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Fayette County Convention

Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Fayette, Alabama

Sunday, August 7, 2005

The one hundred-sixth session of the Fayette County Convention was held at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Fayette County, 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; Earl Ballinger 59; Amanda Ballinger 155, 47t; Emily West 477, 222; Lomax Ballinger 32t, 67; Leslie Brady 36b, 31b; Wilton Donaldson 480, 490; Teresa Hope 110, 335; Sharon Spiller and Josie Hyde 68b, 445; Robert Walker 569b, 143; Albert Humber 565, 176b.

RECESS

The class was called back together with Jimmy Ballinger leading 426t and 410t. Leaders: Travis Keeton 499, 349; Teddy Creel 87, 124; Bickett Howton 373, 436; Willodean Barton 454; Henry Guthery III 39b, 144; John Hyde 297, 104; Bridgett Hill 277, 426b; Amber Ballinger, Tory O’Dell, and Jill Porter 405, 108t.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Johnny Humber leading 200. Leaders: Buddy Ballinger 354b; Cassie Franklin 336; Billy Williams 310; Samantha Spiller 282; Jon Tyler Baccus 45t; J.C. Rutledge 560, 568; S.T. Reed 220; Bobby Watkins 448t; Debra Wakefield 475, 546; James Wagner 384, 276; Amanda Denson-Brady and Lisa Geist 377, 196; Lisa Geist 304.

LUNCH

The class was called back together by Leon Ballinger leading 313b. Leaders: Danny Creel 389; John Merritt 240; Elene Stovall 558; David Ivey 472; Brenda Merritt 542; James Wagner, Jr. 455; Josie Hyde 236; Richard Mauldin 129; Bud Oliver 332; Henry Guthery 549; Michel Thompson 170; Rodney Ivey 230; Harrison Creel 498, 111b; Betty Baccus and Mathew Baccus 388; Max Berueffy 386; Steve Adams and Beth O’Dell 401, 101t; Chuck Howe 162; Marlin Beasley 137; Chris Ballinger and Lisa Geist “Ashley”; Tobi Peterson 127; Cecil Wakefield 208; Beth O’Dell 224, 442; Kermit Adams 89; Tim Cook 101b; Wayne Bain 100; Larry Ballinger and Linton Ballinger 215; Earl Ballinger 177.

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

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