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Lamar and Pickens County Convention

Zion Church

August 13, 1995

The seventy-eighth session of the annual Lamar and Pickens County Convention was called to order by the Chairman, A. A. Malone, and opened by singing the song on page 39b. The morning prayer was led by Brother J. L. Abrams. Election of officers was called for, and a motion was made to keep the same officers: Chairman—A. A. Malone; Vice Chairman—Toney Smith; Secretary—Earline Ellis; Arranging Committee—Wayne Baines. Leaders: George Cox 229, 317, 490; Jamie McCool 36b, “Not Made With Hands”, 318; Rachel Richardson 235, 82t, 87; Gravis Ballinger 101t, 124, 78; Etma Barton 99, 299, 300.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Toney Smith leading songs on pages 57 and 56t. Leaders: Annie Lou Price 75, 138b, 339; Mual Coble 52t, 321b, 69t; Johnny Humber 34b, 460, 452b; Larry Ballinger 34t, 67, 83t. Chairman A. A. Malone dismissed the class for lunch.

LUNCH

The afternoon session opened with Wayne Baines leading songs on pages 254, 100, and 127; Clarence McCool led 45t, 294, and 143. The memorial service was held at this time with Earline Ellis leading songs on pages 569 (t? b?), 480, and 490 in memory of the deceased this past year: Naomi Wheat, Melvia Gray, Benny Rigdon, Lois Green, Leon Price, and Ted Godsey. After the memorial service, James L. Howell led song on page 172. Leaders: Mual Coble 56 (t? b?), 567; Gravice Ballinger 475; George Cox 512; Larry Ballinger 90; Etma Barton 190 (?), 373; Rachel Richardson 282, 358; Annie Lou Price 40, 349; Janice McCool 137; Clarence McCool 111b; Earline Ellis 313 (t? b?). The class was dismissed by the Chairman, A. A. Malone, until next year by leading songs on pages 183 and 62. The closing prayer was led by Brother J. L. Abrams.

Chairman—A. A. Malone; Vice Chairman—Toney Smith; Secretary—Earline Ellis.