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Wootten Family New Year’s Eve Singing

Antioch Church, Ider, Alabama

December 31, 2015-January 1, 2016

The annual Wootten Family New Year’s Eve Sacred Harp singing was held at Antioch Church, Ider, Alabama. The class was called to order by Jared Wootten and Jeffrey Wootten leading 82t and 40. Chris Boggs offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Jared Wootten and Jeffrey Wootten 32t; Terry Wootten 472 (for Ed and Margaret Thacker); Aaron Little 378t; Nicholas Thompson 216 (for Betty Shepherd); David Saylors 203; Claudene Townson and Gary Glover 128; David Hufstetler 503; Amber Saylors and Spencer Saylors 312b, 59; Cole Wootten and Colby Brown 30b, 445; Boyd Scott 358; B.M. Smith 512; Kennedy Wootten and Jeffrey Wootten 460; Sarah Trumbore 157; Jenny Mann 147t (for Levon Wootten).


The class was brought back to order by Jeffrey Wootten and Jamey Wootten leading 345b. Leaders: Chris Boggs and family “Other Shore”; Aaron Wootten 101t; Stephen Miller 288; Stephen Huffman 73t; Sierra Saylors 504; Chris Holley and Kathe Pilobosian 39b; David Bahler 37b; Nathan Stewart 483; Samuel Williams 163t; Elizabeth Gentry 474; Marlon Wootten and Shane Wootten 99; Robert Vaughn 162; Chris Coughlin 381; Rob Bahler 536; Susan Cherones 564. Dewayne Wootten asked the blessing on the meal.


Jared Wootten and Jeffrey Wootten led 278b to bring the class together. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 123b (for S.T. Reed); Brad Bahler and Karen Bahler 75; Loyd Ivey 204; Judy Caudle 411; John Huffman and Marilyn Huffman 66; Tom George 418; Vickie See and Billy See 163b; James Eldridge 336; Lauren Bock 422; Gideon Lloyd and Ezra Lloyd 49b, 49t; Syble Adams 367 (CB); Cheyenne Ivey 172; Darrell Swarens 36b; Katherine Eldridge 329; Daniel Williams 74t; Wyatt Denney 89; Louis Hughes 309; Isaac Lloyd 125; Mary Huffman 86; Adrian Eldridge 432; David Carlton 440; Roberta Strauss 209; Philip Denney 448t; Jerry Creason and Ann Sibole 47t; Jesse P. Karlsberg 74b; Marty Wootten, Hayden Wootten, and Jamey Wootten 321; Virginia Eldridge 83t.


Terry Wootten led 108t to bring the class back together. Leaders: Havilah Lloyd, Elyssa Lloyd, Jael Lloyd, and Rodney Ivey 317; Mel Kersey 354t; Reba Windom and Marty Wootten 546; Reba Windom 542; Linda Thomas, Brenda Carroll, and Eloise Wootten 384; Terry Wootten, Jared Wootten, Hayden Wootten, Jamey Wootten, and Dewayne Wootten “Pass Me Not”; Terry Wootten 410 (CB), 572 (CB).

Gary Huffman offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairmen—Jared Wootten and Jeffrey Wootten; Secretary—Judy Caudle