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Antioch Baptist Church

Ider, DeKalb County, Alabama

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Antioch Baptist Church, Ider, Alabama, was held on the second Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Jeffrey Wootten and Jackson Harcrow leading 82t and 32t. Chris Boggs welcomed the class, and offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Jeffrey Wootten and Jackson Harcrow 48t; Ed Thacker 532 (for Barrett Patton); Scott Ivey 321; Phil Summerlin 68b; Judy Caudle 292; Judy Mincey 415; Eschol Hughes 480; Judy Chambless 29t; Angela Myers 43; Susan Cherones 300; Louis Hughes 314; Robert Chambless 335; Henry Johnson 338; Hayden Wootten and Cole Wootten 42; Tom Owen 481; Shaun Carroll 28b; Sarah Vaughn and Macy Bell 354b, 59; Sonny Erwin 441; Jared Wootten 440; Linda Thomas and Cheryl Foreman 217; Brenda Carroll 442; Phil Townson and family 201, 448t, 572 (CB).

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Co-chairmen—Jeffrey Wootten and Jackson Harcrow; Secretary—Judy Caudle.


Jeffrey Wootten and Jackson Harcrow led 76b to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Aaron Little 560; Aaron Wootten 414; Bill Bailey 313b; David Lee 445; Chris Boggs and Dewayne Wootten 511b (CB); David Killingsworth 376; Kathie Lee and Kendra Strickland 146; Phillip Wootten, Stacy Pilcher, and Susan Pilcher 348b, 196; C.J. Odell 421, 36b; David Saylors, Teresa Saylors, and Sierra Saylors 209, 268; Rachel Rudi 283; Eloise Wootten 318; Reba Windom 411; Jamey Wootten 472.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Terry Wootten and Dewayne Wootten. Dewayne read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Chris Holley, John Kelso, Clevedell Blevins, Carl Frame, Shirley Frame, Barrett Patton, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, S.T. Reed, Lessie Reed, Betty Wright, and Willard Wright.

Terry Wootten spoke and led 39t in honor of the sick and shut-ins and in memory of the deceased. Jared Wootten offered prayer to close the memorial lesson.

Leaders: Richard Ivey 272; Syble Adams 186; Annaliza Cull 300; Rodney Ivey and Cheyenne Ivey 432; Larry Wootten 33b; Dennis George 57 (for Bud Oliver). Shane Wootten offered the blessing at the dinner table.


The afternoon session began with Jackson Harcrow and Jeffrey Wootten leading 270. Leaders: Linton Ballinger 144; Mel Kersey 47t; Mark Brown 147t (for Mutt Brown); Dani Townson, Danette Townson, and Kennedy Wootten 505 (CB); David Ivey 163t; Marlon Wootten 97; David Townson, Claudene Townson, and family 47b, 463 (CB); Daniel Wootten and Stacy Wootten 349, 340; Marty Wootten and Chris Boggs 546; Jenny Mann 30b, “Sweet Beulah Land”; Loretta Smith 63; Shelia Wootten and Susan Harcrow 500; Charles Miedenger 182; Hobert Ivey, Lorie Wootten, Hayden Wootten, Jared Wootten, and Scott Ivey 278b; Levon Wootten, Dewayne Wootten, and Terry Wootten “Pass Me Not” (for Aunt Olivia and Aunt Minnie, and in memory of Myrtle Wootten); Larry Brasher, Ellen Harris, and Pete Mahler 49b; Loyd Ivey and Shane Wootten 73t (for Bud Oliver); Laura Densmore and Kendra Strickland 542; Ricky Harcrow and Jackson Harcrow 138b; Coy Ivey 465 (CB); Nathan King and Christie Burns 176t.

Jeffrey Wootten and Jackson Harcrow led 62 as the closing song. Elder Ricky Harcrow offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Co-chairmen—Jeffrey Wootten and Jackson Harcrow; Secretary—Judy Caudle