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Huntsville Sacred Harp Singing

Burritt on the Mountain, Huntsville, Alabama

Saturday, May 4, 2019

The annual Huntsville Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in May in the Old Country Church at Burritt on the Mountain, Huntsville, Alabama. The class was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Mark Carroll leading 49b. Gary Huffman offered the opening prayer. The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Mark Carroll; Vice Chairman—Richard Ivey; Secretaries—Amanda Hardiman and Teresa Hope; Arranging Committee—Lomax Ballinger and Linton Ballinger.

Leaders: Lomax Ballinger 389; David Ballinger 340; Vella Dailey 335; David Ivey 371; Frances Jones and David Ivey 45t; Jim Aaron 448t; Butch White 547; Jimmy Ballinger 84; Cheyenne Ivey 430; Delone Cobbs 73t; April Watkins 75; Garrett Sipe 47b; David Killingsworth 290; Reba Windom 208; Loyd Ivey and Lilly Underwood 283; Ron Harper 278t; Sharon DuPriest and Nicholas Thompson 434; Earl Ballinger 403; Linda Sides 170; Teresa Hope 384.


Buddy Ballinger led 343 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Charles Meidinger 182; Jeannette DePoy 106; Phil Summerlin 478; Cindy Tanner and Christy Allen 436 (for Lucy Heidorn); David Brodeur 470; Winston Carroll and David Ivey 358; Mary Huffman 446; David Jackson 480; Amanda Hardiman and Addie Hardiman 108t; Henry Johnson 144; John Huffman and Katie Huffman 569b; Carolyn Thompson 53; Larry Ballinger 457; Susan Cherones 349.


Richard Ivey led 37b to bring the class back together. The memorial lesson was conducted by Ron Harper. He spoke for the sick and the deceased. Mark Carroll read the names of the sick and the deceased. Shane Wootten led 129 for the sick. Ron Harper led 138b in memory of the deceased. John Huffman closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Judy Caudle 234; Nicholas Thompson 304; Linton Ballinger 146; Andy Ditzler 439; Taylor Watkins and Bobby Watkins 500; Gail Doss 299; Charles McCravy 428; Lauren Allen 546. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the prayer before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Rodney Ivey leading 348b. Leaders: Daniel Lee 28b; Lisa Geist 269; Terry Wootten 410t; Kelsey Ivey 444; Tom George 373; Lari Jalbert 189; J.L. Hopper 532; Anna Hinton 383; Nathan Rees 442; Amber Davis 380; Nate Green and Norma Green 282; David Carlton 538; Sarah Trumbore 542; Tom Booth 475; Matt Hinton 112; Karen Ivey 192; Daniel Bearden 78; Jennifer Allred 411; Shane Wootten 76b; Sigrid Patterson 69t; Eli Hinton 186; Justin Bowen 120; Linda Booth 196; Peter Trumbore 300; Chris Mann 48b; Allison Whitener 472; Stephen Huffman 486; Gary Leopold 159.

Following announcements, Mark Carroll led 62 as the closing song. Buddy Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Mark Carroll; Vice Chairman—Richard Ivey; Secretaries—Amanda Hardiman and Teresa Hope