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Bear Creek Convention

Shady Grove Church - Winston County, Alabama

August 26, 1995

The ninety-seventh session of the Bear Creek Sacred Harp Singing Convention met at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Winston County on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in August. The class was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 37b. The morning prayer was led by A. C. McGough. Travis Keeton led song on page 56t. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Dawson Adams; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey; Arranging Committee—John Hyde. Leaders: B. B. Mattox 129, 42, 421; Reedie Evans 100, 101t, 112; Gene Wakefield 168, 143, 48t; Gladys Bonds 44, 57, 141 for daughter Juanita Whitman; L. E. Hannah 313t for Tom and Lola Roberson, 336 for Rose Altha Taylor, 187; Roma Rice 399b, 113, 49b.

RECESS

Dawson Adams called the class together leading songs on pages 47b, 73t, and 73b. Leaders: Hubert Hood 454, 569b, 436; Pernie Pelfrey 67, 426 (t? b?) for Rose Altha Taylor, 566; Margaret Keeton 475, 517, 511; Ada Godsey 460, 335, 59. The class was dismissed for lunch.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton called the class back in session leading song on page 179. Leaders: Corene White 126, 146; A. C. McGough 290, 111b, 30t; Eron White 186, 155; Myrtice Graham 154, 385b, 410t; Josie Hyde 39b, 36b, 225t; Kermit Adams 31b, 31t, 428; Milford Watts 376b, 29t, 271t; Amanda Denson 300, 77t, 272; Emily Jones 135, 65, 75; Azilee Adams 337, 317b; John Hyde 297, 546; Travis Keeton and Milford Watts 84; Amanda Denson 151. Travis Keeton led song on page 68 (t? b?) as the closing song, and B. B. Mattox dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Dawson Adams; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey.