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Lacy’s Chapel

Henagar, Alabama

August 31, 1997

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Lacy’s Chapel the first fifth Sunday after July 4th was called to order by David Ivey leading songs on pages 82t and 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Lamar Smith. David Ivey led song on page 303. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 101t, 40; Reba Windom 30b, 30t, 155; Norma Latham 78, 495; Karen Ivey 99, 63; Stuart Ivey 137, 480.

Stuart Ivey was appointed Arranging Committee.

Leaders: Allison Ivey 142, 410 (t? b?); Jeff Sheppard 473, 177; Milton Oliver 176t, 176b; Bud Oliver 145b, 145t; Lamar Smith 76b, 343 (in memory of Barrett Ashley); Scott Ivey 87; Richard Ivey 144, 64.

RECESS

David Ivey brought the class together leading song on page 345b. Leaders: Henry Johnson 338 (in memory of Willie and Lola Windsor), 68b; Eloise Wootten 47t, 299; Coy Ivey 48t; Woodie Walker 378t, 349; B. M. Smith 448b, 276; Tony Ivey 56t, 385t; Sandy Ivey 503, 354b; John Henry Busby “Jesus Died For Me”, 401.

LUNCH

Singing resumed with David Ivey leading songs on pages 57 and 288 (for Estelle Napier who is sick). Leaders: S. T. Reed 28b, 27; Loyd Ivey 426t, 89; Shelbie Sheppard 26, 41; Betty Shepherd 186, 216; Dennis George 45t, 58; Melvin Stiefel 147b, 77t.

A memorial was held for those who have passed away since last year. David Ivey led 269 in memory of Willa Mae Holt; Reba Windom 196 in memory of the Lacys who kept the singing going all the past years; B. M. Smith 424, remembering Andrew Ivey; Karen Ivey and Loyd Ivey 454 for Ester and Andrew Ivey; Coy Ivey and Norma Latham 482 for Eulas and Helen Ivey; and Bud Oliver 73t for the Olivers and Reeds.

Leaders: Stuart Ivey 29t; Woodie Walker 208; Rodney Ivey 39b, 235; Richard Ivey 270; Allison Ivey 182, 475; Henry Johnson 388; S. T. Reed and Betty Shepherd 425; Milton Oliver “There Is A Fountain”; David Ivey 415.

Announcements were made. David Ivey, Betty Shepherd, and Reba Windom led song on page 146 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Loyd Ivey. The singing will be held next year on August 30, 1998.

Chairman—David Ivey; Vice Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Secretary—Norma Latham.