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Cooper Book Singing

Shady Grove Baptist Church, Dutton, Alabama

Saturday, October 1, 2005

The annual Cooper Book Singing at Shady Grove Baptist Church was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in October. Brother Tollie Lee brought the class together with 138t. Mark Brown did the introduction and welcomed everyone. Brother Johnny Lee offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Mark Brown 49b; S.T. Reed 509, 569; Robert Walker 525; Ed Thacker 450; Frank Hathaway 395b; Aubrey Barfield 365; Naomi Frick 199; Henry Johnson 336b; Brad Bahler 148; Ernestine Pipkin 171; Rex Wilks 53; Rodney Dalton 540; Ashley Brown 47t; Bill Holden 567; Joan Aldridge 572; Amy Lee 497; Tommy Spurlock 499; Betty Wright 225; Nate Green and Norma Green 436; Aaron Wootten 270; Tollie Lee 388.


Mark Brown brought the class to order leading 155. Leaders: Cindy Tanner 559; Rodney Ivey 133; Lloyd Ivey 116; Michael Thompson 488b; Karen Clark 430; Marlon Wootten 99; Dennis George 300, 410; Myra Dalton 416t; Milton Oliver 54t; Don Clark 364; Syble Adams, Pam, Rhonda and Michael (her children) 505; Johnny Lee 46; Tim Dalton 543b; Bob Meeks 511t; Jenny Willard 563.

Mark Brown recognized several members of the Cooper Book Revision Committee who were in attendance, then led “It Is Well With My Soul” (WB), dedicated to the ones that have passed on.


Mark Brown brought the class back with 571. Leaders: Keith Willard 367; Shane Wootten 38t; John Etheridge 552.

After announcements, the class was dismissed with prayer.

Chairman—Mark Brown; Secretary—Syble Adams.