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Lookout Mountain Convention

Pine Grove Church, Collinsville, Alabama

August 25-26, 2012

Saturday, August 25

The 109th session of the Lookout Mountain Sacred Harp Singing Convention held on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in August was called to order by Bud Oliver leading 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Wayne Reed.

Leaders: Bud Oliver 82t; S.T. Reed 59; Wayne Reed 108b; Judy Caudle 472; Scot Oliver 100; Boyd Scott 58; Hubert Nall 146; Betsy Jeronen 440; Gavin Blakeley 196; Margaret Thacker 97; Roberta Strauss 441; Larry Ballinger 270; Bea Carnathan 456; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 432; Butch White 86; Jeff Sheppard 460.

RECESS

Bud Oliver led 145t to bring the class back to order. A business meeting was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Co-Chairmen—Bud Oliver and S.T. Reed; Co-Vice Chairmen—Wayne Reed and Scot Oliver; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Officer—Cindy Tanner; Memorial Committee—Shane Wootten and Wayne Reed; Finance Committee—Rodney Ivey and Scot Oliver.

Leaders: Richard Ivey 567; Mary Wright 546; Henry Johnson 96; Anne Drexler 335; Ed Thacker 91; B.M. Smith 475; Angela Myers 47t; Darrell Swarens 29t; Becky Wright 114; Rachel Rudi 283; Linton Ballinger 299; Lauren Bock 212; Cornelia Stanton 171; Jim Aaron 503; Karen Rollins 162; Nathan Rees 193; Bridgett Kennedy 31t (for Allison Whitener); Riley Lee 286; Daphene Causey and Sharon DuPriest 242.

RECESS

Scot Oliver and Paula Oliver led 101t to bring the class to order. Leaders: Jackie Tanner 298; Phil Summerlin 225t; Kathy Williams 142; Robert Chambless 145b; Cheyenne Ivey 182; Steven Kick 373; Alanna Blanks 551; Karen Ivey 300 (in memory of Jerry Enright); Shane Wootten and Eloise Wootten 139; Matt Hinton 228; Linda Thomas and Doug Conn 106; Doug Conn 74b; Robert Walker 99; Loyd Ivey 426t. A blessing before the noon meal was offered by Wayne Reed.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Rodney Ivey leading 170. Leaders: Michael Thompson 318; Charlene Wallace 181; Scott Ivey 123b; Wayne Reed 512 (in memory of Lela Mae Waggner); Jeannette DePoy 112; Marlon Wootten 37b; Judy Chambless 540; Reba Windom 192; Pat Temple 33t; Sharon DuPriest 137; Lomax Ballinger 277; Ricky Harcrow 571 (CB); Drew Smith 513; David Ivey 419; J.R. Hardman 287; Amy Daniel 39t; Katy Kanfer 176b; David Hufstetler 33b; Jim Carnes 209; Robert Kelley 202; Lynne deBenedette 426b (in memory of Flora Skinner and Julietta Haynes).

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Bud Oliver and Rodney Ivey leading 421. Leaders: John Plunkett 446; Jeanette Dollar 358; David Broduer 208; Scott DePoy 65; Betty Shepherd 216; Paula Oliver 272; Judy Mincey 474; Nate Green and Norma Green 473; Max Berueffy 278t (for Karin Covi); Mary Ruth Stiefel 376; Gail Doss 400; Kelsey Ivey 129; the Eldridge family 500; Louise Holland 73t; Cindy Tanner 155 (for Lucy Heidorn).

Bud Oliver, Wayne Reed, and Scot Oliver led 62 as the closing song.

Wayne Reed offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, August 26

The Sunday session of the Lookout Mountain Sacred Harp Singing Convention was called to order by Bud Oliver leading 59. Wayne Reed offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: S.T. Reed 64; Judy Caudle 36b; Wayne Reed 32t; Scot Oliver 176b; Pat Temple 457; Nate Green and Norma Green 467; Susan Cherones and Jessie Hemphill 40; Adrian Eldridge 298; Henry Johnson 88t; Louise Holland 217; Margaret Thacker 480; Roberta Strauss 218; Steven Kick 560; Loretta Smith 63; Katherine Eldridge 87; Becky Wright 428; Scott Ivey 377; Jamey Wootten 172; Rachel Rudi 306; Elene Stovall 528; Cornelia Stanton 224.

RECESS

Rodney Ivey led 343 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Michael Thompson 77t (in memory of Jerry Enright); Wanda Capps and Emma Calvert 76b; Kelsey Ivey 314; Gravis Ballinger 215; Rebecca Eldridge 110; Tom George 111t; Hayden Arp 225b; Donna Wootten 74b; Tim Cook 450; Boyd Scott 358; Lauren Bock 543; Dennis George 197; Scott DePoy 179; Anna Hinton 300; Paula Oliver 196; Chris Ballinger 477; Eli Hinton 268; Marty Wootten 430.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Bud Oliver leading 42. Leaders: Nathan Rees 204; Jackie Tanner 336; B.M. Smith 28b; Robert Kelley 187; Daniel Bearden 250; Betsy Jeronen 448t; Shane Wootten and Marlon Wootten 56b; Cheyenne Ivey 319; Ann Jett 546; Virginia Eldridge 222; Cecil Roberts 547. The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Cecil Roberts.

LUNCH

Bud Oliver led 73t to begin the afternoon session. Leaders: Riley Lee 407; Jeannette DePoy 362; Eloise Wootten and Loyd Ivey 424; Darrell Swarens and Richard Mauldin 507 (for Josie Hyde); James Eldridge 456.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Shane Wootten and Wayne Reed.

Shane spoke on behalf of the sick and shut-ins, and then led 134 in their honor. Wayne Reed spoke in memory of the deceased. David Ivey led 465 (CB) in memory of Doyle Ashley. Wayne Reed, Scot Oliver, and Shane Wootten led “It Is Well With My Soul” in memory of Lela Mae Waggner. David Ivey and Richard Ivey led 403. The memorial service was closed with prayer offered by Ed Thacker.

Leaders: Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 556; David Hufstetler 68b; Lisa Geist and Larry Ballinger 527; Mark Carroll 384; Verlon Stiefel and Mary Ruth Stiefel 572 (CB); Reba Windom and Gail Doss 542; Ed Thacker and David Light 436; Alanna Blanks and Arleigh Beard 405; Rodney Ivey and Amy Daniel 227; Mary Wright 328; Bridgett Kennedy 383; Matt Hinton and Erica Hinton 324; Susan Harcrow 411; Kathy Williams and Angela Myers 344; Katy Kanfer 235; Hubert Nall 168; Lynne deBenedette 220; Judy Mincey 279; Molly Ellis 95; Tony Ivey 157; Cindy Tanner 198.

Announcements were made. Bud Oliver, Wayne Reed, Scot Oliver, and S.T. Reed led 146 as the closing song. Wayne Reed dismissed the class with prayer.

Co-Chairmen—Bud Oliver and S.T. Reed; Co-Vice Chairmen—Wayne Reed and Scot Oliver; Secretary—Judy Caudle