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Lacy Memorial Singing

Fuller Cemetery, Ider, Alabama

August 31, 2003

The annual Lacy Memorial Singing held on the first fifth Sunday following July 4th was called to order with Chair Reba Windom leading 59. The morning prayer was led by Samuel Sommers. Reba Windom led 378t (in memory of Woodie Walker, Nora Lacy, and Maude Lacy).

Elene Stovall and Allison Ivey were appointed as the Arranging Committee.

Leaders: David Ivey 349 (in memory of Woodie Walker); Rodney Ivey 208; Elene Stovall 99; Norma Green 61; Laura Clawson 385b; S.T. Reed 345b (in memory of Uncle John Lacy); Allison Ivey 440; Don Bowen 30b (in memory of Noah Lacy); Milton Oliver 176t; Ivalene Donaldson 343; Joel Jenkins 480; Loretta Smith 348b; Earl Ballinger 177; Kathy Lee 299; Julie Lee 82t; Wilton Donaldson 490; Teenie Moody 270; Jackie Tanner 172; Jo Dell Albi 76b; John Plunkett 485; Sandra Wilkinson 384.

RECESS

Hobert Ivey and Loyd Ivey brought the class back together leading 47t. Leaders: B.M. Smith 475; Mary Elizabeth Lee 192; Scott Ivey and Karen Ivey 424 (in memory of Andrew Ivey); Judith Green 542; Jackson Harcrow and Aaron Wootten 282; Riley Lee 300; Sarah Jenkins 340; Chris Rice 454; Stuart Ivey 137; Lela Crowder 222; Matthew Wojcik 532; Alexa Gilmore 171; Allison Schofield 215; Mike Thompson 112; Kelsey Wessels 217 (in memory of Karen House and Richard Hooke); Clarke Lee 448t; Bobby Watkins 73t; Seth Holloway 294; Barrett Patton 168.

RECESS

The singing resumed with Wayne Wootten and Shane Wootten leading 155. Leaders: Henry Johnson 425; Jared Wootten, Hayden Wootten, and Jamey Wootten 478t (WB); Karen Freund 278t (for Lynne deBenedette); Ed Thacker 452 (in memory of Henry and Lora Ott and for Troy and Lorene Ott, Jeanette Beam Martin, Emma May, and Willie Mae Gilmore); Penny Kujawinski 102; Elric Elias 67; Kathy James 430; Phil Summerlin 350; Sarah Smith 290; David Lee 503; Gary Smith 31t. David Lee asked the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Reba Windom brought the afternoon session to order leading 142. Leaders: Betty Shepherd 216; Linton Ballinger and Larry Ballinger 224; Becky Browne 362; Dave Ressler 189; Daphene Causey 200; Max Berueffy 272; Joan Aldridge 198; Samuel Sommers 528; Susan Harcrow 269; LaRue Allen 302; Rosie Wojcik 195; Louis Hughes 496; Jenna Strizak 335; Coy Ivey, Allison Schofield, and Kelsey Wessels 559 (CB) (for his 92 year old aunt, Bob Greeson, who was in attendance); Lou Kujawinski 477; Dennis George 196; Bud Oliver 145t; Jerry Enright 399t (in memory of Margie Lacy); Randall Smith 36b (in memory of his father, Lamar Smith, whose last singing he attended was the Lacy Memorial in 2002); Eloise Wootten 456; Cindy Tanner 336; Tony Ivey 332; Betty Wright 97; Mary Ruth Stiefel 322; Sandy Ivey 56t; Charles Stiefel and Rodney Ivey 445; Sylvia Ivey and Jared Wootten 145b; Wayne Hartman 72b; Butch White 77t.

Following announcements, Reba Windom and Betty Shepherd led 45t (by request) and 146, and the class was dismissed with prayer led by David Lee.

Chair—Reba Windom; Vice Chair—Betty Shepherd; Secretary—Norma Latham Green.