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Cullman County Singing Convention

Cullman County Courthouse, Cullman, Alabama

July 7-8, 2001

Saturday, July 7

The annual Cullman County Courthouse Singing Convention was convened on the third floor of the Cullman County Courthouse on the second Sunday and Saturday before in July. Henry Guthery welcomed everyone and led song on page 59. John Merritt led songs on page 76b and 81t. Robert Bates, Circuit Clerk, addressed the convention by welcoming everyone and offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: David Roberson 340, 63; Hershell King 460, 204; Gordon Wilkinson 208, 512; Travis Keeton 399 (t? b?), 392; Linda Thomas 47t, 299; Bill Stewart 36b, 145b.

RECESS

Elvin Guthrie called the class back to order leading song on page 171. Leaders: Gennie Nelms 373, 186; Ruth White 45t, 59; Marie Guthrie 250, 343; John Bealle 442, 543; Corene White 146, 543; A.D. Chandler 144, 403, 371; Amanda Denson 189, 327; Glenn Keeton 231, 410t; Gaston White 35, 66; Ivalene Donaldson 274t, 275b.

RECESS

John Merritt called the class to order leading song on page 278b. Leaders: Amber Springfield 69b, 142; Danny Creel 269, 383; Aubrey Tyree 434, 358; Lora Cargo 498, 454; Eldagene Roberson 215, 203; Sherry Guthery 58, 64.

LUNCH

Elvin Buthrie called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 61. Leaders: Bill Hogan 67, 120; Betty Shivers 155, 335; Clayton Ezell 300, 390; Eloise Clark Bealle 448 (t? b?), 209.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Elvin Guthrie; Vice Chairman—John Merritt; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson; Memorial Committee—Gennie Nelms and Ruth Walker; Arranging Committee—Brenda Chafin Merritt.

Leaders: Elvin Guthrie 87; Betty White 84, 285t; Uel Freeman 391, 119; Eugene Forbes 239 (?), 480; Ruth Walker 159, 430; Buell Cobb 435; Wilton Donaldson 503, 565; Roscoe Knight 127; Henry Guthery 354 (t? b?), 68b; Ida Lee Starnes 426t, 37b; Harrison Creel 111b; Uel Freeman 65; Flarce Creel 475; Brenda Merritt 336, 192.

Announcements were made. Elvin Guthrie and John Merritt led song on page 69 (t? b?) as the closing song. Clayton Ezell dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, July 8

Elvin Guthrie called the Sunday session to order by welcoming everyone and then led song on page 49t. Velton Chafin offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Elvin Guthrie 81 (t? b?); Corene White 171, 216; Don Robertson 100, 101 (t? b?), 212; Willodean Barton 145t, 460; Pam Green and Chris Green 87, 129; Flarce Creel 148, 225t; Marie Guthrie 220, 446; David Roberson 222, 145b, 30t.

RECESS

John Merritt called the class back to order leading song on page 571 (CB). Leaders: Julianna Jett 87, 88t; Ruth Walker 290, 490; Gaston White 565b, 503, 426 (t? b?); Bill Hogan 387, 77t, 276; Aubrey Tyree 208, 298, 189; Gennie Nelms 270, 36b.

RECESS

John Merritt called the class to order leading song on page 176t. Leaders: David McGinty 146, 32b; Betty Shivers and Amanda Denson 412, 496, 143; Marie Guthrie and great grandson, Harlie Moon 59, 45t.

A memorial lesson was conducted by Gennie Nelms and Ruth Walker. Gennie Nelms read the names of the deceased: Sheila Moon, Marie Aldridge, Ruby Phillips, Talvin Shelton, Claude Parker, Eula Moon, Eron White, Ted White, Cora Wright, Winston Jones, Harless Ponder, Evelyn Moon, Gene Wakefield, Anne McGough, Thomas Jones, A.C. McGough, Elbert Kilgo, Bill Guthery, Martin Harbison, Willie Mosley, and Betty Forbes. Henry Guthery led song on page 408 in memory of Ted White and Eron White. Cindy Tanner led songs on pages 40 and 358 for the deceased.

Gennie Nelms read the names of the sick and shut-ins: Gladys Bonds, Mavis Price, Ray Tate, Kathleen Robbins, Thurman Nall, Lawrence Underwood, Lula Underwood, Runman Graves, Edna Graves, Lena Woodley, Lucille Tolbert, Elsie Beasley, Charlotte Hinkle, Garnsey McGough, Ethel McGough, Thor Parks, Dearna Morgan, Bill Green, Tressie Adkins, Ruth Talman, Callie Calvert, John Hight, and Elmer Conwill. Ruth Walker and Gennie Nelms led song on page 340 in honor of those sick and shut-ins. The memorial was closed.

LUNCH

Elvin Guthrie called the afternoon session to order leading song on page 172. Leaders: Ann Jett 495, 546; Henry Guthery 120, 112; Cindy Franklin 507, 489; David Light 192, 110; Chris Green 384, 277; Velton Chafin 104, 494; Edith Tate 532; Eldagene Roberson 29t, 142; Herbie Bailey 47t, 34b; Amanda Denson 196, 300; Jewel Wootten 186; Harrison Creel 498, 530; A.D. Chandler 137, 313 (t? b?); Edis Guthrie 99, 171; Rodney Ivey 512; Ricky Harcrow 37b, 274 (t? b?); Buell Cobb 207, 202, 131b, 131t; Brenda Merritt 475, 542.

Announcements were made. Elvin Guthrie and John Merritt led song on page 27 as the closing song. Aubrey Tyree dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Elvin Guthrie; Vice Chairman—John Merritt; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.