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Henagar - Union Convention - Liberty Church

Henagar, Alabama

July 1-2, 1995

Saturday, July 1

The seventy-ninth session of the Henagar-Union Sacred Harp Convention was called to order with David Ivey leading songs on pages 82t and 111t. The morning prayer was led by Sam Sommers. Leaders followed: Loyd Ivey 61, 30t; Shane Wootten 155; Eloise Wootten and Coy Ivey 222; Marlon Wootten 39t; Wayne Wootten 48t; Rex Wilks 29t; Bud Oliver 73t; Lawrence and Lula Underwood 217, 430; Lamar Smith 76b; Rodney Ivey 47t; Joyce Walton 47b; Norma Latham 34b; Milton Oliver 434; Reba Windom 224; Ruby Phillips 475; Jap Walton 153; Jeff Sheppard 388; S. T. Reed 29b.

RECESS

The singing was resumed with David Ivey and Bud Oliver leading song on page 270. Leaders: Jerry Enright 77t; Linda Thomas 37b; Sam Sommers 232; Barrett Ashley 300; Myra Dalton 542; Don Bowen 283; Martha Woodard 271t; Woodie Walker 349; Colbie Allen 480; Ted Johnson 83t; Tom Harper 530, 411; Phil Summerlin 49b; Judy Mincey 50b; Kelly Beard 321; Shelbie Sheppard 142; Ester Brown 203; Edith Tate 35; Melanie Hauff 215; Glen Harper 68b; Keith Willard 74b; Robert Harper 63, 335; Cassie Franklin 178; Ernestine Pipkin 284; Carlene Griffin 81t; Pam Nunn 269; Daryl Mayberry 163t.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Shane Wootten and Rodney Ivey leading songs on pages 137 and 144; Paula McGray 383; Jenny Willard 168; Cindy Franklin 362; Charlene Wallace 192; Marcia Johnson and Coy Ivey 454; Richard Ivey 358; Tim Reynolds 228; Ivey Ellis and Allison Ivey 87, 384.

A business session was held to elect the following officers: Chairman—David Ivey; Vice Chairman—Marlon Wootten; Secretary—Norma Latham; Memorial Committee—Linda Thomas and Eloise Wootten. Singing was resumed with leaders Tony Ivey and Wayne Wootten 365; Zach Sumner and Worth Ellis 82t; Jenny Wootten 344; Ila Ingle 29 (t? b?); Val Dunagan 448 (t? b?); Bill Wattington 209; Grady Price “Trusting”; Lora Cargo 498; Dick Dunagan 30b; Mae Holt 212; Karen Ivey 532; Terry Wootten 317b; Dewayne Wootten 213t; Flarce Creel 56t; Reba Windom 216; David Ivey 213b; David Ivey and Marlon Wootten 46. The class was dismissed with prayer by Phil Summerlin.

Sunday, July 2

The session was called to order by David Ivey leading songs on pages 59 and 101t. The morning prayer was led by Loyd Ivey. Leaders were: Marlon Wootten 99; Norma Latham 569b; Loyd Ivey 426t; Robert Peek 283; Virgil Phillips 475; Robert Harper 58, 235; Jackie Tanner 172; Eloise Wootten 507; Lamar Smith 36b; Shane Wootten 296; Jerry Enright 377; Ruby Phillips 39b; Edwin Ballinger 300; Milton Oliver 222.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with David Ivey leading song on page 312b; Dewayne Wootten 448b, 29t; Tony Ivey 385 (t? b?); Linda Thomas 47 (t? b?); Larry Ballinger 91; Mike Dunn 424; Jewel Wootten 47b; S. T. Reed 567; Linton Ballinger 186; Olivia Allen 441; Earl Ballinger 87; Hobert Ivey and Elmo Hulsey 569b, 28b; Levon Wootten 460; Val Dunagan 66; Joyce and Jap Walton 45t; Barrett Ashley 30b; Sam Sommers 426b, 24 (t? b?); Rodney Ivey 482; Susan Harcrow 215; Lomax Ballinger 565.

The memorial lesson was held at this time. For the deceased, Dewayne Wootten led song on page 499 for Helen Ivey Cordell, and Tony Ivey led song on page 477 for Winford Lacey, Fay Allen, Jack Harcrow, Hugh Brandon, Ervin Brothers, Jason Calhoun, John Snyder, Mary Brumbaugh, Forney Cobb, Leon Price, John Morris, Dale Redmon, Sr., Arville Hyatt, Lessie Cates, and Lois Green. Linda Thomas and Eloise Wootten led song on page 97 for the sick and shut-in: Joe Smith, Mae Seymour, Hoyt Renfroe, Lola Jenkins, Aver Crider, Will Battles, Rosie Hughes, and all others. Ricky Harcrow closed the memorial with prayer. Leaders followed: Terry Wootten 207, 163b; Wayne Wootten 49t; Wayne Wootten and Marty Wootten 234.

LUNCH

Reassembly for the afternoon was led by Rodney Ivey leading song on page 41; Jerry Enright 39 (t? b?); Ricky Harcrow 163t, “We Will Sing With The Angels There”; Bud Oliver 145 (t? b?); Sarah Harcrow 43; Loyd and Will Ivey, Candace and Lindsey Bethune, Rachel Ivey, Adam Biddle 87, 100; Coy, Allison and Richard Ivey, Zach, Ivey, Sumner, and Worth Ellis 384, 454; Susan Green 128; Jenny Wootten 84; Richard Green 180; Lora Cargo 340; Loyd and Doug Ivey, Teresa Bethune and Marion Biddle “That Beautiful Land”, “Jesus Died For Me”; Gravis Ballinger 78; Reba Windom 196; Reba Windom and Betty Shepherd 216; Reba Windom, Betty Shepherd, and Mae Holt 269; Dick Dunagan 378b; Sheila and Aaron Wootten 153, 117; Roxie Duffy 358, 76b; Karen Ivey 236; Pam Wilkerson 142; Brenda Carroll 442; Woodie Walker and Mae Holt 349; Linda Thomas 323b; Ricky Harcrow “Trusting”; Coy Ivey, David Ivey, Rodney Ivey, Mike Ivey, and Pam Ivey Ellis 137; Charles Stiefel 448 (t? b?); Shane Wootten 159; Freeman Wootten 30t; Terry Wootten 74 (t? b?). The Chairman thanked the arranging committee, Shane Wootten and Coy Ivey, for a job well done and asked for announcements. Marlon Wootten, Loyd Ivey, Coy Ivey, and David Ivey led page 62 and those who wished took the parting hand. Elder Ricky Harcrow dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—David Ivey; Vice Chairman—Marlon Wootten; Secretary—Norma Latham.