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Antioch Baptist Church

Ider, Alabama

April 12, 1998

The annual singing at Antioch Baptist Church near Ider, Alabama was held on the second Sunday in April. The chairmen of the singing were Jeffrey Wootten and Shawn Carroll.

Jeffrey Wootten and Shawn Carroll called the class to order leading songs on pages 82t and 28b. The morning prayer was offered by Dewayne Wootten. Jeffrey Wootten and Shawn Carroll led songs on pages 48t and 155.

Leaders: Lamar Smith 36b; Marty Wootten 503; Matt Wells 34b; John Bayer 39b; Bill Waddington and Don Bowen 99, 283; Max Berueffy “Where The Soul Never Dies”; Midge Olsen and Gordon Olsen 198, 344; Mary Elizabeth Lee 361; Jim Pfau 68b; Anna Pfau 415; Laura Densmore 29t; Aaron Wootten 84; Syble Adams and Pam Wilkerson “Cleansing Fountain”, 142.


Leaders: Jim Carnes 32t; Dakota Garner, Jamie Wootten, Hayden Wootten, and Levon Wootten 128; Jim Kane 218; Louis Hughes, Jr. 448t; Keith Willard and Jenny Willard 441, 74b; Louis Hughes 176t; Judy Mincey 540; Thomas J. Willard, Hans Bayer, and Joel Brandis 145b; Lee Rogers 228; Gretchen Pfau 312b; Mitzie Collins 159; Jeff Sheppard, Pam Nunn, and Shelbie Sheppard 440; Kathy Wallace 47b; Christine Stevens 107; S. T. Reed 345 (t? b?); Shane Wootten 56b; Susan Davis, Jennifer Wootten, Christopher Davis and Phillip Wootten 163 (t? b?), 196, 106; David Ivey, Rodney Ivey, and Coy Ivey 499, “Trusting”; Freeman Wootten, Beulah Ann York, Larry Wootten, and Jewel Wootten “Jesus Died For Me”, 323b, 317; Rayford Brown and Deborah Kane 37b, 147t.

Terry Wootten gave the memorial and led song on page 426t for the deceased. Mel Kersey led song on page 101t for the sick and shut-ins.


Jeffrey Wootten and Shawn Carroll brought the class to order leading song on page 201. Leaders: Martha Henderson 146; Jill Thompson and Tony Singleton 268, 66; Charles Meidinger 352; Phil Townsend, Keith Townsend, Dustin Townsend, David Townsend, James Townsend, Claudine Townsend, Danette Townsend, Sheri Townsend, Raven Townsend, Hunter Townsend, and Dani Townsend 35, 288; Michele Cull 408; John Kellerman 178; Carol Crawford and Jim Crawford 122; Bruce Rowland 59; Celia Carnes and KeriAnn Wilkerson 388; Charles Franklin 358; Bryant Lee 49b; Linda Sides 148; Floyd Peters 129; Rachel Lee, Hannah Lee, Kathy Lee and Regina Bayer “Sweet By And By”; Marlon Wootten and Gerald Wootten 97; Brenda Carroll, Vickie Mitchell, Regina Clark, and Jenny Wootten 559 (Cooper Book), 128; Don Clark 186; Levon Wootten and Phil Summerlin 348b; Tony Ivey 329; Bud Oliver, Jerry Enright, and Rex Wilks 77t; Randall Smith and Charles Stiefel 285t; Norma Latham, Pearl Guier, and Eloise Wootten 313t; B. M. Smith and Roy Nelson 432, 475; Reba Windom, Patsy Gentle, Ruth Brown, and Linda Thomas 282; Loyd Ivey 480; Julie Lee 277; Marie Brandis, Kit Pfau, and Ima Rowland 542.

Announcements were made. Terry Wootten and Dewayne Wootten led “Trusting” and “Holy Manna” for the closing songs. The class was dismissed with prayer by Phil Summerlin.

Chairmen—Jeffrey Wootten and Shawn Carroll; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard.