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Pine Grove Singing

Lookout Mountain, near Collinsville, Alabama

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Pine Grove Church, near Collinsville, Alabama, was held on the third Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Bud Oliver leading 32t. Wayne Reed offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Bud Oliver; Vice Chairman—S.T. Reed; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Committee—Rodney Ivey and Cindy Tanner.

Leaders: S.T. Reed 36b; Rodney Ivey 432; Paula Oliver 142; Boyd Scott 58; Janice Paulk 446; Christopher Mann and Cindy Mann 128; Molly Ellis 236; Larry Ballinger 527; Eloise Wootten 222; Ed Thacker 441; Susan Cherones 74b; Judy Mincey 475.


Rodney Ivey led 101t to bring the class back together. Leaders: Terry Wootten 422; Joan Aldridge 486; Scott Ivey 332; Ainslie Allen and Emma Calvert 217; Richard Ivey 296; Michael Thompson 392 (in memory of Marvin McElroy and in honor of Mildred McElroy, Joyce Walton, and Marshall Smith); Sharon DuPriest 137; Dewayne Wootten 143; Judy Caudle 540; Jeffrey Wootten 460; Scot Oliver, Alanna Blanks, Bryant Beard, and Eric Blanks 496, 405; Cassie Allen 419; John Kelso 447; Reba Windom 300 (in memory of Jerry Enright).


The class was brought to order by Bud Oliver leading 421. Leaders: David Hufstetler 445; Elene Stovall 182; Jamey Wootten 472; Linda Thomas 391; David Ivey 156; Jim Brown 159; Rachel Carlisle 145t; Julietta Haynes 269; Danny Creel 383; Carolyn Thompson 481; Dennis George 263; Hayden Wootten 138t; Wanda Capps 440; Blake Sisemore 272. Wayne Reed offered prayer before the noon meal.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Bud Oliver leading 42. Leaders: Delone Cobbs 161; Harrison Creel 342; Shane Wootten 543; Cheyenne Ivey 47t; Wayne Reed 108b; Henry Johnson 176b; Jackie Tanner 477; Levon Wootten 354b; Marty Wootten 369; Nate Green and Norma Green 415; Loyd Ivey 426t (for Bud Oliver); Christie Finley 63; S.T. Reed and sisters 388; John Kelso 344; Molly Ellis 376; Cassie Allen 326; Judy Mincey 492; Michael Thompson 341 (by request); Larry Ballinger 270; Cheyenne Ivey, Rodney Ivey, and Jeffrey Wootten 384 (for Coy Ivey); Paula Oliver 442; Julietta Haynes 309; Jim Brown and Doug Collett 268; Cindy Tanner 76b; Shane Wootten 59 (by request); Delone Cobbs and Christopher Mann 480; Coy Ivey 465 (CB).

Bud Oliver, S.T. Reed, and Wayne Reed led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Wayne Reed, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Bud Oliver; Vice Chairman—S.T. Reed; Secretary—Judy Caudle