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The Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing (Leona Horton, Maude Adams, Mina Adams, Delia Watts)

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church - Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday Night, March 15, 1998

The annual Sacred Harp singing in honor of the Godsey sisters: Leona Horton, Maude Adams, Delia Watts, and Mina Adams, was called to order by Kermit Adams leading songs on pages 85 and 329. The evening prayer was led by Milford Watts.

The class was organized with the following officers elected: Chairman—Odie Horton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Gene Wakefield.

Leaders: Odie Horton 153; Gene Wakefield 27, 56t; Gladys Bonds 57, 147t; Mae Conwill 97, 426t; L. E. Hannah 147b, 511; Ivalene Donaldson 77t, 129; Milford Watts 343 (in memory of his mother, Delia Watts); Pernie Pelfrey 371 (in memory of her mother, Maude Adams), 83t (for her sister, Ora Lee Fannin), 569b, 159; Margaret Keeton 482, 402; Josie Hyde 400, 442; Dorothea McCowan 109, 120; Joyce Hubbert 155 (in memory of her mother), 137; Dawson Adams 39b, 44; John Hyde 313t, 63; Elmer Conwill 30t, 31t. Odie Horton and Milford Watts led song on page 37b for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Milford Watts.

NOTE: The class discussed and agreed to combine the “Log Cabin Singing” and this singing and call it The Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing. The singing will be held the third Sunday in March each year as a day singing only at Shady Grove Church.

Chairman—Kermit Adams; Secretary—Margaret Keeton.