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Shady Grove Annual Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, January 5, 2020

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church was held on the first Sunday in January. The class was brought to order by Nicholas Thompson leading 82t. David Jackson offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Nicholas Thompson 85; Glenn Keeton 274t, 40; Nancy Phillips 500, 34b; Amber Davis 276, 170; Yancey Jett 172, 440; Butch White 28b, 89; Anne Steel 421, 445; Betty Baccus 206, 216 (for Ozella Blackmon); Cassie Allen 373, 426b (for Ozella Blackmon); Roma Rice 159 (for Bernice Wakefield), 490; Wanda Capps 144.

RECESS

Nicholas Thompson and Lisa Geist led 120. Leaders: Ken Tate 411 (for Richard Mauldin), 475 (in memory of Flarce Creel); Ann Jett 167, 136; Tim Gregg 126, 371; Lisa Geist 182, 492; David Jackson 29t, 225t; Linda Booth 166, 441; Julie Poston 324, 290; Rodney Ivey 403, 389; Earl Ballinger 208, 402; Theresa Westmoreland 45t (for Richard Mauldin), 268; Larry Ballinger 391 (in memory of Sandra Spradlin), 234 (in memory of Josie Hyde).

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Glenn Keeton leading 282. Leaders: Henry Guthery 280, 558; Warren Steel 530 (in memory of Ottis Sides), 375; Linda Sides 564, 328; Chris Ballinger 44, 84 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger); Loretta Whitman 108t, 399b; Lauren Allen 349, 456; Christie Allen 432, 398; Sarah Berry 457, 388, 499 (in memory of Gladys Bonds); Cassie Allen 312t (in memory of Heath Jett); Nicholas Thompson 507. Announcements were made.

Nicholas Thompson led 521 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

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