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Liberty Decoration Singing

Liberty Church, Henagar, Alabama

Sunday, June 1, 2008

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 Louis Hughes.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Shane Wootten; Vice Chairman—David Ivey; Secretary—Norma Green; Arranging Committee—Jackie Tanner.

Leaders: Shane Wootten 32t; David Ivey 349; Rodney Ivey 421; Norma Green 43; Michael Thompson 61; Laura Clawson 274t; Eddie Mash 99; Joyce Walton 205; Lomax Ballinger 277; Betty Wright 347; Ed Thacker 538; Anne Heider 273; Rex Wilks 47b; Sally House 503; Jarrod George 74b; Loretta Smith 68b; S.T. Reed 312t; Eloise Wootten 426b; Barrett Patton 36b; Jessica Finley 430; Louis Hughes 345t; Sharon DuPriest 318; David Light and Sandra Light 200; Jordan-Leigh Taylor 76b; Scott Curran 475; Kelly House 192; Hobert Ivey and Linda Thomas 47t; Mary Ruth Stiefel and Joyce Whittington 48t; Steve Warner 168.

The memorial lesson was held in the cemetery with the class singing 517 (WB), 540 (CB), 572 (CB), and 45t.


David Ivey brought the class back together leading 64. Leaders: Mike Dunn 186; Daphene Causey 336; Dennis George 440; Emily Creel 532; Jared Wootten and Lorrie Wootten 441; Ramona Light and Sandra Light 172; Marlon Wootten 176b; Jessica Ivey and Cheyenne Ivey 128; Aaron Little 313t; Sylvia Ivey and Hayden Wootten 448b; Jackson Harcrow 448t; Elene Stovall 492; Stuart Ivey 351; Karen Freund 378b; Jason Wilks and Maggie Wilks 145b; Donna Wootten 314; Phil Summerlin 350; Rachel Shaver 155; Drew Smith 129. Tony Ivey offered the blessing for the noon meal.


The afternoon session was called to order by Shane Wootten leading 411. Leaders: Reba Windom 542 (in memory of the Lacy family); Tony Ivey 96; Mark Carroll 384; Nathan Swede 337; Susan Harcrow 328; Alex Craig, Zach Craig, Avalea Maxwell, Isaac Maxwell, Ryan Maxwell, and Gavin Maxwell 421; Nate Green 549 (in memory of his father, Chester Green and uncle, George Phillips); Karen Ivey 454; Henry Johnson 88t; Gail Doss 400; Loyd Ivey 340; Cassie Allen 419; Jerry Enright 77t; Jackie Tanner 73t; Coy Ivey and the Ivey first cousins 491 (WB), 486 (WB); Marty Wootten 559 (CB); Tim Travis and Karen Travis 39t; Scott Ivey 434; Bud Oliver 270; Loyd Ivey, Teresa Bethune, Marion Biddle, Doug Ivey, Candace Sisemore, Adam Biddle, Martha Underwood, Lilly Underwood, Lindsay Bethune, Mollie Ivey, and Megan Simmons 505 (CB) (in memory of Ester Ivey); Cindy Tanner 182; Jeanette Mosteller and Olivia Moore 171; Sandy Ivey and Megan Simmons 345b; Blake Sisemore 30b; Syble Adams and Rhonda Arnold 571 (CB); J.P. Shavers 59; Verlon Stiefel and Charles Stiefel 572 (CB); Richard Ivey 215.

Announcements were made. Shane Wootten, David Ivey, Loyd Ivey, and Hobert Ivey led 146 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Ben Barrentine.

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