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Lamar and Pickens County Convention

Zion Church, Eight Miles North of Gordo, Alabama

Sunday, August 13, 2006

The eighty-ninth session of the Lamar and Pickens County Convention was held at Zion Church, north of Gordo, Alabama on the second Sunday in August. Clarence McCool called the class to order leading 36b. Richard Mauldin offered the morning prayer. Clarence McCool led 73t.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Clarence McCool; Vice Chairlady—Amber Davis; Arranging Committee—Wayne Baines; Secretary—Margaret Keeton.

Leaders: Marlin Beasley 75, 235; Margaret Keeton 208, 535 (for Jewel McCool, who is sick and unable to attend); Debbie Wakefield 566, 394; Richard Mauldin 378t (for Dick Mauldin), 446; Brenda Merritt 203, 403; Toney Smith 225t; Jim Helke 141, 43; Elene Stovall 215, 564; John Hyde 63, 104; Elizabeth Keeton 497, 67; Travis Keeton 418, 392.

RECESS

Glenn Keeton called the class back together leading 64 and 86. Leaders: Rachel Allred 371, 142; Seth Allred 168, 406; Beth O’Dell 110, 546; John Merritt 58, 268; Lisa Geist 291, 91; Wilton Donaldson 490, 47b; Gary Smith 50b, 565; Sarah Smith and Marlin Beasley 384, 385b; Larry Ballinger 151, 133; Samantha Spiller 59, 146; Kermit Adams 196, 426b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Wayne Baines leading 445 (in memory of Van Strickland and Elma Pugh, who died since the singing last year). Leaders: Billy Thompson 108t; Max Berueffy 234; Will Allred 282, 87; Amber Davis and Paula Springfield 380, 389; Gravis Ballinger 300, 270; Susan Allred 378b, 182; Johnny Humber 340, 288; Ruth Wyatt 229, 206; Earl Ballinger 197; Anna Lou Price 45t, 100; Caleb Allred 312b, 448t; Jennifer Allred 396, 500; Robert DuPree 350, 569b; Willodean Barton 498, 111b; John Beasley 81t; Emily Creel 475, 269; Paula Springfield and Amber Davis 349, 68b; T.J. Ryan 56t, 30t; Steve Adams and Jennifer Allred 101t, 401; Mary Helen DuPree 339.

Clarence McCool led 62 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Clarence McCool; Vice Chairlady—Amber Davis; Secretary—Margaret Keeton.