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Liberty Church

Henagar, Alabama

June 1, 1997

The annual Decoration Day Sacred Harp Singing held at Liberty Baptist Church was called to order with David Ivey leading songs on pages 82t and 83t. The morning prayer was led by Brother Lamar Smith. David Ivey led song on page 378t for Woodie Walker who was unable to attend.

Leaders: Marlon Wootten 39b, 64; Norma Latham 565, 164; Henry Johnson 338, 388; Lamar Smith 76b, 343; Eloise Wootten 144, 299; Rodney Ivey 482, 47t; Bud Oliver 48t, 42; Loyd Ivey 176b, 89; Kevin Holcomb 28b, 163t.

The memorial lesson was held in the cemetery at this time. Several songs were sung including: 340, 490, 45 (t? b?), and 162.

RECESS

David Ivey brought the class together leading songs on pages 108t and 101t. Leaders: Melvin Stiefel 36b, 138b; Allison Ivey 84, 182; Linda Thomas 31b, “Sweet By And By”; Richard Ivey 306, 559 (Cooper Book); Karen Travis 147t, 29t; Randall Smith and Loyd Ivey 454; Terry Wootten “Love At Home”.

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with David Ivey leading song on page 406. Leaders: Tony Ivey 441 (by request); Alexandria Makris 401; Stuart Ivey 300; Martha Monroe, Teresa Bethune, Candice Bethune, Lindsey Bethune, Ivey Biddle, and Adam Biddle “That Beautiful Land”, 551; Shane Wootten 155, 171; Tyler Wilks 128; George Lacy gave an inspirational message and an interesting history of our decoration; George Lacy and Loyd Ivey 424; Reba Windom 186 (for B. W. Ashley); Linton Ballinger 187; Jenny Wootten 49b; Mae Holt 212; Leola Smith 143, 475; Wayne Wootten 312b, 68b; Patsy Gentle and Mattie Townsel 141; Kristi Wootten and Jeffery Wootten 66; Lori Wootten and Marty Wootten 99; Lori Wootten, Marty Wootten, Shane Wootten, Wayne Wootten, Marian Biddle, Tony Ivey, and Doug Ivey “Jesus Died For Me” in memory of their grandparents, Andrew and Ester Ivey; Grady Price “Trusting”; the Ivey First Cousins “Cleansing Fountain”, 87; Levon Wootten and Dewayne Wootten 317; Roxy Duffey 146, 358; Karen Ivey, Richard Ivey, and Stuart Ivey 384; Rex Wilks and Jason Wilks 74b; Rex Wilks, Jason Wilks, and Randall Smith 137 for Virgil Phillips; David Ivey and Mae Holt 269.

Announcements were made. David Ivey and Loyd Ivey led song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Brother Tony Ivey.

Chairman—David Ivey; Vice Chairman—Marlon Wootten; Secretary—Norma Latham.