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Mulberry River Convention

Liberty Church (McCormick), Jefferson County, Alabama

Saturday, September 1, 2001

The ninety-sixth session of the Mulberry River Convention was held at Liberty Church (McCormick) on Saturday before the first Sunday in September. The class was called to order by Velton Chafin at 9:45 a.m. leading song on page 31b. Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer. Velton Chafin led song on page 30t.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Edith Tate; Arranging Committee—Cecil Sanders.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 57; Wilton Donaldson 317, 566; Willodean Barton 460, 76t, 82t; Ivalene Donaldson 77t, 274 (t? b?), 275b; S.T. Reed 421, 418, 278b; John Hyde 39b, 63, 75; Flarce Creel 92, 297, 454; Ida Lee Starnes 111b, 426t, 448b; Vernice Phillips 40, 168, 155; Faye Donaldson 176b, 138t, 284 (in memory of Gene Wakefield); Ann Jett 339 (in memory of Tommy Creel), 88t (in memory of Marie Aldridge), 146 (in memory of Sheila Moon), 84 (in memory of Hadyn Creel).


Velton Chafin reassembled the class by leading song on page 225t. Leaders: Kenneth Tate 498, 496, 426b; Elene Stovall 157, 129 (in memory of Elmer Conwill and Ruby Conwill); Elene Stovall and Lucy Heidorn 436 (in memory of Marie Aldridge); Elene Stovall 316 (in memory of D.M. Aldridge); Max Berueffy 425, 350, 336, 234 (for Lucille Tolbert and in memory of Aver Crider); Laura Russell 44, 74t, 383; Bill Stewart 36b, 145b, 68b.


Harrison Creel brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 89. Leaders: Lucy Heidorn 124, 200, 53 (lesson led for Charlie Creel, Annie Creel, Hadyn Creel, Paul Ryan, Marie Aldridge, and D.M. Aldridge); Charles Franklin 74b, 176t; Rick Russell 404, 515, 201; Wanda Capps 178, 222, 503; Travis Keeton 471, 131 (t? b?), 73t; Uel Freeman 65, 64, 87; Billy Williams 96, 394, 166b; Charles Kitchens 314 (in memory of Wren Stevenson), 205, 72 (t? b?) (for Dewey McCuller); Edith Tate 35, 48t; Harrison Creel 478b.

Announcements were made. The class sung song on page 521 as the closing song. Charles Kitchens dismissed the class with prayer.

We will meet at Liberty Church (McCormick Cemetery) on Saturday before the first Sunday in September 2002.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Edith Tate.