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Lookout Mountain Memorial Singing

Pine Grove Church, Lookout Mountain, Near Collinsville, Alabama

Sunday, March 20, 2005

The annual Lookout Mountain Memorial Singing was held at Pine Grove Church on Lookout Mountain near Collinsville, Alabama on the third Sunday in March. Rodney Ivey brought the class together leading 32t and 129. The morning prayer was offered by Ed Thacker.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Vice Chairman—Bud Oliver; Secretary—Susan Harcrow.

Leaders: Bud Oliver 145b, 39b; Henry Johnson 204, 205; S.T. Reed 206, 207; Milton Oliver 208, 314; Jewel Wootten 298, 303; Betty Wright 323b, 50b; Boyd Scott 68b, 358; Sharon DuPriest 460, 228; Jackie Tanner 101t, 138t; Douglas Conn 273, 436.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Rodney Ivey leading 61. Leaders: Stanley Edwards 312b, 145t; LaRue Allen 328, 112; Eugene Forbes 168, 566; Willie Mae Moon 283, 296; Bruce Smith 74b, 513; Mary Ruth Stiefel 280; Robert Chambless 452, 63; Floy Wilder 182, 313t; Ed Thacker 498, 467; Bobby Watkins, Mercy Watkins, and April Watkins 33t, 203.

RECESS

Henry Johnson led 88t to bring the class back to order. Leaders: B.J. Harris 503, 47t; Marty Wootten, Jared Wootten, Hayden Wootten, and Jamey Wootten 99, 59; Alanna Blanks, Cheryl Beard, Arleigh Beard, and Paula Oliver 354b; Judy Chambless 70t, 70b; Evelyn Harris 378t, 155; Rachel Carlisle 134, 448b; Verlon Stiefel 420b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Bud Oliver leading 345t. Leaders: Susan Harcrow 186; Max Berueffy 187; Betty Shepherd 216; Dennis George 270; Randall Smith 36b; Daphene Causey 327; Chris Ballinger and Lisa Geist 84, 224; Janice Paulk 518; Kyle Blakeley 421; Elene Stovall 215; Jerry Creason 178; Bridgett Hill 335; Terry Wootten 30b, 423; Cindy Tanner 200; Judy Caudle 507; Scott Oliver 143; Wayne Reed 108b; Susan Harcrow 269 (for Shelbie Sheppard); Rodney Ivey 56b (in memory of his grandmother, Helen Ivey, who was buried 10 years ago today).

Announcements were made. Rodney Ivey and Bud Oliver led 45b for the closing song, and the class was dismissed in prayer by Verlon Stiefel.

Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Vice Chairman—Bud Oliver; Secretary—Susan Harcrow.