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Lacy’s Chapel

Henagar, Alabama

August 30, 1998

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Lacy’s Chapel the first fifth Sunday after July 4th was called to order by Rodney Ivey leading songs on pages 59 and 101t. The morning prayer was offered by Pastor Joe Owens. Leaders: David Ivey 57, 138t; Norma Latham 566, 141; Reba Windom 159, 172; Floyd Peters “Pray On”; Patsy Gentle 68b, 45t; Sandy Ivey 503, 30t; Karen Ivey 30b, 144; Linton Ballinger 285t, 410t; Loyd Ivey 201b, 426t; Karen Willard 330b, 331; Milton Oliver 321, 206.

RECESS

Karen Ivey and Allison Ivey brought the class back together leading song on page 82t. Leaders: Allison Ivey 134, 48t; Lamar Smith 36b; Bud Oliver 332, 42; Betty Wright 323b, 499; Louis Hughes, Jr. 225t, 385t; Woodie Walker 441, 208; Eloise Wootten 299, 318; Richard Ivey 567, 344; Randall Smith and Loyd Ivey 454; Randall Smith “That Beautiful Land”; Linda Sides 72b, 328; Shane Wootten 155, 300; Shelbie Sheppard 211, 28b; Rodney Ivey 39b (for his mother, Marie Ivey, in honor of her birthday).

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with David Ivey leading song on page 129. Leaders: B.M. Smith 475, 222; Tony Ivey 139, 309; Melvin Stiefel 512, 138b; Mary Ruth Stiefel 322, 220; Verlon Stiefel 490; Charles Stiefel and Randall Smith 448t, 290; Jeff Sheppard 473, 415; Roy Nelson 283, 456; Henry Johnson 493, 288; S.T. Reed 303, 384; Allison Ivey and Randall Smith 137; Allison Ivey 182; Scott Ivey, Hobert Ivey, and Rodney Ivey 47t, 410t; Margie Smith and Nancy Allen 313t, 373; Bud Oliver and Richard Ivey 270 (by request); Coy Ivey and Joe Owens 45t, “Trusting”; David Ivey and Floyd Peters “Brown”; Karen Willard 171; Woodie Walker 349.

Announcements were made. David Ivey led song on page 378t as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Verlon Stiefel.

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