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Liberty Church

Henagar, Alabama

June 7, 1998

The annual Decoration Day Sacred Harp Singing held at Liberty Baptist Church was called to order with David Ivey leading songs on pages 82t and 74t. The morning prayer was led by Brother Lamar Smith.

Leaders: Rodney Ivey 101t, 48t; Norma Latham 34b, 566; Jackie Tanner 47t; Shane Wootten 39t, 345b; Tony Ivey 74b, 176b; Marlon Wootten 426t, 49t; Rex Wilks 47b, 53; Hershell King 340, 348b; Patsy Gentle 63, 128; Leola Smith 43, 389; Mattie Townsel, Rickey Townsel, Beverly Venable, and Patsy Gentle 45t; Loyd Ivey 235.

The memorial lesson was held in the cemetery at this time. Several songs were sung including: “Jesus Died For Me”, “Trusting”, “We Will Sing With The Angels There”, “Love At Home”, 162, and 146.


David Ivey brought the class together leading songs on pages 332 and 126. Shane Wootten was appointed Arranging Committee. Leaders: Shane Wootten 155; Eloise Wootten 336; Henry Johnson 569b (in memory of Hollis Sizemore), 288; Joan Aldridge 475, 546; Linda Thomas and Cassie Franklin 454; Reba Windom 182; Lamar Smith 76b; Joyce Walton 455.


The afternoon session resumed with David Ivey leading song on page 345t. Leaders: Shane Wootten 171; Melvin Stiefel 138b; Bud Oliver 42; Cassie Franklin 349; Cassie Franklin and Rodney Ivey 186; Roy Nelson 283; Karen Travis 163t; Linton Ballinger 212; the Ivey Cousins 101t, “Jesus Died For Me”; Cindy Franklin 386, 198; Virgil Phillips 137; J.C. Rutledge 544; Freeman Wootten and Jewel Wootten 460 (for Mae Seymour who was sick); Elene Stovall 222, 99; Betty Shepherd 216, 299; Marilyn Burchett 29t; Stuart Ivey 480; S.T. Reed 64; Richard Ivey 567; Edward Tanner 100; Allison Ivey 559 (Cooper Book); Susan Harcrow 269; Loyd Ivey, Marian Bethune, Ivey Bethune, Teresa Biddle, Candace Ivey, Lindsey Ivey, and Jessica Ivey “That Beautiful Land”; Karen Ivey “Willie”; Betty Wright 388; Syble Adams 66; Mary Ruth Stiefel 220; Sandy Ivey 503; Ricky Harcrow “Trusting”; Cindy Franklin and Karen Ivey 505 (Cooper Book) (for Virgil Phillips); Terry Wootten 542; George Lacy 68b; George Lacy and Loyd Ivey 424.

Announcements were made. David Ivey led song on page 208 for Aunt Woodie Walker who was unable to attend. The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Ricky Harcrow.

Chairman—David Ivey; Vice Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Secretary—Norma Latham.