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Cornelius Benjamin (Bennie) Keeton Memorial

Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery), Walker County, Alabama

September 20, 1998

The twenty-seventh session of the annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Shady Grove Church (Keeton Cemetery) on the third Sunday in September. The class was called to order by Travis Keeton who welcomed everyone and then led song on page 48t. The morning prayer was led by A.C. McGough. Travis Keeton led song on page 201.

The election of officers were as follows: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—A. C. McGough; Secretary—Lena Keeton; Arranging Committee—John Hyde and Glenn Keeton.

Leaders: Willodean Barton 145t, 155; Joshua Keeton 408, 268; Lena Keeton 84, 497; Brenda Merritt 403, 203; Loretta Whitman 82t, 405; Gene Wakefield 284, 27; Ivalene Donaldson 288, 290; Arnold Moore 480; Christy Allen 192, 138t; Pernie Pelfrey 371; Velton Chafin 332; Beatrice Brewer 123t, 137; Nellie Alexander 216, 124.

RECESS

The class was called to order by A.C. McGough leading song on page 454. A.C. McGough led song on page 390 for his wife, Bernice. Leaders: Gladys Bonds 455, 146; Annie Lou Price 434, 440; Flarce Creel 148, 475; Clarence McCool 428, 349; Ashley Keeton 186, 196; John Merritt 83t, 240; Pam Keeton 392, 283; Henry Guthery 460, 88t.

LUNCH

The class was called together by Travis Keeton leading song on page 300. Travis Keeton led song on page 301 in memory of Ada Godsey who passed away this past week. Leaders: John Hyde 129, 61; Edith Tate 532, 73t; Arlon Gardner 410t, 378t; Sherry Guthery 340, 58; Linton Ballinger 141, 144; Regina Glass 160b, 328; Gravis Ballinger 110, 99; Julietta Haynes 200, 222; Odie Horton 153; Ann Jett 327, 269; Larry Ballinger 98, 89; Amanda Denson 425, 273; Harrison Creel 111b, 512; Jayne Fulmer 63, 46; Josie Hyde 507; Kermit Adams 78, 28b; Gwen Cornelius 143; Joyce Hubbard 326, 209; Glenn Keeton 278t, 117 (in memory of his grandfather, C.B. “Bennie” Keeton); Lena Keeton, Nell Sorsby, and Arlon Keeton 108t, 45t (in memory of their father, Bennie Keeton, and in honor of their mother, Maude Keeton); Josie Hyde 470; Travis Keeton 225t.

Announcements were made. Travis Keeton invited everyone back next year. A. C. McGough and Travis Keeton led song on page 235 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Glenn Keeton.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—A. C. McGough; Secretary—Lena Keeton.