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Lamar and Pickens County Convention

Zion Church, Eight Miles North of Gordo, Alabama

Sunday, August 14, 2005

The eighty-eighth session of the Lamar and Pickens County Convention was held at Zion Church on the second Sunday in August. Amber Davis brought the class to order leading 36b. The morning prayer was offered by Harrison Creel.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Clarence McCool; Vice Chairlady—Amber Davis; Arranging Committee—Wayne Baines; Secretary—Josie Hyde.

Due to illness, Clarence McCool was unable to act as Chairman. Amber Davis served in his place. Leaders: Amber Davis 349; Lena Keeton 200, 222; Ken Tate 389, 532 (for Edith Tate); Glenn Keeton 361, 365; Elsie Moon 234, 292; Billy Williams 154, 310; Wilton Donaldson 229, 348b; Juanita Beasley 31b, 61; Chris Ballinger 84, 270; Debra Wakefield 426b, 432; Richard Mauldin 66, 35 (for Dick Mauldin); Lisa Geist 428; John Hyde 73t, 297; Gary Smith 225t.

RECESS

Wayne Baines called the class back to order by leading 155. Leaders: Max Berueffy 189; Rachel Allred 477; Bill Stewart 68b; Travis Keeton 179; Tim Cook 344, 515; Marlin Beasley 163t; Beth O’Dell 110; Harrison Creel 512; Paula Springfield 380; Bridgett Hill 133; Eugene Forbes 168; Sara Smith 406 (in memory of Emma Beasley, Murray Livingston, and Lois Livingston); Ashley Keeton 215; Gravis Ballinger 300; Margaret Keeton 490; Willodean Barton 498; Toney Smith 535 (requested by Clarence McCool, who was able to attend for a while), 444 (requested).

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Amber Davis leading 192. Leaders: Will Allred 45t; Elizabeth Keeton “Ashley”; John Merritt 358; Samantha Spiller 282; Henry Guthery 505; Susan Allred 324; Max Berueffy and Elene Stovall 203 (requested by Clarence McCool), 183 (in memory of A.A. Malone); Brenda Merritt 137; Dorothea McCowan 442; Danny Creel 269; Earl Ballinger 306; James Wagner 268; Jennifer Allred 436; Seth Allred 99; Wanda Capps 475; Jon Wagner 340; Teddy Creel 124; Caleb Allred 312b; Larry Ballinger 151; Earlene Ellis 100; Josie Hyde 198; Amber Davis 294 (by request).

After announcements were made, Amber Davis led 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Danny Creel, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Clarence McCool; Vice Chairlady—Amber Davis; Secretary—Josie Hyde.