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Liberty Decoration Singing

Liberty Church, Henagar, Alabama

June 2, 2002

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 89. Rev. Edward Tanner led the morning prayer. The singing continued with Vice Chairman Rodney Ivey leading song on page 32t.

Leaders: Vice Chairman Shane Wootten 37b; Secretary Norma Green 348b (in memory of her parents, Eulas and Helen Ivey); Lamar Smith and Randall Smith 36b, 76b; Linda Sides 119 (in memory of Hubert Anderson); Sally House and Kelly House 503 (in memory of Karen House); Rex Wilks, Jason Wilks, and Maggie Wilks 145b, 312b; Jarrod George 277; Mattie Townsel 317; Boyd Scott 358; Betty Wright and Edward Thacker 569b; Sandie Scott 117; Sarah Harcrow Jenkins 217; Henry Johnson 338 (in memory of Lola Windsor).

The memorial lesson was held in the cemetery with the class singing songs on 340, 491b (WB); 540 (CB); 492 (WB); and 45t.


Shane Wootten called the class together leading song on page 345b. Leaders: Phil Summerlin 411; Marilyn Burchett 29t; Linton Ballinger 144; Charles Franklin 457; Lynne deBenedette 77t; Alex Makris 490 (in memory of her grandfather, Ed Latham); Aaron Wootten 282; Scott Ivey 186; Hayden Wootten and Jared Wootten 388; J.P. Shavers 145b; Patsy Gentle 68b; Mike Dunn 137; Lela Crowder 442; Milton Oliver 270; Lisa Geist 214; Jewel Wootten 440 (in memory of Freeman Wootten); Loyd Ivey, Teresa Bethune, Marian Biddle, Martha Underwood, Doug Ivey, Candace Bethune, Ivey Biddle, Adam Biddle, Jessica Ivey, Lillie Underwood, and Mollie Ivey 501 (CB). Jason Wilks asked the blessing for the noon meal.


The afternoon session was called together with Rodney Ivey leading song on page 108t. Leaders: Dennis George 215; Laura Clawson 542; Nate Green and Norma Green 371; Lavaughn Ballinger, Loyd Ivey, and Shane Wootten 424 (in memory of Andrew Ivey and Hamilton Ballinger); Eloise Wootten 480; Max Berueffy 283; Allison Ivey 168; Chris Ballinger 163b; Kelly House 430; Coy Ivey and the Ivey first cousins 486t (WB), 45t; Larry Ballinger 202; Donna Wootten 155; Cassie Franklin 304; Tony Ivey 56b; Reba Windom 208 (in memory of Aunt Woodie Walker); Edward Tanner 100; Susan Harcrow 218.


The singing resumed with Ricky Harcrow leading songs on pages 49b, 572 (CB). Leaders: Jackie Tanner and Cindy Tanner 172; Travis Ballinger 99; Elene Stovall 182; Bud Oliver and Norma Green 418; Karen Ivey and Stuart Ivey 454; Hobert Ivey, Betty Shepherd, and Rodney Ivey 47t, 216; Karen Travis and Rachel Shavers 551; Mark Brown 543; Sandy Ivey 201; Gazelle Parker and Eloise Wootten 276; Jackson Harcrow 274t; Myra Dalton and Darlene Dalton 163t.

Following announcements David Ivey and Tony 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.