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Etowah County Sacred Harp Singing

George Wallace Senior Citizen Center, Glencoe, Alabama

March 17, 2002

The annual Wall Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at George Wallace Senior Citizen Center in Glencoe, Alabama on the third Sunday in March. Bud Oliver called the class to order leading songs on pages 32t and 82t. Dennis George offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Bud Oliver 30t; Rodney Ivey 142, 137; Henry Johnson 29b, 375; Mattie Townsel 145b, 313t; Jarrod George 59, 358; Evelyn Harris 39b, 89; Lamar Smith and Randall Smith 36b, 76b.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Bud Oliver leading song on page 37b.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Bud Oliver; Vice Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard; Arranging Committee—Jackie Tanner.

A motion was made and seconded to change the name of the singing from the “Wall Memorial Singing” to the “Etowah County Sacred Harp Singing.” The class voted unanimously for the change, and hereafter this singing will be named the “Etowah County Sacred Harp Singing.” End of business session.

Leaders: Bud Oliver 47t; Jackie Tanner 378t, 208; S.T. Reed 47b, 48t; Nate Green and Norma Green 491, 489; Dennis George 229, 88t; Jewel Wootten 426t, 283; B.J. Harris 303, 503.

RECESS

Bud Oliver brought the class to order leading song on page 42. Leaders: Tommy George 354b, 45t; Pearl Guier 49b, 127; B.M. Smith 448b, 475; Willie Mae Moon 383, 441; Terry Hullett 129, 146; Daphene Causey 269, 327. B.J. Harris asked the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Rodney Ivey leading song on page 81t. Leaders: Randall Smith 454, 384; Teenie Moody 222, 186; Jeff Sheppard 236, 387; Jarrod George 358 (by request); Susan Harcrow 299, 200; Chip Ward 348t, 348b; Pam Nunn 528, 300; Cindy Tanner 198, 220; Shelbie Sheppard 418, 106; Cassie Franklin 171; Harrison Creel 512; Wanda Capps 144; Edith Tate 73t, 389; Jackie Tanner 182; Rodney Ivey 530.

RECESS

Bud Oliver brought the class to order leading song on page 270. Leaders: S.T. Reed 63 (for all the people in nursing homes); Dennis George 532; Judith Green and Teenie Moody 117; Henry Johnson 539; Terry Hullett 31t; Susan Harcrow 430; Randall Smith 155; Chip Ward 318 (in memory of Eula Johnson); Mattie Townsel 61; Pam Nunn 216.

Announcements were made. Bud Oliver led song on page 45t (by request). Bud Oliver, Rodney Ivey, and S.T. Reed led song on page 146 as the closing song. S.T. Reed dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Bud Oliver; Vice Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard.