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Shady Grove Church

Dutton, Alabama

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Shady Grove Church on the first Sunday in May was called to order by Barry Gilbert and Rodney Gilbert leading 82t. The morning prayer was offered by Ben Barrentine.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Barry Gilbert; Vice Chairman—Rodney Gilbert; Secretary—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Eddie Brown 108t; Rex Wilks 47b; Mark Brown 153; Marlon Wootten and Ben Barrentine 31t, 39t; Syble Adams 393 (CB); Ronda Arnold 559 (CB); Darlene Dalton 454; Ed Thacker 456; Greg Rogers 48t; Loyd Ivey 201; Marty Wootten 276; Mark Carroll 63; Pam Wilkerson and Loyd Ivey 424; Brown family great grandchildren “Holy Manna”; Rodney Ivey 463 (CB); Barry Gilbert and Rodney Gilbert 99.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Barry Gilbert and Rodney Gilbert leading 45t.

The memorial service was conducted by Mark Carroll and Glenn Carroll.

Leaders: Meadows family 34t, 348b; Thomas and Billy Gilbert family 490, 87; Jim and Betty Lynn Ellis family 128, “What A Day That Will Be”; Delmer and Morene Brown family 572 (CB), 147t; Chester and Delta Wootten family 449 (CB), 410 (CB); Arlon Carroll family 36b; Theodore Carroll family “He’ll Hold My Hand”; Jessie and Beulah Wootten family 571 (CB); Johnson family 511b (CB); Kessler family 518 (CB); Mark Carroll and Glenn Carroll 465 (CB) (for all others). Jason Wilks closed the memorial service with prayer.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Barry Gilbert and Rodney Gilbert leading 445. Leaders: Henry Johnson 123t; Judy Caudle 138t; Samuel Sommers 232; Pierce Phillips 396 (OSH); Aaron Little 84 (CB); Reba Windom 505 (CB); Rodney Ivey 95b (CB); John Bahler 448t; Brad Bahler and John Bahler 114; Cassie Allen 540 (CB); Nate Green and Norma Green 52t; Karen Bahler 551; Shane Wootten 110; Dennis George 159; Tom George 209; Charles Meitinger 352; Jared Wootten and Jamey Wootten 182; Brenda Carroll 299; Claudine Townsend, Olivia Allen, and Syble Adams 176b, 97; Tim Dalton 277; Steven Meitinger and Charles Meitinger 268; Scott Ivey 500; Rachel Shavers and Maggie Wilks 145b; Joyce Whittington 511t (CB); Joan Wilks, Edna Rogers, and Rachel Shavers 573 (CB).

Mark Brown led “Sweet Beulah Land” as the closing song. Greg Rogers offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Barry Gilbert; Vice Chairman—Rodney Gilbert; Secretary—Judy Caudle