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Shady Grove Church (Cooper Book)

Dutton, Alabama

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The annual singing at Shady Grove Church was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in October. The class was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Syble Adams leading 72. The morning prayer was offered by Bro. Ben Barrentine. Mark Brown welcomed everyone.

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

Leaders: Mark Brown and Ben Barrentine 84, 63; Syble Adams and Bill Adams 410; Rex Wilks 138t; Loyd Ivey 229; Pierce Phillips 78; Tollie Lee 544; Hubert Nall 563; B.M. Smith 38t (in memory of Virgil Phillips); Frank Strickland 100; Doron Henkin 102; Samuel Sommers 486; Pam Wilkerson 505; David Killingsworth 95b; Jim Aaron 283t; Judy Caudle 380t; Robert Walker 546; Tom Owen 344; Laura Densmore 370; Don Clark 320.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Syble Adams and Rodney Ivey leading 73t (for Bud Oliver). Leaders: Michael Thompson 98; Ricky Harcrow 478; Karen Clark and Laura Densmore 386; Beverly Coates 464; John Bahler 111b; Henry Johnson 445t; Karen Bahler 572; Bill Aplin 101t (in memory of John Etheridge); Syble Adams, Charlotte Heard, Joan Wilks, and Betty Ellis “Holy Manna”; Nathan Rees 286b; Joan Aldridge 515; Aaron Little 430; Rhonda Arnold 559; Brad Bahler 55; Syble Adams 541 (by request); Ed Thacker 163b; Danny Arms 51; Andrew Farris 489; Shane Wootten 450; Darlene Dalton 488b (for Lavon Tyree, Earl Bradshaw, Ralph Brown, Michael Owens, and Opal Wootten); Betty Wright 225t. The blessing for the noon meal was offered by Brad Bahler.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Syble Adams leading 543. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 524; Ruth Dolby 463; Bruce Coates 264; Mark Brown “Sweet Beulah Land”, 574; Claudine Townsend and Shane Wootten 518; Vicky Aplin 421; Karen Clark 575; Brad Bahler, Karen Bahler, John Bahler, and Rob Bahler 571; Doron Henkin 522; Tom Owen, Mary Owen, Beverly Coates, and Bruce Coates 442t; Pierce Phillips 511t; Bill Aplin and Vicky Aplin 567; Laura Densmore 101b; Samuel Sommers, Ruth Dolby, and Holly Hauck 500; Tollie Lee 319; Frank Strickland 488t; Nathan Rees 497; Shane Wootten 468 (for Billy Williams), 465 (by request); B.M. Smith, Aaron Little, and Linda Little 449; Syble Adams and Rhonda Arnold 393t; David Killingsworth 404.

Mark Brown led 573 as the closing song. Bro. Ben Barrentine offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Mark Brown; Secretary—Judy Caudle