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Antioch Baptist Church

Ider, Alabama

April 8, 2001

The annual singing at Antioch Baptist Church near Ider, Alabama was held on the second Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Shane Wootten and David Townson leading song on page 82t. Phillip Wootten offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Shane Wootten and David Townson 101t, 31t; Marty Wootten 99; Marlon Wootten 47t; Levon Wootten 108 (t? b?); Lamar Smith and Randall Smith 36b, 76b; Linda Thomas 33b; Chris Carroll 48t; Margie Smith 569b; S.T. Reed 568; Leroy Digsby 489; Charles Wells 47b; B.M. Smith 475; Eileen Metzger 32t; Jeff Bell 216; Dewayne Wootten 460; Mel Kersey 68b; Eleanor Haase 352; William Shetter 171; Floyd Peters 100; Coy Ivey and Don Bowen “Trusting” (WB); Don Bowen 283; Aaron Wootten 201; Debbie Kean 37b; Myra Dalton 83t; Jeff Sheppard 448t; Heath Townson 67; Mark Brown 163b; Britt Mann 59; Judy Mincey 540.


Shane Wootten and David Townson brought the class back to order leading song on page 145t. Leaders: Thomas J. Willard 106; Jared Wootten, Jamey Wootten, Hayden Wootten, Dakota Garner, and Chris Davis 511 (CB); Jared Wootten, Jamey Wootten, Hayden Wootten, Dakota Garner, Chris Davis, Raven Townson, Danny Townson, Kennedy Wootten, and Hunter Townson 128; Jared Wootten, Jamey Wootten, Hayden Wootten, Dakota Garner, Chris Davis, Raven Townson, Danny Townson, Kennedy Wootten, Hunter Townson, and Sheila Wootten “Oh How I Love Jesus”; Jessica Davis 145b, 426b; Buddy Davis 97; Mark Carroll 142; Roy Nelson 432; Teresa Wootten, Stacy Wootten, Charlotte Watson, Donnette Cunningham, Amy Cunningham, and Jeremy Cunningham 163t; Eddie Brown and Ashley Brown 277; Charles Meidinger and Stephen Malinger 500 (CB); Daphene Causey 451; Robin Smith, Olivia Allen, and Freeman Wootten “It Is Well With My Soul” (WB); Darlene Dalton 454; Phillip Wootten, Susan Davis and Jennifer Cook 39t, 56b; Syble Adams 505 (CB); David Killingsworth 440; Jenny Willard and Keith Willard 349.


Shane Wootten and David Townson brought the afternoon session to order leading songs on pages 335 and 345b. Leaders: Jenny Mann 452; Brenda Carroll 299; Linda Sides 192; Bob Meeks 270; Laura Densmore 542; Louis Hughes 496; Matt Wells 137; Pam Nunn, B.M. Smith, and Shelbie Sheppard 28b; Thom Metzger 383.

Syble Adams and Linda Thomas conducted the memorial lesson and led song on page 559 (CB) for the deceased and song on page 515b for the sick and shut-ins. Dewayne Wootten closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Eloise Wootten, Loyd Ivey, Lori Wootten, and Marion Underwood 424; Terry Wootten 340; Phil Summerlin 441; Gerald and Jeremy Wootten 457; Jeffrey Wootten and Christy Wootten 380, 53; Buell Cobb, Charles McNair, Tom Juno, and Janice Juno 410t; Karen Davis 282; Jewel Wootten 421; Jewel Wootten and Philip Gilmore 39b; Keith Willard, Rodney Willard, Barbara Willard, and Jenny Willard 312b; April Hall 144; Charles Franklin 74b; Claudine Townson, Virginia Glass, and Wootten cousins 501 (CB); Charles Stiefel 445b; Tim Dalton 503; Karen McClain, Travis McClain, and Tresha McClain 29t; Mattie Townsel, Coy Ivey, and Norma Green 317; Dewayne Wootten, Pastor Billy Ray Killian, and Hoyt Bynum 571 (CB).

Announcements were made. Shane Wootten and David Townson led song on page 59 as the closing song. Phil Summerlin dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairmen for the singing to be held in 2002 will be Phillip Wootten and Terry Wootten.

Chairmen—Shane Wootten and David Townson; Secretary—Myra Dalton.