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Dutton, Green, and Jackson Memorial

New Flatwoods Church - South of Nauvoo, Alabama

July 5, 1998

The annual Sacred Harp Memorial Singing for the Duttons, Greens, and Henry “Doc” Jackson was called to order by L. H. Gilmore leading song on page 39b. The morning prayer was led by Dr. Doyal Williams.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—L. H. Gilmore; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—A.C. McGough and John Hyde.

L. H. Gilmore led song on page 32t. Leaders: Margaret Keeton 490 (for Martha Hicks who is sick); Dovie Jackson 319, 421; Joshua Keeton 117, 49b; Ivaleen Donaldson 108t; Huey Jones 220, 500; Mae Thomas 61, 73t; Billy Williams 147b, 448b; Ashley Keeton 159, 358; John Hocutt 111b, 89; Pernie Pelfrey 67; Kermit Adams 212, 300; Mary Ellen Jones 392, 394; Gene Wakefield 168, 138t.


The class was called to order by Travis Keeton leading songs on pages 57 and 283 (in memory of Doc Jackson and Estelle Napier), 343b (in memory of Bud Nix). Leaders: Pam Keeton 215, 480; Glenn Keeton 225 (t? b?), 503; Jayne Fulmer 36b, 186; Elder and Mrs. Ronald Gilmore 111t, 348b, 475; Aileen Woodley 77t, 399b; Clarence McCool 235, 569b; Gladys Bonds 460, 74b.

Elder Ronald Gilmore welcomed everyone and dismissed the class for lunch.


The afternoon session began with A.C. McGough leading songs on pages 410t and 290. Leaders: Lena Keeton Wakefield “Not Made With Hands”, 274t; Odie Horton 83t, 76b; Beatrice Brewer 348 (t? b?), 137; L.H. Gilmore and Estelle Gilmore 318, 375; Roland Gilmore and Joshua Keeton 208, “Jesus Died For Me”; Jeanette Tidwell 336, 155; Elmer Conwill 296, 454; Jimmie Gilmore 276, 145b (in memory of Lavada Gilmore); Clearcy Rutledge 37b, 42; Janet Jones 373 (in memory of her father, Doc Jackson); Anita Narramore, Ronnie Narramore, and Elder Ronald Gilmore 285t, 142 (for Tim Gilmore who is at home sick), 306; John Hyde 68b, 297; Ila Ingle 434, 436; Josie Hyde 288, 43; Joyce Hubbert 482, 143 (in memory of Lavada Gilmore); M.O. Sides 127, 119.

L. H. Gilmore, Travis Keeton, and Elder Ronald Gilmore led song on page 62 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Elder Ronald Gilmore.

Chairman—L. H. Gilmore: Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton.