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Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church

Double Springs, Winston County, Alabama

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The annual Sacred Harp singing held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in June at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama, was called to order by Don Keeton leading 30t. The morning prayer was offered by Don Keeton.

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

Leaders: Don Keeton 145b; Kermit Adams 47b, 49b; Roma Rice 358 (for Lola Ergle), 460; Joanna Nicovich 147b, 308; Velton Chafin 130, 187; Mike Hankins 410t, 282; Wayne Horton 317 (in memory of his grandmother, Lorna Horton), 480; Rebecca Over 475, 337; Warren Steel 213t, 211; Nicholas Thompson 112, 318; Lorene Gray, Roma Rice, Margaret Keeton, Loretta Whitman, Nellie Alexander, Betty Claborn, Ruby McCrory, Louise Yeager, and Carolyn Pipkins 146, 81t; Butch White 535, 504.


Don Keeton called the class back to order by leading 373. Leaders: Brenda Chafin 335, 171; Judy Caudle 121, 119; Daniel Bearden 81b, 572; Nancy Thompson 31t, 384; Hazel Heinze 68b, 496; Angela Myers 120, 97; Kermit Adams, James Livingston, Dwight Pelfrey, Nancy Cordell, Lucian Pelfrey, Steve Adams, Carla Trapp, and Brenda Morris 143, 145t; Kenneth Fannin, Carol Fannin, Aubrey Fannin, Susan Allred, Laura Hale, Adam Hale, Loretta Whitman, Nellie Alexander, Ruby McCrory, and Roma Rice 45t, 30b.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Roma Rice and Don Keeton. Roma Rice read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Edith Adams, Jerry Kitchens, Lena Keeton, Elsie Moon, Philip Springfield, Paula Springfield, and Clarissa Springfield. She then read the following list of names of the deceased: Dawson Adams, Jerry Godsey, Jean Ballinger, Johnny Humber, and Rene Humber. Roma Rice led 425. Don Keeton closed the memorial lesson with prayer.


Don Keeton called the class back to order. Leaders: Bridgett Hill Kennedy 82t, 101t (for Betty Shepherd); Glenn Keeton 86, 216; Amber Davis 348b (for her father), 150; Willodean Barton 322, 319; Carla Trapp 87, 183; Betty Baccus 491, 59 (in memory of Joan Gilbreath); Aubrey Fannin and Carol Fannin 565, 503; Susan Allred 482, 378b; Laura Hale 276, 78; Nicholas Thompson 436; Daniel Bearden 236; Joanna Nicovich 347; Angela Myers and Judy Caudle 542, 138t; Steve Adams and Nancy Cordell 99; Warren Steel 477.

Don Keeton led 159 as the closing song. Butch White offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Don Keeton; Vice Chairman—Kermit Adams; Secretary—Roma Rice