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The Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church - Double Springs, Alabama

March 21, 1999

The Godsey Sisters Memorial Singing in honor of Leona Horton, Maude Adams, Delia Watts, and Mina Adams was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Kermit Adams leading song on page 31b. The morning prayer was led by Juanita Whitman.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Arranging Committee—Gene Wakefield; Secretary—Roma Rice.

Travis Keeton led songs on pages 73t and 426t for Rose Altha Taylor. Leaders: Gene Wakefield 40, 27; Roma Rice 34t (in memory of her father and mother, Howard Godsey and Ada Godsey), 104; Wilton Donaldson 56t, 317b; Julie Poston 421, 274t; Ivalene Donaldson 288, 335; Lorene Gray 47t, 147t; Gladys Bonds 112, 42; Willodean Barton 391, 290; Carla Morris 183, 145b; Mae Conwill 276, 434; Lucy Heidorn 30t, 144.

RECESS

The class was called to order by John Hyde leading songs on pages 61 and 63. Leaders: Ashley Owen 108t, 410t; Juanita Whitman 480, 129; Gravis Ballinger 34b, 124; Marie Aldridge 192, 336; Corene White 37b, 171; Lena Keeton 137, 88t; Julietta Haynes 215, 430; Dawson Adams 68b, 77t; Josie Hyde 77b, 138t; Odie Horton 153, 89.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton called the class back to order by leading songs on pages 127 and 131b. Leaders: Pernie Pelfrey 371 (for Emily Jones and her granddaughter, Deiana), 166b; Billy Williams 161, 323b; Cecil Wakefield 282, 339; Velton Chafin 417, 540; Elmer Conwill 498, 379; Larry Ballinger 91, 139; Loretta Whitman 87, 100; Kermit Adams 456, 28b; Parnell Berry 332, 306; Milford Watts 378b, 385t. Travis Keeton led song on page 179 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Milford Watts.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Roma Rice.