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Warrior River-Clear Creek Convention

Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, near Snead, Alabama

Saturday, August 5, 2000

The one hundred twenty-sixth session of the Warrior River Convention and the one hundred first session of the Clear Creek Convention were held at Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the first Sunday in August. Terry Hullett called the conventions to order at 9:45 a.m. leading song on page 32t. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Terry Hullett 32t, 68b; Jewel Wootten 81 (t? b?), 176t; Carmon Brothers 176b, 72b, 39b; Ron Crocker 129, 47b; Hershell King 175b, 348b; Lamar Smith 76b; Willie Mae Moon 137, 147t; Roie Alexander 75, 145t; Andrew Crocker 274t, 104; Amy Crocker 38b, 48t; Danielle Crocker 49t, 401; S.T. Reed 101 (t? b?), 108t; Jessica Davis 145b, 30t; Bill Stewart 36b, 452; Beecher Hyde 49b, 569b.

RECESS

Terry Hullett brought the class to order leading song on page 100.

A motion was made and duly seconded to go into a business session.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Terry Hullett; Vice Chairman—Elder Philip Gilmore; Secretary—Jewel Wootten; Arranging Committee—Carmon Brothers and Milton Oliver; Memorial Committee—Elder Philip Gilmore and Linda Thomas; Finance Committee—Roie Alexander and Carmon Brothers; Resolutions Committee—Paula Gilmore and Helen Lambert. The business session was closed.

Leaders: Judy Caudle 43, 40; Seth Crocker 445, 148; Elder J.L. Hopper 149, 178; Heloise Malone 354 (t? b?); Larry Lambert and Helen Lambert 332, 410b, 441; Lenora Morris 410t; Glenda Hopper 131b, 81b.

LUNCH

Terry Hullett brought the afternoon session to order leading songs on pages 166 and 144. Leaders: Steve Lambert 89, 28b; Milton Oliver 270, 206; Mary Ruth Stiefel 112, 333; Onette Watkins and Ella Lee Robertson 143, 418; Jeanette Lowry 312b, 314; Norma Green and Nate Green 31t; Lydia Baswell and Vella Daily 511b (CB), 147t; Karen Davis 384, 282; Billy Williams 231, 448b; Eloise Watkins 348b, 225t; Herby Bailey 70t, 47t; Mary Sherrer 318, 172; Freeman Wootten 37b, 97.

The memorial lesson was given by Elder Philip Gilmore and Linda Thomas, who led song on page 499 for the deceased: Virgil Phillips, Mary Oden, Willard Hopper, Rev. James Putman, Ester Wall Brown, Rosa Hughes, and Shirley Lowe Brown.

Elder Philip Gilmore and Linda Thomas led song on page 45t for the sick and shut-ins: Ruby Phillips, Herbert Phillips, Lawrence Underwood, Lula Underwood, Polly Moore, Ruby Wilks, Woodie Walker, Mary Stiefel, Annie Brothers, and Lillie Lybrand. The memorial was closed.

A business session was held. Old Clear Creek Church near Boaz, Alabama will host the convention on Saturday before the first Sunday in August in 2001.

Elder Philip Gilmore gave the Resolutions Committee report.

BE IT RESOLVED:

(1) We would like to thank the members and friends of Mt. Moriah Church for being such gracious hosts;

(2) The officers and committee for their efforts;

(3) All who brought food;

(4) The singers and listeners from far and near;

(5) But most of all we offer thanks and praise to God for all gifts, especially the gift of song, and for the young people who are singing in the Sacred Harp; and

(6) Let us remember those who have passed away, along with those who are unable to attend.

WE RESOLVE THAT: God willing, we hope to meet again at the Warrior River-Clear Creek Convention in 2001.

Respectfully submitted by Paula Gilmore and Helen Lambert.

The Finance Committee reported a balance brought forward of $102.45. A collection was given in the amount of $116.30. The convention agreed to give the collection of $116.30 to the church. A total of $30.00 was taken from the previous balance to pay for the minutes, leaving a total on hand of $72.45. The business session was closed.

Terry Hullett and Elder Philip Gilmore led 501 (CB) (by request). Terry Hullett and Elder Philip Gilmore led song on page 30b as the closing song. Elder Philip Gilmore dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Terry Hullett; Vice Chairman—Elder Philip Gilmore; Secretary—Jewel Wootten.