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Liberty Decoration Day Singing

Liberty Church, Henagar, Alabama

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The annual Decoration Day Sacred Harp singing at Liberty Church, Henagar, Alabama, was held on the firstSunday in June. The class was called to order by Shane Wootten leading 82t. The opening prayer was offered by Phil Summerlin.

Leaders: Shane Wootten 74b; Richard Ivey 317; Donna Wootten 81t; Scott Ivey 47t; Rex Wilks 480; Loyd Ivey 73t; Loretta Smith 348b; Eloise Wootten 222; Marty Wootten 430; Scot Oliver 313t; Nate Green and Norma Green 565; Daniel Lee 313b; Margaret Thacker 178; Phil Summerlin 277; Susan Cherones 300; Lomax Ballinger 168; Jackson Harcrow 42; Lori Graber 32t; Darrell Swarens 128; Mary Ruth Stiefel 322; Bill Dunn 276; Angela Myers 99. The class adjourned to the cemetery and sang the following tunes: 48t, 571 (CB), 572 (CB), and 68b.


Richard Ivey led 138t to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Ed Thacker 43; Linda Thomas 131b; Aaron Wootten 414; Gravis Ballinger 215; Cheyenne Ivey 432; David Johnson 159; Sharon DuPriest 269; Jamey Wootten and Hobert Ivey 445; Betty Shepherd 216; Linton Ballinger 421 (in memory of Bud Oliver); Allison Whitener 196; Daniel Bearden 450; Cindy Tanner 220; Jonathon Smith 442; Linda Booth 198; Barrett Patton 339; Susan Harcrow, Leah Jenkins, and Gabbie Jenkins 401; Paula Oliver 217; Joseph Dunn 85; Jeanette Dollar 358; Jackson Fleder 283; Sarah Vaughn 129; Deborah Morton 282; Mark Brown 108t; Joyce Whittington 36b; Tony Ivey 107. Ed Thacker offered a blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Shane Wootten leading 37b and 56t. Leaders: Sally House 503; Bridgett Kennedy 426b; Larry Ballinger 528 (for Earl Ballinger); Laura Clawson 274t; Jared Wootten 441; Jake Wilson 278b; Karen Ivey 349; Tom George 148; Erica Martinez 335; Kelly House 236; David Ivey 383; Karen Travis 29t; Stephanie Fida 68t; Henry Johnson 164 (for S.T. Reed); Karen Freund 77t; Jackie Tanner 298; Reba Windom 542 (in memory of the Lacy family); Judy Caudle 507; Rodney Ivey 186 (in memory of Mike Dunn); Myra Dalton 278b; Elene Stovall 564 (in memory of Karen House and Marie Ivey); Nathan Rees 462; Loyd Ivey, Marian Biddle, Lilly Underwood, Louise Ivey, Teresa Bethune, Adam Biddle, Callie Watkins, Doug Ivey and Martha Underwood 424, 501 (CB); Hobert Ivey, Sylvia Ivey, Jared Wootten, Hayden Wootten, Jamey Wootten, Marty Wootten, Scott Ivey, Tony Ivey, Sandy Ivey, and Lorrie Wootten 39b, 410t; Syble Adams and Shane Wootten 465 (CB); Shane Wootten 282 (by request); Barrett Patton 490 (in memory of Aunt Bob Greeson).

Announcements were made. Shane Wootten, Loyd Ivey, Hobert Ivey, Coy Ivey, Eloise Wootten, Norma Green, Betty Shepherd, Norman Greeson, Linda Patton, and Rex Wilks led 146 as the closing song. Henry Johnson offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Shane Wootten; Secretary—Donna Wootten