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Cornelius Benjamin Keeton and
Travis Keeton Memorial Singing

Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery), Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The 44th 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 72b. Don Keeton offered the morning prayer.

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

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 59; Isabella Keeton, Matthew Keeton, and Glenn Keeton 108t, 282; Betty Baccus 418, 373; Buell Cobb 322, 389; Gravis Ballinger 200, 78; Amber Davis 150, 391; Earl Ballinger 97, 153; Mike Richards 37b, 91; Mike Hankins 68b, 410t; Lisa Geist 546, 471; Roma Rice 109, 432; Marlin Beasley 460, 137.

RECESS

Glenn Keeton led 270 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 207, 209; Willodean Barton 290, 297; Don Keeton 335, 100; Ernestine Parker 89; Loretta Whitman 101t, 343; Juanita Beasley 61; Julia Poston 145b, 166; Joey Clingan 131t, 44; Glenn Keeton 159 (for Bernice Wakefield and in memory of Cecil Wakefield).

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading 74b. Leaders: Buell Cobb 69t; Brenda Chafin 48t, 63, 67; Velton Chafin 301; Steve Adams and Gwen Cornelius 99, 331; Gwen Cornelius, Steve Adams, and Joey Clingan 330b, 490; Alvin Beasley and Linda Beasley 45t, 81t; Mike Richards 377; Mike Hankins 527; Larry Ballinger 528; Lisa Geist 272; Gravis Ballinger 120; Don Keeton 225t; Amber Davis 142; Earl Ballinger 283; Betty Baccus 235; Marlin Beasley 318; Glenn Keeton 517 (WB) (for Maxine Keeton and in memory of Olen Keeton); Glenn Keeton and Lena Keeton 480, 475.

Announcements were made. Glenn Keeton led 267 as the closing song. Marlin Beasley offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Lena Keeton