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Kermit Adams and Steve Adams Memorial Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama

Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Kermit Adams and Steve Adams Memorial Singing was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in June at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama. The class was called to order by Nicholas Thompson leading 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Wayne Baines.

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

Leaders: Nicholas Thompson 111b; Butch White 86, 344; Loretta Whitman 87, 343; Betty Baccus 373, 81t, 349 (in memory of Roxie Godsey); Hazel Heinze 480, 38b; Faye Donaldson 430, 168; Theresa Westmoreland 299, 434; Nancy Phillips 388, 312b; Wendell Reinhart 457, 445.

RECESS

Nicholas Thompson brought the class to order by leading 145t. Leaders: Fay Hughes 282, 148; Rebecca Over 378t (in memory of Steve Adams), 530 (for Ozella Blackmon and Ottis Sides); Linda Booth 361, 489; Linda Sides 328 (in memory of Peggy), 215; Shirley Figura 348b, 39t; Paul Figura 145b.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Theresa Westmoreland. She led “By Virgin Birth” (written by Kenneth Fannin) for the following sick and shut-ins: Ozella Blackmon, Velton Chafin, and Ottis Sides.

Theresa spoke and led 45t in memory of the following deceased: Bobby Young, Julie Vea, Ann Sleeva, Louise Holland, Eloise Wootten, Daphene Causey, Glenda Hopper, and Lily Hopper. She led 196 in memory of Caleb Allred. The memorial service was closed.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Nicholas Thompson and Margaret Keeton leading 76b. Leaders: Tom Booth 225t, 176b; Mike Hankins 120 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger), 34b; Wayne Baines 146, 63; Carol Fannin 97; Mary Holcomb 297, 313t; Susan Allred 112, 436; Aubrey Fannin 64, 178; Greg Allred 72b, 68b; Roma Rice 405 (in memory of Kenneth Fannin); Christie Allen 67, 129; Lauren Allen 220, 323b; Rebecca Over 375; Paul Figura and Shirley Figura 523; Fay Hughes 117; Nicholas Thompson 192, 159 (in memory of E.E. Adams).

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

Chairman—Nicholas Thompson; Vice Chairman—Jerry Kitchens; Secretary—Roma Rice