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Antioch Baptist Church

Ider, Alabama

April 11, 1999

The annual singing at Antioch Baptist Church near Ider, Alabama was held on the second Sunday in April. The chairmen of the singing were Terry Wootten and Dewayne Wootten. Songs from the “Cooper Book” were used on occasion, and are so noted with (CB) by the number.

The class was called to order by Dewayne Wootten and Terry Wootten leading songs on pages 82t and 59. Rayford Brown led the congregation in prayer. Dewayne Wootten and Terry Wootten led song on page 39t.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 97; Louis Hughes 376; Mark Carroll 37b; David Ballinger 111b; Don Bowen 283; Roy Nelson 380; Ted Johnson 48 (t? b?); Lomax Ballinger and Linton Ballinger 436; Lamar Smith and Randall Smith 76b, 36b; Henry Johnson 471; Judy Mincey 510; Keith Willard and Jenny Willard 460; Linda Sides 148; Matt Wells 49b; Pam Nunn and Shelbie Sheppard 28b; Merle Mateika 63; Melanie Hauff 347.

RECESS

Terry Wootten and Dewayne Wootten brought the class to order leading song on page 201. Leaders: David Ivey 542; Chris Carroll 48t; Bob Meek 441; Lynne deBenedette and Karen Freund 421; Mel Kersey and Johnny Lee 566; Steven Schmidgall 505 (CB); David Lee, Bryant Lee, and Johnny Lee 101t; Syble Adams 549 (CB); David Killingsworth 448t; James Nelson Gingerich and Pierre Gingerich 313b; Tollie Lee 270; Phillip Wootten and Susan Davis 543; Phil Summerlin 411; Shawn Carroll and Brenda Carroll 163t, 384; Marcia Johnson 436; Rodney Ivey and Jerry Enright 300; Ginny Landgraf 290; Charles Obert and Cindy Kissee 312b; Rayford Brown 147t; Liz Bryant 377; Wayne Wootten and Andrew Wootten “Trusting”; Reba Dell Windom and Eloise Wootten 186; Kathleen Thro 29t; Terry Hullett 222; Kathy Lee, Sheila Wootten, Hannah Lee, Rachel Lee, and Dakota Garner 128.

Syble Adams conducted the memorial lesson. Linda Thomas and Syble Adams led song on page 31t for the deceased. As a special request, Jenny Wootten sang “Beulah Land”.

LUNCH

Dewayne Wootten and Terry Wootten called the class to order leading song on page 176t. Leaders: Mary Elizabeth Lee 198; Thomas Willard and Chris Davis 145b; Aaron Wootten 144; Marty Wootten and Hayden Wootten 448b; Jim Carnes 171; Pam Wilkerson 203; Jeffrey Wootten 99; Amy Lee and Romana Lee 84 (CB); Buell Cobb 321; Shane Wootten 345b; Louis Hughes, Jr. 348b; Clarke Lee 47b; Julie Lee 123b; Claudine Townson, Teresa Saylors, and Jennifer White 288; John Plunkett 431; Marlon Wootten 68b; Jewel Wootten and Freeman Wootten 97; Levon Wootten 335; Daphene Causey 434; Robin Smith and Olivia Allen 500 (CB); Lawrence Peters and Jenny Wootten 100; Nate Green and Norma Green 287; Betty Wright 317; Coy Ivey and Loyd Ivey 475, 137; Charles Meidinger and Staci Meidinger 352; Gerald Wootten “It Is Well With My Soul”; Susan Harcrow 474; Leroy Gillespie 309; Ruth Brown and Rodney Ivey 73t; Marilyn Burchett 81 (t? b?).

Announcements were made. Chairmen for the singing in the year 2000 will be Marty Wootten and Levon Wootten. Terry Wootten and Dewayne Wootten led “Love At Home” and 146 as the closing songs. Phil Summerlin dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairmen—Terry Wootten and Dewayne Wootten; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard.