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Shady Grove Church

Dutton, Alabama

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Shady Grove Church, Dutton, Alabama, was held on the first Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Eddie Brown and Ashley Brown leading 108t. Bro. Ben Barrentine offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Eddie Brown; Secretary—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Eddie Brown and Ashley Brown 67, 33b; Rex Wilks 37b; Daniel Wootten and Syble Adams “Sing to Me of Heaven”; Mark Brown 278t; Ben Barrentine 47t; Rachel Shavers 74b; Aaron Wootten 101t; Syble Adams 478 (CB); Rodney Ivey 559 (CB); Aaron Little 83t; Mark Carroll 542; Berry Gilbert 108b; Loretta Smith 39t; Tim Dalton 448t; Shane Wootten and Karen Travis 29t; Jason Wilks 30t; Darlene Dalton 454; Darlene Dalton and the Charlie Robinson family 45t; Ashley Brown and Andrew Brown 47b; J.T. Shavers 277; Greg Rogers 48t.


Eddie Brown and Mark Brown led 145b to bring the class back to order. The memorial lesson was conducted by Syble Adams and Pam Wilkerson. Syble spoke and led 376. Leaders: Delma and Morene Brown family “Holy Manna”; Check and Delta Wootten family and Johnson family 572 (CB); Arlon Carroll family and Grady Brown family 36b, “He’ll Hold My Hand”; Meadows family 47b; Jesse and Beulah Wootten family 49b; Ellis family 454, “The Sun’s Coming Up”; Kestler family “Sweet Beulah Land”; Ralph Brown family 147t, 518 (CB); Gilbert family 490; Kenerly family “Sing to Me of Heaven”; McKay family, Childers family, Norwoods family, Wynn family, and Gann family 410 (CB); Shane Wootten and Pam Wilkerson 424 (for Loyd Ivey and Olivia Allen); Coy Ivey 465 (CB). Brad Bahler asked a blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Eddie Brown leading 97. Leaders: Eddie Brown and Mark Brown 73t, 72b; Dennis George 208; David Ivey 120; Daniel Bearden 263; Henry Johnson 295; Brad Bahler 312b; Samuel Sommers 184; Karen Bahler 569b; Tom George 456; Jared Wootten 389; Marty Wootten 472; Hayden Wootten 138t; Cheyenne Ivey 168; Charles Meitenger 182; Jamey Wootten 546; Rhonda Hampton 540 (WB); Ed Thacker 220; Terry Wootten 436; Margaret Thacker 480; Jenny Mann 30b; Judy Caudle 301; Paula Picton 186; Riley Lee 161; Angela Myers 383; Susan Cherones 300; Reba Windom 505 (CB); Linda Thomas and Jenny Mann 500 (CB); Sarah Vaughn and Shane Wootten 129; Verlon Stiefel, Mary Ruth Stiefel, Charles Stiefel, and Jeanette Dollar 348b; Claudene Townson 527 (WB); Andrew Farris 503; David Sailors, Teresa Sailors, and Sierra Sailors 203; Syble Adams, Betty Ellis, Joan Wilks, and Chloe Rogers 393t (CB); Terry Wootten, Dewayne Wootten, and Levon Wootten “Pass Me Not”.

Eddie Brown and Mark Brown led 146 as the closing song. Bro. Ben Barrentine offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Eddie Brown; Secretary—Judy Caudle