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Clear Creek Convention West

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

September 7, 2003

The Clear Creek Convention West Sacred Harp singing met at Pleasant Hill Church (Johnson School House) in Fayette County, Alabama on the first Sunday in September. Max Berueffy brought the class to order leading 32t and 36b. M.O. Sides offered the morning prayer.

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

Leaders: Max Berueffy 91; Travis Keeton 400, 203; Josie Hyde 234, 428; Elene Stovall 430, 196 (for Reba Windom, who is sick); M.O. Sides 72b, 571 (CB); Milton Oliver 405, 384; Sarah Smith 406, 145t; John Hyde 129, 73t; Cecil Sanders and Winell Sanders 569 (t? b?); Wilton Donaldson 317, 30t; Ruth Wyers 337, 490.


The class resumed singing with Max Berueffy leading 131b. Leaders: Ivalene Donaldson 42, 77t (in memory of her mother, Hattie Berry, and Gladys Bonds, who is in the nursing home); Andrew Farris 178, 120; Gary Smith 31b, 565; Julie Poston 421; Tim Cook 503 (for Marvin Rhodes, who is ill), 160b; Judy Caudle 220, 218; Clarence McCool 345b, 225t; Faye Donaldson 371, 138t; Marlin Beasley 452 (for his son, Dennis, and his wife, Juanita Beasley), 498.


The afternoon session was called to order by Max Berueffy leading 535 (for Jewel McCool). Leaders: Larry Ballinger 101t, 113; Margaret Keeton 448b, 321; Gravis Ballinger 76b, 270; Willodean Barton 63, 480; Lisa Geist 546, 192; Latrive Bailey 345t; Fred Killingsworth, Jr. 457; Travis Keeton 445 (for Clearcy Rutledge), 284; Milton Oliver 314; Tim Cook 350; Judy Caudle 76t; Andrew Farris 532; Ruth Wyers 206; M.O. Sides 475, 530; Clarence McCool 68b (for A.A. Malone, who is ill); Josie Hyde 477; Gravis Ballinger 215; Lisa Geist 327; Larry Ballinger 119; Marlin Beasley 460; Gary Smith and Sarah Smith 146; Latrive Bailey 300; Elene Stovall 436 (in memory of Demus Aldridge, Marie Aldridge, and Myrtle Aldridge).

Willow Rush asked that this convention be held here, Pleasant Hill Church (Johnson School House), again in 2004.

Announcements were made. Max Berueffy led 46 as the closing song, Fred Killingsworth offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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