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Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church

Nauvoo, Alabama

May 10, 1998

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church was held on the second Sunday in May.

The class was called to order by Joshua Keeton leading songs on pages 45t and 49b. The morning prayer was led by Arthur Gilmore.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Joshua Keeton; Vice Chairman—Ashley Keeton; Secretary—Pam Keeton; Arranging Committee—Arthur Gilmore.

Leaders: Joshua Keeton 59; Arthur Gilmore 30b, “Jesus Died For Me”; Joe Gilmore 300, 383; Eric Fowler 58, 76b; Myrtle Ann Ballard 144, 319; Justin Keeton 168, 546; Cecil Sanders 123t; Ila Ingle 441, 440; Jimmie Gilmore 348 (t? b?) (in memory of her cousin, Carlos Darryl McGough), 145b (in memory of her sister Lavada Gilmore), 153 (for her parents Elder Garnsey and Ethel McGough); A. C. McGough 475, 454.

RECESS

Ashley Keeton brought the class back to order leading songs on pages 129 and 159. Leaders: Mae Conwill 167, 274t; Latreve Bailey 340, “Not Made With Hands”; Pam Keeton 186, 187; John Merritt 358, 499, 354 (t? b?), 294; Leslie Gilmore 371, 36b.

A memorial lesson was held with Glenn Keeton leading songs on pages 343, 231, and 64 for the sick and shut-ins and deceased.

LUNCH

Joshua Keeton brought the class back to order leading song on page 108 (t? b?). Leaders: John Hocutt 225t, 270; Margaret Keeton 227, 52b; Gene Wakefield 418, 495; Elmer Conwill 460, 411; Christie Allen 426t, 566; Lena Wakefield 498, 122; Travis Keeton 313 (t? b?), 63; Josie Hyde and John Hyde 297, 75, 73 (t? b?); Dovey Jackson 457, 421; Gladys Bonds 74b, 77t; Dwight Ingle 82 (t? b?), 445b; Billy Williams 47t, 147b; Gwen Cornelius and Ashley Keeton 146, 43, 143; Dorothea McCowan 120, 196; John Beasley 480, 72b; Velton Chafin 130, 503; Chuck Beasley 33b, 235.

Joshua Keeton and Ashley Keeton led song on page 62 as the closing song. A.C. McGough dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Joshua Keeton; Vice Chairman—Ashley Keeton; Secretary—Pam Keeton.