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Pine Grove Singing

Pine Grove Church, Collinsville, Alabama

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Pine Grove Church, near Collinsville, Alabama, was held on the third Sunday in April. Wayne Reed welcomed the class, and dedicated the singing to the memory of James W. (Bud) Oliver. The class observed a moment of silence, and then Henry Johnson offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Wayne Reed and Scot Oliver 32t, 100; S.T. Reed 79; Paula Oliver 29t; Donnie Reed 59; Alana Blanks 405; Rodney Ivey 315; Ed Thacker 91; Elene Stovall 99; Karen Willard 362; James Eldridge 200; Loretta Smith 348b; Paul Figura 73t; Bridgett Kennedy 82t; Riley Lee 493; Daniel Lee 328; Rebecca Eldridge 120; Judy Caudle 42; Rachel Carlisle 204.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Co-chairmen—Wayne Reed and Scot Oliver; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Officer—Cindy Tanner.


Wayne Reed led 108b to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Scott Kennedy 287; Cheyenne Ivey 101t; Yancey Jett 480; Becky Browne 203; Angela Myers 270; Hayden Wootten 138t; Darrell Swarens 171; Katherine Eldridge 30t; Judy Mincey 492; Tom George 288; Shirley Figura 30b; Eddie Mash 97; Kathy Williams 267; Richard Ivey 566; Richard Mauldin 410t.


The class was brought back together by Rodney Ivey and Scot Oliver leading 343. Leaders: Lela Crowder 145t; Joyce Walton and Michael Thompson 332; Amy Daniel and Rodney Ivey 67; Virginia Eldridge 154; Nate Green and Norma Green 185; Jeanette Dollar 358; Jamey Wootten and Jared Wootten 475; Jim Brown 159; Margaret Thacker 503 (for Betty Wright); Linda Thomas 73b; Boyd Scott 58; Henry Johnson 425; Ernestine Parker 147t; Mark Carroll 349; Ann Jett 136; Shane Wootten and Dewayne Wootten 426t.


The afternoon session began with Rodney Ivey and Eddie Mash leading 345b. Leaders: Karen Ivey 192; Reba Windom 542; Adrian Eldridge 546; Jackie Tanner 421; Wayne Reed and Courtney 354b; Scott Ivey 345t; Jeffrey Wootten 76b; Janice Paulk 337; Susan Harcrow 383; Joyce Whittington 39t; David Ivey 567; Dennis George 436; Marty Wootten 376; Mary Ruth Stiefel 322; Donna Wootten 56t; Charles Stiefel 123b; Syble Adams and Richard Ivey 496; Ezra Lloyd and Elyssa Lloyd 34b; Claudene Townson and Shane Wootten 70b; Betty Shepherd 186 (in memory of Michael Dunn); Cindy Tanner 368; Becky Browne 564; James Eldridge, Rebecca Eldridge, and Katherine Eldridge 309; Paul Figura and Shirley Figura 47t; Riley Lee 569b; Donnie Reed, S.T. Reed, Wayne Reed, and Sue Wills 146; Darrell Swarens and Rodney Ivey 39b; Judy Mincey 540; Adrian Eldridge and Virginia Eldridge 541; Coy Ivey 465 (CB).

Following announcements, Wayne Reed and Scot Oliver led 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Wayne Reed.

Co-chairmen—Wayne Reed and Scot Oliver; Secretary—Judy Caudle