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Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery)

Walker County, Alabama

May 7, 1995

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery) was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 48t. The morning prayer was led by A. C. McGough. Travis Keeton led song on page 99. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—A. C. McGough; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—John Hyde. Leaders: Earl Ballinger 124, 104; Arnold Moore 138 (t? b?), 399b; Pernie Pelfrey 67; A. C. McGough 147t, 30t; Elsie Beasley 336, 460; Margaret Keeton 276; Chris Bell and Jessica Williams 384, 385b; Rose Altha Taylor 208; Bruce Rye 203, 142; Marie Aldridge 216, 440; Lola Roberson 475, 192; Eron White 300, 168.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Larry Ballinger leading songs on pages 127, 123t. Leaders: Corrine White 379, 314; Sandra Williams 31t, 391; Pam Keeton 171, 200; Becky Briggs 482, 335; John Hocutt 317; Hubert Hood 454, 569 (t? b?); Vernice Calvert 298, 436; L. H. and Estelle Gilmore 37b, 73t; Gene Wakefield 64, 100.

DISMISSED FOR LUNCH

Travis Keeton brought the class to order leading song on page 212. Leaders: Johnny Humber 172, 340; Essie Calvert 134, 409; Julianna and Ann Jett 146, 108 (t? b?); Lora Cargo 498, 269; Parnell Berry 473, 220; Edith Tate 35; Josie Hyde 361; Marie Guthrie 189, 411; L. E. Hannah and Latriene Bailey “Not Made With Hands”, 400; B. B. Mattox 217, 129; Roxie Keeton 530; Lena Keeton 546, 354b in memory of Bennie and Howard Keeton; Kermit Adams 157, 565; Reeba Evans 434, 186; Bonnie Rye 77t, 278b; Juliette Haynes 430, 209.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Gary Smith leading songs on pages 49b, 34b. Leaders: Harrison Creel 378 (t? b?), 348b; Sara Smith 421, 141; Marlin Beasley 75, 512; Cecil Sanders 47t; Tressie Adkins 78, 422; Keterina Sanders 389; Ronald Gilmore 432; Flarce Creel 56 (t? b?); Alonzo Malone 34t; John Hyde 63; Travis Keeton 358. Travis Keeton and A. C. McGough led song on page 235 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by A. C. McGough.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—A. C. McGough; Secretary—Margaret Keeton.