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Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing in honor of Leona Horton, Maude Adams, Delia Watts, and Mina Adams was called to order by Don Keeton leading 32t. He then offered the morning prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Don Keeton; Vice Chairman—Jerry Kitchens; Arranging Officer—Margaret Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Don Keeton 319; Kermit Adams 47b, 49b; Betty Baccus 129, 59 (in memory of Joan Gilbreath); Isabella Keeton, Matthew Keeton, and Glenn Keeton 282, 235; Willodean Barton 159, 388; Julie Poston 339 (in memory of Wendell Wakefield), 40 (for Faye Donaldson); Rebecca Over 206, 491; Jerry Kitchens 30t, 56t; Roma Rice 56b (for Edith Adams), 45t (for Joan Elliott); Ernestine Parker 72b, 147t.


Jerry Kitchens called the class back to order by leading 82t. Leaders: Earl Ballinger 87, 80b; Glenn Keeton 93, 64; Lena Keeton and Glenn Keeton 546, 475; Joann Nicovich 457, 344; Amber Davis 276, 88t; Lisa Geist 91 (for Gravis Ballinger), 195; Larry Ballinger 139, 540; Chris Ballinger 49t (for Gravis Ballinger), 111b (in memory of Harrison Creel); Jack Pate 152, 503.


Jerry Kitchens called the class back to order by leading 112. Leaders: Loretta Whitman 373, 490; Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 378t, 331; Joann Nicovich 209; Loretta Whitman, Nellie Alexander, Margaret Keeton, Roma Rice, Carolyn Pipkins, Louise Yeager, and Bernice Wakefield 358, 81t, 323b; Shirley Tidwell 127, 535; Rebecca Over 399t; Lisa Geist 269; Earl Ballinger 398; Betty Baccus 517 (WB) (in memory of Nadine Willis); Glenn Keeton 236; Jack Pate 145b; Chris Ballinger 96 (CB).

Don Keeton led 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Jack Pate, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Don Keeton; Vice Chairman—Jerry Kitchens; Secretary—Roma Rice