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Fayette County Convention

Bevill State Junior College, Fayette, Alabama

August 6, 1995

The ninety-sixth session of the annual Fayette County Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Bevill State Junior College on August 6, 1995. The session was called to order by Johnny Humber leading song on page 39b. Earl Ballinger led the morning prayer. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Johnny Humber; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Secretary—Linton Ballinger; Arranging Committee—Edwin Ballinger. Leaders directing: Johnny Humber 87; Jimmy Ballinger 569b, 84; Leslie Ballinger 154, 155; David Ballinger 111b, 108t; Amanda Ballinger 186, 30t; Amber Ballinger 47t, 400; Jerry Jenkins 405; Albert Humber 565b, 176b; Cecil Sanders 434; Tressie Adkins 137, 78; Gravis Ballinger 124, 475; Jill Ballinger 212, 100; Arnold Moore 82t, 77t; Mae Conwill 436, 216; Dwain Ballinger 340.

RECESS

The class was called together by Linton Ballinger leading songs on pages 81t and 76b. Leaders: Travis Keeton 425b, 426t; Emily Ballinger 110, 299; A. A. Malone 300, 432; Teresa Ballinger 460, 222; Gene Wakefield 168, 68b; Lomax Ballinger 144, 147t; Josie Hyde 313t, 189; Wayne Bain 146, 89; Jill Ballinger and Beth O’Dell 269, 217; Velton Chafin 42, 34b; Beatrice Brewer 298, 373; Clarence McCool 112, 172; Buddy Ballinger 385b, 99.

DISMISSED FOR LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with Larry Ballinger leading songs on pages 123t and 90. Leaders: Earl Ballinger 159; Parnell Berry 208, 283; L. E. Hannah 56t, 517; Elmer Conwill 411, 396; Kelsie Wakefield 108t, 133; S. T. Reed 134, 135; Keterina Sanders 389, 454; Bud Oliver 145t, 270; Lucy Heidorn 37b, 445b; John Hyde 297, 480; Lisa Geist 546, 532; Erma Bardon 218; Toney Smith 225t, 287; Marie Aldridge 371; Cecil Wakefield 268, 339; Lavaughn Ballinger 282, 45t; Edwin Ballinger 384, 196; Velton Chafin 387; Marie Aldridge 192; Elmer Conwill 286; Toney Smith 284; S. T. Reed 345b; Clarence McCool 349; Lucy Heidorn 512. Johnny Humber led the closing song on page 62. Lavaughn Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Johnny Humber; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Secretary—Linton Ballinger.