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Godsey Sisters and Sandra Spradlin
Memorial Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Godsey Sisters and Sandra Spradlin Memorial Singing in honor of Leona Horton, Maude Adams, Delia Watts, Mina Adams, and Sandra Spradlin was held at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church on the third Sunday in March. The class was called to order by Don Keeton leading 145t. He offered the opening prayer.

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

Leaders: Don Keeton 480; Richard Mauldin 168, 43 (in memory of John and Josie Hyde); Loretta Whitman 129, 343; Roma Rice 318, 371; Louise Yeager 569b, 143; Julie Poston 108t, 89; Betty Baccus 417 (in memory of Steve Adams), 499 (in memory of Gladys Bonds); David Jackson 75, 122; Linda Sides 225t; Linda Sides and Isaac Green 170; Betty Shepherd 299, 216; Michael Heiber 37b, 178.

RECESS

Don Keeton led 489 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Seth Poston 275b, 108b; Mike Hankins 72b, 120 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger); Linda Booth 96, 441; Nicholas Thompson 336, 436 (for Ozella Blackmon); Tom Booth 78, 278t; Henry Guthery 507 (in memory of Josie Hyde); Chris Ballinger 146, 477 (in memory of Josie Hyde); Larry Ballinger 113, 217; Shelby Castillo 208, 498; Isaac Green 490, 419; Lauren Allen 172, 460.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Richard Mauldin leading 446. Leaders: Henry McGuire 450, 60; Lisa Geist 391 (in memory of Sandra Spradlin), 273 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger); Amber Davis 345t, 454 (for Willodean Barton); Christy Allen 283, 171; Earl Ballinger 80b, 432; Hazel Heinze 99, 347; Susan Allred 384; Will McGuire 111b, 181; Sam Wright 385t; Henry Guthery 327; Lisa Geist 182; Laura Allen 323b; Amber David 110 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger); Shelby Castillo and Betty Shepherd 542; Nicholas Thompson and Lisa Geist 304; Seth Poston 358; Michael Heiber 148; Henry McGuire 442; Nicholas Thompson, Isaac Green, Shelby Castillo, and Lauren Allen 192; Sam Wright 236.

Richard Mauldin led 62 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Don Keeton; Vice Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Secretary—Roma Rice