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St. Joseph’s On the Mountain Episcopal Church

Mentone, Alabama

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at St. Joseph’s on the Mountain Episcopal Church, Mentone, Alabama, on Saturday before the third Sunday in May was called to order by Elizabeth Gentry leading 59. The opening prayer was offered by Justin Bowen.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairman—Elizabeth Gentry; Secretary and Arranging Officer—Cindy Tanner.

Leaders: Elizabeth Gentry 76b; Cindy Tanner 123t, 275b; Robert Chambless 72b, 225t; B.M. Smith 475, 389; Robert Walker 143, 480; Mary Blake Thompson 85, 335; Nathan Stewart 396; Claudene Townson 39t; Isaac Stiefel 146, 268; Lisa Bennett 316, 434.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Cindy Tanner leading 138b. Leaders: Andy Ditzler 293, 298; Loyd Ivey 204, 208; Isaac Green 24b, 282; Nate Green 67; David Smead 409, 410t; Judy Chambless 29t, 209; John Plunkett 420, 471; Justin Bowen and Sierra Cope 290, 222; Sandra Wilkinson 168, 176t.

RECESS

Elizabeth Gentry led 361 to bring the class to order. Leaders: David Brodeur 512, 513; Danny Creel 428, 485; Drew Smith 42, 183; Judy Mincey 464, 492; Syble Adams 472; Syble Adams and Scott Ivey 445; Loretta Smith, Amy Smith, and David Smith 274t, 317; Tom George 337, 278t; Sandy Ivey and Brianna Wells 201, 56t; Cheyenne Ivey and Brianna Wells 349, 542; Rodney Ivey 314.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Elizabeth Gentry leading 32t. Leaders: Bridgett Hill Kennedy 37b, 276; Lilly Gentry and Cheyenne Ivey 401; Scott Ivey and Brianna Wells 326, 216; B.M. Smith 318; Robert Walker and David Kearley 569b; Mary Blake Thompson 440; Robert Chambless 66; Isaac Stiefel 277; Lisa Bennett 340 (for Earlis McGraw); Andy Ditzler 34t; Nathan Stewart 304; Isaac Green, Elizabeth Fields, Justin Bowen, and Sierra Cope 133; David Smead 377; John Plunkett 197; Justin Bowen and Bryan Fields 546; Sandra Wilkinson 345t; David Brodeur 501; Danny Creel and Cindy Tanner 498 (for Ann Jett); Judy Mincey 180; Tom George 101b; Syble Adams 63; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 101t (for Betty Shepherd); Scott Ivey 230; Elizabeth Gentry 319.

Announcements were made. Elizabeth Gentry led 347 as the closing song. John Plunkett offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Elizabeth Gentry; Secretary—Cindy Tanner