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Harper Memorial Singing

Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church, Nauvoo, Alabama

October 11, 1998

The annual Harper Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Old Flatwoods Primitive Baptist Church on the second Sunday in October. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Glenn Keeton and Pamela Keeton leading songs on pages 59, 32t, and 72b. The morning prayer was led by A.C. McGough.

The class organized by electing to retain the following officers on a permanent basis: Co-Chairpersons—Glenn Keeton and Pamela Keeton; Secretary—Ashley Keeton; Arranging Committee—Joshua Keeton; Chaplain—Elder Philip Gilmore; Memorial Committee—Jimmie McGough Gilmore.

Descendants of Joe Harper and Martha Harper: Pamela Keeton, great-granddaughter; Ashley Keeton, great-great-granddaughter; Joshua Keeton, great-great-grandson; Elder Philip Gilmore, great-grandson; Jimmie McGough Gilmore, granddaughter.

Glenn Keeton and Pam Keeton led song on page 30t. Leaders: Corene White 73t, 403; Eron White 168; Beatrice Brewer 112, 123 (t? b?); Mr. Donaldson 56t, 45t; Gene Wakefield 284, 138t; Gladys Bonds 68b, 499; Clarence McCool 569b, 111b; Josie Hyde 419, 269; Lonzo Malone 426t, 448t; Ivalene Donaldson 175, 275b.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Pamela Keeton leading songs on pages 100 and 145t. Leaders: A.C. McGough 290 (in memory of Robert McGough and Lily McGough), 390, “Not Made With Hands” (for Olen Keeton); Mae Conwill 297, 74b; Billy Williams 28b, 231; Jeraldine Wadkins 361, 421.

The memorial lesson was held with Eron White leading song on page 36b in memory of Charlie McCoy. Jimmie Gilmore led song on page 146 in memory of her sister, Lavada Gilmore. Jimmie Gilmore, Pamela Gilmore Keeton, and Philip Gilmore led song on page 283 for Garnsey McGough and Ethel McGough who are in the nursing home.

LUNCH

Glenn Keeton called the class back together leading songs on pages 128 and 503. Leaders: Ashley Keeton 186, 196; Travis Keeton 203, 341; Rebecca Wiggins and Ila Ingle 30t, 108t; John Hocutt 144, 225t; Ila Ingle 434, 436; Philip Gilmore 138b, 30b; Margaret Keeton 475, 78, 316 (in honor of Garnsey McGough and Ethel McGough); Joshua Keeton 268, 408; Jimmie Gilmore 276, 288 (for her parents); Elmer Conwill 129, 296.

RECESS

Pamela Keeton called the class back together leading song on page 217. Leaders: Lena Keeton 137, 273; Paula Gilmore 75, 47t; Dwight Ingle 122, 111t; Karen Wiggins 388, 358; Pernie Pelfrey 83t, 312b; Duncan Vincent 148, 335; Jeanette Tidwell 222, 218; John Beasley 480, 317b; Gwen Cornelius 235, 143 (in memory of her father, Pete Keeton); Kermit Adams 489b.

Glenn Keeton and Pamela Keeton led song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Philip Gilmore.

Co-Chairpersons—Glenn Keeton and Pamela Keeton; Secretary—Ashley Keeton.