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Antioch Baptist Church

Ider, DeKalb County, Alabama

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Antioch Baptist Church, Ider, Alabama, on the second Sunday in April was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Terry Wootten and Jeffrey Wootten leading 156 and 47b. The morning prayer was offered by Shane Wootten.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Co-Chairmen—Terry Wootten and Jeffrey Wootten; Secretary—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Terry Wootten and Jeffrey Wootten 32t, 74b; S.T. Reed 32b; Phillip Wootten, Susan Pilcher, and family 196, 106; Sonny Huckaby 70b; Aaron Little 515; Tom Owen 179; Dennis George and Tom George 28t; Nathan Rees 138t; Beverly Coates 481; David Killingsworth 35; Henry Johnson 108t; Jeb Owen 33b; Robert Chambless and Judy Chambless 100; Bruce Coates 535; Terry Hullett 37b; Jonathan Smith and Marianne Parker 408; Jenny Willard and Keith Willard 349; Riley Lee 160b; Charles Whitlock 147t; Chuck Crawford and Pleasance Crawford 446; Paula Picton and Jim Picton 68b; Jackson Harcrow and Aaron Wootten 448t; Judy Caudle 177; Bridgett Hill 277; Mel Kersey 565.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Terry Wootten and Jeffrey Wootten leading 201. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 283 (for Don Bowen); Pierce Phillips 163b; Karen Swenson 210; Brenda Carroll and family 384; Eddie Mash 236; Clarke Lee 332; Marlon Wootten 376; Chris Holley and Kathe Pilibosian 83t; Donna Wootten 88t; David Townson 424; Syble Adams and Pam Wilkerson 99; Eloise Wootten 454; Linda Thomas and Aaron Wootten 39t (in memory of her dad); Christie Wootten and Sara Vaughn 30b; Phil Townson and family 171; Levon Wootten 328; Julie Lee 82t.

Terry Wootten led “Pass Me Not” in memory of all those buried in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Phillip Wootten offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Terry Wootten and Jeffrey Wootten leading 76b. Leaders: Shane Wootten 365; Louis Hughes 378b; Kennedy Wootten 56t; Jared Wootten 340; Hunter Townson, Chase Townson, Logan Townson “Holy Manna”; Mary Elizabeth Lee 146; Hayden Wootten, Jamey Wootten, and Cole Wootten 155, 123t; Karolina Mann and Kaylee Mann 45t; David Saylors, Teresa Saylors, Sierra Saylors, Stacy Wootten, and Damian Wootten 215; Britt Mann 101t; Jerry Wootten, Christina Wootten, and Betty Wootten 452; Robert Kelly 415; Olivia Allen and Robin Smith 449 (CB); Phil Summerlin 225t; Jenny Mann 128; Betty Wright and Mary Ruth Stiefel 97; Loyd Ivey, Hobert Ivey, and Eloise Wootten 511b (CB); Charles Meitinger 163t; April Dell 58; Claudine Townsend and Larry Wootten 518 (CB); Shannon Primm 491; Joel Jenkins and Sarah Jenkins 142; Shane O’Neal 348b; Sheila Wootten, Aaron Wootten, Kaylee Mann, and Karolina Mann 29t; Eschol Hughes 436; Mark Carroll 400; Marty Wootten and Lorrie Wootten 496; Reba Windom 542; Coy Ivey and Loretta Smith 559 (CB); Darlene Dalton 309; Jenny Mann “Sweet Beulah Land”.

Terry Wootten and Jeffrey Wootten led 521 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Ronald Patterson, and the class was dismissed.

Co-Chairmen—Terry Wootten and Jeffrey Wootten; Secretary—Judy Caudle