 109, 321.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Henry Guthery leading 549. Leaders: Steve Adams and Amber Davis 129, 339; Willodean Barton 322, 335; Betty Baccus and Isabella Keeton 235, 30t; Loretta Whitman 399b, 124; Otis Sides 530, 480.

LUNCH

Glenn Keeton called the class to order by leading 104. Leaders: Julia Poston 343, 373; Glenn Keeton, Lena Keeton, Gwen Cornelius, and Steve Adams 290 (in memory of Olen Keeton), 517 (WB) (in memory of A.C. McGough, requested by his sister, Maxine Keeton); Glenn Keeton, Elizabeth Keeton, Matthew Keeton, and Isabella Keeton 50b, 497; Brenda Chafin 78, 110; Velton Chafin 227, 505; Ann Jett 269; Danny Creel 327; Amber Davis 391; Elizabeth Keeton, Glenn Keeton, Matthew Keeton, and Isabella Keeton 475 (in memory of Cornelius Benjamin Keeton); Henry Guthery 528; Jerry Kitchens 499; Joey Clingan 498; Mike Hankins 111b; Eugene Forbes 426t; Steve Adams and Gwen Cornelius 309; Loretta Whitman 145b; Kermit Adams 489; Don Keeton 294 (for visitors); Ken Tate 73b; Jack Pate 282; Joshua Keeton 196; Brenda Chafin 222.

Announcements were made. Glenn Keeton and Henry Guthery led 267 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Danny Creel.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Lena Keeton