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Shady Grove Annual Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Shady Grove Annual Singing was held on the first Sunday in January. Don Keeton called the class to order by leading 31b. He offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Don Keeton; Vice Chairman—Nicholas Thompson; Arranging Officer—Margaret Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Don Keeton 30t; Roma Rice 97, 460; Julie Poston 166, 145b; Gravis Ballinger 120; Mike Hankins 389, 410t; Amber Davis 499 (in memory of Gladys Bonds), 150; Zena Tucker 168, 47t; Nicholas Thompson 273, 151; Anne Steel 114, 48t, 179; Linda Booth 489, 350; Warren Steel 211, 306; Danny Creel 215, 217; Ann Jett and Yancey Jett 89, 77t.

RECESS

Don Keeton called the class back to order leading 270. Leaders: Cassie Allen 326, 328; Larry Ballinger 119, 56t; Lisa Geist 474, 228; Earl Ballinger 127, 177; Shirley Tidwell 159, 124; Ken Tate 354t, 547; Wanda Capps 135, 63; Yancey Jett and Ann Jett 440, 172; Betty Baccus 171, 436; Don Keeton 480.

LUNCH

Nicholas Thompson called the class back to order leading 82t. Leaders: Zena Tucker 178, 143; Mike Hankins 72b; Ken Tate 147t; Nellie Alexander 100; Sara Berry 146, 45t; Linda Booth 31t; Hazel Heinze 99; Loretta Whitman 85, 277; Yancey Jett 67; Amber Davis 208 (for a friend who passed away); Cassie Allen and Danny Creel 167; Earl Ballinger 439; Ann Jett 269; Gravis Ballinger 182; Nicholas Thompson 336; Anne Steel 224; Julie Poston 324; Warren Steel 513; Margaret Keeton 276; Don Keeton 61 (in memory of his mother); Hazel Heinze 86.

Nicholas Thompson led 62 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Don Keeton; Vice Chairman—Nicholas Thompson; Secretary—Roma Rice