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Liberty Decoration Singing

Liberty Church, Henagar, Alabama

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The annual Decoration Day Sacred Harp Singing held at Liberty Church, Henagar, Alabama, on the first Sunday in June was called to order by Richard Ivey leading 82t. The opening prayer was offered by Eddie Mash.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Richard Ivey; Vice Chairman—Shane Wootten; Secretary—Donna Wootten; Arranging Committee—Scott Ivey and Blake Sisemore.

Leaders: Richard Ivey 131b; Shane Wootten 111t; Donna Wootten 330t; Scott Ivey and Blake Sisemore 42; Jackie Tanner 47t; Rex Wilks 47b; Loyd Ivey 89; Eloise Wootten 222; Phil Summerlin 348b; Daniel Lee 500; Loretta Smith and Amy Smith 317; Hobert Ivey 278b; Gerry Hoffman 218; Alex Makris 405; Wade Kotter 426b (in memory of Travis Keeton); Robert Walker 99; Barrett Patton 162; Marlon Wootten 49b; Susan Cherones 186; Marty Wootten 472; Aaron Little 515; Dennis George 225b; Elizabeth Dunn 335; Cheyenne Ivey 217; Eddie Mash 569t; Gravis Ballinger 112; Wayne Wootten 276; Shirley Figura 361.

The memorial lesson was held in the cemetery with the class singing 48t, 571 (CB), 572 (CB), and 45t.


Richard Ivey led 101t to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Jeffrey Wootten 460; Darrell Swarens 341; Katie White 503; Nate Green, Norma Green, and Emily Veniable 482; Linton Ballinger 314; Rachel Shavers 142; Tom George and Sutton Kelley 391; David Ivey 371; Paul Figura 163b; Ainslie Allen 217; S.T. Reed, Wayne Reed, and Richard Ivey 566; Karen Ivey 200; Joan Aldridge 198; Rodney Ivey and Marian Biddle 383; Joseph Dunn 85; Bud Oliver and Loyd Ivey 426t; Jamey Wootten 546; Karen Travis 29t. Phil Summerlin offered prayer before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Richard Ivey and Tom George leading 56t. Leaders: Nathan Rees 110; Angela Myers 542; Kelly House 456; Stuart Ivey 377; Cassie Allen 373; Larry Ballinger 208; Kelsey Ivey 564; Reba Windom 411; Judy Caudle 432; Cindy Tanner 436; Lynne deBenedette, Rodney Ivey, and Reba Windom 30b; Jackson Harcrow and Jeffrey Wootten 385b; Jonathon Smith 211; Sally House 146; Coy Ivey, Jack Ivey, Hobert Ivey, Eloise Wootten, Norma Green, Loyd Ivey, Norman Greeson, Rex Wilks, and Lois Baugh 384, 465 (CB); Elene Stovall and Gresham Davis 215; Loyd Ivey, Teresa Bethune, Callie Watkins, Doug Ivey, Martha Underwood, Lilly Underwood, Marian Biddle, Ivey Biddle, Adam Biddle, Lois Ivey, Candace Sizemore, and Hallie Sizemore 424, 501 (CB); Susan Harcrow 434; Jared Wootten 475; Tony Ivey 547; Philip Gilmore 396; Terry Wootten 131t; Isaac Lloyd 52b; Sandy Ivey 201; Levon Wootten and Dewayne Wootten 328; Henry Johnson 409; Rebekah Gilmore and Grace Gilmore 270; Kennedy Wootten, Cole Wootten, and Donna Wootten 30t; Syble Adams and Ben Barrontine 445; Stephen Miller, Rex Miller, and Sharry Miller 63; Jackie Tanner and Rodney Ivey 358 (by request); Sarah Marczynski and David Ivey 282; Shane Wootten 572 (CB) (by request); Richard Ivey, Scott Ivey, and Blake Sisemore 39b (in memory of Marie Ivey).

Richard Ivey led 521 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Elder Philip Gilmore, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Richard Ivey; Vice Chairman—Shane Wootten; Secretary—Donna Wootten