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Chesnut Grove Church

Ider, Alabama

October 10, 1999

The seventy-third session of the annual Chesnut Grove Sacred Harp Singing was held on the second Sunday in October. The singing was called to order by Co-Chairmen Mark Brown and Shawn Carroll. Pastor Steve Lea welcomed the congregation, led the class in prayer, and led song on page 75. Co-Chairmen Mark Brown and Shawn Carroll led songs on 45t and 59.

Leaders: Lamar Smith 76b; Billy Thompson 448b, 47b; Coy Ivey 47t, 63; Randall Smith 36b, “That Beautiful Land” (CB); Phil Townson and Heath Townson 56b, 48t; S.T. Reed 27, 44; Jarrod George 300, 358; Floyd Peters 285t; Aaron Wootten 201.


The class resumed singing with Mark Brown and Shawn Carroll leading songs on pages 128 and 155. Leaders: Betty Wright 84, 347; Dean Daniel and Dennis George 68b; Dennis George 475, 30b; Loretta Smith and Amy Smith 551; Buddy Davis 565, 480; Jessica Davis 30t, 124; Eddie Brown 312b, 67; Myra Dalton 448t, 147t; Brenda Carroll 28b, 299; Marty Wootten 101t.

Mark Brown introduced the memorial lesson, and David Ivey led song on page 421 for the deceased and shut-ins.


Mark Brown and Shawn Carroll brought the afternoon session together leading songs on pages 108t and 143. Leaders: Brenda Merritt 109, 319; John Merritt 138t (CB), 436b (CB); Karen Ivey “Willie” (WB), 142; Elene Stovall 192, 441; Joan Aldridge 573 (CB); Richard Ivey 182, 138t; Terry Wootten 345b, 278b; Phil Summerlin 278t, 90; Rodney Ivey “Jesus Died for Me” (WB), “Trusting” (WB); Ralph Heard 503b; Charles Stiefel 39b, 378b; Lavon Wootten 426t; Jenny Wootten 99, 559 (CB); Stuart Ivey 222, 189; Shane Wootten 274t; Susan Harcrow 313t; Christy Blevins 270; Nate Green and Norma Green 403; Pauline Spears 82t, 285t; Mark Brown and Shawn Carroll 551 (by request).

Announcements were made. Jenny Wootten and Chris Carroll were selected as Co-Chairmen for the 2000 session.

Mark Brown and Shawn Carroll led song on page 146 as the closing song. The singing was dismissed with prayer by Brother Ralph Heard.

Co-Chairmen—Mark Brown and Shawn Carroll; Secretary—Myra Dalton.