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Shady Grove Church

Dutton, Alabama

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Shady Grove Church, Dutton, Alabama, was held on the first Sunday in May. The class sang 34b and 39t.

Eddie Brown welcomed everyone, and led 77t and 74b. The morning prayer was offered by Bro. Ben Barrentine.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Eddie Brown; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Memorial Committee—Darlene Dalton and Karen Travis.

Leaders: Daniel Wooten 87; Mark Brown 65; J.T. Shavers 277; Syble Adams 137; Loyd Ivey and Pam Wilkerson 208, 424; Jason Wilks and Maggie Wilks 30t, 145b; Shane Wootten 73t (for Bud Oliver); Scott Ivey 564; Ronda Arnold 31t; Rodney Ivey 343; Cheyenne Ivey 182; Jared Wootten 475; Nate Green and Norma Green 43 (in memory of Leola Smith); Toby Brown, Adam Harris, and Andrew Brown “Holy Manna”; Greg Rodgers 147t; Kevin Brown 452; Loretta Smith and Amy Smith 68b; Karen Travis 29t; Jamey Wootten 472; Tim Dalton 448t.


The class was brought back to order by Eddie Brown and Mark Brown leading 48t. The memorial lesson was conducted by Karen Travis and Darlene Dalton. Karen read Bible scripture, First Corinthians 15:42, in memory of the deceased. The list of recently deceased included Marie Ivey, Diane Nelson (Sam Sommers’s sister), and baby James Gaddis. Darlene read scripture, Philippians 1:8-11, in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Earl Bradshaw and Aunt Opal Wooten. They led 309.

Leaders: Meadows family “It Is Well”; Gilbert family 87; Evelyn Brown family 45t; Ellis family 128, 454; Thelma Brown family “Just As I Am”; Chester Wootten family and Johnson family 282; Carroll family 36b; Jess Wootten family 176b, 97; McKinney family 511t (CB); Cate family 339; Kessler family 518 (CB); Kennerly family 343; Darlene Dalton, Syble Adams, Myra Dalton, and Charlotte Heard 312t.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Mark Brown and Eddie Brown leading 30b. Leaders: Brad Bahler 75; B.M. Smith 441; Aaron Wootten and Sarah Vaughn 39t; Susan Cherones 40; David Ivey 465 (CB) (for Coy Ivey); Daniel Bearden 304; Marty Wootten 212; Richard Ivey 432; Richard Ivey and Syble Adams 196; Kelsey Sunderland 47t; Tom George and Dennis George 500, 383; Linda Thomas and Jordan Ratliff 345b; Judy Caudle 167; Samuel Sommers 121 (in memory of his sister); Angela Myers 430; Rachel Shavers 67; Karen Bahler 551; Terry Wootten 176t; Billy Thompson 572 (CB); Brenda Carroll and Shane Wootten 163t; Dewayne Wootten and Levon Wootten 478 (CB), “Pass Me Not”; Claudene Townson, Virginia Glass, Larry Wootten, and Jimmy Haynes 500 (CB); Ben Barrentine and Loyd Ivey 82t (for Ben’s father).

Tim Travis and Eddie Brown led 505 (CB). Daniel Wooten offered a prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Eddie Brown; Secretary—Judy Caudle