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Huntsville Sacred Harp Singing

Burritt Museum, Huntsville, Alabama

Saturday, May 6, 2006

The twenty-second annual Huntsville Sacred Harp Singing was held in the Old Country Church on the grounds of Burritt Museum, located atop Monte Sano Mountain in Huntsville. The singing was called to order at 9:30 a.m. with Chairman David Ivey leading 32t and 217. Sam Sommers offered the morning prayer.

The class organized by selecting the following additional officers: Vice Chairman—Mark Carroll; Secretary—Amanda Ballinger; Arranging Committee—Lomax Ballinger and Linton Ballinger.

Leaders: Lomax Ballinger 277; Amanda Ballinger 300; Tina Leopold 155; Sam Jones 146; David Ballinger 340; Charles McCravy 176b; Phillip Ballinger 384; Mark Carroll 460; Teresa Hope 147t; Ken Robinson 68b; Wilton Donaldson 490; Anita Landess 314; Blake Sisemore 532; Frances Jones 127; Gary Leopold 159; Leslie Brady 31b; David Killingsworth 56b; Ed Thacker 511.


The class resumed singing with Jimmy Ballinger leading 565. Leaders: Scott DePoy 99; Judy Caudle 173; Loyd Ivey 373; Joyce Walton 280; Nathan Blackwood 220; Randall Smith, Rodney Ivey, Cheyenne Ivey, and Ansley Whitaker 282; Malik Williams 37b; Earl Ballinger 75; Donna Wootten 56t; Coy Ivey and Randall Smith 137; Jerry Enright 77t; Bridgett Hill 142; Leon Ballinger 269; Jackson Harcrow 421; Michael Thompson and Jimmy Thompson 45t; Jeannette DePoy 436.


The class resumed singing with Rodney Ivey leading 81t. Leaders: Everett Blackwood 30b; Rachel Allred 215; John Plunkett 329; Laura Hale 434; Aaron Wootten 39t.

Judy Caudle led 48t for the memorial lesson. The sick and shut-ins remembered were Bobby Jackson, Shirley Figura, Alan Rosser, Jeanette Lowry, and Janet Fraembs.

The deceased remembered were Sgt. Phil Dodson, Jap Walton, Gerald Wootten, I.V. McWhorter, Judy Seider, Rowan Asha, and Betty Blankers. Charles McCravy closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Larry Ballinger 428; Henry Johnson 88t; Pam Wilkerson 203; Adam Hale 196; Kenneth Fannin 430; Gail Aagaarg 59; Charles Meidinger 182; Gene Seider 63; Chris Ballinger 84; Louis Hughes 512.


The afternoon session was called to order by David Ivey leading 224. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 112; Elene Stovall 189; Ryan Hale 192; Jennifer Allred 362; Sam Sommers 316; Lisa Geist; 377; Bud Oliver 42; Karen Freund 216; Shane Wootten 500; Sarah Jenkins 110; Drew Smith 385b; Susan Allred 324; Max Berueffy 151; Susan Harcrow 198; Laurens Blankers 334; Rhonda Arnold 448t; Seth Allred 186; Carol Fannin 503; Doug Donley 424; Karen Isbell 34t; Gaston White 236; Mary Holcombe 535; Vella Dailey 452; Karen Ivey 187; Sandy Ivey 201; Rodney Ivey 422; Sam Sommers 502 (by request); Linton Ballinger 212; David Ivey 127 (by request).

Following announcements, Chairman David Ivey led 323t as the closing song. Louis Hughes led the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

The 2007 session of this singing will meet on Saturday, May 5, at Burritt Museum.

Chairman—David Ivey; Vice Chairman—Mark Carroll; Secretary—Amanda Ballinger.