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Lamar and Pickens County Convention

Zion Church, Eight Miles North of Gordo, Alabama

July 13, 2003

The eighty-sixth session of the annual Lamar and Pickens County Convention was held at Zion Church on the second Sunday in July. Chairman Clarence McCool called the class to order leading 61. John Merritt offered the morning prayer. Chairman Clarence McCool asked that this be an all day memorial for all our friends and loved ones who have passed away.

The names of the deceased remembered were: Lavaughn Ballinger, Donald Smith, Lamar Smith, and Lucille Burkes.

The sick and shut-ins remembered were: A.A. Malone and Etna Barton.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Clarence McCool; Vice Chairman—Toney Smith; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Wayne Baines.

Leaders: Clarence McCool 36b; Josie Hyde 43, 288; Wilton Donaldson 490, 499; Travis Keeton 127, 179; Amber Springfield 276, 454; Margaret Keeton 78; Chris Ballinger 270, 144; Beth Webb 168, 551; Ivalene Donaldson 166, 343; Marlin Beasley 39b, 498; Clarence McCool 225t.

RECESS

Larry Ballinger called the class back to order leading 56t. Leaders: John Hyde 297, 159; Debra Wakefield 312b, 57; Johnny Humber 340, 466; Dennis George 88 (t? b?), 546; Gravis Ballinger 300, 220; Max Berueffy 309, 532; Turner Berueffy 87, 354b; Brooks Berueffy 332; Coleman Berueffy 388; John Merritt 213t, 294 (in memory of his mother, Doris Vickery); Clarence McCool 203 (for A.A. Malone), 68b.

LUNCH

Wayne Baines brought the afternoon session to order leading 59 and 155. Leaders: Lisa Geist 542, 291; Elene Stovall 142, 183 (requested by A.A. Malone); Elene Stovall and Brooks Berueffy 439; Bethanne Hill and Max Berueffy 217, 99; Toney Smith 229, 475; Jarrod George 236, 358; Annie Lou Price 298, 299; Ozella Blackmon 282; Earl Ballinger 283; Paula Springfield 316, 389; Bill Stewart 145b, 569 (t? b?); Earline Ellis 445, 349; Faye Donaldson 430, 45t (by request); Willodean Barton 480; Kermit Adams 296, 192; Jack Pate 348b, 341; James Cunningham and Clarence McCool 535; Anna Bell Williams and Clarence McCool 68b.

Clarence McCool led 62 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Clarence McCool; Vice Chairman—Toney Smith; Secretary—Josie Hyde.