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Ivey Memorial Singing

Liberty Church, Henagar, Alabama

Sunday, January 29, 2006

The annual fifth Sunday singing at Liberty Church was called to order at 9:30 a.m. with Chairman David Ivey leading 82t and 33b. The morning prayer was led by S.T. Reed.

The officers of the day were the following: Chairman—David Ivey; Vice Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Secretary—Norma Latham Green.

Leaders: Vice Chairman Rodney Ivey 203; Shane Wootten 73t; Jackie Tanner 39b; Mike Thompson 39t; Jeannette DePoy 300; Mike Jones 76b; Patsy Gentle 159; Randall Smith 137; Don Bowen 390; Sandra Wilkinson 149; Ed Thacker 332; Floy Wilder 227; John Plunkett 391; Judy Mincey 538; Frank Hattaway 58; Ivey Biddle and Loyd Ivey 59; Lomax Ballinger 430; Betty Wright 424; Louis Hughes 270.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with David Ivey leading 176b. Leaders: David Carlton 481; Paige Gilbert, Jessica Ivey, and Cheyenne Ivey 128; Barrett Patton 354b; Bailey Patton and Rodney Ivey 501 (CB); Scott Ivey 99; Amy Finlay 168; Jeremy Shipp 268; Faye Jones and Mike Jones 47b; Charlene Wallace 439; Blake Sisemore 112; Judy Chambless 28t; John Holbrook and Greta Holbrook 339; Bridgett Hill 189.

RECESS

Rodney Ivey brought the class back together leading 75. Leaders: Wayne Wootten 144; Max Belz, Lindsey Hecht, Charlotte Oakie, Brian Hecker, Clarissa Swanson, Michael Pepper, Lauren Clegg, and Melony Becker (students of Covenant College) 107; Billy Allen and Cassie Allen 47t; Harry Eskew 209; Stanley Edwards and Alex Chandler 280, 208; Jared Wootten, Hayden Wootten, Jamey Wootten, and Levon Wootten 448b, 480; Chris Chandler 495.

The class went into a business session. After a brief talk by Tony Ivey, a motion was made to change the singing name from the Fifth Sunday Singing to the Ivey Memorial Singing. The motion carried unanimously.

Leaders: Joyce Walton 67; Nathan Blackwood 438 (in memory of his grandfather, who passed away earlier this day); Kennedy Wootten and Dewayne Wootten 56t; Melanie Hardy 143; Paul King and Janet King 384. The lunch blessing was asked by Louis Hughes.

LUNCH

Dennis George brought the afternoon session together leading 70b. Leaders: Bud Oliver 482 (in memory of Eulas Ivey); Henry Johnson 135; Jerry Enright 77t; Joan Aldridge 198; Shelbie Sheppard and Jeff Sheppard 211; Matt Hinton and Erica Hinton 47b; Lynne deBenedette 411; LaRue Allen 373; Eloise Wootten 222; Reba Windom 192; Marty Wootten 441; Elene Stovall and Karen Ivey 182; Judy Caudle 151; Susan Harcrow 426b; Aaron Wootten 421; Jennifer Allred 377; Richard Ivey and Brittany Lea 472; Karen Freund 30b; Donna Wootten and Marlon Wootten 376 (for Amanda Denson); Nate Green 52b; Max Berueffy 517; Cindy Tanner and Cassie Allen 35 (for Edith Tate).

RECESS

Tony Ivey brought the class back to order leading 314. Leaders: Betty Shepherd 101t; Sheldon Finlay 228; Laura Clawson 142; Bobby Watkins 448t; Ernest Phillips 40; Loyd Ivey and Marian Biddle 97; Donna Bell 340; Mattie Townsel 388; Hobert Ivey, Sylvia Ivey, Lorrie Wootten, and Tony Ivey 410t; Mary Ruth Stiefel 322; Coy Ivey and Brenda Carroll 384; Virginia Douglas 155; Drew Smith 277; Syble Adams, Claudine Townson, and Myra Dalton 378b; Aaron Little 560; Rodney Ivey 490 (in memory of Aunt Bob Greeson).

Following announcements, David Ivey led 146 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Pastor Tony Ivey.

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