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Cornelius Benjamin Keeton and Travis Keeton Memorial Singing

Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery), Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The annual Keeton Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held on the third Sunday in September. Glenn Keeton called the class to order. He welcomed everyone, and led 61. Richard Mauldin offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 117; Mike Hankins 34b, 168; Amber Davis 388, 454; Buell Cobb 26, 125; Linda Booth 139, 361; Larry Ballinger 50b, 56t; Betty Baccus 97, 373; Richard Mauldin 133, 119; Hubert Nall 129, 155; Earl Ballinger 154, 142.

RECESS

Glenn Keeton led 270 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Margaret Keeton 455, 213b; Cheyenne Ivey 222, 208; Nicholas Thompson 73t, 411; Julia Poston 35, 421; Nancy Phillips 274t, 274b; David Jackson 480, 30b; Lisa Geist 273, 120; Roma Rice 93, 92; Ricky Beasley 285t, 77t; John Beasley 348b, 81t; Henry Guthery 568, 448b (in memory of a friend); Glenn Keeton 290 (in memory of A.C. McGough, 109 (CH) (in memory of Olen Keeton and for Maxine Keeton).

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Glenn Keeton leading 101t. Leaders: Loretta Whitman 30t, 36b; Joey Clingan and Gwen Cornelius 125, 309, 490; Glenn Keeton, Gwen Cornelius, and Lena Keeton 283 (in memory of Cornelius Benjamin (Bernie) Keeton, 475 (in memory of Travis Keeton and dedicated to visitors, Mike and Nita Kuhns); Cheyenne Ivey 182; Buell Cobb 69t; Hubert Nall 287; David Jackson 108t; Nancy Phillips 438; Nicholas Thompson 442; Linda Booth 269; John Beasley 67; Ricky Beasley 569b; Mike Hankins 410t; Richard Mauldin 446; Amber Davis 192; Henry Guthery 431; Loretta Whitman 343; Glenn Keeton 159 (for Bernice Wakefield); Joey Clingan, Cheyenne Ivey, Lisa Geist, Nicholas Thompson, and Amber Davis 89 (in memory of Willodean Barton and Freddie Briggs). Announcements were made.

Glenn Keeton led 267 as the closing song. Hubert Nall offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Lena Keeton