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Cornelius Benjamin Keeton and
Travis Keeton Memorial Singing

Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery), Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The 45th annual Keeton Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held on the third Sunday in September. Glenn Keeton called the class to order and extended a warm welcome to everyone. He led 319. Richard Mauldin 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 46; Mike Hankins 30t, 30b; Linda Booth 31t, 440; Eugene Forbes 299, 318; Lisa Geist 377, 472 (for Earl Ballinger); Nicholas Thompson 475, 192; Don Keeton 61, 75; Gravis Ballinger 76b, 120; Amber Davis 214, 224; Loretta Whitman 343, 72b.

RECESS

Glenn Keeton, Matthew Keeton, and Isabella Keeton led 104 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Henry Guthery 189, 434; Larry Ballinger 177 (for Earl Ballinger), 217; Richard Mauldin 388 (for Anne Chalker), 43 (in memory of Josie Hyde); Sarah Beasley 145b, 129; Shane Wootten 313b, 441; Joey Clingan 335, 179; Betty Baccus 329, 378t; Chris Ballinger 546, 477.

RECESS

Glenn Keeton led 64 to bring the class together. Leaders: Faye Donaldson 225t, 47t; Marlin Beasley 111b, 490; Isabella Keeton, Matthew Keeton, and Glenn Keeton 282, 108t; Margaret Keeton 373 (in memory of Travis Keeton), 122 (in memory of Sandra Spradlin); Julia Poston 166, 290 (for Maxine Keeton); Jack Pate 503, 569b; Alvin Beasley 81t, 59.

LUNCH

Glenn Keeton, Isabella Keeton, and Matthew Keeton led 270 to bring the class to order. Leaders: Jack Pate 143; Seth Holloway 365, 294; Shane Wootten 411; Linda Booth 196; Eugene Forbes 36b; Nicholas Thompson 564; Mike Hankins 168; Henry Guthery 488; Sarah Beasley 141; Chris Ballinger 215; Richard Mauldin 146; Larry Ballinger 528; Marlin Beasley 40; Gravis Ballinger 112; Lisa Geist 304; Amber Davis 234; Betty Baccus 408; Alvin Beasley and Linda Beasley 354b; Julia Poston 108b; Joey Clingan and Glenn Keeton 227; Shane Wootten 86; Glenn Keeton 517 (WB) (for Maxine Keeton and in memory of Olen Keeton).

Following announcements, Glenn Keeton led 267 as the closing song. Shane Wootten offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Lena Keeton