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Shady Grove Church (Cooper Book)

Dutton, Alabama

Saturday, October 6, 2007

The annual singing at Shady Grove Church was called to order at 9:15 a.m. by Syble Adams leading 72 and 101t. The opening prayer was offered by Jeff Adcock.

Leaders: Mark Brown 59, 283t; Samuel Sommers 180, 55; Henry Johnson 336b, 338; Bill Hogan 567, 464; Betty Wright 45t, 225t; Tommy Spurlock 60, 183; John Bahler 96, 543.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Mark Brown leading 145b. Leaders: Rex Wilks 398t; S.T. Reed 138t, 579; Nancy Hogan 95b, 274t; Jeff Adcock 500, 501; Frank Strickland 410, 100; Ernestine Pipkin 171, 276; Aubrey Barfield 497, 404; Margaret Spurlock 112, 268t; Ed Thacker 450, 516; Cheryl Foreman 198, 448.

RECESS

Rodney Ivey brought the class together leading 133. Leaders: Johnny Lee 507t, 515; Brad Bahler 111b, 559; Karen Bahler 441, 335; Wayne Jones 86, 513t; Barbara Jones 282, 511t.

Mark Brown conducted the memorial lesson, reading the list of names of the deceased. Syble Adams led 574 in their memory.

Mark Brown read the names of the sick and shut-ins, and Phil Summerlin led 283t in their honor. The memorial lesson was closed with prayer offered by Henry Johnson.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Mark Brown leading 32t. Leaders: Loyd Ivey 460; Phil Summerlin 571; Cassie Allen 491; Bud Oliver 563; Linda Thomas 541; Claudine Townson, Syble Adams, and Shirley Fraume 336t; Darlene Dalton 540; John Etheridge 496b, 156; Aaron Little 84; Judy Caudle 575; Cindy Tanner 486; Shane Wootten and Pam Wilkerson 140, 292t; Eloise Wootten 229; Marlon Wootten and Ben Barrentine 443; David Killingsworth 488b; Charles Midenger 572; Frank Hataway 444t; Shane Wootten and Syble Adams 505; Rodney Ivey and Judy Caudle 463; Loyd Ivey 465; Gay Oberlander, John Bahler, and Brad Bahler 148; Ed Thacker 393t; Mark Brown “I’ll Fly Away”, 500.

Following announcements, Mark Brown and Loyd Ivey led 424 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Ben Barrentine.

Chairman—Mark Brown; Secretary—Syble Adams