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Kitchens Memorial Singing

Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Church, Jasper, Alabama

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The 5th annual Kitchens Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Church, Jasper, Alabama, on Saturday before the third Sunday in August. The class was called to order by Linda Sides leading 512. She welcomed everyone, and offered the morning prayer.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Linda Sides; Vice Chairman—Jerry Kitchens; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Officer—Lisa Geist.

Leaders: Linda Sides 65; Joye Leggett 568, 108t; Jerry Kitchens 373, 112; Lisa Geist 546, 472; Amber Davis 212, 155; Will Menas and Christopher Menas 318, 72b; Zilpha Cornett 362, 361; Earl Ballinger 83t, 80b; Loretta Whitman 176b, 75; Isabella Keeton, Matthew Keeton, and Glenn Keeton 282, 235; Kathy Jones 406, 341.

RECESS

Linda Sides brought the class back together by leading 170. Leaders: Daniel Bearden 54, 353; Bea Aaron 205, 438; Ottis Sides 530, 61; Nicholas Thompson 137, 528; Gary Glover 312b, 114; Elene Stovall 216 (in memory of Demus Aldridge), 430; Don Keeton 477, 498; Henry Guthery 527, 463 (for Velton Chafin).

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Linda Sides leading 215. Leaders: Todd Wheat and Ottis Sides 517 (WB); Larry Ballinger 217, 540; Glenn Keeton 64 (for Willodean Barton); Glenn Keeton and Isabella Keeton 163b (for Lena Keeton); Margaret Keeton 499; Ernestine Parker 507; Shirley Tidwell 457; Ozella Blackmon 172, 222; Brenda Chafin 268, 426b. Frank Cornett asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Linda Sides leading 564. Leaders: Jerry Kitchens 405; Christopher Menas and Will Menas 551; Earl Ballinger 439; Zilpha Cornett 408; Loretta Whitman 31b; Isabella Keeton, Matthew Keeton, and Glenn Keeton 343; Kathy Jones 339, 549; Daniel Bearden 382; Bea Aaron 456; Ottis Sides 322; Brenda Chafin 338; Nicholas Thompson 122 (in memory of Charles Kitchens and Steve Adams); Joye Leggett 30t; Gary Glover 58, 385t; Elene Stovall 385b (in memory of Mary Gardner); Don Keeton 76b; Henry Guthery 558 (in memory of Preston Crider); Larry Ballinger 158; Isabella Keeton and Glenn Keeton 491; Lisa Geist 269; Nicholas Thompson 532; Linda Sides 278t (in memory of Toney Smith).

Announcements were made. Linda Sides led 225t as the closing song, and then dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Linda Sides; Vice Chairman—Jerry Kitchens; Secretary—Margaret Keeton