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Lamar and Pickens County Convention

Zion Church, Eight Miles North of Gordo, Alabama

Sunday, August 12, 2007

The 90th session of the Lamar and Pickens County Convention was held at Zion Church, north of Gordo, Alabama. Clarence McCool called the singing to order leading 36b. The morning prayer was offered by Glenn Keeton.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairperson—Amber Davis; Vice Chairman—Clarence McCool; Secretary/Treasurer—Lisa Geist; Arranging Committee—Wayne Baines.

Amber Davis led 224 and 58 (in memory of Lois Livingston, her grandmother). Leaders: Glenn Keeton 215 (in memory of Alonzo Malone), 86; Richard Mauldin 229 (in memory of Wilton Donaldson), 313t; Paula Springfield 76b, 166; Chris Ballinger 47b, 270; Lena Keeton 34b, 120; Tim Cook 350, 152; Lisa Geist 428, 273; Marlin Beasley 321, 317; Josie Hyde 298, 361; Travis Keeton 421, 480; Elene Stovall 430 (for Amanda Denson), 440 (in memory of her father, D.M. Aldridge); Harrison Creel 498, 111b.


The class was called back to order by Clarence McCool leading 203. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 300, 78; Steve Cackley 28t, 228; Elizabeth Keeton 29t; Max Berueffy 392, 391; Brenda Merritt 442, 542; Larry Ballinger 208, 431; Annie Lou Price 68b, 143; Ken Tate 102, 85; Debbie Hall 546, 566.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Richard Mauldin, who read the list of deceased and led 339 in memory of the following: Wilton Donaldson, Herby Bailey, Marie Guthrie, Cecil Wakefield, Mary Ballinger, John Hyde, Flarce Creel, Heath Jett, Helen Plunkett, Opal Tanner, and B.J. Harris.

Richard Mauldin read the names of the following sick and shut-ins: Milton Oliver, Pauline Oliver, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, Amanda Denson, Dick Mauldin, Willodean Barton, Mary Gardner, W.D. McCool, Felton Denney, Josephine Denny, and Margaret Keeton. Richard Mauldin led 70t in their honor.

Elene Stovall honored the memory of Alonzo Malone leading 183. The memorial lesson was closed with prayer offered by Marlin Beasley.


The afternoon session was called to order by Amber Davis leading 112. Leaders: Gary Smith 347, 503; Emily Creel 463, 504; Earl Ballinger 475; Faye Donaldson 138t, 225t; Wendell Rinehart and John Merritt 159, 312b, 65 (for Amanda Denson), 358 (for Dick Mauldin); Beth O’Dell 297, 200; Danny Creel 196, 34t; Wanda Capps 299, 222; Bill Stewart 569b, 565; Wayne Baines 155, 436, 339 (by request); Clarence McCool 535 (for his wife, Jewel).

Amber Davis led 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Harrison Creel.

Chairperson—Amber Davis; Vice Chairman—Clarence McCool; Secretary—Lisa Geist