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Shady Grove Church (Cooper Book)

Dutton, Alabama

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Shady Grove Church on Saturday before the first Sunday in October was called to order by Mark Brown leading 72. Phil Summerlin offered the opening prayer.

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

Leaders: Mark Brown 84; Rex Wilks 138t; Ronda Arnold 574; Boyd Scott 505; Claudine Townsend and Paul Clazing 87; Charlotte Heard 518; Eddie Mash 450; Pam Wilkerson 410; Frank Strickland 145b; Samuel Sommers 382; Phil Summerlin 96; John Gardenour 368; Rob Bahler 370; Ricky Harcrow 398b; Will Fitzgerald 29t; Laura Densmore 482.


The class was brought back together by Syble Adams and Pam Wilkerson leading 140. Leaders: Barbara Jones 82; Jim Pfau 55; B.M. Smith 559; Martha Beverly 210; Sonny Erwin 464; Nathan Rees 147; Jonathon Smith 278t; Denise Kania 98; Judy Caudle 273; Tim Jones 120; Scott Kennedy 38t; Bridgett Hill 571; Ruth Dolby 81; Cheryl Foreman 66; Rick Foreman 198; Johnny Lee 46; Wayne Jones 137; Brad Bahler 546; Karen Bahler 30b.

Syble Adams conducted the memorial lesson. She spoke on behalf of the following sick and shut-ins: Aaron Wootten, Bob Meek, Lonnie Rogers, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, Allison Village, Ray Rechenberg, and Opal Wootten. Ricky Harcrow led 101t.

Syble spoke on behalf of the following deceased: Billy Williams, George Seiler, David Bornick, Nancy Katzen, Jerry Enright, and Cindy Kissee. Syble Adams, Darlene Dalton, Myra Dalton, and Charlotte Heard led ìSing to Me of Heavenî in memory of the deceased.

Leaders: Stanley Smith 515; Bill Beverly 478; Marlon Wootten and Ben Barrentine 49t, 463; Holly Hauck and Hollan Potts 63. Brad Bahler offered the blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Syble Adams leading 395. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 86; Michael Thompson 567; Ellen Gwynn 76b; Ed Thacker 393t; Dennis George 392; Tommie Spurlock 299; Aaron Little 430; Gillian Inksetter 485; Tom George 491; Beverly Dayton 486; Eloise Wootten and Virginia Glass 465; Caroline Bullock 572; Paula Oliver 511t; Mark Brown ìSweet Beulah Landî; Darlene Dalton 488b; Myra Dalton 543; Jim Aaron 489; Joan Wilks, Betty Ellis, Charlotte Heard ìHoly Mannaî; Ellen Gwynn 335; Sonny Erwin 488t; Brad Bahler and Syble Adams 541 (for Ray Rechenberg); Syble Adams 99 (by request); Tommie Spurlock 577; Stanley Smith and Pam Wilkerson 268b; Bill Beverly 422; Tim Jones 553.

Mark Brown led 146 as the closing song. Bro. Ben Barrentine offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Mark Brown; Secretary—Judy Caudle