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Fayette County Convention

Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Fayette County, Alabama

Sunday, August 6, 2006

The 107th session of the Fayette County Convention was held at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Fayette County, Alabama, on the first Sunday in August. Gravis Ballinger called the class to order leading 101t. Buddy Ballinger offered the morning prayer.

Following welcoming comments, the class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Gravis Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Johnny Humber; Secretary—Amanda Ballinger; Arranging Committee—Earl Ballinger and Linton Ballinger.

Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 111b; Earl Ballinger 111t, 331; Amanda Ballinger 155, 147t; Buddy Ballinger 168, 343; Lisa Geist 377, 224; Lomax Ballinger 565, 144; Johnny Humber 441, 460; Wilton Donaldson 229; Willodean Barton 498; Gary Smith 31t, 225t.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Chris Ballinger leading 410t and 163b. Leaders: Leon Ballinger 323b, 195; Travis Keeton 129, 146; Matthew Cook 388, 145b; Nate Green 103, 119; Dean Jeno 300, 440; Debbie Wakefield 442, 431; John Hyde 61, 63.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Linton Ballinger leading 335 and 339. Leaders: Marlin Beasley 371, 336; Rachel Speer 127, 89; Sarah Smith 290, 73t; Kermit Adams 196, 99; Faye Donaldson 299, 270; Jill Porter 212.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Larry Ballinger leading 109 and 215. Leaders: Wayne Bain 354b; Ashley Cook 45t, 358; Glenn Keeton 349, 475; Barbara Berry 203, 504; Bud Oliver 29t, 39t; Amber Davis 88t, 78; David Ivey 110, 272; Elene Stovall 292, 293; Chuck Howell 32t, 373; Betty Baccus 392, 454; Max Berueffy 150, 193; Brenda Merritt 81t, 542; Ann Ballard 318; Karen Ivey 108t; John Merritt 294, 176b; Beth O’Dell 560, 222; John Beasley 100; Edwin Ballinger 122; Margaret Keeton 276.

Announcements were made. Gravis Ballinger led 46 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Gravis Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Johnny Humber; Secretary—Amanda Ballinger.