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Cornelius Benjamin (Bennie) Keeton Memorial

Shady Grove (Keeton Cemetery), Walker County, Alabama

September 19, 1999

The twenty-eight 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 led song on page 48t. The morning prayer was led by Glenn Keeton. Travis Keeton led songs on pages 201 and 345 (t? b?).

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—A.C. McGough; Secretaries—Pam Keeton and Glenn Keeton; Arranging Committee—Lena Keeton.

Leaders: Ashley Keeton 196, 300; Cecil Sanders 498; Brenda Merritt 142, 168; Kermit Adams 78, 288; Amber Springfield 203, 30b; Parnell Berry 283, 177; Wilton Donaldson 317, 31b; Elmer Conwill 379, 129; Annie Lou Price 434, 454; Dr. Julietta Haynes 439, 280; Chris Rice 282, 480; Becky Briggs and Elsie Beasley 460, 384; Joshua Keeton 268, 108t.

RECESS

The class was called to order by A.C. McGough leading songs on pages 390 and 161. Leaders: Lisa Giest 377, 95b; Clarence McCool 349, 228; Roma Rice 499, 31t; John Merritt 393, 276; Pernie Pelfrey 45t; Gravis Ballinger 99; Faye Donaldson 40; Christy Allen 321 (in memory of Uncle Howard Godsey), 426t.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 176 (t? b?). Leaders: Ivalene Donaldson 275b; Gene Wakefield 284, 138t; Jayne Fulmer 186, 63; Ken Tate 343, 124; John Hocutt 225 (t? b?); Willodean Barton 101 (t? b?), 100; Lena Keeton 146, 546; Johnny Humber 172, 448 (t? b?); Velton Chafin 273, 425; Francis Lee 30t, 159; Clarissa Springfield 445, 166; Pam Keeton 216; John Hyde 123t, 61; Larry Ballinger 206; Paula Springfield 340, 224; Tim Gilmore 402, 272; Glenn Keeton 366 (?), 346; Harrison Creel 111b, 512; Vernie Phillips 112; L.H. Gilmore 34t; Julie Postum 421; Marie Aldridge 436; Edith Tate 532, 446; Gwen Cornelius, Lena Keeton, and Glenn Keeton 143.

Travis Keeton and A.C. McGough led song on page 209 as the closing song. A.C. McGough dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—A.C. McGough; Secretaries—Pam Keeton and Glenn Keeton.