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Mulberry River Convention

Liberty Church (McCormick), Walker County, Alabama

September 2, 1995

The ninetieth session of the Mulberry River Convention met at Liberty Church (McCormick) on Saturday, September 2, 1995, and was called to order by Chairman Velton Chafin leading the song on page 31b. The morning prayer was led by Harrison Creel. Velton Chafin led the song on page 34b. Since this is now a one day convention, a business session was entered into at this time, and the following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Edith Tate; Arranging Committee—Cecil Sanders; Memorial Committee—Wanda Capps and Pauline Childers; Finance Committee—Vernice Calvert and Essie Calvert. The class resumed singing with Velton Chafin leading the song on page 100. Leaders: Keterina Sanders 73t, 454; Essie Calvert 409, 460; Mary Thompson 383, 53; I. V. Cockrell 319, 318; Mae Conwill 314, 63; Pauline Childers 234, 384; Vernice Calvert 155, 183; Flarce Creel 389, 475; Charles Kitchens 326, 179; Cecil Gilliland 171, 217.


The class was reassembled by Velton Chafin leading the song on page 42. Leaders: Travis Keeton 59, 99; John Hocutt 66, 516; John Beasley 406, 480; S. T. Reed 79, 78; Eron White 146, 129; Thurman Nall 287; Edith Tate 371, 441. At this time the memorial lesson was held to honor our friends and loved ones who have been called from this walk of life to sing in the heavenly choir. Cynthia Franklin read Psalm 100, and Lucy Heidorn lead 445 for the following deceased: Noah Lacy, Lessie Cates, Aaron Creel, Bertha Henson, Ervin Brothers, Trixie Vandiver, Lois Green, Ted Godsey, Henry Jackson, Lindsey Crider, Dale Redmon, Harley Hocutt, Winford Lacey, Leon Price, and Rev. Barfield. Wanda Capps led songs on pages 34t and 385b for the sick and shut-ins: Aver Crider, Daphene Causey, Mamie Creel, Lucile Tolbert, Tom and Lola Roberson, Tom Harper, and Mae Seymour. Charles Kitchens closed the memorial lesson with prayer. Leaders: Fern Kitchens 338, 378t; Marie Guthrie 220, 411.


John Hocutt called the class together leading the song on page 410b. Leaders: Unie B. Howard 58, 101t; Milton Oliver 145t, 270; Harrison Creel 111b; Billy Williams 297, 448b; Jewel Wootten 31t; Elmer Conwill 416, 286; Joshua Keeton 189, 30t; Cecile Cox 222, 290; Freeman Wootten 43; Glenn Keeton 225t, 503; Hadyn Creel 388, 335; Cynthia Franklin 489b, 410 (t? b?); Lucy Heidorn 200; Thurman Nall 50b; Cecil Sanders 426t; Velton Chafin led 284 for Virgil Phillips, and 521. The class was dismissed with prayer by Harrison Creel.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Edith Tate.