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Baldwin County Singing Convention
(Cooper Book)

Bay Minette Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, Bay Minette, Alabama

January 24-25, 2004

Saturday, January 24

The Baldwin County Singing Convention was opened by Chairman Bill Hogan who gave a welcome to all in attendance and led 31b. Aubrey Barfield offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Chairman Bill Hogan 171; Vice Chairman J.A. Mosley 572; Secretary Alice Mosley 484; Tommie Spurlock 146; Milton Oliver 54; Voncille Graves 447t; Scott Ivey 282; Mr. Freeman 388; Rodney Ivey 98; Jewell Roland 341; Aubrey Barfield 532; John Merritt 574; Homer Whitworth and Sandy Nicholson 348t; Margaret Spurlock 112; Bobby Watkins 559; Danny Creel 355; Ann Jett 503; Hobert Ivy 76; Wanda Gregg 222; Nancy Van Den Akker 66; Bud Oliver 440; Reba Windom 505; Hershell King 535; Brenda Merritt 450; Thurman Nall 292.

RECESS

J.A. Mosley brought the class to order leading 101t. Leaders: Velton Chafin 86; Sylvia Ivey 330; Wilburn Ellison 451; Mike Jones 384; Sue Bunch 573; Stanley Smith 299; William Green, Nate Green, and Genny Whitworth 571; Morgan Bunch 30.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Bill Hogan leading 105. Leaders: Paulette Chavers 323b; Bobby Willis 165; John Etheridge 486, 133; Ed Bass 309; Kate Merritt Davis 137; Larry Hogan 81; Frank Hataway 58; Nate Green and Norma Green 326; Jerry Gehmann and Bill Hogan 199; Christine Gandy 143. Julie Souse offered the blessing on the food for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Tommie Spurlock leading 376. Leaders: Milton Oliver 575; Voncille Graves 447t; Scott Ivey 186; Mr. Freeman 127; Rodney Ivey 497; Jewell Roland 358; Aubrey Barfield 193; Kate Davis 392; John Merritt 187; Homer Whitworth and Sandy Nicholson 348t; Bobby Watkins 217; Danny Creel 404; Ann Jett 518; Hobert Ivey 274; Cleo Murphy and friends 274.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Bill Hogan leading 198. Leaders: Brenda Merritt 522; Thurman Nall 38t; Wanda Gregg 470; Nancy Van Den Akker 319; Bud Oliver 563; Genny Whitworth 340; Reba Windom 63; Hershell King 395; Becky Briggs 330t; Loretta Jones 285t; Richard Graham 155.

After announcements were made, the singing was closed with a prayer.

Sunday, January 25

Chairman Bill Hogan opened the Sunday morning session leading 36 and 87, then offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Vice Chairman J.A. Mosley 135; Secretary Alice Mosley 343; Velton Chafin 373, 336b; Sylvia Ivey and Scott Ivey 336t, 511; Wilburn Ellison 393t, 447; Mike Jones 47b, 31t; John Etheridge 545, 552; Frank Hataway 49b, 444t; Nate Green and Norma Green 509, 113.

RECESS

Bill Hogan brought the class to order leading 488. Leaders: Genny Whitworth 330, 436t; Jeff Corbitt 125, 72; Nancy Van Den Akker 147, 508; Loretta Jones 138t, 292; Christine Gandy 319, 360; Thurman Nall 77, 451.

Bill Hogan conducted the memorial lesson using scripture from Revelations 1:53 and 2:17, and led 54. Rodney Ivey led 183 in memory of all the singers who have passed away.

J.A. Mosley led 290 for the sick and shut-ins. Bill Hogan closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Milton Oliver 503, 410; Scott Ivey 424, 171; Hobert Ivey 535t, 309; Bud Oliver 377t, 345; Rodney Ivey 71, 39; John Merritt 392, 358.

LUNCH

J.A. Mosley brought the class together for the afternoon session leading 517. Leaders: Dana Merritt 408, 40; Bobby Watkins 168, 571; Wanda Gregg 559, 239; Hershell King 572, 204; Homer Whitworth and Sandy Nicholson 388, 87; Becky Briggs 282, 348; Mr. Gulledge 45t, 59; Wilburn Ellison 283b; Mike Jones 264b; Frank Hataway 32; Jeff Corbitt 29t, 416; Nancy Van Den Akker 411, 511; Nate Green and Norma Green 475; Loretta Jones 108t; Thurman Nall 287; Christine Gandy 140; John Merritt 488b.

After announcements were made, a closing prayer was offered, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Bill Hogan; Vice Chairman—J.A. Mosley; Secretary—Alice Mosley.