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Shady Grove Baptist Church
(Cooper Book Singing)

Dutton, Alabama

Saturday, September 30, 2000

The annual Cooper Book Singing was held at Shady Grove Baptist Church on Saturday before the first Sunday in October. The class was called to order by Chairman Mark Brown at 9:30 a.m. leading song on page 49b. The morning prayer was offered by Phil Summerlin.

Leaders: Rex Wilks 47b, 67; Lamar Smith 76b; Dewayne Wootten 85, 288; April Hall 144; S.T. Reed 344, 528b; Coy Ivey 36b, 47t; Hershell King 572, 80b; Loyd Ivey 38t, 540; Max Berueffy 54t, 559; Rhonda Arnold 31t; Milton Oliver 503; Darlene Dalton 199, 543b.


The class was called back to order by Chairman Mark Brown leading song on page 48t. Leaders: B.M. Smith 511t, 511b; Bud Oliver 440b, 573; Pam Wilkerson 541, 505; Joan Aldridge 500; Jerry Enright 416t, 140; Phil Summerlin 336t, 508; Betty Wright 323b, 410; Opal Wootten and Imogene Bradshaw 430, 279; Freeman Wootten and Olivia Allen 116; Christy Blevins 84, 563; Amanda Carroll 498b, 571; Karen Freund Enright 319, 488b.

Mark Brown led song on page 159 as a memorial lesson and for the sick and shut-ins. Pastor Ralph Heard asked the blessing for lunch.


The class was called to order for the afternoon session by Chairman Mark Brown leading song on page 515. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 540, 39; Elene Stovall 478; Syble Adams 268b, 574, 133; Stanley Smith 502, 55; John Etheridge 292b, 293t; Billy Williams 286b, 54t; Sandra Jordan 283b; Linda Thomas 225t; Dennis George 522, 552; W.G. Meadows and Myra Dalton 398b, 138t, 381t; Jared George 393t, 392; B.M. Smith 507b; Syble Adams “Nearer Home” (White Book); Linda Thomas 569, “Gone To Rest”; Jerry Enright 98; John Etheridge 184b.

The class was dismissed in prayer by Lamar Smith.

Chairman—Mark Brown; Secretaries—Myra Dalton and Rhonda Arnold.