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Antioch Baptist Church

Ider, Alabama

April 9, 2000

The annual singing at Antioch Baptist Church near Ider, Alabama was held on the second Sunday in April. The chairmen of the singing were Marty Wootten and Levon Wootten.

The class was called to order by Levon Wootten and Marty Wootten leading songs on pages 82t and 101t. Brother Billy Killian led the opening prayer. Levon Wootten and Marty Wootten led songs on pages 59 and 63. Leaders: Bud Oliver 42; Randall Smith and Lamar Smith 36b, 76b; Phillip Wootten 312b; Bob Meek 48t; John Bailey 535b; Judy Mincey 538; Aaron Wootten 270; Gordon Olsen 39 (t? b?); Christine Stevens 411; Thomas Willard 145b; Rayford Brown 285t; Mark Brown 277; Mary Smith 302; Laura Densmore 29t; Martha Henderson 383; James Nelson Gingerich 34t; Midge Olsen 66; S.T. Reed 32b; Mel Kersey 565b.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Levon Wootten and Marty Wootten leading song on page 274 (t? b?). Leaders: Mary Elizabeth Lee 40; David Townson, Sherry Townson, Hunter Townson, Chase Townson, and Logan Townson 45t; Phil Townson, Danette Townson, Raven Townson, and Dani Townson “Mercy Seat”, 559 (CB); Jarrod George 276; Chris Davis 111 (t? b?); Jeffrey Wootten, Kristie Wootten, and Kennedy Wootten 421; Charles Meidinger, Sandy Meidinger, Steven Meidinger, and Staci Meidinger 518 (CB); Marty Wootten, Jarred Wootten, Hayden Wootten, and Jamey Wootten 551; John Bailey, Leah Crosby (age 7), and Janet Crosby 218; Kathy Lee and Rachel Lee 155; David Lee 128; Dennis George 268; David Ivey, Karen Ivey, Stuart Ivey, and Richard Ivey 475; Phil Summerlin 99; Sarah Harcrow 347; Pam Wilkerson 163t; Debbie Kaen 37b; Ray Smith, Robin Smith, Sharron Smith, Suzanne Smith, Olivia Allen, Sarah Houser, and Stephen Houser 449 (CB); Floyd Peters 335; Eric Morgan 75; Louis Hughes, Sr. 496; Julie Lee and Ramona Lee 129; Julie Lee, Ramona Lee, and Tollie Lee 108 (t? b?), 113; Buell Cobb 31b.

LUNCH

Marty Wootten and Levon Wootten brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 354b. Leaders: Terry Wootten 448t; Jim Carnes 111b; Susan Davis and Jennifer Cook 196, 171.

Levon Wootten gave a memorial lesson for Virgil Phillips, and the following leaders led songs in his memory: Coy Ivey 137; Terry Wootten 336 (CB); Jenny Wootten “Sweet Beulah Land”, 70t; and Dewayne Wootten 571 (CB). The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Jerry Wootten and Gerald Wootten 448b, 543; Clarke Lee 426t; Don Bowen “Trusting”; Jeff Sheppard 442; Linda Thomas, Eloise Wootten, Reba Dell Windom, and Myra Dalton 47t, 56b; Tim Eriksen 70b; Keith Willard and Jenny Willard 349; Olivia Allen, Freeman Wootten, Jewel Wootten, Gene Wootten, Gertha Parker, VaDell Glass, and Beulah Ann York 378t, 418; Shane Wootten and Donna Wootten 345b; Brenda Carroll and Chris Carroll 384; Betty Wright 323b; Nate Green and Norma Green 178; Kshama Ananthapura 58; Linda Sides 454; Claudine Townson and Teresa Saylors 68b; Charles Stiefel and Melvin Stiefel 348b; Tony Ivey, Sandy Ivey, Scott Ivey, Loyd Ivey, and Val Eng 484 (CB).

Announcements were made. Marty Wootten, Levon Wootten, and Billy Killian led song on page 201.

Chairmen for 2001 will be David Townson and Shane Wootten. Marty Wootten and Levon Wootten led songs on pages 146 and 59 as the closing songs. Tollie Lee dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairmen—Marty Wootten and Levon Wootten; Secretary—Donna Wootten.