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Godsey Sisters and Sandra Spradlin
Memorial Singing

The Log House, Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, March 17, 2019

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 the Log House in Double Springs, Alabama. The class was called to order by Nicholas Thompson leading 82t. Butch White offered the morning prayer. Christie Allen made some comments about the history of the log house, and welcomed everyone.

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

Leaders: Lauren Allen 460, 145t; Larry Ballinger 151, 217; Jerry Kitchens 354b; Rebecca Over 276, 498; Cheyenne Ivey 318, 166; Winfred Kerr 36b; Nancy Phillips 97, 43; Henry Guthery 140; Beth Wallace 546, 442; Hayden Arp 426t, 434; Lisa Geist 472, 273; Earl Ballinger 104; Christie Allen 192, 172; David Jackson 101t, 49b; Betty Baccus 430 (for Faye Donaldson).


Lauren Allen led 208 to bring the class together. Leaders: Butch White 547, 38b; Glenn Keeton 163b, 349 (for Philip Gilmore); Mike Hankins 34b, 527; Wayne Horton 388, 294; Chris Ballinger 147t, 120 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger); Cindy Tanner 269, 436; Linda Sides 170, 215; Marlin Beasley 33b (for Chuck Beasley), 335 (for John Beasley); Nicholas Thompson, Mary Martin Bentley, and Tim Carty 189, 89; Cassie Allen 384, 385b.


The afternoon session began with Lauren Allen leading 313t. Leaders: Darlene Reynolds 282, 454; Loretta Whitman 81t, 75; Roma Rice 31t, 225t; Louise Yeager 480, 569b; Chris Ballinger 178; Cassie Allen 475 (for Ozella Blackmon and in memory of Flarce Creel); Hayden Arp 225b; Nicholas Thompson and Lisa Geist 304; Cheyenne Ivey 432; Beth Wallace 528; Rebecca Over 99 (in memory of Steve and Kermit Adams); Cindy Tanner 220; Earl Ballinger 403; Nancy Phillips 500; Butch White 503; Christie Allen and Lauren Allen 499 (in memory of Gladys Bonds); Linda Sides, Hayden Arp, and Nicholas Thompson 530 (for Ottis Sides); Mike Hankins 168; Glenn Keeton led a song in memory of Sandra Spradlin; Winfred Kerr 516; Henry Guthery 407 (in memory of Howard Godsey); Larry Ballinger 394; Marlin Beasley 490; Lisa Geist 182; Hayden Arp, Cindy Tanner, and Cassie Allen 127, 342.

Lauren Allen led 531 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Lauren Allen; Vice Chairman—Nicholas Thompson; Secretary—Rome Rice