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Antioch Baptist Church

Ider, Alabama

Sunday, April 11, 2004

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Antioch Baptist Church on the second Sunday in April was called to order by Aaron Wootten and Dewayne Wootten leading 451. The morning prayer was offered by Marty Wootten.

Leaders: Jeffrey Wootten 542; David Lee 503; Phillip Wootten 106; Louis Hughes, Jr. 201; Ed Thacker and Margaret Thacker 390; Stan Jensen 348 (t? b?); Johnny Lee 566; Thomas Willard 36b; Charles Whitmire 524; Britt Mann 28b; Phil Summerlin 415; Helen Brown 270; Margaret Gillanders 148; Lee Rogers 538; Debbie Kean and Kristie Wootten 163 (t? b?); Jenny Willard 349; Eschol Hughes 426b; Jenny Jensen 499; David Ivey, Rodney Ivey, and Richard Ivey 430.

RECESS

Dewayne Wootten and Aaron Wootten led 274t to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Lela Crowder and Mary Elizabeth Lee 222; Shane Wootten and Marlon Wootten 70 (t? b?), 90; Terry Hullett 421; Louis Hughes, Sr. 76b; Clarke Lee 391; Keith Willard 80t; Robert Walker 338; S.T. Reed 123t; Hannah Lee and Kathy Lee 146; Rachel Pike 328; Phillip Reeves 63; Mike Thompson 384; Jennifer Cook, Teresa Saylors, and Susan Pilcher 196, 291; Jared Wootten, Hayden Wootten, and Jamey Wootten 171; Jenny Mann 49b; Mel Kersey 47b; Jamie Dalton and Misty Gilbert 361; Julie Lee 82t; Brenda Carroll and Chris Carroll 299, 143; Dave Richardson 278t; Steve Killingsworth 517 (WB).

The memorial lesson was held. Jenny Mann sang “Sweet Beulah Land”; Linda Thomas and Jeffrey Wootten led 321. The deceased remembered were: Elder James Townson, Lamar Smith, Lavaughn Ballinger, Gerlene Gilbert, Ruth Brown, Jolly Edwards, and Ello Harper.

The sick and shut-ins included: Ronnie Meadows, Delorese Lee, Richard Shipman, Lester Shipman, I.V. McWhorter, Jap Walton, and Joyce Walton. Clarke Lee closed the memorial with prayer.

LUNCH

The class was reassembled by Dewayne Wootten and Aaron Wootten leading 101t. Leaders: Marty Wootten 546; Charles Mettinger 352; Betty Wright 569b; Don Bowen and Coy Ivey 559 (CB); Buell Cobb 97; children of Antioch Church (Hunter Townson, Raven Townson, Dani Townson, Chase Townson, Logan Townson, Kennedy Wootten, Jared Wootten, Hayden Wootten, and Jamey Wootten 45t (to the tune of “Brown”), 68t, 345b; Terry Wootten 316; John Wolfe and Stan Jensen 369; David Townson, Hunter Townson, Chase Townson, and Logan Townson 59; Neal Anderson and Stan Jensen 277; Syble Adams, Pam Wilkerson, and Rhonda Arnold 505 (CB); Levon Wootten 330t; Aaron Little 560; Donna Wootten 335; Anita Landers 297; Shawn Carroll 155; Pleasance Crawford 178; Aunt Gee Parker, Olivia Moore Allen, and girls 500 (CB), 572 (CB); Jewel Wootten and children 336t (CB); Jean Applonie 159; Jeanette Wolfe and Darlene Dalton 122; Gerald Wootten, Jerry Wootten, Zachary Wootten, and Christina Wootten 235; Drew Smith, Sheila Wootten, and Aaron Wootten 40.

Shane Wootten and Levon Wootten will be Chairmen for next year (2005).

Announcements were made. The closing songs were “Enough for Me” and “Not Made with Hands”. The class was dismissed with prayer by Phillip Wootten.

Chairmen—Dewayne Wootten and Aaron Wootten; Secretaries—Lorrie Wootten, Mary Elizabeth, and Julie Lee.