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Shady Grove Church (Cooper Book)

Dutton, Alabama

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Shady Grove Church near Dutton, Alabama, on Saturday before the first Sunday in October. The class was called to order by Syble Adams leading 293b. Tollie Lee offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Michael Adams and Mark Brown 99; Shane Wootten 286b; Henry Johnson 289; Rob Bahler 102; Darlene Dalton and Sheila Bradshaw 505, 518; Daniel Lee 38t; Ethan Eddins and Kevin Eddins 203; Jim Aaron 47b; Eric Eddins 594; Mary Huffman 96; Edith Eddins 132; Rick Foreman 273; Emily Eddins 588; Hubert Nall 344; Eli Eddins 138b; Sonny Erwin 569.


Shane Wootten led 388 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Tom George and Sarah Trumbore 559; Bruce Coates 264b; Riley Lee 503; Evie Eddins 210; Tollie Lee 330t; Elam Eddins 304; Brad Bahler 546; Ewan Eddins 313; Tommie Spurlock 63; Bea Aaron 453b; David Killingsworth 574; Joanne Fuller 511; Nate Green, Norma Green, and Alex Makris 488; Pam Wilkerson, Ronda Arnold, Bill Adams, Syble Adams, Michael Adams, and Jeff Adcock “When All of God’s Singers Get Home”; David Bahler 587.


The class was brought back to order by Mark Brown leading 421. Samuel Sommers led 520.

The memorial lesson was held at this time. Jeff Adcock read verses of scripture. Karen Clark led 380b in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Charlotte Heard, Kathe Pilobosian, Wayne Jones, Julie Vea, Floy Wilder, Timothy Lind, Helen, and Sarah.

Jeff Adcock spoke in memory of the following deceased: Johnny Lee, Delorese Lee, Thomas Lee, Eloise Wootten, Edith Owen, Levon Wootten, Skip Trout, Hugh McGraw, and Jim Sisson. Sonny Huckaby led 450. Sonny Huckaby, Syble Adams, and Jeff Adcock led 563. The memorial service was closed with prayer offered by Elder Sonny Huckaby.

Syble Adams and her family led 410. Shane Wootten asked a blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Rodney Ivey leading 478. Leaders: John Huffman 575; Gillian Inksetter 567; Phillip Reeves 463; Laura Densmore and Chris Holley 101b; Ray Rechenberg 133; Judy Caudle 515 (in memory of Eloise Wootten); Tom Owen 138t; Terry Wootten 116; Elizabeth Stoddard and Chris Holley 165; Stephen Huffman 31t; David Ivey and Rodney Ivey 416t; Matthew Lind and Syble Adams 511t; Brenda Dunlap and Anita Landess 422t; David Lee 288; James Nelson Gingrich 107; Robert Stoddard 451; Keillor Mose 345t; Kevin Eddins 97; Jan May 38t; Beverly Coates 591.


Mark Brown led 572 to bring the class together. Leaders: John Hughes 287; Brian Harris 214; Chris Nicholson 95b; Anna Pfau 573; David Saylors, Theresa Saylors, Sierra Saylors, Gus Carter, and Shane Wootten 376; Sharon Kermiet 457; Steven Schmidgall 391; Anne Miczulski 449; Terry Herrin 328; Jeff Adcock 465 (for Coy Ivey and in memory of Edith Owen); Jim Carnes 54t; Isaac Lloyd, Gideon Lloyd, Malachi Lloyd, and Ezra Lloyd 239; Susan Cherones 300; Havilah Lloyd, Elyssa Lloyd, and Jael Lloyd 393; Rex Wilks and Joan Wilks 29t; Will Fitzgerald 336t; Stanley Smith “Indiana”; Reba Windom 559.

Michael Adams and Mark Brown led 146 as the closing song. David Lee offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Michael Adams; Secretary—Judy Caudle