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Winston County Convention

Shady Grove Church

September 24, 1995

The annual Winston County Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, and was called to order by John Hyde leading songs on pages 39b and 37b. The morning prayer was led by Milford Watts. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—John Hyde; Vice Chairman—Kermit Adams; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey. John Hyde led song on page 61. Leaders: Hubert Hood 49b, 454; Gene Wakefield 100, 64; Dr. Doyal Williams 29t, 196; Eron White 73t, 63; Azilee Adams 337, 317b; Essie Calvert 134, 340; Cecil Sanders 222; Odie Horton 30t, 426t.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Kermit Adams leading songs on pages 75 and 34t. Leaders: Beatrice Brewer 176b, 298; Corene White 379, 403; L. E. Hannah 389, 517; Arnold Moore 77t, 129; Dawson Adams 328, 47t; Gladys Bonds 32t, 39t; Marie Aldridge 155, 217; Elmer Conwill 216, 300; Amanda Denson 36b, 186; Edith Tate 35, 98; Lola Roberson 475, 176t.

LUNCH

John Hyde brought the class back to order by leading the song on page 297. Leaders: Mae Conwill 128, 97; Emily Jones 179, 45t; Vernice Calvert 530, 56t; Roxie Keeton 349, 498; Josie Hyde 212, 183; Margaret Keeton 331, 276; Pernie Pelfrey 67, 74b, 74t; Jullietta Haynes 338, 371; Milford Watts 316, 460, 329; Earl Ballinger 203, 177; Ora Lee Fannin 44, 83t, 376; Larry Ballinger 89; Fayrene Pickard 143, 438; Raymond Fannin and Audrie Fannin 436, 440, 441; Travis Keeton 200, 235b (for his sick brother). Travis Keeton, Kermit Adams, Mildord Watts, and John Hyde led song on page 124 for the closing song, and the closing prayer was given by Milford Watts.

Chairman—John Hyde; Vice Chairman—Kermit Adams; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey.