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Bear Creek Convention

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama

Saturday, August 21, 2004

The one hundred-sixth 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 31t. Marlin Beasley offered the morning prayer.

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

Leaders: Kermit Adams 37b; Corene White 146, 379; John Hyde 73t, 39b; Dawson Adams 39t, 61; Wilton Donaldson 348b, 490; Winell Sanders 225t, Kenneth Robinson 565, 282; Stella Pratt 137, 384; Julie Poston 100 (for Mae Conwill); Travis Keeton 480, 343; Cecil Sanders 380, 123t, 294.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class back to order with 206. Leaders: Steve Adams and Roma Rice 401, 101t (in memory of Nell Adams); Clarence McCool 111t, 111b; Sarah Smith 406 (in memory of her mother), 274t; Chris Bell 546, 385b; Richard Mauldin and Dick Mauldin 378t, 63; Gary Smith 503, 81t; Emily Jones 74t, 337.

LUNCH

Kermit Adams called the class back to order for the afternoon session leading 99. Leaders: Amber Springfield 35, 269, 276; Lorene Gray 30t, 32t; Roma Rice 34t (in memory of her father and mother), 97, 452; Josie Hyde 155, 297, 224; Ivalene Donaldson 129; Winell Sanders and Cecil Sanders 569b; Marlin Beasley 270, 460, 144; Kenneth Robinson 68b, 335; Clarence McCool 45t; Richard Mauldin 299, 358 (for his father); Richard Mauldin and Ruby Dale Mauldin 36b; Corene White 70b; Chris Bell 168; Amber Springfield 49b; Margaret Keeton 187, 212 (for Ora Lee Fannin); John Hyde 313t; Travis Keeton 417. Kermit Adams led 78 as the closing song. Chris Bell offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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