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Lacy Memorial Singing

Fuller Cemetery, Ider, Alabama

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The annual Lacy Memorial Sacred Harp singing held on the first fifth Sunday following the 4th of July was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Reba Windom leading 59. Elder Ricky Harcrow offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Co-chairpersons—Reba Windom and Betty Shepherd; Secretary—Donna Wootten; Arranging Committee—Michael Thompson.

Leaders: Reba Windom 57; Judy Caudle 138b; Caleb Allred 47b; Nathan Rees 371; Jenna Strizak 171; Michael Mosley 168; Jennie Brown 192; Jeff Sheppard 140; Betty Shepherd 216; Phillip Langley 522; Susan Allred 183; Morgan Bunch 428; Elene Stovall 99 (for Bud Oliver); Andy Crawford, Kendra Strickland, and Dinah East 159; Robert Chambless 452; Shelbie Sheppard 269.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Reba Windom and Betty Shepherd leading 101t. Leaders: Drew Smith and Emily Kirkland 63; Erica Hinton 162; Sandra Wilkinson 384; Robert Kelley 448b; Sarah Trumbore 154; Nate Green and Norma Green 347; Barrett Patton 110; Will Allred 30b; Holly Mixon 196; Annaliza Cull 268; Gerry Hoffman 297; Molly Ellis 138t; Katie White 32t; Carol Munro Mosley 464; Bob Cull 163b; Betty Wright 323b; John Plunkett 150; Richard Ivey 458; The Hat Parade—Betty Shepherd, Reba Windom, Rene Greene, Cindy Tanner, Angela Myers, Jennie Brown, Lauren Bock, Kelsey Sunderland, Susan Cerones, Sandra Wilkinson, Emma Brown, Mary Gowins, Delorese Lee, Dinah East, Kendra Strickland, and Judy Caudle 270.

RECESS

Reba Windom and Donna Wootten brought the class back together by leading 56t. Leaders: Ricky Harcrow 74b; Mary Gowins 65; Darrell Swarens 200; Deidra Montgomery 145t.

Ricky Harcrow, president of the DeKalb County Commission, presented a resolutions plaque to Reba Windom and Betty Shepherd honoring the Lacy Family for their contributions to and support of Sacred Harp singing.

Leaders: Henry Johnson 206; Judy Chambless 501; Syd Caldwell and Ricky Harcrow 280; Angela Myers 392; Peter Trumbore 39t; Shane Wootten and Reba Windom 349; Sue Bunch 86; Cecil Roberts 471. The blessing before the noon meal was offered at the table by Cecil Roberts.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Reba Windom and Betty Shepherd leading 186. Leaders: Michael Thompson and Loyd Ivey 424; Bridgett Hill 142; Jennifer Lee and Richard DeLong 411; Blake Sisemore 209; Emma Brown 300; Alex Craig 178; Cheyenne Ivey, Gresham Davis, and Rodney Ivey 77t; Daphene Causey 137; Susan Harcrow 475 (for Aaron Wootten); Matthew Wojcik 532; Kelsey Sunderland 456; John Kelso 448t; Sharon DuPriest and Reba Windom 546; Danny Arms 304; Karen Freund, Lynne deBenedette, Reba Windom, and Betty Shepherd 378t (in memory of Aunt Woodie Lacy and Jerry Enright); Philip Gilmore and Rebekah Gilmore 285t; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 500; Lynne deBenedette 283; Lela Crowder 445.

RECESS

Richard Ivey brought the class to order by leading 345t. Leaders: Pam Nunn and Rene Greene 217; Richard DeLong and Jennifer Lee 434; Michele Cull 496; B.M. Smith and Syd Caldwell 556; Dennis George, Tom George, and Jarrod George 208; Cindy Tanner and Jackie Tanner 76b; Lauren Bock, Deidra Montgomery, Mary Gowins, Allison Blake Steel, Kelsey Sunderland, Emma Brown, and Jennie Brown 179; Barrett Patton, Rodney Ivey, and Richard Ivey 319; Bob Cull, Michele Cull, and Annaliza Cull 155; Jackson Harcrow 385b; Karen Ivey and David Ivey 144 (in memory of Leonard Lacy); Anna Hinton 32t; Morgan Bunch and Sue Bunch 203; Peter Trumbore and Sarah Trumbore 410t; Syd Caldwell and Richard DeLong 74t (in memory of I.V. McWhorter).

Betty Shepherd and Reba Windom led 146 as the closing song. Henry Johnson offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Co-chairpersons—Reba Windom and Betty Shepherd; Secretary—Donna Wootten