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Liberty Church

Henagar, Alabama

June 2, 1996

The annual Decoration Day Sacred Harp Singing held at Liberty Baptist Church was called to order with David Ivey leading songs on pages 82t and 34t. The morning prayer was led by Rev. Edward Tanner. David Ivey led song on page 499. Leaders: Marlon Wootten 39b, 335; Coy Ivey 48t; Loyd Ivey 61, 78; Eloise Wootten 47t; Rex Wilks 37b, 30t; Norma Latham 348 (t? b?), 482 in memory of her parents, Eulas Ivey and Helen Ivey Cordell; Woodie Walker and Coy Ivey 378t, 208; Lamar Smith 76 (t? b?); Edward Tanner 84, 45t; Martha Woodard 57; Terry Wootten 317; Mel Kersey 99; Willie Mae Moon 47b in memory of her parents, 68b; Reba Windom 276, 155. The memorial lesson usually held at this time in the cemetery was cancelled because of rain.

RECESS

David Ivey brought the class together leading song on page 448b. Leaders: Wayne Wootten 31t, 30t; Marian Bethune, Adam Bethune, and Ivey Bethune 551; Allison Ivey 40; Teresa, Lindsey, and Candice Bethune “That Beautiful Land”; Tyler Wilks 128; Richard Ivey 384; Mike Dunn 186; Jason Wilks 312b; Linda Thomas 345b; Rodney Ivey 299; Lorrie Wootten 474; Leola Smith 176b; Leroy Digsby and Nancy Digsby 163 (t? b?), 36b.

LUNCH

David Ivey brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 70t. Leaders: Marty Wootten 269, 354b; S. T. Reed 32b; Stuart Ivey 159, 300; Bud Oliver 343 for Barrett Ashley; Karen Travis 147t; Karen Ivey and Loyd Ivey 454; Mae Seymour 373 for Maxine Lacy and in memory of Leonard Lacy, 189; Ester Brown 460, 426t; Betty Shepherd 126, 216; Bickett Howton 436, 101t; Joan Aldridge “We Will Sing With The Angels There”; The Ivey First Cousins “Gone To Rest”, “Trusting” in memory of their loved ones; George Lacy and Joyce Walton 424; Mae Holt, Reba Windom, Chrystine Lacy 282, 146 in memory of Noah Lacy, Margie Lacy, Winford Lacey, and Hugh Brandon; Milton Oliver 403; Grady Price 72b; John Henry Busby and Loyd Ivey “Jesus Died For Me”; Tony Ivey, Sandy Ivey, and Scott Ivey 87, 421; Jap Walton 153; Rodney Ivey, Jackie Tanner, and Richard Ivey 137 for Virgil Phillips, 172; Mattie Townsel 119; Karen Ivey and Allison Ivey 475; Robert Harper 75. Announcements were made. David Ivey, Loyd Ivey, and Tony Ivey led song on page 62 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Tony Ivey.

Chairman—David Ivey; Vice Chairman—Marlon Wootten; Secretary—Norma Latham.