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Bear Creek Convention

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama

Saturday, August 27, 2005

The one hundred-seventh 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 39b. Richard Mauldin 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 46; Gary Smith 523, 225t; Erin Cole 54, 58, 60; Roma Rice 104, 475; Corene White 146, 379; John Hyde 124, 566; Cecil Wakefield 290, 480; Juanita Beasley 32t, 63; Joan Gilbreath 68b (in memory of her father).

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class back to order with 73t, 278b, and 179. Leaders: Wilton Donaldson 43, 426t; Sarah Smith 384, 385b; Don Roberson 172, 192; Amber Davis 76b, 448b; Steve Adams 401, 101t; Ken Tate 75, 159, 532.

LUNCH

Kermit Adams called the class back to order with 99. Leaders: Marlin Beasley 270, 153, 448t; Richard Mauldin 72b, 288; Dick Mauldin and Richard Mauldin 358, 378t; Billy Williams 84, 268, 89; Erin Cole 294, 296; Josie Hyde 88t, 167, 166; Emily Jones 212 (for Ora Lee Fannin), 74b, 74t; Dawson Adams 77t, 39t; Nellie Alexander 81t, 176b; Margaret Keeton 138t, 138b.

Kermit Adams led 78 as closing song. Gary Pelfrey offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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