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Liberty Decoration Singing

Liberty Church, Henagar, Alabama

Sunday, June 7, 2009

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 Phil Summerlin.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Shane Wootten; Vice Chairman—David Ivey; Secretary—Reba Windom.

Leaders: David Ivey 313t (in memory of Mattie Townsel); Loyd Ivey 89; Rodney Ivey 73t; Reba Windom 57 (in memory of Noah and Margie Lacy); Betty Wright 503; Robert Walker 99; Ed Thacker 43; Bobby Watkins 410t; Joan Aldridge 228; S.T. Reed 312t; Eloise Wootten 318; Tom George 471; Sarah Jenkins 101t; Gravis Ballinger 203; Pierce Phillips 551; Jackson Harcrow 38b; Bridgett Hill 330b; Marlon Wootten 147t; Sue Bunch 34b; Rex Wilks 378b; Shirley Figura 565; Ainslie Allen 77t; Lomax Ballinger 277; Cheyenne Ivey, Jessica Ivey, April Watkins, and Ainslie Allen 354b; Jamey Wootten and Hayden Wootten 100; Jackie Tanner 477; Sally House 171 (in memory of Karen House); Rachel Shaver 142; Alex Makris 119.

The memorial lesson was held in the cemetery with the class singing 340, 45t, 571 (CB), and 500 (CB).

RECESS

David Ivey brought the class back together by leading 33b. Leaders: Nathan Rees 435; Eddie Mash 39b; Dennis George 556; Phil Summerlin 66; Cindy Tanner 220; Jared Wootten 441; Karen Freund 385t; Joyce Walton 456; Morgan Bunch 428; Michael Thompson, Vista Mahan, Charles Mahan, Dennise Shoemake, and Stephanie Shankles 436; Roberta Strauss 276; Karen Isbell 224; Larry Ballinger 222; Karen Travis 29t; Joyce Whittington 68b; Earl Ballinger 31 (t? b?); Barrett Patton 314; Scott Ivey 442; Max Berueffy and Karin Covi 164; Jarrod George 270; J.T. Travis 128.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Shane Wootten leading 32t. Leaders: Charles Stiefel 47b; Jerry Enright 30b (in memory of Noah Lacy); Gail Aagaard and Bonnie 155; Betty Shepherd 216; Ann Drexler 87; Jonathan Smith 186; Daphene Causey 137; Jenna Strizak 187; Mark Eirich 324; Elene Stovall 215; Paul Figura 146; Kelsey Wessels 217; Adam Biddle, Loyd Ivey, and Marian Biddle 424; Ivey first cousins 465 (CB), 45t; Blake Sisemore 112; Judy Caudle 192 (in memory of LaRue Allen); Kelly House 564; Brian Maxwell, Avalea Maxwell, Gavin Maxwell, Ryan Maxwell, Isaac Maxwell, Alex Craig, Zach Craig, and friends 60; Susan Harcrow 411.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Rodney Ivey and Cassie Allen leading 358. Leaders: Cassie Allen 426b; Marty Wootten 559 (CB); Karen Ivey and Lorrie Wootten 545; Nate Green and Norma Green 271t; Linton Ballinger 385b; Sharon DuPriest and Judy Caudle 302 (in memory of LaRue Allen); Billy Williams 448b; Hobert Ivey, Sylvia Ivey, Lorrie Wootten, Jared Wootten, Scott Ivey, and Rodney Ivey 47t; Henry Johnson 482; Mercy Watkins and Coy Ivey 384; Shane Wootten, Syble Adams, Joel Jenkins, Tony Ivey, and Adam Biddle 448t.

Announcements were made. Shane Wootten, Eloise Wootten, Coy Ivey, Hobert Ivey, Loyd Ivey, Norman Greeson, and Norma Green led 491 (WB) as the closing song. Joel Jenkins offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Shane Wootten; Vice Chairman—David Ivey; Secretary—Reba Windom