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Liberty Decoration Singing

Liberty Church, Henagar, Alabama

June 3, 2001

The annual Decoration Day Sacred Harp Singing held at Liberty Church was called to order with Chairman David Ivey leading songs on pages 82t and 34t. Phil Summerlin led the morning prayer.

The singing continued with Vice Chairman Rodney Ivey leading song on page 317 (in memory of his grandfather, Eulas Ivey). Leaders: Vice Chairman Shane Wootten 73t (for Edith Tate); Secretary Norma Green 448t (in memory of her mother, Helen Ivey); Jackie Tanner 421; Richard Ivey 42.

Jackie Tanner and Richard Ivey were appointed as the Arranging Committee.

Leaders: Loyd Ivey 378t (in memory of Aunt Woodie Walker); Henry Johnson 338; Joan Aldridge 192; S.T. Reed 379; Donna Wootten 274t; Lamar Smith and Randall Smith 36b, 76b; Mattie Townsel 143; Rex Wilks 89 (in memory of his father, Bonard Wilks); Lisa Geist 335; Jarrod George 137; Tony Ivey 99; Deborah Morton and Rodney Ivey 299, 78 (in memory of her grandmother, Nora Lacy); Jimmy Ballinger 565.

The memorial lesson was held in the cemetery with the class singing the following songs: 162, 340, “That Beautiful Land” (WB), “Jesus Died for Me” (WB), “She is Sleeping” (CB), “Cleansing Fountain” (CB), 45t.


David Ivey called the class together leading song on page 205. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 50b; Leola Smith 318; Earl Ballinger 203; Linda Sides 285t; Eschol Hughes 58; Linda Thomas 289; Linton Ballinger 212 (in memory of D.T. White); Karen Freund 378b; Jackson Harcrow 63; Jarred Wootten, Hayden Wootten, and Jamie Wootten “Brown” (WB); Amanda Ballinger 112; Phil Summerlin 411 (in memory of Margie Lacy); Gravis Ballinger 142; Karen Davis 270; Flarce Creel, Cindy Tanner, and Cassie Franklin 475. Aunt Bob and Uncle Paul Greeson, both in attendance, were recognized. Aunt Ruby Wilks, a shut-in, was also remembered at this time. Edward Tanner asked the blessing for the noon meal.


The afternoon session was called together with Rodney Ivey leading song on page 81t. Leaders: Max Berueffy 283; Sarah Harcrow and Richard Ivey 171; Harrison Creel 498; Dennis George 384; Elene Stovall 189 (in memory of Karen House); Jerry Enright 30b (in memory of Noah Lacy); the Ivey first cousins “Trusting” (WB), 358 (in memory of the cousins who have passed away); Betty Wright 108t; Cassie Franklin 224; Edward Tanner 45t; Laura Clawson and Elene Stovall 68b (in memory of Karen House); Reba Windom and Betty Shepherd 196, 216; Susan Harcrow 430; Lavaughn Ballinger and Loyd Ivey 424; Allison Ivey 182; Marty Wootten 336 (CB); Teresa Bethune, Marian Biddle, and Lorrie Wootten 454, “That Beautiful Land” (WB) (in memory of their grandmother, Ester Ivey); Teresa Ballinger 110; Bill Stewart 480.


The singing resumed with Coy Ivey, Shane Wootten, and Linton Ballinger leading 222. Leaders: Eloise Wootten 186; Karen Travis and Trish McClain 74b, 76t; Jarrod George, Scott Ivey and Jackson Harcrow 300 (walked time); Sandy Ivey 503; Bud Oliver and Loyd Ivey 482 (in memory of Eulas Ivey); Jeffrey Wootten, Kristy Wootten, Kennedy Wootten, and Cole Wootten 542; Mark Brown 489; Jenny Wootten Mann and Cassie Franklin 559 (CB); Nate Green and Norma Green 398; Hobert Ivey and David Ivey 410t. Chairman David Ivey thanked the arranging committee for a job well done. Following announcements, David Ivey, Shane Wootten, and Rodney Ivey led 146 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Pastor Tony Ivey.

Chairman—David Ivey; Vice Chairmen—Shane Wootten and Rodney Ivey; Secretary—Norma Latham Green.