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Lamar and Pickens County Convention

Zion Church, Eight Miles North of Gordo, Alabama

July 8, 2001

The eighty-fourth session of the annual Lamar and Pickens County Convention was held at Zion Church on the second Sunday in July. The class was called to order by Chairman Clarence McCool leading song on page 36b. Glenn Keeton offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Clarence McCool 82t; Travis Keeton 452b, 129; Glenn Keeton 112, 274 (t? b?); Laura Clawson 58, 276; Elene Stovall 56t, 88 (t? b?); Tim Cook 99, 327.

RECESS

Clarence McCool brought the class to order leading songs on pages 159 and 49b. Leaders: Dave Gibson 290, 551; Josie Hyde 200, 298; John Hyde 297, 313 (t? b?); Paula Springfield 340, 318; Lavaughn Ballinger 401, 84; Toney Smith 323 (t? b?); Lisa Geist 91, 546; Larry Ballinger 96, 101 (t? b?); Beth Ballinger 166, 454; Amber Springfield 186, 560; Annie Lou Price 90, 299; Mattie Townsel 168, 124; Earl Ballinger 167, 124; Lena Keeton 475, 34b; Vernice Phillips 40; Gravis Ballinger 120, 300.

LUNCH

Clarence McCool brought the afternoon session to order leading songs on pages 63 and 73t. Leaders: Wilton Donaldson 480, 30 (t? b?); Ivalene Donaldson 270, 335; Etna Barton 460, 441; A.A. Malone 203, 183.

Earline Ellis conducted the memorial lesson and led songs on pages 75, 457, 358, 430, and 349 for the deceased: Annie McCool, Wayne Wakefield, Vernel Yarbough, and Flora Mae Suddath.

RECESS

Clarence McCool brought the class to order. Leaders: Laura Clawson 436; Paula Springfield 380, 88 (t? b?); Lisa Geist 217; Elene Stovall 432; Beth Ballinger 384; David Gibson 133; Tim Cook 141; Glenn Keeton 354 (t? b?); Larry Ballinger 49 (t? b?); Josie Hyde 66; Mattie Townsel 63.

We invite everyone to come again next year on the second Sunday in July. Announcements were made, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Clarence McCool; Vice Chairman—Toney Smith; Arranging Committee—Wayne Baines; Secretary—Earline Ellis.