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Mulberry River Convention

Liberty Church (McCormick), Jefferson County, Alabama

Saturday, September 4, 2004

The ninety-ninth session of the Mulberry River Convention was held at Liberty Church (McCormick) in Jefferson County, Alabama on Saturday before the first Sunday in September. Velton Chafin called the class to order leading 34b. Danny Creek offered the morning prayer. Velton Chafin led 31b, 30t, and 35.

The class was organized with the following officers retained: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Edith Tate; Acting Secretary—Willodean Barton; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde.

Leaders: Corene White 73t, 379; Winell Sanders and Cecil Sanders 569b, 68b, 225t; John Hyde 124, 279; Eldagene Roberson 40, 29t; Bill Stewart 36b, 49b; Ivalene Donaldson 61, 81t; Billy Williams 96, 334; Ozella Blackmon 335, 495; Wilton Donaldson 490, 499 (in memory of Gladys Bonds).

RECESS

Velton Chafin brought the class to order leading 47b. Leaders: Amanda Denson 75, 415; Stephen Metcalf-Conte 56b, 401; Lera Pollock 146, 147t; David Roberson 282, 275b; Rachael Allred 222, 268; Travis Keeton 400, 343; Flarce Creel 402, 475; Will Allred 480, 196.

LUNCH

Velton Chafin and Larry Harris brought the afternoon session to order with 45t. Leaders: Margaret Keeton 120, 572; Richard Mauldin and his father, Dick Mauldin 538, 143 (in memory of Tommye Mauldin); Jennifer Allred 51, 390; Harrison Creel 111b, 498; Marie Guthrie 411, 220; Danny Creel 24b, 269; Elene Stovall 172, 397; Seth Allred 37b, 300; Latrive Bailey 46, 384; Edith Tate 338; Max Berueffy 532, 403; Lucy Heidorn 87, 217 (in memory of D.M. Aldridge, Marie Aldridge, the Creel family, and the Reid family); Susan Allred 319, 105; Lisa Davis 276, 391; Willodean Barton 418; Nancy Banks 39t; Josie Hyde 507.

Announcements were made. Velton Chafin led 521 as the closing song. Harrison Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Edith Tate; Acting Secretary—Willodean Barton.