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Bear Creek Convention

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama

Saturday, August 23, 2003

The one hundred-fifth session of the Bear Creek Sacred Harp Singing Convention met at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Winston County, Alabama on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in August. Kermit Adams called the class to order leading 32t. Margaret Keeton offered the morning prayer. Kermit Adams led 43.

The class was organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Arranging Committee—Chris Rice; Secretary—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Kermit Adams 48t; Ivalene Donaldson 56t, 39b; Dawson Adams 39t, 77t (for Gladys Bonds); Stella Pratt 335, 317; Wilton Donaldson 348b, 499; Corene White 37b, 73t; John Hyde 75, 61, 566; Winell Sanders 225t, 108t; Cecil Wakefield 134, 203; Chris Rice 452, 31t; Margaret Keeton 129, 37t.

RECESS

Dawson Adams called the singing back to order leading 68b. Leaders: Lorene Gray 74b, 290; Roma Rice 34t, 72b; Travis Keeton 81t, 82t, 235; L.E. Hannah 35, 85, 275b; Clarence McCool 569b, 490, 30t; Emily Jones 288, 74t, 124.

LUNCH

Kermit Adams brought the afternoon session to order leading 99. Leaders: Josie Hyde 109, 425, 426t; Azilee Adams 337, 111b; Viola Young 290, 155; Pernie Pelfrey 67, 47t, 438, 402; Clarence McCool 146, 147t, 147b; Cecil Wakefield 208 (in memory of Rose Altha Taylor); Corene White 379; Roma Rice 410t, 97, 104, 523; Margaret Keeton 301; Travis Keeton 321, 138b; Chris Rice 312b; Kermit Adams 101t; Josie Hyde 225t; Kermit Adams 78, 46.

Cecil Wakefield offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice.