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Winston County Convention

Shady Groove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama

Sunday, September 25, 2005

The Winston County Convention was held at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Double Springs, Alabama on the fourth Sunday in September. Kermit Adams brought the class to order by welcoming everyone then led 37b. Richard Mauldin offered the morning prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Dawson Adams; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton.

Leaders: Kermit Adams 43; Dawson Adams 328, 68b; Roma Rice 136, 297; Wilton Donaldson 480, 30t; James M. Wagner 457, 490; Marlin Beasley 426t, 336; Sarah Smith 340, 323b; James S. Wagner 146, 358; Amber Davis 332, 53.

RECESS

Kermit Adams led 78 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Samantha Spillers 101t, 445; Carla Morris 145t, 183; Sharon Spillers and Josie Hyde 108t, 63; Parnell Berry 283, 306; Wanda Capps 546, 144; Clarence McCool 565, 349; Ken Tate 73t, 73b; Josie Hyde 236; Richard Mauldin 72b, 378t; Harrison Creel 317, 111b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Dawson Adams leading 147t. Leaders: Gary Smith 506, 225t; Margaret Keeton 29t, 83t (in memory of Ora Lee Fannin, who was buried at Shady Grove on Wednesday, September 21, 2005); Henry Guthery 212, 460; Julia Poston 100 (in memory of Kitty Foster); Steve Adams 401, 309; Ruby Mauldin and Richard Mauldin 145b, 35; Cecil Wakefield 290, 133, 159; Travis Keeton 475, 496, 143; Henry Guthery 572, 522; James M. Wagner and James S. Wagner 470; Henry Guthery 503; James S. Wagner 47b; Samantha Spiller 282 (for her grandfather, John Hyde); Travis Keeton 235.

Announcements were made. Kermit Adams led 157 as the closing song. Marlin Beasley offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Dawson Adams; Secretary—Margaret Keeton.