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Chestnut Grove Baptist Church

Ider, Alabama

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The 84th annual Chestnut Grove Sacred Harp singing was held on the second Sunday in October. Loretta Smith and Amy Smith called the class to order at 10:00 a.m. leading 37b. Ed Thacker offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Loretta Smith and Amy Smith 36b, 48t, 317; Billy Thompson 31b, 448b; Ed Thacker 75, 301; Daniel Lee 82t, 569b; Richard Ivey 313t, 90; Blake Sisemore 126, 40; Nathan Rees 123t, 83b; Margaret Thacker 452, 505 (CB), 108t; Jared Wootten 166.


Loretta Smith and Amy Smith reconvened the class leading 128. Leaders: Marty Wootten 63, 445; Levon Wootten 108b, 101t; Dewayne Wootten 147t.

Loretta Smith and Amy Smith conducted the memorial lesson and led 338 for the deceased, Dan Greeson, and the following sick and shut-ins: Aaron Wootten, Maxwell children, Bud Oliver, Myrtle Wootten. Donald Carroll offered the memorial prayer.

Leaders: Brenda Carroll 155, 99; Daniel Lee 84, 503; Jamey Wootten 138t.


Loretta Smith and Amy Smith brought the afternoon class to order leading 294. Leaders: Alex Craig 178, 33b; Zach Craig 274t, 496; Nathan Rees 179; Claudene Townson 277, 74b; Ed Thacker 192, 349; Richard Ivey 348b; Shane Wootten 410 (CB), 465 (CB).

Following announcements, Loretta Smith and Amy Smith led 62, and the class was dismissed with prayer offered by Billy Thompson.

Chairperson—Loretta Smith; Secretary—Amy Smith