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Shady Grove Annual Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Shady Grove Annual Singing was held on the first Sunday in January. Nicholas Thompson called the class to order by leading 32t. Henry Guthery offered the opening prayer.

The class was organized by electing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Nicholas Thompson; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Christie Allen; Arranging—Margaret Keeton.

Leaders: Nicholas Thompson 182 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger); Glenn Keeton 77t, 282; Allison Davis and Gresham Davis 36b, 37b; Tom Booth 467, 499; Mike Hankins 31b, 34b; Betty Baccus 436, 171; Wanda Capps 542 (for Brenda Chafin), 215; Lauren Allen 172, 323b; Nancy Phillips 117, 146; Earl Ballinger 283, 371; Warren Steel 67, 152.

RECESS

Glenn Keeton and Matthew Keeton led 270 to bring the class together. Leaders: Theresa Westmoreland 147t (for her mother and Lorene Gray), 200; Ann Jett 546, 440; Larry Ballinger 151, 528; Henry Guthery 572, 511; Butch White 503, 547; Lisa Geist 564, 222; Amber Davis 170, 402; Loretta Whitman 454, 399b; Louise Yeager 480, 569b. Tom Booth asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Nicholas Thompson leading 208. Leaders: Christie Allen 566; Christie Allen, Lauren Allen, and Margaret Keeton 276, 78; Roma Rice 389, 31t; Nancy Phillips 388; Nellie Alexander 101t; Lauren Allen 358; Lisa Geist 472; Glenn Keeton, Matthew Keeton, and Isabella Keeton 475; Nicholas Thompson 159; Tom Booth 113; Mike Hankins 477; Wanda Capps and Ann Jett 498; Earl Ballinger 403; Warren Steel 211; Theresa Westmoreland 212; Larry Ballinger 120 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger); Henry Guthery 549; Butch White 30b; Amber Davis 391 (in memory of Sandra Spradlin); Loretta Whitman 81t; Louise Yeager 100; Roma Rice 66; Nicholas Thompson 187.

Announcements were made. Nicholas Thompson led 62 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Nicholas Thompson; Vice Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Secretary—Christie Allen