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State Line Church

Near Muscadine, Cleburne County, Alabama

Saturday, April 7, 2007

The annual Sacred Harp singing at State Line Church, just off U.S. Highway 78 at the Georgia/Alabama state line in Cleburne County, Alabama, was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in April. Rodney Ivey brought the class to order leading 32t. Henry Johnson offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Rodney Ivey 61; Jeff Sheppard 75; Bud Oliver 36b.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Arranging Committee—Bud Oliver; Secretary—Mary L. Smith.

Leaders: Henry Schuman 318; Stanley Edwards 476; LaRue Allen 328; Louis Hughes 408; Jo Dell Albi 131t; Don Bowen 99; Pleasance Crawford 150; Debora Grosse 171; Chris Holly 480; Judy Chambless 82t; Charles Crawford 569b; Becky Brown 168; Bruce Coates 503; Martha Beverly 504; Oscar McGuire 344; Kathy Williams 186.

RECESS

Rodney Ivey brought the class together leading 56t. Leaders: Matt Hinton 365; Phillip Langley 215; Rebecca Mays 155; Karen Keller 163b; Jason Hollis 39b; Mary Jo Shafer 410t; Anna Mays 198; G.C. Waldrep 192; Laura Densmore 302; Hugh McGraw 188; John Shippee 53; Lou Cotney 218; Eugene Forbes 300; Charlene Wallace 481; Sarah Huckaby 270; Jim Parsons 100.

RECESS

The class was brought to order by Jeff Sheppard leading 182. Leaders: Judy Caudle 428; Beverly Coates 95; Sandra Wilkinson 277; Tony Hammock 434; Karen Swenson 170; Jerry Creason and Ann Sibole 225t; Lonnie Rogers 389; Bentley McGuire 224; Floy Wilder 293; Sonny Huckaby 348b; Henry Johnson 166; Dewayne Wootten 101t; Faye Hollis 217; Gary Gronau 430; Tom Owen 500; Bill Beverly 86; Karen Rollins 178.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Jeb Owen leading 33b and 208. Leaders: Robert Chambless 70t; Reba Windom 411; Andy Morse 163t; George Burnette 129.

Helen Bryson conducted the memorial lesson leading 568. The deceased remembered were Albert Bryson, Helen Plunkett, and Bobby Jackson—Georgia; Flarce Creel, Heath Jett, John Hyde, and Eldora Moody—Alabama.

The sick and shut-ins honored were Leland Owen, Loy Garrison, Dorothy Garrison, Jeannette DePoy, Violet Thomason, Carolyn Puckett, Milton Oliver, Pauline Oliver, Herby Bailey, Jimmie Cates, and Homer Benefield. The memorial was closed with prayer offered by John Plunkett.

Leaders: Ed Thacker 472; Meg Parsons 384; Shelbie Sheppard 269; Mel Kersey 175; Elene Stovall 142; Rene Greene, Bill Greene, and Autumn Greene 236; Eric Robinson 494; Linda Thomas 131b; Pam Nunn 200; Andy Anderson 312b; Evelyn Harris 47t; Roy Fuller 128; Charles Franklin 278b; Cecil Roberts 30b; Bridgett Hill 383; John Plunkett 44; Ann Simpson 445; Max Berueffy 197.

Announcements were made. Rodney Ivey and Jeff Sheppard led 45b as the closing song. Tom Owen offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Secretary—Mary L. Smith