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State Line Church

Near Muscadine, Cleburne County, Alabama

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The annual Sacred Harp singing at State Line Church, off Hwy. 78 at the Alabama/Georgia state line in Cleburne County, Alabama, was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Rodney Ivey and Jeff Sheppard leading 108t and 155. The morning prayer was offered by Clarke Lee.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Vice Chairman—B.M. Smith; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Committee—Judy Chambless and Margie Smith.

Leaders: B.M. Smith 448b; Judy Caudle 276; Judy Chambless 142; Henry Johnson 278b; Karen Rollins 136; Gillian Inksetter 217; Cassie Allen 292; Clarke Lee 149; Claudine Townson, Virginia Glass, and Larry Wootten 36b, 452; Peter Golden 82t; Jim Aaron 503; Rene Greene 528; John Plunkett 446; Mark Godfrey and Leigh Cooper 472; Sandra Wilkinson 120; Ed Thacker 441; Daniel Bass 318; Laura Densmore 302; Shelbie Sheppard 269.


B.M. Smith led 112 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Cecil Roberts 448t; Pam Nunn, Chad Nunn, and Ruby Cates Nunn 200; Helen Bryson 313b; Virginia Dyer 340; Matt Hinton 327; Chris Holley 229; Martha Beverly 415; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 325; Daphene Causey 222; Scott Ivey 39b; Bea Carnathan 80b; Angela Myers 274b; Reba Windom 192 (for Marvin McElroy, Mildred McElroy, and Louis Hughes); Gary Smith 99; Pat Callahan 498; Jonathon Smith 326; Susan Cherones 74b; Bill Beverly 440; Elene Stovall 411 (for Willodean Barton); Lauren Bock 475; Molly Ellis 328.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Helen Bryson. She spoke regarding Psalms 100; 1 and 2. David Ivey led 329 in memory of the following deceased: Emily Calhoun, Mary Florence Smith, and Janet Sammons—Georgia; Bob Meek—Kentucky; Joanne Bowman—Massachusetts; George Jones—Texas; George Seiler—New York; Jerry Enright—Illinois; Billy Williams and Myrtle Wootten—Alabama.

Helen Bryson led 176t for the following sick and shut-ins: Lonnie Rogers, Skip Trout, John Merritt, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, S.T. Reed, Lessie Reed, Virginia Cowart, Teresa Parker, Bubby Ballinger, Louis Hughes, and Willodean Barton. The memorial service was closed with prayer offered by Clarke Lee.

Leaders: Nathan Rees and Lauren Bock 387; Judy Hauff 377; Phillip Denney 84; Shane O’Neal 319; Mary Elizabeth O’Neal 344. The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Matt Hinton.


The afternoon session was called to order by Rodney Ivey leading 73t (for Bud Oliver). Leaders: Cheyenne Ivey 101t; Andy Morse 176b; Melanie Hauff 216; Robert Chambless 317; Henry Schuman 349; Jeff Sheppard 540; Curtis Hamrick 100; Riley Lee 347; Laura Clawson 186; David Ivey 156; Michele Cull 39t; Ann Simpson 445; Annaliza Cull 448t; Erica Hinton 391; Evelyn Harris 47t; Anna Hinton 300; Shane O’Neal, Mary Elizabeth O’Neal, Clarke Lee, and Julie Lee 178; David Ivey, Cheyenne Ivey, Rodney Ivey, and Scott Ivey 182; Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Pam Nunn, and Rene Greene 542, 556; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, Lauren Bock, Mark Godfrey, Molly Ellis, Daniel Bass, and Leigh Cooper 208; Chris Holley, Kathe Pilibosian, Peter Golden, and Pat Callahan 480.

Rodney Ivey and B.M. Smith led 521 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by John Plunkett, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Vice Chairman—B.M. Smith; Secretary—Judy Caudle