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Shady Grove Church

Winston County, Alabama

June 24-25, 1995

Saturday, June 24

The annual Sacred Harp Singing on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in June at Shady Grove Church was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 37t. The morning prayer was led by Brother Ronald Gilmore. Travis Keeton then led song on page 288. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Odie Horton; Vice Chairman—Dawson Adams; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton and Ora Lee Fannin. Odie Horton then led song on page 36b, and dedicated it to his brother, Burtis Horton, who is in the hospital. Leaders: A. C. McGough 30t, 30b; Ashley Owen 108t, 410t; Cecil Sanders 123t, 145t; Vernice Calvert 56t, 66b; A. A. Malone 48t, 49b; Ronald Gilmore 73t, 312b; John Hyde 313t, 314; Keterina Sanders 454, 389, dedicated to Lindsey Crider; B. B. Mattox 421, 217.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Dawson Adams leading songs on pages 39b and 328. Leaders: Essie Calvert 405, 322; Ada Godsey 34t, 378t (for son, Oneal Godsey); Roxie Keeton 498, 535; Juanita Whitman 480; Mr and Mrs. L. H. Gilmore 406, 477; Pauline Childers 222, 475; L. E. Hannah 332, 349; May Conwill 206, 317b; Josie Hyde 224, 183; Edith Tate 275b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Odie Horton leading song on page 122. Leaders: Bubbie Owen 454, 452b; Bradley Allen 546; Pernie Pelfrey 375, 88t; Emily Jones 83t, 61; Elmer Conwill 482, 430; Lola Roberson 192, 300; Lorene Gray 147t, 321b; Amanda Denson 142, 272; Roma Rice 104, 566; E. E. Kilgo 100, 101t; Viola Young 155; “Jesus Died For Me”; Lora Hale 434, 220; Tom Harper 411, 500, 294.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Dawson Adams leading song on page 75. Leaders: Ora Lee Fannin 83t, 523b, 535b; Kenneth Fannin 78, 436; Gene Wakefield 168, 164; Carol Fannin 72b, 399b; Milford Watts 201b; Ila Ingle 334; Kermit Adams 276, 319, (by request in memory of Elmer Panter); Raymon and Audra Fannin 189b, 146, 124. The class was dismissed with prayer by Milford Watts.

Sunday, June 25

The Sunday session was called to order by Odie V. Horton leading song on page 374. Hugh McGraw led the morning prayer. Chairman Odie V. Horton led song on page 46. Leaders called: Hubert Hood 454, 569b; Gene Wakefield 64, 100; Kelsie Wakefield 133, 159; Doyce Bailey 143; Dr. Doyle Williams 142, 155; Gladys Bonds 499b, 321b; Ashley Owen 108t, 410t; Bubbie Owen 30t, 452.

RECESS

Odie V. Horton brought the class together leading song on page 48t. At this time a special memorial was held. Kermit Adams led songs on pages 120 and 428 in memory of Wallace Watts, Winford Watts, and Cora Livingston. Amanda Denson led songs on pages 336 and 426b in memory of Sam Fowler. Rose Altha Taylor 47t in memory of Ted Godsey and Burtha Henderson. Travis Keeton led 119 and 283 in memory of Henry Jackson and Dessie Jackson. Azilee Adams in memory of Avilee and Louie Taylor. Josie Hyde led songs on pages 299 and 200 in memory of Jonnie Hyde; L. E. Hannah 59, 323b in memory of sister, Nina Little. Hugh McGraw 37b, 490; Milford Watts 84.

LUNCH

Dawson Adams called the class together singing songs on pages 68b and 45t. Leaders: Bradley Allen 546, 385b; Josie Hyde 342 (for Nell Adams); Hussell Godsey 436, 434; Lola Roberson 300; Clifford Wakefield 425b, 387; John Hyde 275b; Barbara Cooksie 140, 90; Nellie Alexander, Ruby Lovett, Loretta Whitman 435b, 82t, 106; Myrtice Graham 124, 137; Roma Rice 63, 147b; Cecil Wakefield 134, 294; Milford Watts 369, 310, 385 (t? b?); Viola Young and Barbara Cooksie 190 (?), 358; Ora Lee Fannin and Pernie Pelfrey 67, 212; Amanda Denson led 56b for the closing song. The closing prayer was given by Milford Watts.

Chairman—Odie V. Horton; Vice Chairman—Dawson Adams; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey.