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Shady Grove Annual Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, January 7, 2018

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in January. Glenn Keeton called the class to order by leading 56t. The morning prayer was offered by Tom Booth. Glenn Keeton led 46.

The class was organized by electing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Don Keeton; Vice Chairman—Nicholas Thompson; Secretary—Roma Rice; Arranging Committee—Margaret Keeton.

Leaders: Don Keeton 489, 278t; Lauren Allen 146, 480; Theresa Westmoreland 65, 183; David Jackson 408, 503; Shelby Castillo 228, 208; Linda Booth 198, 137; Warren Steel 53, 442; Ken Tate 123t, 147t; Earl Ballinger 139, 122; Mike Hankins 168 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger), 477.

RECESS

There was discussion held about moving the singing to the first Saturday in January. A motion was made, the class voted, and the motion was passed.

Leaders: Don Keeton 354t; Nancy Phillips 79, 500; Buell Cobb 101t, 90; Wanda Capps 36b (for Lucy Heidorn), 155; Nicholas Thompson 181, 189; Ann Jett 77t, 47b; Anne Steel 47t, 271t; Christy Allen 48t, 175 (in memory of her great grandmother); Lisa Geist 528, 472; Tom Booth 229, 39b.

LUNCH

Nicholas Thompson called the class to order by leading 222. Leaders: Glenn Keeton 86, 475 (for Lena Keeton); Marlin Beasley 406, 270; Betty Baccus 134, 135; Loretta Whitman 81t (for Nellie Alexander), 124; Larry Ballinger 151, 274b; Henry Guthery 499, 511; Sara Berry 204; Lisa Geist 304; Lisa Geist and Nicholas Thompson 120 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger); Warren Steel and Anne Steel 38t (for Betty Baccus).

Nicholas Thompson led 62 as the closing song. Buell Cobb offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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