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Liberty Decoration Singing

Liberty Church, Henagar, Alabama

Sunday, June 5, 2005

The annual Decoration Day Sacred Harp Singing held at Liberty Church was called to order with Chairman David Ivey leading 82t. Joel Jenkins offered the morning prayer. David Ivey led 378t.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—David Ivey; Vice Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Secretary—Norma Latham Green.

Leaders: Rodney Ivey 129; Shane Wootten 176t; Norma Green 175; Rex Wilks 480; Robert Walker 145b; Ed Thacker 202; Sandra Wilkinson 384; Phil Summerlin 312b; Sally House 35; Blake Sisemore 186; Anita Landess 170; Gravis Ballinger 112; Linda Sides, Joy Howard, Michael Thompson, and Phil Summerlin 68b ( in memory of Floyd Peters); Joel Jenkins 496; Bridgett Hill 276; Linton Ballinger 144; Loretta Smith 317; Richard DeLong 392; Betty Wright 138b; Aaron Wootten 448t.

The memorial lesson was held in the cemetery with the class singing 340, 540 (CB), 505 (CB), 517 (WB), 45t.


Shane Wootten called the class together leading 48t. Leaders: Wayne Wootten 155; Lauren Hall 159; Bobby Watkins 39b; Sarah Jenkins 142; Larry Ballinger 215; LaRue Allen 220; Marty Wootten 369; Mary Ruth Stiefel 280; Barrett Patton and Rodney Ivey 501 (CB); James S. Wagner 108t; Alexandra Makris 40; J.P. Shavers 59; Scott Ivey 424; Rachel Shavers and Maggie Wilks 106; Bill Dunn 55; Carol Hanson 47b; Mike Thompson 282; Lisa Geist 273; James Wagner and John C. Wagner, Jr. 354b; Mattie Townsel and Emily Venable 143; Jackson Harcrow 335.

The lunch blessing was asked by Phil Summerlin.


The afternoon session was called together with David Ivey leading 88t. Leaders: Kelly House 542; Nate Green 124; Mike Dunn 551; Joan Aldridge 559 (CB); Wilton Donaldson 490; Rachel Spears 417; Bud Oliver 39t; Reba Windom 269 (in memory of Mae Holt); Russ Hanson 299; Karen Gresham, Jackie Tanner, and Rodney Ivey 358; Coy Ivey, the Ivey first cousins, and their only living aunt, Bob Greeson 486t (WB), 491b (WB); Mark Brown “Sweet Beulah Land” (by request for Marguerite Rains, who was sick); Laura Clawson 224; Henry Johnson 416; Deborah Morton and Betty Shepherd 216, 477; Karen Ivey 137; Eloise Wootten and Karen Ivey 454; Drew Smith and Blake Sisemore 328; Cindy Tanner 368; Loyd Ivey, Teresa Bethune, Martha Underwood, Marian Biddle, Doug Ivey, Mollie Underwood, and Ivey Biddle 572 (CB); Ivey Biddle and Loyd Ivey 97; Allison Ivey 196; Tim Travis and Karen Travis 163t; Hobert Ivey 47t; Jared Wootten, Hayden Wootten, and Jamey Wootten 171; Edward Tanner 100; Tony Ivey and Sandy Ivey 49t; Syble Adams and Rhonda Arnold 99; Sylvia Ivey and Lorrie Wootten 410t; Russell Wilks and Rex Wilks 63.

Following announcements, David Ivey, Tony Ivey, and Edward Tanner led 146 as the closing song. The class was dismissed in prayer by Edward Tanner.

Chairman—David Ivey; Vice Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Secretary—Norma Latham Green.