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Liberty Decoration Singing

Liberty Church, Henagar, Alabama

Sunday, June 3, 2007

The annual Decoration Day Sacred Harp singing held at Liberty Church was called to order by Shane Wootten leading 144. The morning prayer was offered by Chris Green.

The officers for the day were Chairman—Shane Wootten; Vice Chairman—David Ivey; Secretary—Norma Green.

Leaders: Shane Wootten 101t; David Ivey 61; Norma Green 317 (in memory of Eulas Ivey and Helen Ivey); Rex Wilks 37b (for the Ellis family); Hobert Ivey 47t; Marlon Wootten 31t; Sally House 503; Walter Howell and Rhonda Howell 68b; Linton Ballinger 546; Loretta Smith 145b; Paul Figura 540; Sharon DuPriest 172; Dennis George 235; Eddie Mash 120; Pam Green 274t; Earl Ballinger 283; Linda Thomas 217; Aaron Wootten 39t; Tony Ivey 332; Betty Wright 340; Micheal Thompson 176b; Donna Wootten 76b; Chris Green 418; Joyce Walton, Rodney Ivey, and David Ivey 153 (in memory of Jap Walton and in honor of Kenneth Walton); S.T. Reed 158; Judy Caudle 365.

The memorial lesson was held in the cemetery with the class singing 571 (CB), 540 (CB), 572 (CB), 45t.

RECESS

Shane Wootten brought the class together leading 276. Leaders: Jessica Finley 384; Scott Ivey 224; Jared Wootten and Jamey Wootten 40; Barrett Patton 128; Jessica Ivey and Cheyenne Ivey 282; Bailey Patton 465 (CB); Alexandra Makris 568; Jackson Harcrow 348b; Sandy Ivey 378b; Nate Green 289; Eloise Wootten 234; Larry Ballinger 202; Shirley Figura 565; Bobby Watkins 33b; Rachel Ivey and Rachel Shavers 171; Henry Johnson 70b. Tyler Wilks offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by David Ivey leading 75. Leaders: Syble Adams 445; Richard Ivey 411; Karen Freund 434; Max Berueffy 517; Loyd Ivey 424 (in memory of Andrew Ivey and Ester Ivey); Reba Windom and David Ivey 269 (for Mae Holt); Jerry Enright 271t; Coy Ivey and the Ivey first cousins 505 (CB), 511b (CB); Daphene Causey 192; Marty Wootten and Lorrie Wootten 559 (CB); Kelly House 142; Rodney Ivey and Amanda Denson 328, 327; Susan Harcrow 208; Stuart Ivey 362; Bridgett Hill 440; Ed Thacker 402; Cassie Allen 316; Terry Wootten and Barrett Patton 340; Teresa Bethune, Marian Biddle, Martha Underwood, Lindsey Bethune, Candace Sizemore, Lilly Underwood, Molly Ivey, Doug Ivey, Loyd Ivey, Louise Ivey, and Adam Biddle 501 (CB).

RECESS

The class was brought together by Shane Wootten leading 56t. Leaders: Karen Travis and Tim Travis 29t; Bud Oliver 73t; Betty Shepherd and Richard Ivey 299; Karen Ivey and Shane Wootten 182; Cindy Tanner and Jackie Tanner 298; Gravis Ballinger 300; Blake Sisemore 532; Elene Stovall and Coy Ivey 222, 137; Sylvia Ivey and Norman Greeson 490 (in memory of Bob Greeson); Mark Carroll 480; Aaron Little 569b.

Announcements were made. Shane Wootten and David Ivey led 146 as the closing song. Tony Ivey offered prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Shane Wootten; Vice Chairman—David Ivey; Secretary—Norma Green