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Henagar-Union Convention

Liberty Baptist Church, Henagar, Alabama

July 6-7, 2019

Saturday, July 6

The Henagar-Union Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Liberty Baptist Church on the first Sunday and Saturday before in July. The class was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Shane Wootten leading 32t. The opening prayer was offered by Buddy Ballinger.

Leaders: Kelsey Ivey and Everett Ivey 36b; Cindy Tanner 436; Teresa Saylors 440; Andy Ditzler 351; Judy Caudle 540; Daniel Lee 489; Ellen Ray 37b; Tom Ivey 460; Denney Rogers and Karen Rollins 274t; Carolyn Thompson 528; Lela Crowder 353; Buddy Ballinger and Lomax Ballinger 168; J.L. Hopper 532; Bea Aaron 475; Tom Booth and Linda Booth 480; Sam Carter 106; Elizabeth Poss 547; Glen Pontbriand 72b; Stefani Priskos 314; Lucas Jordan 155; Leigh Cooper 316; Mary Wright 35; Samuel Williams 569b.

RECESS

The class was brought together by Kelsey Ivey leading 317. Leaders: Aldo Ceresa 222; Justin Bowen and Don Bowen 39t (for Ed and Margaret Thacker); Jacoba Bruneel 125; David Killingsworth 455; Tullaia Powell 300; Taylor Cook and Trinity Cook 159; Jim Aaron 448t; Elsa Phemayotin 376; Emma Calvert and Ainslie Allen 142; Rebecca Over 397; Sharon Strong 463; Sierra Saylors 224; David Brodeur 140; Blake Sisemore and Scott Ivey 371; Emily Shoulders and Mary Shoulders 108t; Phil Summerlin 112; Joshua Lant 293; Clarke Williams 124; Em Ekelund 417; Mark Godfrey 283; Louis Hughes 270.

RECESS

Richard Ivey led 170 to bring the class together. Jim Carnes led 89 and Ricky Harcrow led 82t. Ricky Harcrow introduced Representative Nathanial Ledbetter, who presented a check to Loyd Ivey in honor of the Sacred Harp tradition in Henagar. Also present was Commissioner Joe Knight of Birmingham. Ricky Harcrow, Shane Wootten, Loyd Ivey, Nathanial Ledbetter, and Joe Knight led 45t.

Leaders: Anna Hinton and Lottie Hinton 383; Buell Cobb, Isaac Green, and Myra Dalton 69b; Cory Winters 117; Wren Hyde 216; Hollie Long 208; Tom Owen 179; Sarah Trumbore, Tom George, Dennis George, Peter Trumbore, Kim Trumbore, and Levi Trumbore 76b; Linda Sides 215; David Carlton 272; Nicholas Thompson 192; Prisca Rice and Jayden Hunt 538; Barrett Patton 400; Joyce Smith 80t; Philippe Doyle Gosselin 32b; Gerald Clark 406; Jesse Roberts 327; Dan Edwards and Greta Edwards 282; Butch White 344. Alvaro Witt Duarte asked a blessing before the meal.

LUNCH

David Ivey led 313t to begin the afternoon session. Leaders: Amber Davis 380; Robert Raymond 42; Rebekah Gilmore and Travis McCoy 277; Eli Hinton 209; Lisa Bennett and David Smead 200; Alvaro Witt Duarte 472; Katherine Eldridge, Virginia Eldridge, and James Eldridge 228; Reba Windom and Shelby Castillo 318; Sasha Hsuczyk 458; Richard Poss 99; Maddy Mullany 182; Cacilia Mann 269; Rodney Ivey and Shane Wootten 358 (for Louise Ball); Garrett Morton and Lacey Collier 146; Annaliza Cull 506; Ryan Nash and Cassie Allen 430; Tim Gregg and Lydia Lewallen 92; Pam Nunn 556; Ruth Wampler 570 (in memory of her aunt, Naomi Fidler); Pat Temple 232; Winfred Kerr 225t; Samuel Sommers 180; Katie Ahern 426b; Micah Roberts 434; Joanna Bennett 500; Emma Rose Brown 336; Jesse P. Karlsberg 328.

RECESS

Cindy Tanner led 275b to bring the class together. Leaders: Daniel Bearden 178; Matt Hinton and Erica Hinton 309; David Gooch and Nathan Rees 271b; Tim Morton and Ivy Jackson 276; Gerry Hoffman 203; Charlotte Ehrman and Mary Ruth Stiefel 432; Henry Johnson 435; Susan Cherones 349; David Saylors and Samuel Sommers 29t; Wanda Capps and Emma Calvert 388; Elene Stovall 30b; Jonathon Smith 213t; BethAnn Clay 183; Cheyenne Ivey and Angela Myers 542; Sharon DuPriest 242; Karen Ivey 187; Loyd Ivey, Lilly Underwood, and Tony Ivey 454; Nate Green and Norma Green 418.

Shane Wootten led 323t as the closing song. David Gooch dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, July 7

The Sunday session of the Henagar-Union Convention was called to order by Shane Wootten leading 56t. Samuel Sommers offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: David Ivey 103; Cheyenne Ivey 166; Cindy Tanner 198; Ellen Ray 101t; Paula Oliver 222; David Saylors and Sierra Saylors 203; Boyd Scott 358; Clarke Williams and Maddy Mullany 220; Rebecca Over 422; Luke Strickland 59; Tullaia Powell 344; David Jackson 499; Carolyn Bonifay and Mary Shoulders 234; Henry Guthery 280; Elam Eddins and Eric Eddins 304; Louis Hughes 512; Emily Shoulders and Carolyn Bonifay 345b; Frank Strickland 551; Ezra Eddins and Ewan Eddins 277; Katherine Eldridge, Virginia Eldridge, and James Eldridge 548; Aaron Wootten, Cole Wootten, Jared Wootten, Jamey Wootten, Hayden Wootten, Marty Wootten, and Terry Wootten 76b.

RECESS

Shane Wootten led 47t to bring the class together. Leaders: Samuel Sommers and Ruth Wampler 279; Barrett Patton, Blake Sisemore, and Caleb Harvey 189; Joshua Lant 419; Lauren Bock 29b; Gerry Hoffman and Gerald Clark 505; Michelle Cull and Annaliza Cull 224; Philip Gilmore, Rebekah Gilmore, and Grace Gilmore 411; Edith Eddins and Emily Eddins 144; Sam Carter 271t; Sasha Hsuczyk 267; Earl Ballinger, Chris Ballinger, Lisa Geist, Larry Ballinger, and Linton Ballinger 215; John Plunkett 297; Guy Bankes and Judy Caudle 450; Scott DePoy and Jeannette DePoy 65; Leigh Cooper and Mark Godfrey 212.

The memorial lesson was held at this time. Matt Hinton spoke on behalf of the sick and shut-ins and read the following list of names: Charlene Wallace, Velton Chafin, Ottis Sides, Edna Graves, Judy Toole, Judy Mincey, Norma Mincey, Rozlyn Greene, Chris Holley, Marilyn Eichenloeb, Judy Clum, Carol Chapman, and Suzanne Watson. Matt led 99.

Sarah Trumbore spoke in memory of the deceased and read the following list of names: Willodean Barton, Mike Jones, Alex Priskos, Gary Trentham, Eugene Forbes, and Charles Noojin—Alabama; Paul Luther Wilson—Minnesota; Suzanne Gosselin and Gordon Ekelund—Canada; Naomi Fidler and Mabel Bankes—Pennsylvania; Michael Kaye, Mary Ellen Schrock—New York; Michael Appert—Illinois; Elizabeth Rechenberg—Ohio; Tanner Swick—Louisiana; Dan Clawson—Massachusetts; Susan Roberts—Georgia; Concetta Branson—Oregon. Sarah led 288. The memorial service was closed.

Leaders: Linda Thomas and Mark Brown 106; Mike Spencer 393; Reba Windom and Shelby Castillo 456; Anna Hinton 455; Prisca Rice, Ivy Jackson, and Tim Morton 424; Nathan Rees 498; Katie Ahern and Joanna Bennett 564; Angela Myers and Judy Caudle 437; David Brodeur and Andy Ditzler 368; Emma Rose Brown and Blake Sisemore 138b; Henry Johnson 289. Eddie Mash asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Richard Ivey, Kelsey Ivey, and Meredith Ivey led 48t to begin the afternoon session. Leaders: Daniel Lee 101b; Philippe Doyle Gosselin 550; Joyce Smith 324; Jonathon Smith 417; Elsa Phemayotin 383; Kevin Eddins, Dana Eddins, Evie Eddins, Eli Eddins, Elliot Eddins, and Ethan Eddins 105; Lydia Lewallen 478; Ezra Lloyd 535; Eddie Mash and Jackie Tanner 73t; Aldo Ceresa 522; Karen Ivey and Idy Kiser 179 (for Gillian Inksetter); Hollie Long 530; Sharon Strong and Tom Ivey 365; Peter Trumbore, Kin Trumbore, Tom George, and Sarah Trumbore 148; Em Ekelund 379; Betty Shepherd, Isaac Green, and Garrett Morton 216; Nate Green and Norma Green 373; Jacoba Bruneel 217; Loyd Ivey, Marion Biddle, Lilly Underwood, Teresa Bethune, and Martha Underwood 283; Cacilia Mann 84; Wren Hyde 454; BethAnn Clay and Ryan Nash 196; Cassie Allen 193; Charlotte Ehrman 479; Teresa Saylors and Sierra Saylors 142; Elene Stovall, Allison Davis, and Gresham Davis 500.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Rodney Ivey and Jonathon Smith leading 129. Leaders: Nicholas Thompson and Scott Ivey 396; Elizabeth Poss 107; Jesse P. Karlsberg 348b; Shane Brown, Linda Sides, and Wanda Capps 111b; Pat Temple and Sarah Trumbore 33t; David Smead and Lisa Bennett 151; Cory Winters 274b; Eli Hinton 186; Mary Wright 277; Alvaro Witt Duarte 445; Dennis George and Tom Owen 503; Robert Raymond 52b; David Gooch, Richard Ivey, and Rodney Ivey 384 (for Coy Ivey); Tim Gregg 541; Frank Poss 143; Dan Edwards and Karen Edwards 270; Don Bowen 494; Susan Cherones 300; Carolyn Thompson 236; Winfred Kerr 516; David Carlton 385b; Amber Davis 192; Syble Adams, Tom Owen, and Gerald Clark 47b.

Shane Wootten and David Ivey led 62 as the closing song, and those who wished took the parting hand. Tom Owen offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Shane Wootten; Secretary—Cheyenne Ivey