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Pine Grove Singing

Lookout Mountain, near Collinsville, Alabama

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The annual singing at Pine Grove Church was held on the third Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Bud Oliver leading 32t. Ed Thacker offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Bud Oliver; Vice Chairman—S.T. Reed; Arranging Committee—Eddie Mash; Secretary—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Bud Oliver 82t; S.T. Reed 61; Judy Caudle 26; Eddie Mash 288; Boyd Scott 58, 127; Bobby Watkins 216, 512; Duane Chesney 155, 34b; Bridgett Hill 504; Ken Tate and Hannah Tate 56t, 220; Ed Thacker 324, 75; Karen Clark 466, 387; Jim Brown 159, 268; Aaron Wootten 201, 101t; Jerry Enright 77t, 542; Jackie Tanner 129; Joan Aldridge 354t; Dennis George 400; Daryl Chesney 528; Rodney Ivey 389 (for Lonnie Rogers), 571.

RECESS

Michael Thompson brought the class back together by leading 111b and 283. Leaders: Jerry Creason and Ann Sibole 270, 278t; Henry Johnson 102, 375; Alana Blanks and Arleigh Beard 354b; Sharon DuPriest 189; Paula Oliver 45t; Elene Stovall 39t; Elene Stovall and Bud Oliver 42; Don Clark 149; Karen Freund 300; Daphene Causey 196; Scott Ivey 543, 426t; Larry Ballinger 540; Kyle Blakeley 73t, 112; Harrison Creel 342; Jared Wootten and Hayden Wootten “Holy Manna”, 441; David Ivey 403 (in memory of Milton Oliver), 505. Wayne Reed offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Bud Oliver leading 421. Leaders: Terry Wootten 354b; Betty Shepherd 299; Mark Eirich 114; Marty Wootten and Lorrie Wootten 113; Reba Windom 500; Cindy Tanner 436; Levon Wootten 100; Betty Wright 565; Loyd Ivey 306; Jack Stiefel 348b; Shane Wootten 186 (in memory of Barrett Ashley), 314 (in memory of Milton Oliver); Nate Green and Norma Green 467, 418; Melvin Stiefel 138b; Scot Oliver, Patty Oliver, Paula Oliver, and Arleigh Beard 145b; Loretta Smith 72b; Sheryl Beard and Bryant Beard 496; Marlon Wootten and Scott Ivey 147t; S.T. Reed and his sisters 108b; Jerry Enright 383; Karen Freund 30b; Daryl Chesney, Richard Chesney, Duane Chesney, Lorene Boddy, Andrew Mashchak, and Sarah Eirich 569b; Terry Wootten 73t (in memory of Clarence Oliver); Don Clark 174 (by request).

Bud Oliver, S.T. Reed, and Henry Johnson led 146 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Henry Johnson, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Bud Oliver; Vice Chairman—S.T. Reed; Secretary—Judy Caudle