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Walker County Convention

Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Church, Jasper, Alabama

Saturday, July 15, 2000

The eighty-sixth session of the Walker County Sacred Harp Convention met on Saturday before the third Sunday in July at Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Church, and was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading songs on pages 32t and 59. Richard Mauldin offered the morning prayer. Glenn Keeton led song on page 64.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretary—Willodean Barton; Arranging Committee—Glenn Keeton; Memorial Committee—Richard Mauldin and Brenda Merritt.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 343, 321; Willodean Barton 391, 354 (t? b?); A.A. Malone 112, 300; Ivalene Donaldson 288; Clarence McCool 159, 225t; Ashley Keeton 196, 299; Tommie Spurlock 298, 376; Emily Jones 303, 329; Richard Mauldin 36b, 551; Azilee Adams 337, 317b; Cassie Franklin 435, 348t.


Velton Chafin brought the class together leading songs on pages 130 and 399 (t? b?). Leaders: Lena Keeton 176b, 546; Ottis Sides 61, 46; Nate Green and Norma Green 81t, 421; Willie Freeman 127, 123t; Patricia Mauldin 63, 268; Bill Farris 401, 176t; Linda Sides 148, 285t; Coy Ivey 101t, 384; Edith Tate 76b, 73t.


Velton Chafin called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 35. Leaders: Furn Kitchens 338, 333; Josie Hyde 507.

The memorial lesson was held with Richard Mauldin giving a talk. Richard Mauldin and Brenda Merritt led songs on pages 499 and 235 for the deceased: Elbert Freeman, Virgil Phillips, Rosa Hughes, Karen House, Patsy Merritt, Horace Batchelor, and Audie Black.

Richard Mauldin and Brenda Merritt led song on page 235 for the sick and shut-ins: John Hocutt, Tommye Denson Mauldin, Gene Wakefield, Marie Aldridge, Elsie Beasley, Doris Vickery, Elmer Conwill, Mae Conwill, and Tressie Adkins. Richard Mauldin closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Chip Ward 101b, 327; Margaret Spurlock 108b, 212; Sumner Ellis 82t; Amber Springfield 276; John Hyde 39b; A.J. Mosley 282; Linda Thomas 345b; Thurman Nall 503; Mary Gardner 385b; Harrison Creel 31b; Agnes Farris 378t; Wilton Donaldson 30t; Cindy Franklin, Flarce Creel, and Cassie Franklin 186, 475; Amanda Denson 373; John Merritt and Brenda Merritt 142, 358; Elene Stovall 222; Chuck Beasley 33b; Odie V. Horton 426t; Cecil Sanders 460.

Velton Chafin and Travis Keeton led song on page 46 as the closing song. Donald Flippo dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretary—Willodean Barton.