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Shady Grove Church (Cooper Book)

Dutton, Alabama

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Shady Grove Church, Dutton, Alabama, on Saturday before the first Sunday in October was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Mark Brown leading 146. The morning prayer was offered by Bro. Ben Barrentine.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Mark Brown; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Committee—Pam Wilkerson and Shane Wootten.

Leaders: Syble Adams 47b; Sonny Erwin and Syble Adams 505; Brad Bahler 55; Rex Wilks 398b; Virginia Glass 143; Larry Wootten 108t; Ronda Arnold 559; Ben Barrentine 144; Myra Dalton 511b; Carolyn Bullock 511t; Marlon Wootten 442t; Henry Johnson 69; Nate Green and Norma Green 95b; Darlene Dalton 440t; Shane Wootten 38t; Syble Adams 488t; Mark Brown 572; Frank Strickland 486; Eloise Wootten 515; Laura Densmore 210; Pam Wilkerson and Loyd Ivey 478, 137; Scott Kennedy 488b.


Syble Adams led 397 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Scott Ivey 98; Nathan Rees 292b; David Killingsworth 277; Rick Foreman 543; Phil Summerlin 96; Jonathon Smith 378b; Keith Willard 416t; John Merritt “Trav’ler’s Rest Samson”; Rodney Ivey and Sonny Erwin 464; Karen Clark 494; Sonny Erwin and Rodney Ivey 430 (in memory of Marie Ivey); Tim Jones 63; Kathe Pilobosian and Chris Holley 133; Samuel Sommers 552; Stanley Smith 450.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Syble Adams, Darlene Dalton, Myra Dalton, and Charlotte Heard. They led 312 in memory of Ernestine Pipkin, Travis Keeton, Wayne Morgan, Marie Ivey, and Ernest Phillips—Alabama; Bob Meek—Kentucky; Tom Maher—Pennsylvania. Brad Bahler offered prayer to close the memorial lesson.

Leaders: Kimberly Haas 49b; Brad Bahler 571; Martha Beverly 140; Hubert Nall 84; Karen Bahler 393t.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Pam Wilkerson, Shane Wootten, and Rodney Ivey leading 286b and 567. Leaders: Kelly Kennedy 73t; Rachel Miller Jacobs 508; Bea Carnathan 80b; Don Clark 138t; Angela Myers 380t; Wayne Jones 513t; Mathew Lind 145b; Judy Caudle 355 (for Harrison Creel); Jim Aaron 283t; Doron Henkin 392; Daniel Wootten 72; Tommie Spurlock 497; Claudine Townson and cousins 518; James Nelson Gingrich 285t; Cheryl Foreman 213; Chris Holley 201; Bill Beverly 573; Paul Wyatt 176t; Jenny Willard 563; Holly Hauck 337; Susan Cherones 40; Fred Hoerr 77t (in memory of Wayne Morgan); Betty Jo Ellis, Charlotte Heard, Joan Wilks, and Syble Adams “Holy Manna”, 336t; Syble Adams and Pam Wilkerson 410; Mark Brown “Sweet Beulah Land”.

Mark Brown led 62 as the closing song. He offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Mark Brown; Secretary—Judy Caudle