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Boiling Springs Convention

Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church,
Oak Grove (near Sylacauga), Alabama

July 9, 2000

The annual Boiling Springs Convention was held at Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church in the Oak Grove community on the second Sunday in July. Chairman Jeff Sheppard called the class to order with song on page 32t. Elder Bufrey Dean offered the morning prayer. Jeff Sheppard led song on page 37b; Elder Bufrey Dean led songs on pages 39b and 47b.

The class organized for the day by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Waylon Blakeley; Vice Chairman—Elder Bufrey Dean; Secretary—Chita Blakeley; Arranging Committee—Elder Jonathan Blakeley.

Leaders: Elder Bufrey Dean 46, 490; Elder Jonathan Blakeley 30t, 373; Chita Blakeley 58, 123t; Brenda Dean 358, 369 (in memory of her dad, Elder A.L. Beckett); Hilda Morrison 426 (t? b?), 166b; Jack Nelson 30b, 491.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Elder Jonathan Blakeley leading song on page 72 (t? b?). Leaders: Bobby Jackson 59, 378t; Dana Williford 147t, 75; Mary Ellen Edwards 101b; Willard Frederick 354 (t? b?), 77t; Shea Kelley 345t, 345b; Gavin Blakeley 108b, 145t; Daniel Dean 39t, 39b (in memory of Versa McCain); grandchildren of Elder A.L. Beckett (Donna Phillips, Dana Williford, Shea Kelley, Dennis Dean, Daniel Dean, and Jeff Kelley) 45t. The morning session was closed with prayer led by Elder Jonathan Blakeley.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Elder Bufrey Dean leading song on page 274t. Leaders: Maudie Frederick 322, 317; Wayne Morgan 73 (t? b?), 67; Kay Dean 323b, 40; Myra Goss 242, 120; Roy Nelson 61, 146; Jo Snodgrass 490, 28b; Lacey Pressley 81b, 145t; Douglas Conn 100, 460; Douglas Conn and his family (Sue Conn, Waylon Blakeley, Chita Blakeley, Jonathan Blakeley, Lacey Pressley, and Gavin Blakeley) 571 (CB); Jeff Sheppard 129, 97; Jack Nelson 294; Bobby Jackson 282; Wayne Morgan 35.

Announcements were made. Waylon Blakeley and Elder Bufrey Dean led song on page 62 as the closing song. Douglas Conn dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Waylon Blakeley; Vice Chairman—Elder Bufrey Dean; Secretary—Chita Blakeley.