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Antioch Baptist Church

Ider, Alabama

April 13, 1997

The annual singing at Antioch Baptist Church in Ider, Alabama was held on the second Sunday in April. The chairmen of the singing were Marty Wootten and Levon Wootten.

Marty Wootten and Levon Wootten called the class to order leading songs on pages 82t and 47t. The morning prayer was offered by Terry Wootten.

Leaders: Phillip Wootten 47b; Dewayne Wootten and Rayford Brown 31t, 99; Shawn Carroll and Chris Carroll 28b, 48t; Freeman Wootten 129; S. T. Reed 403; Mel Kersey 441; Marlon Wootten and David Lee 448t, 49b; Lamar Smith 76b; Mary Elizabeth Lee 276; Milton Oliver 137; Shane Wootten 159; Wayne Wootten 94; Steve Levine 515b; KeriAnn Wilkerson 354 (t? b?); Jeffrey Wootten and Aaron Wootten 347, 147 (t? b?); Thomas Willard 145b; Clarke Lee 39t; Rex Wilks and Tyler Wilks 63; Keith Willard 297; Mark Carroll 186; Dick Levine 569b.

RECESS

Leaders: Marty Wootten, Hayden Wootten, Jared Wootten, and Dakota Garner 30t; Melanie Hauff and Judy Hauff 163t, 56b; Susan Davis, Chris Davis, and Jennifer Wootten 111t, 56b; Mark Brown “Beulah Land; Hannah Lee, Rachel Lee, and Regina Bayer 176 (t? b?); Bryant Lee 100; Phil Townson, Heath Townson, David Townson, Hunter Townson, and Raven Townson 108b; Henry Johnson 148; Myra Dalton and Jaine Carroll 378b, 203; Pam Wilkerson and Rhonda Arnold 376, 312 (t? b?); John Bayer 165; Kathy Lee and Julie Lee 503; David Ballinger, Linton Ballinger, and Lomax Ballinger 300; Marsha Johnson 218; Jenny Willard 349; Don Bowen 454; Louis Hughes, Sr. and Louis Hughes, Jr. 32t, 384; Syble Adams and Jenny Wootten 559 (Cooper Book); Judy Mincey and Claire Mee 86, 532; Phil Summerlin 270.

LUNCH

Marty Wootten and Terry Wootten brought the class to order leading song on page 59. Leaders: Terry Wootten “Trusting”; Earl Johnson 319; Jack Laughlin 344.

The memorial lesson was held. Marty Wootten, Amanda Garner, and Stephannie Keller led song on page 490 for the following deceased: Delta Wootten, Cleve Blevins, Guy Parker, Marilyn Osterman, Bell Monroe, J. T. Conn, Will Battles, and David Hale—Alabama; Camilla Haase—Maryland; Mari J. Stick—Minnesota; Richard Jernigan—Florida; Don Johnson—Colorado.

Robin Smith, Wilma McLemore, and Claudine Townson led “That Beautiful Land” for the following sick and shut-in: Carla Smith, Rod Willard, Gertha Parker, Nora Townson, Jean Schram, Virgil Phillips, and Sara Curry.

Leaders: Carol Selleck 179; Reba Windom 216; Jim Pfau 77t; Jeff Oliver 162; Buell Cobb 138b; Ericka Mitchell 87; David Killingsworth and Steve Killingsworth 220; Johnny Lee and Gene Hickox 343; David Hough and Katharine Hough 480; Kathy Wallace and Val Eng 215; Karen Willard, Dudley Willard, and Cindy Danner 128; Olivia Allen, Freeman Wootten, and Beth “Sweet By And By”; Karen Travis, Tammy Wilks, Jason Wilks, and April Hall 117; Brenda Carroll, Shawn Carroll, Vickie Mitchell, and Chris Carroll 442; Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, and Pam Nunn 440; Jerry Enright and Beth Reed 29t; Jim Carnes and Celia Carnes 171; Pearl Guier, Louise Tenenbaum, and Toby Tenenbaum 45t, 535; Eleanor Haase 352; Julie Vea 102; Gordon Olsen and Midge Olsen 198; John Schaffer 150; James Gingrich 385 (t? b?); Craig Brandis 38b; Bill Waddington, Gene Hauptmann, Jack Loftin, Cullen Wade, Patty Butterfield, Joyce Wade, and Laura Densmore 542; Linda Thomas, Bud Laney, Joyce Walton, Billy Thompson, and Coy Ivey 551.

Marty Wootten and Levon Wootten led “Love At Home”, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Bud Laney. After the closing prayer, the class sang “Where The Soul Never Dies”.

Chairmen—Marty Wootten and Levon Wootten; Secretaries—Syble Adams and Sheila Wootten.