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Chestnut Grove Baptist Church

Ider, Alabama

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The 82nd session of the annual Chestnut Grove Sacred Harp singing was held on the second Sunday in October. Loretta Smith and Amy Smith called the class to order at 10:00 a.m. leading 68b. Billy Thompson offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Loretta Smith and Amy Smith 37b; Jackie Tanner 48t; Martha Johnson 282; Henry Johnson 96, 113; Ed Thacker 147t, 147b; Betty Wright 97; Cindy Tanner 546, 436; Sarah Jenkins 312b, 40; Dennis George 27, 404; Bud Oliver 145t; Marty Wootten 176b; Karen Ivey 36b, 475; Cheyenne Ivey and April Watkins 87, 354b; Brenda Carroll 299, 300; Jared Wootten 283; Donna Wootten 74b.


Leaders: Billy Thompson and Rodney Ivey 335, 145b; Dewayne Wootten 170; Tom George 64, 378t; Charlotte Naylor 268, 128; Jarrod George 503, 63; Brian Naylor 59, 82t.

Loretta Smith and Amy Smith conducted the memorial lesson and led 499 for the following deceased: Elder Billie Wilborn, Dorothy Blackburn, Billy McCurdy, Milton Oliver, Gladys Thompson, Jeff Crane, Hansel Gilbert, Clyde Crabtree, Chester Pietka, and Mattie Townsel.

Loretta Smith and Amy Smith led 403 for the following sick and shut-ins: Mary Adelia Johnson and Winnie Blevins.

Leaders: David Ivey 92 (in memory of Henry Ott), 120 (in memory of Billy Beaty), 136 (in honor of Winnie Blevins); Shane Wootten 343, 349. Ed Thacker asked the blessing for the noon meal.


Rodney Ivey brought the afternoon session to order leading 563 (CB) and 567 (CB). Leaders: Joel Jenkins 77t; Martha Johnson 442; Brian Maxwell, Jaren Maxwell, and Annie Williams 518 (CB); Zach Craig and Isaac Maxwell 346; Alex Craig 455; Anzlea Maxwell and Betty Wright 388; Gavin Maxwell and Avalea Maxwell 99; Henry Johnson 166; Jackie Tanner 76b; Charlotte Naylor 155; Tom George 134; Norma Green 313t; Marlon Wootten 144; Charles Stiefel 39b; Eloise Wootten 222; Myra Dalton 39t; Jarrod George 236; Loretta Smith 551; Brenda Carroll and Coy Ivey 384, 486t (WB).

Following announcements, Loretta Smith and Amy Smith led 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Ed Thacker.

Co-Chairpersons—Loretta Smith and Amy Smith; Secretary—Amy Smith