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Lookout Mountain Convention

Pine Grove Church, near Collinsville, Alabama

August 21-22, 2010

Saturday, August 21

The 107th 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 opening prayer was offered by Wayne Reed. Welcoming remarks were made by Bud Oliver and S.T. Reed.

Leaders: Bud Oliver 31b; S.T. Reed 129; Judy Caudle 177; Cassie Allen 30b; Boyd Scott 58.

A business session was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Honorary Lifetime Chairmen—Bud Oliver and S.T. Reed; Vice Chairmen—Scot Oliver and Wayne Reed; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Memorial Committee—David Ivey and Henry Johnson; Finance Committee—Rodney Ivey; Arranging Committee—Cassie Allen, Michael Thompson, and Scot Ivey.

Leaders: Phil Summerlin 565; Cecil Roberts 277; Linton Ballinger and Larry Ballinger 270; Louis Hughes 378b; Adrian Eldridge 89; Paula Oliver 142; Karen Rollins 297; Lance Phillips 377; Scott Kennedy 547; Hubert Nall and Rodney Ivey 440; Jeannette DePoy 229; Sonny Erwin 480; Cora Sweatt 145b.


The class was brought back to order by Rodney Ivey leading 111b. Leaders: Nate Green and Norma Green 467; Robert Chambless 354t; Elene Stovall 192 (in memory of Helen Dow); Jonathon Smith 74b; Chris Cotter 432; Karen Clark 569t; Scott Ivey 411; Bob Meek 424; Jim Aaron 503; Charlene Wallace 159; Loyd Ivey 426t; Pat Temple 373; J.L. Hopper 163t; John Kelso 224; Katherine Manning 426b; Liz Metzler 448t; Wayne Dell 282; Cheryl Foreman 564; Robert Kelley 110; Daphene Causey 269. A presentation of the official lemonade dipper was made to Bud Oliver by the Lemonade Brigade.


David Ivey brought the class back together by leading 75. Leaders: Darrell Swarens 222 (in memory of his uncle, Eugene Swarens); James Eldridge 396; Zach Craig, Isaac Maxwell, Gavin Maxwell, Avalea Maxwell, and Rion Maxwell 60; April Watkins and Taylor Watkins 146; Ainslie Allen and Emma Calvert 76b; Katherine Eldridge 354b; Rene Greene and Emily Greene 436; Cheyenne Ivey and Maggie Cox 33b; Alex Craig and Anzlea Maxwell 168; Christopher Mann and Delone Cobbs 312b; Rebecca Eldridge 328; Mary Jo Shafer 335; Eddie Mash 98; Seamus Enright 49b; Patti Doss 532; Allison Whitener 383. The prayer before lunch was offered by Wayne Reed.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Shane Wootten leading 67. Leaders: Reba Windom and Rachel Rudi 472; Buell Cobb 69b; Karen Freund, Seamus Enright, and Erin Zander 77t (in memory of Jerry Enright); Michael Thompson 456; Syble Adams 384; Deidra Montgomery 498; Lauren Bock 306; Alvaro Duarte 344; Lela Crowder 460; Matt Hinton and Dale Seefelt 365; Julietta Haynes 358; Lynne deBenedette 445; Pam Nunn 217; Richard DeLong and Richard Ivey 507; Becky Browne 300 (in memory of Jerry Enright); Blake Sisemore 500; Henry Johnson 425;Gary Gronau 39b; Sharon DuPriest 318; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 187; Bridgett Hill 546.


The class was brought back to order by Scott Ivey and Alana Blanks leading 101t. Leaders: Nathan Rees 109; Erica Hinton 540; Richard Ivey 73t; Phillip Denney and Gayle Denney 120; Judy Chambless 40; Shelbie Sheppard 505; Mary Wright 477; Carol Buche 47t; Benjamin Bath 499; Evelyn Harris 303; Virginia Eldridge 278t; Cindy Tanner and Bridgett Hill 198; Wendy Futral 369; Ed Thacker 280; Laura Clawson 107; Larry Brasher, Louise Brasher, and Ellen Harris 334; Andy Morse 240; Betty Wright 569b.

Bud Oliver and Rodney Ivey led 56t as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Wayne Reed.

Sunday, August 22

The Sunday session of the Lookout Mountain Convention was called to order by Bud Oliver leading 82t. The opening prayer was offered by Wayne Reed.

Leaders: Bud Oliver 32t; S.T. Reed 87; Scott Ivey 31t; Richard Mauldin 72b (in memory of Dick Mauldin); Judy Chambless 549; Boyd Scott 358; Cheryl Foreman 187; Gravis Ballinger 182; Blake Sisemore 309; Daryl Chesney 454; Gavin Blakeley 196; Molly Ellis and Katherine 142; John Plunkett 351; Bob Meek 401; Delone Cobbs 489; David Light 436; David Carlton 272; Rick Foreman 66; Duane Chesney 155; Eschol Hughes 58; Daniel Lee 523; James Eldridge 224; Judy Mincey 538; Patti Doss 189; Daphene Causey and Sharon DuPriest 304; Rebecca Eldridge 500; Liz Metzler 330t.


Rodney Ivey brought the class back together by leading 389. Leaders: Cassie Allen 475; Darrell Swarens, Wayne Dell, and Steve Harrison 47b; Lynne deBenedette and Laura Clawson 430; Virginia Eldridge and Adrian Eldridge 205; Lela Crowder and Robert Kelley 230; Deidra Montgomery and Alvaro Duarte 522; S.T. Reed, Wayne Reed, and family 45t; Jeannette DePoy, Richard Ivey, and Rachel Rudi 567; Cindy Tanner and Jackie Tanner 298; Hobert Ivey, Loyd Ivey, and Tony Ivey 47t; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg and Lauren Bock 480 (in memory of George Seiler); Mary Wright and Pat Temple 33t; Matt Hinton, Erica Hinton, Anna Hinton, and Eli Hinton 391; Reba Windom and Elene Stovall 542; Eddie Mash and Judy Caudle 518; Bridgett Hill and Scott Kennedy 276; Nate Green and Norma Green 418; Carol Buche and Karen Clark 499 (in memory of Jerry Enright); Gary Gronau and Becky Browne 29t; Chris Ballinger, Lisa Geist, and Larry Ballinger 528; Max Berueffy and Karin Covi 229; Benjamin Bath and Lila Anderson 111b; Karen Ivey and David Ivey 540; Jackson Harcrow 29b. The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Wayne Reed.


The afternoon session was called to order by Bud Oliver and Blake Sisemore leading 42. Leaders: Dennis George 455; Shane Wootten, Donna Wootten, and Eloise Wootten 203; Katherine Eldridge 124; Chris Cotter 558; Brenda Carroll and Coy Ivey 384; Katherine Manning 419; John Kelso 270; Jenna Strizak 138b.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Henry Johnson and David Ivey. Henry Johnson spoke on behalf of the sick and shut-ins and read the following names: Josephine Denney, Sally Foreman, Joan Aldridge, Joanne Bowman, Genny Whitworth, Sandie Scott, Damien Jewell, Kairi Christner, Ramona Light, Sandra Light, Violet Thomason, Lonnie Rogers, Roberta Strauss, Bill Tanner, James Causey, April DuPriest, Scott DuPriest, Earnie Jett, Harrison Creel, and B.M. Smith. He led 72b.

David Ivey spoke and read the following names of the deceased: Aunt Toy Oliver, Billy Williams, Evalyn Smith, Japeth Jackson, Arley Harper, Thurman Nall, Clinton Ivey, Charlotte McCarn, Dan Greeson—Alabama; George Seiler—New York; Eugene D. Swarens—Indiana; Victoria Bolles—Massachusetts; Tybele Frankel—Ohio; Cindy Kissee—Minnesota; Ray Tate—Arkansas; Jerry Enright—Illinois; Lucille Welch, Keith Kurtz, and Calvin Ralph. David led 178 in their memory.

A memorial service was held for the family of Jerry Enright. David Ivey spoke and read the poetry from “Funeral Anthem”. Doyle Ashley spoke of the many visits Jerry made to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barrett Ashley. Becky Browne spoke of her friendship with Jerry, and of the many things he did for Sacred Harp singings in Missouri. Erin Zander spoke of her father’s love for Sacred Harp music and the people who sing it. Seamus Enright spoke of working in the cabinet shop with his dad, and of Jerry’s positive outlook on all aspects of life. David Ivey led 77t. The memorial service was closed with prayer offered by Richard Mauldin.

Leaders: Ed Thacker 530; Sonny Erwin 441; Tim Reynolds 267; Bob Watkins 410t; Christopher Mann 159; Henry Johnson 326; Mark Carroll 448t; Paula Oliver, Maggie Cox, and Cheyenne Ivey 146; Alana Blanks 405; Karen Freund, Reba Windom, and Rodney Ivey 30b; Hubert Nall and Elene Stovall 313t; Charles Stiefel and Shane Wootten 445; Seamus Enright 28b; Marty Wootten and Jamey Wootten 546; Jack Stiefel 348b; Robert Chambless 84.

Bud Oliver, S.T. Reed, and Wayne Reed led 146 as the closing song. Wayne Reed offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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