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Fayette County Convention

Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Fayette, Alabama

Sunday, August 1, 2004

The one hundred-fifth session of the Fayette County Convention was held at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Fayette, Alabama on the first Sunday in August. Gravis Ballinger called the class to order leading 30t. Buddy Ballinger offered the morning prayer.

Following welcoming comments, the class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Gravis Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Johnny Humber; Secretary—Amanda Ballinger; Arranging Committee—Linton Ballinger and Earl Ballinger.

Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 99; Linton Ballinger 144; Amanda Ballinger 212; Edwin Ballinger 122; Jill Ballinger 155; Lomax Ballinger 430; Wilton Donaldson 317; John Hyde 124; Earl Ballinger 171; Jimmy Ballinger 565; Flarce Creel 314; S.T. Reed 312t; Clarence McCool 349; Willodean Barton 460; Teddy Creel 59; Tony Ivey 377; Robert Walker 68b; Amber Ballinger 400.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Johnny Humber leading 200. Leaders: Leon Ballinger 313b; Elizabeth Keeton and Glenn Keeton 159, 163b; Marlon Wootten 49t; Wanda Capps 142; Edward Howton 436; Donna Wootten 88t; Milton Oliver 384; Debra Wakefield 402; Travis Keeton 57; Chris Ballinger 282; Julia Poston 166; Buddy Ballinger 343.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Larry Ballinger leading 133. Leaders: John Merritt 408; Jared Wootten, Jamey Wootten, and Hayden Wootten 496; Julietta Haynes 216; Lena Keeton 546; Eloise Wootten 318; Josie Hyde 507; Loyd Ivey 225t; Richard Ivey 472; Toney Smith 218; Lisa Geist 304; Velton Chafin 214; Karen Ivey 192; Cecil Wakefield 333; Brenda Merritt 542; Danny Creel 532; Elene Stovall 293; Marty Wootten 448t; Margaret Keeton 448b.

LUNCH

Gravis Ballinger brought the afternoon session to order leading 300. Leaders: Beth O’Dell 442, 189; Rodney Ivey 110, 564; Shane Wootten 77t, 454; Bud Oliver 39b, 39t; Harrison Creel 498, 530; David Ivey 422, 517; Ivalene Donaldson 138b; Wayne Bain 298, 100; Julie Ballinger 405; Ann Ballard 421, 512; Joyce Hubbert 371, 270; Chuck Beasley 235, 61; John Merritt and Jimmy Ballinger 499; Jared Wootten, Jamey Wootten, Hayden Wootten, Marty Wootten, and Lorrie Wootten 186; Karen Ivey 153; Travis Keeton 129; Danny Creel 475; Elene Stovall 222; Robert Walker 143; Josie Hyde 477; Loyd Ivey 480; Richard Ivey 182; Leon Ballinger 120.

Announcements were made. Gravis Ballinger led 46 as the closing song. Harrison Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Gravis Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Johnny Humber; Secretary—Amanda Ballinger.