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Lookout Mountain Convention

Pine Grove Church, near Collinsville, Alabama

August 26-27, 2000

Saturday, August 26

The ninety-seventh session of the Lookout Mountain Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in August at Pine Grove Church near Collinsville, Alabama.

The class was called to order by Bud Oliver leading songs on pages 32t and 82t. Wayne Reed led the morning prayer.

Leaders: S.T. Reed 213t; Milton Oliver 61; Lamar Smith and Randall Smith 76b, 36b; Henry Johnson 420b; Wayne Reed 108b; Larry Ballinger 101t; Gary Gronau 39b; Clayton Ezell 137; Rodney Ivey 475; Lisa Geist 546; Earl Ballinger 177; Charlene Wallace 171; Laura Clawson 318; Becky Browne 304; Mary Wright 290.


Bud Oliver called the class to order leading song on page 47t.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Bud Oliver; Vice Chairman—S.T. Reed; Secretaries—Pauline Oliver and Randall Smith; Arranging Committee—Henry Johnson and Max Berueffy; Memorial Committee—Wayne Reed, Henry Johnson, and Shelbie Sheppard; Finance Committee—S.T. Reed, Milton Oliver, Scot Oliver, and Randall Smith; Chaplain—Wayne Reed.

Leaders: Hubert Nall 217; Lee Rogers 454; Patricia Temple 72b; Jenny Willard 434; Syble Adams 147t; Judy Mincey 540; Keith Willard 106; Shelbie Sheppard 195 (by request); William Shetter 487b; Bob Meek 441; Hershell King 426t; Wanda Capps 222; Jeff Sheppard 216; David Carlton 298; Roy Turrentine 569b; John Plunkett 431.


The singing resumed with Henry Johnson leading song on page 201. Leaders: Andy Morse 288; Allison Ivey 142; Ricky Harcrow 384; Mary Florence Smith 440; Andy Anderson 178; Felton Denney 387; Carmon Brothers 340; Sandie Scott 40; Edith Tate 73t; Willodean Barton 480; Loyd Ivey 424; Susan Harcrow 383; Everette Denney 405; Lomax Ballinger 144; Betty Wright 347; Kelly House 189; Phillip Langley 192; Don Bowen 270; Judy Caudle 365.


The afternoon session began with Bud Oliver leading song on page 39t. Leaders: Stuart Ivey and Richard Ivey 112, 182; Jackson Harcrow 63; Elene Stovall and Allison Stovall 528; Karen Ivey and Max Berueffy 532; Lynne deBenedette 224; Glenn Keeton 236; Elsie Moon 394; Amber Springfield 276; Dave Ressler 203; Karen Freund 77b; Doug Conn 430; Linton Ballinger 299; Michelle Cull 496; Brandon Borchman 117; Kshama Ananthapura 138b; Betty Shepherd 196; Margie Smith 494; Joan Aldridge 198; J.L. Hopper 218; Mark Brown 376; B.M. Smith 225t; Carlene Griffin 503.


The singing resumed with Ricky Harcrow leading song on page 274t. Leaders: Jerry Enright 300; Susan Neufeld and Randy Neufeld 81t; Louis Hughes 448t; Boyd Scott 358; Mattie Townsel 448b; Nate Green and Norma Green 549b; Jean Seiler 315; George Seiler 84; Coy Ivey and Gail Dyer 59; Edwin Ballinger, Gravis Ballinger, and Jim Ballinger 208; Max Berueffy and Lisa Geist 269; Ruth Garzo 107; Henry Johnson 57.

Announcements were made. Bud Oliver led song on page 46 as the closing song. Wayne Reed dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, August 27

The Sunday morning session was called to order by Bud Oliver leading songs on pages 59 and 82t. Wayne Reed led the morning prayer.

Leaders: S.T. Reed 102; Randall Smith and Danny Ray Smith 76b; Max Berueffy 30t; Lee Rogers 99; Bob Meek and Brenda Waters 68b; Michelle Cull and Mark Risinger 66; George Seiler 168; Laura Clawson, Kelly Hauffin, and Joan Walling 95b; Hubert Nall 34b; Margie Smith and Nancy Allen 313t; Louis Hughes 282; Ruth Garzo 155; Judy Mincey 538; B.M. Smith 28b; Jenny Willard 422; Karen Freund and Jerry Enright 56b; Mary Wright 71.


Bud Oliver called the class to order leading song on page 159. Leaders: Dennis George 373; Kshama Ananthapura 186; Roy Nelson 522; Brandon Borchman 117; Stuart Ivey 189; Jarrod George 480; Jackson Harcrow 354b; Jim Ballinger and David Ballinger 340; William Shetter 350; Richard Mauldin 36b; Linda Sides 454; Marlon Wootten 441; Shane Wootten 29t; Mattie Townsel 46; David Yeager 49t; Floyd Peters 335; Bob Cull 49b; Chip Ward and Cassie Franklin 442; Susan Green 123t.


The singing resumed with Bud Oliver and Max Berueffy leading song on page 145t. Leaders: Patricia Temple and Alix Baillie 312t; Milton Oliver, Alanna Blanks, Eric Blanks, Bryant Beard, and Paula Oliver 45t; Jackie Tanner and Cindy Franklin 298; Brenda Carroll 384; Eloise Wootten 426 (t? b?); Nancy Yeager 178; Gary Gronau 163t; Boyd Scott 58; Patricia Mauldin 63; Buell Cobb 69b; Dave Ressler 272; Norma Green 418; Jean Seiler 200; Keith Willard 112; Amanda Denson 365; Hobert Ivey and Betty Shepherd 426t; Don Bowen 283; Susan Neufeld and Randy Neufeld 146; Sarah Harcrow and Desiree Malone 299.


S.T. Reed brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 42. Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 176t; Jeanette Lowry 377; Rebecca Browne 362; Henry Johnson and Rebecca Loman 388.

A memorial lesson was held by Wayne Reed, Henry Johnson, and Shelbie Sheppard. Wayne Reed read a passage of scripture and spoke of the way we should live.

Shelbie Sheppard made comments about the message contained in the song on page 289, and then led the song for the following deceased: Rosa Hughes, Marie Aldridge, Virgil Phillips, Ruby Phillips, Herbert Phillips, Shelton Williamson, Ester Wall Brown, Karen House, Horace Batchelor, Carrol Ivey, Mercedes Cagle Lambert, Waylon Roache, Alice Meadows, Lois Sheldon, and Horace Upton.

Henry Johnson reminded us that we should remember the sick and shut-in by visiting, phoning, or sending a card to cheer them up, let them know we are thinking about them; and led song on page 385t for: Mary Stiefel, Woodie Walker, Alpha Black, Lawrence Underwood, Lula Underwood, Polly Moore, Tommye Denson Mauldin, John Henry Busby, Audra Browne, Mozelle Sheppard, Estella Klatt, Jap Walton, and Joyce Walton. Louis Hughes closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Ruth Brown 84; Jerry Enright and Karen Freund 77t; Mark Brown “Sweet Beulah Land”; Syble Adams 277; Allison Ivey and Richard Ivey 215; Richard Ivey, Allison Ivey, and Stuart Ivey 270; Betty Shepherd and Rodney Ivey 216; Susan Harcrow 220; David Ivey and Coy Ivey 172; Coy Ivey 137; Lynne deBenedette 542; Pam Nunn and Shelbie Sheppard 269; Shelbie Sheppard 242 (by request); Elene Stovall 436; Kelly House 556; Rodney Ivey and Karen Ivey 349, 475; Cassie Franklin and Cindy Franklin 192, 198; Charles Stiefel and Melvin Stiefel 39b; Donna Wootten and Shane Wootten 56t.

The Finance Committee reported a collection of $1,114.00. Announcements were made. Bud Oliver, Milton Oliver, Wayne Reed, S.T. Reed, Henry Johnson, and Brother Warren Meadows led song on page 62 as the closing song. Brother Warren Meadows dismissed the class with prayer.

The Lookout Mountain Convention wishes to thank everyone that made a contribution or helped in any way with the improvement of Pine Grove Church.

Chairman—Bud Oliver; Vice Chairman—S.T. Reed; Secretaries—Pauline Oliver and Randall Smith.