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Dutton, Green, and Jackson Memorial

New Flatwoods Church - South of Nauvoo, Alabama

July 6, 1997

The annual Sacred Harp Memorial Singing for the Duttons, Greens, and Henry “Doc” Jackson was called to order by L. H. Gilmore leading song on page 36b. The morning prayer was led by Harrison Creel. The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—L. H. Gilmore; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Johnny Humber.

Leaders: L. H. Gilmore 75; Johnny Humber 39b, 134; Mae Conwill 142, 179; Arnold Moore 490; Cecil Sanders 225t; Ashley Keeton 146; Alene Woodley 399b, 83t; A. A. Malone 34t, 68b; Ivalene Donaldson 175, 326; Huey Jones 498, 500; Travis Keeton 235 (in memory of Ruth McGough), 283 (for Estelle Napier who was sick); Tressie Adkins 32t, 78; John Hyde 129, 63.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Joshua Keeton leading songs on pages 30t and 45t. Leaders: Beatrice Brewer 123t, 298; A. C. McGough 454, 475; Loretta Whitman 405, 112; Estelle Gilmore 275b, 376; Anita Naramore 111b (in memory of her mother, Lavada Gilmore), 285t; Dovie Jackson 421 (in memory of Henry “Doc” Jackson), 319; Keterina Sanders 59, 460; John Hocutt 144, 270, 294; Flarce Creel 299, 389. Ronald Gilmore welcomed everyone and dismissed the class for lunch.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Travis Keeton leading song on page 284. Leaders: Josie Hyde 297, 234; Glenn Keeton 503, 34b; Mary Ellen Jones 394, 392; Larry Ballinger 119, 139; Pam Keeton 171, 64; Harrison Creel 348b, 512; Margaret Keeton 29t, 42; Elmer Conwill 411, 44; Nellie Alexander 81t, 108b; Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore 65, 383; Dorothea McCowan 328, 455; Kermit Adams 384, 288; Bradley Allen 385b, 546; Janis Jones 373, 137; Gladys Bonds 499, 569 (t? b?); Dustin McCowan 354b.

L. H. Gilmore, Travis Keeton, Johnny Humber, and Huey Jones led song on page 62 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Huey Jones.

Chairman—L. H. Gilmore: Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde.