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Wootten New Year’s Eve Singing

Antioch Baptist Church, Ider, Alabama

December 31, 1998-January 1, 1999

For the most part “The Sacred Harp 1991 Edition” book was used, but some songs were used from the Cooper Book and are annotated by (CB).

The thirty-seventh annual Wootten New Year’s Eve Singing was held at Antioch Baptist Church, Ider, Alabama, and was called to order by Jeffrey Wootten and Marty Wootten leading songs on pages 82t and 32t. The opening prayer was led by Phillip Wootten. Jeffrey Wootten and Marty Wootten led songs on pages 39b and 101t.

Leaders: Terry Wootten 39t, 47t; Phillip Wootten 388, 106; Dewayne Wootten 31b, 213t; Lavon Wootten 176t, 335; Lamar Smith 76b; Marlon Wootten 448t; Loyd Ivey 283; Milton Oliver 505 (CB).


Marty Wootten and Jeffrey Wootten led song on page 312b. Leaders: Johnny Lee and Jeff Sheppard 41(CB), 270; Tony Ivey 139; Olivia Allen 146; Mary Elizabeth Lee 40; Stuart Ivey 300; Regina Bayer and Cath Oss 83 (t? b?); Richard Ivey 567; Aaron Wootten 59; John Bayer and Jubal Bayer 44; Rayford Brown and Charles Ellis 571 (CB); David Lee 56b; Thurman Nall 336t (CB); Shawn Carroll 28b; Syble Adams 484b (CB), 559 (CB); Eloise Wootten and Brenda Carroll 384, “Trusting”, 163t. A blessing for the refreshments was offered by Tony Ivey.


The class was brought to order by Marty Wootten and Jeffrey Wootten leading song on page 201. Leaders: Shane Wootten and Donna Wootten 74b, 345b; Clarke Lee 503; Clarke Lee and David Lee “Mercy Seat”; Jenny Wootten 515b, 128; Julie Lee 569b; Linda Thomas and Jenny Wootten 541 (CB), 155; Max Berueffy and David Lee 344 (CB); Coy Ivey and Linda Sides 475, 137 (for Virgil Phillips); David Carlton 48t; Kevin Holcomb 108t, 410 (CB); Christie Wootten 29t; Don Bowen 99, 171; Louis Hughes, Sr. and Allison Dodson 138b; Shelbie Sheppard and Jeff Sheppard 448b, 269; Jackie Tanner 298; J.A. Mosley 282; Scott Swanton 445b; Randall Smith and Loyd Ivey 454; Larry Beveridge 31t; Lee Rogers 532; Susan Harcrow 436, 271t; Nate Green and Norma Green 535, 480; Cindy Franklin 317b; Judy Mincey 461; Elene Stovall 441; Joan Aldridge 515 (CB); Patsy Gentle 68b; Betty Wright 347; Cassie Franklin 276; Hobert Ivey, Loyd Ivey, and Eloise Wootten 511 (CB);...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!....Terry Wootten and Johnny Lee 527 (CB); 94 was sung by the class on request; Myrtle Wootten, Jenny Wootten, Lavon Wootten, Dewayne Wootten, and Terry Wootten “Just As I Am”. The class was dismissed with prayer by Lavon Wootten.

Chairmen—Marty Wootten and Jeffrey Wootten; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard.