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State Line Church

Near Muscadine, Cleburne County, Alabama

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The annual Sacred Harp singing at State Line Church, just off Hwy. 78 at the Alabama/Georgia state line in Cleburne County, Alabama, was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Jeff Sheppard leading 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Elder Sonny Huckaby.

The following officers were retained to serve: Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Vice Chairman—B.M. Smith; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Committee—Judy Chambless.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 63; B.M. Smith 82t; Rodney Ivey 313t; Judy Chambless 142; Judy Caudle 182; Henry Johnson 390; Tom Owen 472; Pam Nunn 189; Eugene Forbes 218; Jim Aaron 503; Dennis George 418; Shelbie Sheppard 269; Rick Foreman 145t; Reba Windom 436; Shannon Primm 213t; Sonny Erwin 480; Beverly Coates 168; David Lee 501; Helen Bryson 546; Ed Thacker 176b; Karen Swenson 536; John Plunkett 150; Laura Densmore 383; Tony Hammock 321; Rene Greene 377; Sonny Huckaby 348b; Karen Rollins 222.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Rodney Ivey leading 101t. Leaders: Eddie Mash 428; Lela Crowder and Robert Kelly 131t; Stanley Edwards 560; Angela Myers 178; Tom George 26; Becky Browne 200 (for Julie Vea); Loyd Ivey 201; Jared Wootten 475; Karen Clark 534; Terry Wootten 336; Faye Hollis 340; JoDell Albi 111b; Erica Hinton 105; Ginny Landgraf 547; Peter Golden 312b; Elene Stovall 30b; John Seaton 47t; Lou Cotney 300; Jerry Creason 56b; Bridgett Hill 440; Chris Holley and Kathe Pilibosian 448t; Roberta Strauss 276; Jack Nelson 303.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Helen Bryson. She spoke and led 467 for the following deceased: Pearl Galbreath, Corene White, Reba Norton—Alabama; Frank Block, Jimmie Denney, C.E. Cates—Georgia; Cindy Kissee—Minnesota; George McGray—Massachusetts; and Richard Cates.

Oscar McGuire led 57 for the following sick and shut-ins: Jetha Brooks, Violet Thomason, Raymond Hamrick, Charlie Derleth, Sallie Foreman, Lois Bowman, Mona Nelson, Dan Brittain, and Carol Buche. David Lee offered prayer to close the memorial lesson. The blessing for the noon meal was offered by Matt Hinton.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by B.M. Smith leading 350. Leaders: Anne Drexler 87; Dave Ressler 216 (for Jerry Enright); Matt Hinton 422; Cheryl Foreman 183; Kathy Williams 455; Bruce Coates 313b; Robert Chambless 317; Michael Rich 388; Lonnie Rogers 389, 225t; Sharon DuPriest and Daphene Causey 434; Linda Thomas 131b; Charlene Wallace 481; Cecil Roberts 33b; Cheyenne Ivey 76b; Denney Rogers 318; Oscar McGuire 573; Bud Oliver 421; Nate Green 531; Evelyn Harris 155; B.M. Smith 393; Richard DeLong 511; Jeff Sheppard 129; Shelbie Sheppard, Pam Nunn, and Rene Greene 528; Rodney Ivey and Cheyenne Ivey 384 (for Coy Ivey).

Announcements were made. Rodney Ivey and B.M. Smith led 46 as the closing song. Eddie Mash offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Vice Chairman—B.M. Smith; Secretary—Judy Caudle