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Liberty Church

Henagar, Alabama

June 4, 2000

The annual Decoration Day Sacred Harp Singing held at Liberty Baptist Church was called to order with David Ivey leading songs on pages 82t and 61. Phil Summerlin led the morning prayer.

The singing continued with Rodney Ivey leading song on page 81t. Leaders: Norma Latham Green 138b; Shane Wootten 101t; Donna Wootten and Shane Wootten 74b; Loyd Ivey 89; Hobert Ivey 47t; Rex Wilks 30t; Milton Oliver 403; Eloise Wootten 222; Mike Dunn 186; Linda Sides 454; Elene Stovall 192; Bud Oliver 145t; Max Berueffy and Karen Ivey 446; Leola Smith 176b; Mel Kersey 515; Betty Wright 145b; Jerry Enright 77t; Jewel Wootten 47b; Lisa Geist 276; Nate Green and Norma Green 317; Henry Johnson 565.

The memorial lesson was held in the cemetery with the class singing the following songs: 340, “Love at Home” (WB), 45t, “We Will Sing With The Angels There” (CB), 162, and 144.


Jerry Enright and Elene Stovall called the class together leading song on page 312b. Leaders: Wayne Wootten and Anna Wootten “Trusting” (WB); Lamar Smith and Randall Smith 76b, 36b; Larry Ballinger 300; Cassie Franklin 384; Eschol Hughes 235; Linda Thomas 217; Sarah Harcrow 347; Anita Landess 58; John Henry Busby, Loyd Ivey, and Coy Ivey “Jesus Died For Me” (WB); Jackie Tanner 112.


The afternoon session was called together with Rodney Ivey, Max Berueffy, and Cassie Franklin leading song on page 270. Leaders: Shane Wootten 155; Betty Shepherd 216; Tony Ivey 421; Deb Morton and Rodney Ivey 299; Buddy Davis 146; Jarrod George 137; Jarrod George, Jackson Harcrow, and Scott Ivey 63 (walked); Marty Wootten, Jarred Wootten, Hayden Wootten, and Jamie Wootten 551; Rachel Ivey 128; Tommy George 354b; Loyd Ivey, Marian Biddle, Doug Ivey, Martha Underwood, and Lillie Underwood 501 (CB); Jessica Davis 480; Ivey cousins 571 (CB), 505 (CB); Karen Freund 56b; Philip Gilmore and Paula Gilmore 448t, 39t; Karen Travis 503; Mattie Townsel 37b; Linton Ballinger 208 (for Woodie Walker).


The singing resumed with Ricky Harcrow leading 225t, 572 (CB). Leaders: Karen House 430; Laura Clawson and Cassie Franklin 95; Reba Windom 196; Allison Ivey and Karen Ivey 142; Dennis George, Jarrod George, and Kathleen George 68b; Phil Summerlin 448b; Susan Harcrow and Betty Shepherd 269; Cindy Franklin 327; Mark Brown “Sweet Beulah Land”; Darlene Dalton 277; Melvin Stiefel 512; Syble Adams 203; Bud Oliver 73t; Jarrod George 358 (by request); David Ivey 75 (by request); Karen Ivey and Loyd Ivey 424 (in memory of Andrew Ivey).

Following announcements, David Ivey led song on page 56t, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Ricky Harcrow.

Chairman—David Ivey; Vice Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Secretary—Norma Latham Green.