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Clear Creek Convention West

Pleasant Hill Church (Johnson School House),
Fayette County, Alabama

September 1, 2002

The Clear Creek Convention West Sacred Harp singing met at Pleasant Hill Church (Johnson School House) on the first Sunday in September. Travis Keeton called the class to order and led song on page 48t. Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer. Travis Keeton led song on page 142.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Max Berueffy; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Elene Stovall.

Leaders: Max Berueffy 176b, 177; Elene Stovall 36b, 222; Josie Hyde 182, 183; John Hyde 39b, 124; Winell Sanders 108t; Lavaughn Ballinger 236, 528; Willodean Barton 480; Clarence McCool 147t, 225t; Julie Poston 101t, 166; Earl Ballinger 203, 224; Ivalene Donaldson 270; Vernice Phillips 186; Gravis Ballinger 325, 78; Faye Donaldson 138t, 40.


The class resumed singing with Max Berueffy leading song on page 32t. Leaders: Debra Wakefield 430, 365; Wilton Donaldson 30t, 317; Edith Tate 139, 161; Larry Ballinger 162, 158; Wanda Capps 146, 503; Chris Ballinger 350, 410t; Margaret Keeton 572, 517; Ozella Blackmon 172, 189; Lisa Geist 564, 470.


The afternoon session was called to order by Max Berueffy leading song on page 31b. Leaders: John Merritt 128, 267; Sarah Smith 73t, 89; Don Roberson 217, 212.

At this time Chairman Max Berueffy reminded the congregation that this convention was a moveable convention. Since no one called for the singing, the convention will be held again in 2003 at Pleasant Hill Church (Johnson School House) on the first Sunday in September.

Leaders: Brenda Merritt 392, 442; Gary Smith 565, 31t; Harrison Creel 498, 348 (t? b?); Donna Rush 445 (in honor of Willa Rush and Clearcy Rutledge), 571 (CB); Elene Stovall 316; Wilton Donaldson and Ivalene Donaldson 285t; Faye Donaldson and Julie Poston 284; Edith Tate 532; John Hyde and Josie Hyde 200; Wanda Capps 299; Gravis Ballinger 49t; Margaret Keeton 29t; Earl Ballinger 47b; Clarence McCool 349; Travis Keeton 496; Lisa Geist 428; Larry Ballinger 215; Chris Ballinger 269; Don Roberson 196; John Merritt and Brenda Merritt 163b; Gary Smith and Sarah Smith 384.

Announcements were made. Max Berueffy and Elene Stovall led song on page 46 as the closing song. Harrison Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

We would like to thank Willa Rush for paying for the minutes.

Chairman—Max Berueffy; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde.