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Shady Grove Church (Cooper Book)

Dutton, Alabama

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The annual singing at Shady Grove Church was called to order at 9:15 a.m. by Syble Adams leading 49t. The opening prayer was offered by Mark Brown.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Mark Brown; Secretary/Arranging Committee—Syble Adams.

Leaders: Mark Brown 461, 31b; B.M. Smith 38t, 507; Tim Jones 179, 120; Rodney Ivey 464; Ed Thacker 432, 54t; Bruce Coates 39, 133; Johnny Lee 95b; Robert Walker 575, 546; Samuel Sommers 174, 450; Brad Bahler 55, 96 (for John Etheridge); Nathan Rees 286b, 98; Judy Caudle 273; Loyd Ivey 478, 116; Rhonda Arnold 393t, 574.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Syble Adams leading 78. Leaders: Don Clark 320, 35; Henry Johnson 359; Betty Wright 225t; Bud Oliver 563; Beverly Coates 380t; Wayne Kendrick 384; Joan Aldridge 497; Phil Summerlin 571; Ricky Harcrow 447t; Paul Wyatt 125; Tim Dalton 543; Rodney Ivey, Tim Jones, and Shane Wootten 86 (for John Etheridge), 138t (for Frank Hataway); Frank Strickland 410; Loretta Smith and Amy Smith 573; Brenda Carroll and Carolyn Bullock 463. Prayer was offered by Mark Brown for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Syble Adams leading 540. Leaders: Karen Bahler 559; Will Fitzgerald 287; Karen Clark 486; Cassie Allen 552 (for John Etheridge); Michael Thompson 567; Bridgett Hill 515; Shane Wootten 292b; Darlene Dalton 288; Bobby Watkins 484; Myra Dalton 416t; Eloise Wootten 229; Jonathan Smith 522; Charlotte Heard 84; Claudine Townson 68t; Ruth Dolby 82; Shane Wootten 468 (for Billy Williams); Bruce Coates and Beverly Coates 489; Samuel Sommers and Will Fitzgerald 263; Paul Wyatt 505; Johnny Lee 46; Henry Johnson 336b; Robert Walker 336t; Syble Adams 527.

Following announcements, Mark Brown led 465 as the closing song. Elder Ricky Harcrow offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Mark Brown; Secretary/Arranging Committee—Syble Adams