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Wootten Family New Year’s Eve Singing

Antioch Baptist Church, Ider, Alabama

December 31, 2017 - January 1, 2018

The 56th session of the Wootten Family New Year’s Eve Singing held at Antioch Baptist Church, Ider, Alabama, was called to order by Terry Wootten leading 56b and 32t. John Huffman offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Terry Wootten 74b; Cole Wootten and Jared Wootten 47t, 56t; Jerry Creason 503; Daniel Lee 179; Nate Green and Norma Green 166; Isaac Green 483; Susan Cherones 349; David Saylors 203; Mary Huffman 37b; Eddie Mash 500; Ed Thacker 498; Hayden Wootten 155; Claudine Townson, Dani Townson, Danette Townson, Phil Townson, and Jacob Smith 540 (CB), 448t; Sierra Saylors 419.


The class was called back to order by Terry Wootten leading 436. Leaders: Amber Saylors and Spencer Hegwood 302; Jimmy Haynes and Dewayne Wootten 480; Theresa Saylors 107; David Carlton 272; Elyssa Lloyd 33b; Sarah Wootten 460; Amber Davis 422; Sarah Trumbore 502; Tonia Edmondson and Tom George 318, 560; Isaac Lloyd 223; Louis Hughes 53; Nicholas Thompson and Reba Windom 216; Amy Daniel and Rodney Ivey 283, 186 (in memory of Eloise Wootten); Chris Boggs, Michelle Boggs, and Isaac Boggs 354b; Elijah Boggs 511b (CB). Mark Brown asked a blessing before the meal.


Jared Wootten, Jamey Wootten, and Hayden Wootten led 59 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Jeffrey Wootten 97 (for Marlon Wootten); John Huffman 344; Keillor Mose 340; Shelby Castillo 430; Cheyenne Ivey and Shane Wootten 376 (for Marlon Wootten and Doug Conn); Gideon Lloyd and Dan Simon 63; Stephen Huffman 163t; Samuel Williams 536; Chris Ryan 572; C.J. O’Dell and Teresa O’Dell 505 (CB); Daniel Bearden 195; Reba Windom and Marty Wootten 546, 542; Hayden Arp 434 (in memory of Daphene Causey); Jamey Wootten 120; Chris Holley 72b; Kevin Dyess 65.


The class was brought back to order by Jared Wootten leading 101t. Leaders; Gary Glover 547; Dennis George 81b; Cole Wootten and Dewayne Wootten 445; Terry Wootten and Linda Thomas 472, 572 (CB); Terry Wootten and Dewayne Wootten “Pass Me Not”; Marty Wootten 526 (WB); Chris Boggs, Michelle Boggs, and Terry Wootten “I Have a Father”.

Chris Boggs offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Terry Wootten; Secretary—Cheyenne Ivey