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Labor Day Singing

Shoal Creek Church, Cleburne County, Alabama

Monday, September 2, 2013

The 93rd session of the annual Labor Day Sacred Harp Singing was held at Shoal Creek Church in Talladega National Forest, Cleburne County, Alabama, on the first Monday in September. The class was called to order by Cecil Roberts leading 59. Henry Johnson offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: B.M. Smith 101t; Judy Caudle 97; Judy Chambless 283; Henry Johnson 55; Angela Myers 472 (in memory of Jeff Sheppard); Karen Rollins 222; Robert Chambless 72b; Erin Johnson-Hill 430; Michael Thompson and Joyce Walton 292; Tony Hammock 464; Michael Walker 297; Bert Collins and Glenda Collins 340; Rebecca Over and Rodney Ivey 382; Darrell Swarens and Daire O’Sullivan 47b; Eric Tweedy 200; Riley Lee 197; Pam Nunn 224.

The following officers were retained to serve: Chairman—B.M. Smith; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Officer—Judy Chambless.


Cecil Roberts led 35 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Earlis McGraw 500; Matt Hinton 448b; Michael Thompson, Joyce Walton, Mildred McElroy, Monica McAlpin, and Mahala McAlpin 146; Karis Askin and Wyatt Denney 268; Wyatt Denney 442; Rodney Ivey 492; Scott Kennedy and Bridgett Kennedy 546; Rene Greene and Andrew Greene 542; Phillip Denney and Eva Grace Horsley 168; Jason Stanford 568; Chris Tweedy 100; Eli Hinton 77t; Anna Hinton 40; Bridgett Kennedy 411.

Joe Jones welcomed the singers, and made remarks about the history of Shoal Creek Church. The church congregation disbanded in 1914, and since then, the building has been used for special events.

Leaders: Hubert Nall 378t; Richard Mauldin 446; Virginia Dyer 454 (in memory of Nick Jenkins); Wendy Futral 496; Daniel Bearden 158; Colin Neil 198; Susan Cherones 300; Kenneith Calvert 87; Fallon Cook 192; Margie Smith 405; Reba Windom 318; Cheyenne Ivey 186; Judy Mincey 180; Loyd Ivey 460; Jesse P. Karlsberg 302; Donna Bell 426b; Rachel Rudi 422.


The afternoon session began with B.M. Smith leading 48t. Leaders: Dick Plunkett 306; David Brodeur 474; Daire O’Sullivan 384; Kate Kirwan 377; Ben Greene and Andrew Greene 171; Erin Johnson-Hill and Michael Walker 521; Reba Windom, Joyce Walton, and Mildred McElroy 436; Rebecca Over 456; Daniel Bearden 476; Ann Simpson 388; Riley Lee 470; Darrell Swarens and Christie Bethard 128; Rachel Rudi 138t; Colin Neil 142; Daire O’Sullivan 440; Kate Kirwan 196; Loyd Ivey, Rodney Ivey, and Cheyenne Ivey 426t (in memory of Bud Oliver); Pam Nunn and Rene Greene 556 (in memory of Jeff Sheppard); Phillip Denney, Wyatt Denney, Karis Askin, and Eva Grace Horsley 178; Tony Hammock 112; Judy Mincey 569t; Hubert Nall and Rodney Ivey 475.

Announcements were made. B.M. Smith and Cecil Roberts led 269 (by request) as the closing song. Richard Mauldin dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—B.M. Smith; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Judy Caudle