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Ivey Memorial

Liberty Baptist Church, Henagar, Alabama

Sunday, April 29, 2018

The annual Ivey Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held on the first fifth Sunday at Liberty Baptist Church, Henagar, Alabama. Kelsey Ivey called the class to order by leading 82t. Phil Summerlin offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Shane Wootten and Betty Shepherd 101t (in memory of Leonard Lacy); Jackie Tanner 47t; Rodney Ivey 482 (in memory of Eulas Ivey); Linda Booth 31t; Nate Green and Norma Green 566; Loyd Ivey 454 (in memory of his father); Larry Ballinger, Earl Ballinger, Linton Ballinger, and Lomax Ballinger 112 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger); Boyd Scott 358; Jerusha Wheeler 352; Daniel Lee 354t; Samuel Williams 530; David Light 200 (in memory of Aunt Eurilla Woods); Karen Rollins and Philip Denney 345t; Jamey Wootten and Jared Wootten 492; Susan Cherones 349; Nathan Rees 138t; Ed Thacker 291; Lauren Bock 292 (in memory of Oliver Kindig-Stokes); Mark Carroll 282.


The class was called back to order by David Ivey leading 39b in memory of Eloise Wootten and Marie Ivey. Leaders: Wayne Wootten 36b; Shirley Figura 299; Amber Davis 192 (for Ozella Blackmon); Jeannette DePoy 300; Henry Johnson 409; Judy Caudle 336; Terry Wootten 289; Louis Hughes 378b; Lisa Bennett 505; Pam Nunn 507 (in memory of Darrell Swarens); Phil Summerlin 415; Loretta Smith and Amy Smith 145b; David Smead 341 (in memory of Darrell Swarens); Richard DeLong 224; Isaac Green 488; Paul Figura 168.


Gresham Davis and Cheyenne Ivey led 37b to bring the class together. Scott Ivey and Hayden Wootten led 348b in memory of Hobert Ivey.

The Sacred Harp Publishing Company members, Karen Rollins and Richard Ivey, presented a plaque of appreciation in honor of Eloise Wootten for service and dedication to the Liberty Church community and the Sacred Harp community. Accepting the plaque was Marlon Wootten, Shane Wootten, Wayne Wootten, Cynthia Wootten, and Anna Wootten. They led 318 in memory of Eloise.

Leaders: Anna Hinton and Sierra Saylors 209; Tony Ivey 157; Isaac Lloyd and Gideon Lloyd 50t; Amy Wootten 276; Winfred Kerr 517 (for Rebecca Over); Ezra Lloyd and Malachi Lloyd 410t; Judy Chambless 29t; Buell Cobb 111b; Daniel Williams 101b; Tom George and Sarah Trumbore 447; John Plunkett 343; Robert Chambless 494; Sasha Hsuczyk 345b. Louis Hughes asked a blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Richard Ivey leading 42. Leaders: Aaron Wootten 401; Allison Whitener, Grace Whitener, and Karen Ivey 350; Cecil Roberts 403; Reba Windom 434 (in memory of Daphene Causey); Rick Hoffman 228; Elene Stovall, Allison Davis, and Gresham Davis 436; Dennis George 542; Peter Trumbore 480; Hayden Arp 342; Alex Forsyth 396; Shelby Castillo 283; Matt Hinton 430; Jesse P. Karlsberg 428; Macie Bell 274t; Coy Ivey 384; Nicholas Thompson 208; Marty Wootten and Chelsea Higdon 472; Justin Bowen 314 (for Barrett Patton); Betty Shepherd 216; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 500; Lily Underwood, Loyd Ivey, and Marion Biddle 424; Cindy Tanner and Louis Hughes 512; Elyssa Lloyd, Havilah Lloyd, and Jael Lloyd 139; Tom Booth 309; Alex Makris 222; Aaron Little 313t; Lorrie Wootten, Jared Wootten, Hayden Wootten, Jamey Wootten, Sylvia Wootten, Sandy Ivey, Scott Ivey, Tony Ivey, Brianna Wells, and Jayden Hunt 445; Cindy Tanner and Sharon DuPriest 269; Anna Wootten and Wayne Wootten 572 (CB).

Announcements were made. Kelsey Ivey and Shane Wootten led 518 (CB) as the closing song. Ed Thacker dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Kelsey Ivey; Vice Chairman—Shane Wootten; Secretary—Cheyenne Ivey