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Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church

Double Springs, Winston County, Alabama

Saturday, June 25, 2016

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 46. The morning prayer was offered by Don Keeton.

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. Don Keeton presented a proposal to make this singing a memorial to Kermit and Steve Adams.

The consensus was that it would be a nice tribute to them, therefore this singing will be renamed The Kermit and Steve Adams Memorial.

Leaders: Don Keeton 480; Mike Hankins 282, 276; Jerry Kitchens 129, 128; Betty Baccus and Camilla Cox 358, 284; Butch White 278t, 86; Eugene Forbes 39b, 318; Christie Allen 61, 172; Glenn Keeton, Isabella Keeton, and Matthew Keeton 108t, 30t; Wendell Reinhart 457, 445; Betty Denton 159, 45t.


Don Keeton called the class to order by leading 76b. Leaders: Wayne Baines 166, 278b; Richard Mauldin 168, 146; Billy See and Vickie See 503, 108b; Amber Davis 440, 500; Wayne Horton 294 (in memory of Jimmy Nell Banks), 535; Glenn Keeton, Lena Keeton, and Isabella Keeton 475, 497.

A memorial was held for members of the Godsey and Adams families that have passed away this past year. Roma Rice read a list of the following names: Morris Edward Godsey, Sandra Spradlin, Azalee Adams, Willis Adams, Steve Adams, and Kermit Adams. Richard Mauldin led 99. The memorial service was closed with prayer offered by Butch White.


Jerry Kitchens brought the class back to order leading 384. Leaders: Theresa Westmoreland 65, 268: Daniel Bearden 458, 132; Loretta Whitman 176b, 81t; Christy Holcomb 30b; Betty Claborn 59, 100; Susan Allred 318, 385b; Parnell Berry 306, 283; Roma Rice and Mike Rice 63, 97; Nellie Alexander, Bernice Wakefield, Lera Pollock, Loretta Whitman, Margaret Keeton, Betty Claborn, Kathryn Weaver, Louise Yeager, Carolyn Pipkins, and Roma Rice 335, 295, 127; Sara Berry 388, 288; Daniel Bearden 51; Glenn Keeton 163b; Betty Baccus 417 (in memory of Steve Adams); Amber Davis 192; Richard Mauldin 43 (in memory of John and Josie Hyde), 101t, 401 (in memory of Steve Adams); Butch White 547; Glenn Keeton 231.

Don Keeton led 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Richard Mauldin.

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