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Rock Creek-Mountain Home and
Ryan Creek Convention

New Hope Church, Cullman County, Alabama

Saturday, August 20, 2005

The one hundred and ninth session of the Rock Creek-Mountain Home and the one hundred thirty-second session of the Ryan Creek Sacred Harp Singing Convention was called to order by Billy Williams leading 56t. The morning prayer was offered by Elder J.L. Hopper.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Billy Williams; Vice Chairman—David Roberson; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.

Leaders: Billy Williams 33b; Corene White 37b; Kenneth Fannin 176t, 405, 172; David Roberson 40, 146; Wilton Donaldson 30t, 32t, 75; Don Robinson 278b, 99, 111t, 111b; John Hyde 275b, 313t, 73t; Henry Guthery 225t, 100, 112; Eldagene Roberson 81t, 457.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading 300, 203, and 161. Leaders: Velton Chafin 230, 303, 494; Elder J.L. Hopper 174, 522, 450; Stella Platt 137, 40; Geraldine Watkins 178, 481, 480; Richard Mauldin and Dick Mauldin 43, 145t; Henry Guthery 543, 189, 30b.

LUNCH

Brenda Merritt called the afternoon session to order leading 172, 426b, and 32b. Elder J.L. Hopper addressed the class about the tradition of praising the Lord through singing and read from Psalm 100. He concluded his remarks with prayer then led 417. Leaders: John Merritt 337, 274b, 74b; Margie Lee Burleson and Ruth Burleson 452, 72b; Marie Guthrie 192, 402; Josie Hyde 55, 359, 271b; James Wagner 268, 455, 59; Jim Wagner 490, 542, 145t; Nancy Banks 63, 39t, 36b; John Merritt 517 (WB), “Nothing But the Blood of Jesus”.

Announcements were made. Bill Williams lead 62 as the closing song. Richard Mauldin offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Billy Williams; Vice Chairman—David Roberson; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.