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Lamar and Pickens County Convention

Zion Church, Eight Miles North of Gordo, Alabama

July 9, 2000

The eighty-third session of the annual Lamar and Pickens County Convention was held at Zion Church on the second Sunday in July, and was called to order by Clarence McCool leading song on page 36b. Glenn Keeton offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Clarence McCool 101t; Wayne Baines 100; George Cox 569t, 303; Travis Keeton 48t, 75; Tim Cook 171, 77t; Josie Hyde 434, 546; Lisa Geist 276, 454; Etma Barton 460, 313 (t? b?); David Gibson 58, 290; Gravis Ballinger 78, 99; Amber Springfield 389, 391; Rachel Richards 490, 82t.

RECESS

Toney Smith brought the class to order leading song on page 312 (t? b?). Leaders: John Hyde 39t, 37b; Gene Wakefield 138t, 168; Annie Lou Price 298, 480; Johnny Humber 120, 283; Glenn Keeton 278t, 475; Mary Alice Wakefield 34b, 46; Larry Ballinger 425b, 80b; A.A. Malone 203, 183, 448t.

LUNCH

Earline Ellis brought the afternoon session to order leading songs on pages 172 and 349. Leaders: Earl Ballinger 321, 187; Julie Poston 145b, 343b; Paula Faye Springfield 340, 68b; Clarissa Springfield 166, 445b; George Cox 274 (t? b?), 206; Wilton Donaldson 32t, 30t; Ivalene Donaldson 61, 335; Lena Keeton 88t; Lavaughn Ballinger 565, 358, 84; Toney Smith 49b, 35.

A memorial service was conducted by Earline Ellis who led songs on pages 75 and 569 (t? b?) in memory of the following deceased: Fayrene Wakefield, Julia White, Virgil Phillips, Clara Black, Walter Wyers, Rosa Hughes, and Claudine Lancaster.

The singing resumed with David Gibson leading songs on pages 73t, 551, 234, 235b, 45t.

We invite everyone to come again next year on the second Sunday in July. Earl Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Clarence McCool; Vice Chairman—Toney Smith; Arranging Committee—Wayne Baines; Secretary—Earline Ellis.