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Dutton, Green, and Jackson Memorial

Liberty Grove Primitive Baptist Church (New Flatwoods Church)
South of Nauvoo, Alabama

July 4, 1999

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 30t. The morning prayer was led by Glenn Keeton.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Tim Gilmore; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—A.C. McGough and John Hyde.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 146, 283; Mae Conwill 142, 269; Ivalene Donaldson 175, 274 (t? b?); Willodean Barton 159 (for her sister in the nursing home whose birthday is today), 290; Kermit Adams 384, 418; Johnny Humber 389, 208; Mary Ellen Jones 392, 394; Wilton Donaldson 39b, 47t; Cecil Sanders 390; Faye Donaldson 40, 129; Huey Jones 306, 498; Ashley Keeton 168, 455.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Tim Gilmore leading songs on pages 99 and 134 (in memory of his mother, Lavada Gilmore).

Leaders: Gene Wakefield 102, 103; Pamela Keeton 500, 546; Jayne Fulmer 186, 300; Clarence McCool 68b, 45t; Elmer Conwill 82t, 74b; Margaret Keeton 91, 78; Aileen Woodley 399b, 77t. Elder Ronald Gilmore welcomed everyone. Ronald Gilmore and Hazel Gilmore led song on page 128. A.C. McGough offered prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Travis Keeton leading song on page 235 in memory of Ruth McGough.

Leaders: Lena Keeton 89, 200; Julietta Haynes 216, 430; Julie Poston 421 (in memory of Doc Jackson); Amanda Denson 217, 224; Brenda Merritt 225t, “Shades Of Night”; Marie Guthrie 280, 380; Glenn Keeton 475, 503; John Merritt 358, 460, “That Beautiful Land”, 294; Glenn Keeton “Jesus Died For Me”; Elvin Guthrie 482, 535, 544; Joshua Keeton 340, 408; Odie Horton 400, 341; Rachel Jones and Janet Jones 319 (in memory of Henry Jackson and Estelle Napier), 373; Josie Hyde 298 (in memory of Alvin Keeton), 299; John Hyde 73t, 63.

Travis Keeton and Tim Gilmore led song on page 212 as the closing song. Elder Ronald Gilmore led the closing prayer.

Money for the minutes of this singing was donated by Ott Alexander.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Tim Gilmore; Secretary—Margaret Keeton.