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Tennessee State Convention

Second Creek Primitive Baptist Church,
near Five Points, Tennessee

October 8, 1995

The annual Tennessee State Convention was held at Second Creek Primitive Baptist Church on the second Sunday in October. The class was called to order by Gordon Wilkerson leading songs on pages 30t and 75. The morning prayer was led by Tim Reynolds. Leaders: Clayton Ezell 231; Cecil Sanders 475; Essie Calvert 480, 89; Tim Reynolds 171, 159; Shelley Capps 137, 100; Mitchell Brothers 46; Mae Conwill 155; David Roberson 146, 220; Amanda Ballinger 186; S. T. Reed 35; Ann Jett 327, 269; Milton Oliver 270; Vernice Calvert 283, 411; Wanda Capps 142; Velton Chafin 273, 78; Keterina Sanders 454.

RECESS

The class was brought to order by Gordon Wilkerson leading song on page 137. Leaders: Harrison Creel 111b; Teresa Ballinger 434; John Hyde 297; Jeanette Lowry 29t; Thurman Nall 503b; Flarce Creel 344; Doyle Williams 442; Marie Aldridge 217, 316; Bud Oliver 145t, 384; Josie Hyde 198; Jeffery Harvey 445b; Bradley Allen 385b; Cassie Franklin 485.

RECESS

Clayton Ezell brought the class to order leading song on page 234. Leaders: David Ballinger 68b; Brenda Merritt 192, 336; John Merritt 240; Irene Roberson 176b, 168; Dave Ressler 203; Pernie Pelfrey 371; Earl Ballinger 176t; Marie Guthrie 380, 446.

LUNCH

The class was brought to order by Gordon Wilkerson leading song on page 430. Leaders: Sheila Burdette 40; Vice Chairman Paul Plant 72b, 59; Debbie Sides 73b; Elmer Conwill 498, 500; Eva Jean Roberson 306b; Elvin Guthrie 222; Linda Thomas 47t; Linton Ballinger 36b; Edith Tate 532; Larry Ballinger 90; Julietta Haynes 200; Edwin Ballinger 110; Margaret Keeton 276; Travis Keeton 496; Charlotte Plunkett 143; Ottis Knippers 147t; Creel Family 342; Calvert Family 77t; Cynthia Franklin 497; Ballinger Family 300; Dianne Ezell 340; Cynthia Franklin 362; Vella B. Gillespie, Clayton Ezell, and Mina Bell Gillespie 294, 358, 408; Margie Norwood 405; Clayton Ezell 45t, 475; Dave Ressler 236. Clayton Ezell led song on page 196 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Harrison Creel.

Chairman—Gordon Wilkerson; Vice Chairman—Paul Plant.