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Kermit Adams and Steve Adams Memorial Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Kermit Adams and Steve Adams Memorial Singing was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in June at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Double Springs, Alabama. The class was called to order by Don Keeton leading 319. The morning prayer was offered by Don Keeton.

The class was organized and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Don Keeton; Vice Chairman—Jerry Kitchens; Arranging Officer—Margaret Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Don Keeton 498; Butch White 29b, 30b; Roma Rice 378t, 229; Betty Claborn 59, 100; Jerry Kitchens 101t, 68b; Kathy Phillips 117, 282; Faye Donaldson 168, 225t; Mike Hankins 34b, 120 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger); Tom Booth 122, 123t; Eugene Forbes 318; Nicholas Thompson 442 (for Lisa Geist), 336; Bea Aaron 475, 441; Christie Holcomb 47b; Christie Holcomb and Susan Allred 67.


Don Keeton called the class back to order leading 373. Leaders: Greg Allred 56t, 452; Carol Fannin 566, 399b; Jim Aaron 503, 231; Christie Allen 171, 129; Laura Hale 480, 270.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Richard Mauldin. The following list of names of the deceased was read: Robert Godsey, Robert Wayne Godsey, Michael McClaren, Gravis Ballinger, Kenneth Fannin, Hugh McGraw, Gary Switis, Edna Ruth Phillips, Janelle Davis, Joe Nall, and Sam Chalker. Richard led 111b. He led 30b in memory of Kenneth Fannin.

Richard read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Shirley Tidwell, Karen Rollins, Anne Chalker, Marlin Beasley, Juanita Beasley, Linda Booth, Eloise Wootten, Verlon Stiefel, Velton Chafin, Johnnie Chafin, and Willodean Barton. Richard led 34b. Don Keeton offered the blessing before the noon meal.


Don Keeton called the class back to order leading 294. Leaders: Daniel Bearden 118, 69b; Mary Holcomb 454, 477; Susan Allred 387, 384; Aubrey Fannin 146, 569b; Amber Davis 399 (t? b?) (in memory of Gladys Bonds), 192; Henry Guthery 273, 269; Justin Bowen 543, 186; Lauren Allen 47t, 218; Dorothea Maynard 196, 304; Linda Johnson 200, 280; Nellie Alexander 81t, 235; Loretta Whitman 406; Chris Bell 168, 30t; Julie Poston 275b; Nicholas Thompson 329 (in memory of Kenneth Fannin); Justine Bowen 159 (in memory of Cecil Wakefield).

Don Keeton led 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Butch White, and the class was dismissed.

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