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Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church

Winston County, Alabama

June 27-28, 1998

Saturday, June 27

The annual Sacred Harp singing on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in June at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Odie Horton leading song on page 270. The morning prayer was led by A.C. McGough.

The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey; Arranging Committee—Gene Wakefield; Memorial Committee—Roma Rice.

Kermit Adams led song on page 77t. Leaders: Gene Wakefield 56t, 27; Travis Keeton 331, 313t; Cecil Sanders 225t; Cecil Wakefield 61, 208; Roma Rice 63, 523b; Emily Jones 65, 303; Odie Horton 326; Carol Fannin 47t, 398b; Billy Williams 448b, 231; John Hyde 75, 173t.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 378b. Leaders: Lorene Gray 47b, 73b; Gladys Bonds 499b, 39b; Mae Conwill 400, 335; A.C. McGough 36b, 48t; Velton Chafin 50b, 35; Tim Gilmore 273, 49b; Elmer Conwill 129, 179; Mary Hawkins 81t, 565b.

LUNCH

Kermit Adams opened the afternoon session by leading song on page 300. Leaders: John Hocutt 144; Kenneth Fannin 45t, 45b; Dawson Adams 68b, 146; Juanita Whitman 480; Pernie Pelfrey 475; Amanda Denson 40, 134; Ila Ingle 32t, 145b; Corene White 317b, 379; Azilee Adams 34t, 337; Susan Allred 83 (t? b?), 482; Kenneth Fannin and grand-children (Emily Holcombe, Jennifer Allred, Caleb Allred, Rachel Allred, Seth Allred, Will Allred, Ryan Hale, and Adam Hale) 371; Lorie Hale 457; Viola Young 155, 143; Joan Gilbreath 358; Carola Morris “Jesus Died For Me”, 348 (t? b?); Ora Lee Fannin 448t, 83 (t? b?); Ada Godsey 301; Mamie Jones 428; Kermit Adams 535b; Elmer Conwill 161.

Kermit Adams led song on page 322 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by A.C. McGough.

Sunday, June 28

The morning session was called to order by Kermit Adams leading song on page 49b. The morning prayer was led by Cecil Wakefield. Kermit Adams led song on page 314. Leaders: Jane Fulmer 317, 40; Parnell Berry 99, 283, 306; Timothy Gilmore 186, 189, 193; L.H. Gilmore 34t, 39b; Willodean Barton 82t, 101t, 108t; John Hyde 36t, 30t; Milford Watts 277, 375, 275b; Christie Allen 47t, 142.

RECESS

Travis Keeton brought the class back in session leading songs on pages 278t, 276 (for Margaret Keeton), and 284. Leaders: Odie V. Horton 213t, 297; Viola Young 490, 290, 155; Doyce Bailey 143, 147t, 406.

At this time a memorial session was called for with Cecil Wakefield leading songs on pages 480 and 339 in memory of his brother, Clifford Wakefield. Emily Jones led songs on pages 288, 74t, and 45t for the following deceased: Edward Godsey, Robert Fannin, Ray Pace, Doyce Watts, Mae Seymour, Hadyn Creel, Keterina Sanders, Dolphus Jackson, Tracy King, and Glen Godsey.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Kermit Adams leading song on page 46. Leaders: Azilee Adams 335, 337; Gladys Bonds 36b, 44; Milton Pace “Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus”; Ada Godsey 499b; Nellie Whitman 58, 111t; Carola Morris 183; Joan Gilbreath 59; Blanton Adair 335, 68b, 32t; Pernie Pelfrey, Gary Pelfrey, Edna Pace, Dwight Pelfrey, Joan Gilbreath, and Nancy Faulkner 371, 452; Dawson Adams 328, 322; Loretta Whitman 58; Betty Claborn 100, 101 (t? b?); Roma Rice 104, 426 (t? b?) (for Rose Altha Taylor); Kermit Adams 83 (t? b?), 212 (for his sister, Ora Lee Fannin); Tim Gilmore 454.

Kermit Adams led song on page 78 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Milford Watts.

Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey.