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Shady Grove Church

Winston County, Alabama

June 21-22, 1997

Saturday, June 21

The annual Sacred Harp singing on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in June at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Odie Horton leading song on page 36b. The morning prayer was led by Milford Watts.

The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Odie V. Horton; Vice Chairman—Kermit Adams; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey; Arranging Committee—Margaret Keeton.

Odie V. Horton led song on page 47b. Leaders: Ivalene Donaldson 39b, 81t; Cecil Wakefield 51t, 100; Azilee Adams 34t, 337; Kelsey Wakefield 111t, 282; Lorene Gray 32t, 37t; Carol Fannin 122, 399b; Kermit Adams 455, 475; Amanda Denson 276, 155.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Kermit Adams leading song on page 426b. Leaders: Mae Conwill 314, 179; Cecil Wakefield 480, 159; Lora Hale 222, 220; Kenneth Fannin 354b, 436; Loretta Whitman 43, 460; Hugh McGraw 371, 31b; Mary Hawkins 143, 358; Ora Lee Fannin 30 (t? b?), 83 (t? b?).

LUNCH

Odie Horton opened the afternoon session by leading song on page 48t. Leaders: Gladys Bonds 81t, 77t; Roma Rice 338, 231; Milford Watts 430, 448 (t? b?); Ada Godsey 499b; John Hyde 73t; Emily Jones 303, 65; Elmer Conwill 428, 396; Josie Hyde 225 (t? b?), 224; Pernie Pelfrey and Joan Gilbreath 59, 288; Ila Ingle 435, 112; Billy Williams 388, 448b; Nellie Alexander 61, 81t; Pernie Pelfrey 282, 312 (t? b?); Viola Young 313t, 155; Lena Wakefield 49b (for Aubrey Fannin), 45t (for Rose Altha Taylor).

Odie V. Horton and Kermit Adams led song on page 159 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Milford Watts.

Sunday, June 22

The morning session was called to order by Odie V. Horton leading song on page 33b. The morning prayer was led by Cecil Wakefield. Odie V. Horton led song on page 32t. Leaders: Kermit Adams 49b, 236; Hubert Hood 460, 569b; John Hyde 290, 313t; Ivalene Donaldson 129, 77 (t? b?), 108 (t? b?); Jane Fulmer 142, 137; Ada Godsey 34t, 61; Ashley Owens 30t; Pernie Pelfrey and Charles Morris 146; Roma Rice 63, 145b; B. B. Mattox 145b, 42, 217.

RECESS

Kermit Adams brought the class back in session leading song on page 377. Leaders: Emily Jones 68b, 82 (t? b?) (for Dawson and Edith Adams who is in the hospital); Barbara Coosie 143, 155; Nellie Alexander 30b, 33b; Viola Young 490, “Not Made With Hands”.

At this time a memorial session was called for with Cecil Wakefield leading song on page 45t in memory of Vannie Adams. Travis Keeton led song on page 348 (t? b?) for his brother. Josie Hyde, Jane Fulmer, and Loretta Whitman led songs on pages 434, 441 and 137 in memory of: Herley Godsey, Pat Shaddix, Tom Harper, Tom Roberson, Lola Myrtle Roberson, and Buck Aaron.

Leaders: Josie Hyde 182, 530; Loretta Whitman 274t, 317b, 124.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Odie V. Horton leading song on page 329. Leaders: Cheryl Vines 170, 225b; Azilee Adams 337, 39b; Juanita Whitman 454, 480; Christie Allen 75, 73t; Gladys Bonds 349 (for Roxie Keeton), 72t; Hannah Studders “Jesus Loves Me”; Milford Watts 428, 209, 423b, 275b; Edna Pace, Carla Morris and Joan Gilbreath 358, 470; Clifford Wakefield 213t, 79; Loretta Whitman 290; Pernie Pelfrey and Carla Morris 144; Margaret Keeton 59, 29t, 475; Cheryl Vines 47b.

Kermit Adams and Odie V. Horton led song on page 45b as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Milford Watts.

Chairman—Odie V. Horton; Vice Chairman—Kermit Adams; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey.