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Shady Grove Annual Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in January. Glenn Keeton called the class to order leading 46. The morning prayer was offered by Earl Ballinger.

The following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Arranging Officer—Margaret Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice; Chaplin—Earl Ballinger.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 385b; Mike Hankins 72b, 282; Dorothea Maynard 319, 361; Faye Hughes 148, 312b; Nicholas Thompson 405 (for Kenneth Fannin), 436; Becky Briggs 340, 336 (in memory of her father, Belton Beasley); Ben Fink 86, 29t; Yancey Jett 64, 440; Marlin Beasley 441, 318; Parnell Berry 306, 283; Ann Jett 269, 327; Earl Ballinger 439, 403 (in memory of Odie Horton); Danny Creel 89, 428.

RECESS

Larry Ballinger called the class back to order singing 56t and 528. Leaders: Lisa Geist 527, 391; Wayne Horton 490, 388; Anne Steel 270, 271t; Gravis Ballinger 182, 120; Warren Steel 131t, 211; Faye Donaldson 78, 176b; Juanita Beasley 61, 39b; Betty Baccus 390, 517 (WB) (in memory of Nadine Willis).

LUNCH

Glenn Keeton called the class back to order by leading 277. Leaders: Ken Tate 129, 131b; Jack Pate 535, 569b; Amber Davis 499 (in memory of Gladys Bonds, Odie Horton, and Bethany), 454 (for Willodean Barton); Steve Adams 99, 331; Roma Rice 229 (in memory of Odie Horton), 496; Loretta Whitman 452, 411; Linda Sides 448t, 170; Nicholas Thompson 216 (for Betty Shephard); Warren Steel 213t; Gravis Ballinger 300; Lisa Geist 215; Earl Ballinger 299; Jack Pate 75; Anne Steel 434; Ann Jett and Yancey Jett 172; Amber Davis 291; Ken Tate 303; Marlin Beasley 348b; Becky Briggs 382; Dorothea Maynard 354b (for her son); Mike Hankins 480; Lena Keeton and Glenn Keeton 546, 475; Linda Sides 225t; Warren Steel and Anne Steel 45t; Nicholas Thompson 530 (for Ottis Sides).

Glenn Keeton and Larry Ballinger led 267 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Secretary—Roma Rice