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Lookout Mountain Convention

Pine Grove Church, Collinsville, Alabama

August 22-23, 2015

Saturday, August 22

The 112th session of the Lookout Mountain Sacred Harp Singing Convention met at Pine Grove Church, Collinsville, Alabama, on the fourth weekend in August. The class was called to order by Wayne Reed and Scot Oliver leading 32t. Donny Reed offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Wayne Reed and Scot Oliver 59; S.T. Reed 388; Donny Reed 235; Cindy Tanner 498 (in memory of Lora Cargo); Judy Caudle 111t; Boyd Scott 58; Eugene Forbes 123t; Pat Temple 373; Hubert Nall 168; Margaret Thacker 303; Elene Stovall 534; Robert Chambless 77b; Phil Summerlin 354t; Sasha Hsuczyk 418; Loyd Ivey 454; Oliver Kindig-Stokes 296; Karen Rollins 446; Richard Mauldin 43; B.M. Smith 318; Kathy Williams 365.


The class was brought back to order by Wayne Reed and Scot Oliver leading 100. A business meeting was held and the following officers were retained to serve: Honorary Chairman—S.T. Reed; Co-chairmen—Wayne Reed and Scot Oliver; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Officer—Cindy Tanner; Finance Committee—Rodney Ivey, Scott Ivey, and Chris Coughlin.

Leaders: Scott Ivey 126; Daphene Causey 172; Michael Spencer 205; Nate Green and Norma Green 136; Faith Riley 111b; John Tyler Blakeley and Audrie Blakeley 85; Angela Myers 110; Penny Kujawinski 564; Mike Hinton 475 (in memory of Robert DuPree); Shane Wootten 208; Ed Thacker 209; Paula Oliver 430.


Cindy Tanner led 275b to bring the class together. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 151; Mary Wright 328; Alanna Blanks, Arleigh Beard, and Bryant Beard 282; Lynne deBenedette 142; Douglas Conn 411; Erica Hinton 391; Riley Lee 511; David Ivey 222; Sharon DuPriest 546; Jonathon Blakeley 47b; Linton Ballinger 187; Karen Freund 300; Darrell Swarens 341; Kelsey Ivey 278t; Judy Chambless 531; Henry Johnson 322; Matt Hinton and friend, Tonya 448t. Donny Reed asked a blessing before the noon meal at the tables.


The afternoon session began with Scot Oliver and Paula Oliver leading 101t. Leaders: Richard Ivey 522; Chris Coughlin 106; Reba Windom 216 (for Betty Shepherd); Allison Steel 542; Coy Ivey 384; Eli Hinton 146; Louis Hughes 496; Nicholas Thompson 439; Judy Mincey 468; Lou Kujawinski 515; Jan Eric Steel 99; Susan Cherones 460; David Carlton 224; Gail Doss 66; Daniel Bearden 386; Vickie See and Billy See 178; Mike Richards 528; Cheyenne Ivey 166; Mark Eirich 455; Elizabeth Gentry 569b; Kate Agnew 313b; Jesse P. Karlsberg 315; David Gooch 128; Lauren Bock 374 (for Lela Crowder); Kelsey Ivey 512 (for Louis Hughes). Phil Summerlin offered a special prayer for Louis Hughes.

Scot Oliver and Donny Reed led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Ed Thacker.

Sunday, August 23

The Sunday session of the Lookout Mountain Convention was called to order by Scot Oliver and Donny Reed leading 82t. Henry Johnson offered the opening prayer. Scot welcomed the class, and led 42.

Leaders: Judy Caudle 437; Cindy Tanner 436; Buell Cobb 69b; David Light 200; Laura Hodges 218; Mairye Bates 551; Kate Agnew 168; Kris Richardson 217; Joe Jones 473; Marty Wootten 546; Anna Hinton 196; Jim Carnes 440; Daniel Lee 36b; David Hufstetler 68b; Alison Brown 228; Jackie Tanner 314 (in memory of Milton Oliver); Jamey Wootten 373; Susannah Gill 327; Donna Wootten and Anna Wootten 56t; Chita Blakeley 430; Lisa Bennett 50b (for Lela Crowder, Greg Hughes, and her dad).


Rodney Ivey and Oliver Kindig-Stokes led 378t to bring the class together. Leaders: Boyd Scott 358; Delone Cobbs 354t; Paula Oliver, Morgan McElroy, Caleigh McElroy, and Sarah Mikeal 354b; Gavin Blakeley 189; Rose Yntema 501; Linda Thomas 474; Waylon Blakeley 138t; Pam Nunn 216; Mary Ruth Stiefel 322; Karen Ivey and Richard Ivey 270 (in memory of Bud Oliver); David Smead 273; Mark Carroll 480; Eli Hinton 65; Chris Coughlin 278b; Oliver Kindig-Stokes 181; Nicholas Thompson 192; Faith Riley 63; Lynne deBenedette and Rodney Ivey 30b (in memory of Noah Lacy and Jerry Enright).


Shane Wootten led 129 to bring the class to order. Leaders: S.T. Reed, Eulene Dobbs, Sue Wills, and Rex Reed 421, 108b; Pat Temple 481; Kathy Williams 532; Mike Hinton 456; Richard Ivey and Kelsey Ivey 426t; Arleigh Beard, Alanna Blanks, and Eric Blanks 405; Allison Steel 345b; Erica Hinton 175; Sasha Hsuczyk 74t; Judy Chambless and Robert Chambless 472; B.M. Smith 441; Scott Ivey 76b (for Louis Hughes). Donny Reed asked a blessing before the noonmeal at the tables.


Scot Oliver and Eric Blanks led 176b to begin the afternoon session. Leaders: Daphene Causey 291; Wayne Reed 108b; Riley Lee 370; Coy Ivey 465 (CB).

Alanna Blanks and David Ivey conducted the memorial lesson. David Ivey spoke on behalf of the sick and shut-ins and the deceased. Alanna Blanks read the following list of names of the deceased: Lora Cargo, Dr. Robert DuPree, Charles Kitchens, Eldagene Roberson, Sammie Oliver, Johnny Humber, Stella Pratt, Dawson Adams, Dwight Moody, and Evelyn Harris—Alabama; Robert DePoy and Raymond Hamrick—Georgia; David Rust and Dorothy Glauzen—Indiana; Reuben Summerlin—Tennessee. David led 138b.

Alanna read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Lela Crowder, Louis Hughes, Melanie Hauff, Judy Hauff, Elsie Moon, Greg Hughes, Toney Smith, Lavoy Smith, Lynn Duvall, Loraine Bayer, Doris Hill, Ann Mauldin Chalker, and Amacia Smith. She led 47t. Jim Carnes offered prayer to conclude the memorial service.

Leaders: Jesse P. Karlsberg 48t; Loyd Ivey 283; Mary Wright 477; Sharon DuPriest 137; Larry Ballinger 215; Nate Green and Norma Green 282; Richard Mauldin 35; Lauren Bock and Kelsey Ivey 120; Henry Johnson 539; Reba Windom and Elene Stovall 500; Darrell Swarens and Cindy Tanner 198; Matt Hinton 542; Judy Mincey 571; Hubert Nall 288; Karen Freund 77t (in memory of Jerry Enright); Ed Thacker 57 (in memory of Milton Oliver, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, Lessie Dean Reed, and Nora Higginbotham); Cheyenne Ivey 182; David Gooch 112; Gail Doss 547; Mike Richards 371; Rodney Ivey and Chris Coughlin 73t; Elizabeth Gentry 81t (for Vickie Burger); Laura Hodges 284.

Announcements were made. Scot Oliver and Wayne Reed led 146 as the closing song. Shane Wootten offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Co-chairmen—Scot Oliver and Wayne Reed; Secretary—Judy Caudle