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Huntsville Sacred Harp Singing

Burritt On The Mountain, Huntsville, Alabama

Saturday, May 3, 2003

The nineteenth annual Huntsville Sacred Harp Singing was held in the Madison Church building on the grounds of Burritt on the Mountain located atop Monte Sano Mountain in Huntsville. The singing was called to order at 9:30 a.m. with Chairman David Ivey leading 32t. Sam Jones offered the morning prayer.

The class organized by selecting the following additional officers: Vice Chairman—Linton Ballinger; Secretary—Amanda Ballinger; Arranging Committee—Linton Ballinger and Lomax Ballinger.

Leaders: David Ivey 186; Linton Ballinger 81t; Amanda Ballinger 454; Lomax Ballinger 430; Sam Jones 64; Tina Leopold 155; David Ballinger 300; Allison Ivey 182; Hershell King 340; Edwin Ballinger 299; Everett Blackwood 30b; Judy Caudle 361; Warren Steel 377; Norm Howe 84; Scott DePoy 410t; Ivalene Donaldson and Wilton Donaldson 565; Coy Ivey 59; Beth O’dell 442; Randall Smith 137; Mike Grimes, Jo Ann Grimes, and friends 196.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Rodney Ivey leading 142. Leaders: Jimmy Ballinger 111b; Doug Johnston and Randy Nealy 45t; Tommy George 354b; Nate Green and Norma Green 479; Don Bowen 496; Jeanette Lowry 276; Mike Thompson 270; Gravis Ballinger 110; Shelbie Sheppard 183; Robert Walker 452; Sarah Jenkins 532; Travis Keeton 566; Frances Jones 334.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Buddy Ballinger leading 399b. Leaders: Gary Leopold 159; Teenie Moody 212; S.T. Reed 425; David Light 192; Mary Lambert Smith 441; Gary Gronau 163t; Ron Harper 148; Donna Wootten 274t; Larry Ballinger 382; Becky Browne 171; Jarrod George 384; Sandie Scott 408.

Phil Summerlin and Karen Ivey conducted the memorial lesson. Beth O’dell led 288 for the following deceased: Lavaughn Ballinger, Leola Smith, Virginia Jones Glasgow, Talmadge Meadows, and John Henry Busby—Alabama; Clarence Lambert, Everette Denney, Kenneth DeLong, and Revy Williamson—Georgia; Roberta Grimes—Tennessee; Libby Drury, Leon Burgess, Vivian Carlson, Allan Hjgapg, Virginia Bloom, and Gladys Phillips Adamson.

Allison Ivey led 134 for the sick and shut-ins: Kim Watkins, Richard DeLong, Mozelle Sheppard, I.V. McWhorter, Karen Rollins, Gladys McGraw, Ruth Brown, Evelyn Harris, Lolette King, Jap Walton, and Joyce Walton. The memorial was closed with prayer by Phil Summerlin.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by Loyd Ivey leading 89. Leaders: Jeannette DePoy 306; Sam Sommers 386; Laurie Foss 63; Bud Oliver 278b; Leon Ballinger 490; Susan Harcrow 280; Louis Hughes, Jr. 112; Lisa Geist 273; Shane Wootten 542; Betty Shepherd 216; Tim Reynolds 547; LaRue Allen 301; Dennis George 240; Elene Stovall 215; Jeff Sheppard 439; Earl Ballinger 217; Betty Wright 499; Max Berueffy 392; Henry Johnson 65; Jackson Harcrow 317; Charles Meidinger 352; J.L. Hopper 245.

RECESS

Phillip Ballinger brought the class together leading 546. Leaders: Phil Summerlin 209; Kristi Finley 36b; John Plunkett 486; Karen Ivey 371; Pam Wilkerson 29t; Ann Ballard 74b; Stephen Shearon 213t.

Following announcements, Chairman David Ivey led 46 as the closing song. Sam Sommers offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—David Ivey; Vice Chairman—Linton Ballinger; Secretary—Amanda Ballinger.