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Hillabee Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Daviston, Alabama

Sunday, July 16, 2006

The 134th session of the Hillabee Convention started with the Chairman Eugene Forbes leading 32t, 36t, 36b, 61, 30t, and 127. Larry Acton, Jr. offered the morning prayer.

The class elected the following officers: Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton; Arranging Committee—Nell Estes.

Leaders: Mary Jean Payne 186, 513; Audress Gurley 108t, 37b; Robert Chambless 49t, 145b; Sheila Cotney 358, 143; Larry Acton, Jr. 294, 108b.

RECESS

Jeff Sheppard brought the class back to order leading 75. Leaders: Oscar McGuire 129, 171; Judy Chambless 108t, 312b; Edna Ruth Phillips 480, 452; Brandon Acton 53, 282; Jeff Sheppard 283, 560; Jenny Acton 112, 405; Eugene Forbes 438, 100, Jenny Acton and Charlotte Bishop 25 (JB); Charlotte Bishop 335.

LUNCH

Eugene Forbes brought the afternoon session to order leading 101t. Leaders: Nell Estes 371, 192; Floy Wilder 120, 297; Oscar McGuire 473; Robert Chambless 503; Sheila Cotney 373; Wayne Cotney 73t (for his grandfather, Herbert Bishop); Verlie McDaniel 127; Edna Ruth Phillips 189 (for Vernelle Amason), 340 (for her father, Marshall Wallace); Judy Chambless 28t, 159; Mary Jean Payne 272, 99 (for her mom, Elma Avery); Larry Acton, Jr. 457; Wanda Lucas 128, 25 (JB); Jenny Acton 170, 288; Audress Gurley 517 (WB); Brandon Acton 299.

In a short business session the class voted to hold the 135th session of the convention at Rocky Mount next year.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 438, 63; Charlotte Bishop 358, “A Light at the River”; Jeff Sheppard 344 (by request).

Eugene Forbes led 46 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Larry Acton, Jr.

Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton.