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Tennessee State Sacred Harp Convention

Second Creek Primitive Baptist Church, near Five Points, Tennessee

October 13-14, 2007

Saturday, October 13

Tim Reynolds called the 13th annual session of the Tennessee State Sacred Harp Convention to order on Saturday night leading 293b. Danny Creel offered the evening prayer. Song selections are from the B.F. White Sacred Harp, 2006 Edition.

Leaders: Tim Reynolds 268t; Clayton Ezell 501, 500; Kerene Box 36b, 106; John Edmondson 159, 492; Margie Norwood 63, 146; Vella B. Gillespie 358, 484; Danny Creel 404, 463; Larry Ballinger 559, 572; Doris Littrell 405, 40; Caleb Dillehay 107t, 54t.

RECESS

The singing resumed with Tim Reynolds leading 449. Leaders: Marcia Edmondson 148, 46; Emily Creel 140, 464; Henry Guthery 86, 133; Linda Thomas 465; Bea Carnathan 58, 205; Emily Thompson 407, 482; Carolyn Thompson 447t, 393t; Paige Owens and Alisha Williams 72, 87; Wanda Capps 65, 505; Sandie Scott 571, 408; Gordon Wilkinson 411; Clayton Ezell, Kerene Box, Vella B. Gillespie, Thelma Elliot, Mina Bell Gillespie, and Iris Jean Durham 45t.

Tim Reynolds led 132 as the closing song. John Edmondson offered the closing prayer.

Sunday, October 14

Tim Reynolds opened the Sunday session by leading 85 from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leon Ballinger offered prayer.

Leaders: Tim Reynolds 73b; Clayton Ezell 66; Kerene Box 155; David Carlton 65; Doris Littrell 490; Gail Doss 503; Caleb Dillehay 521; Bea Carnathan 347; Gravis Ballinger 203; Judy Caudle 326; Leon Ballinger 99; Emily Thompson 397; Danny Creel 384; Sandie Scott 77t; Linton Ballinger 144; Alisha Williams and Paige Owens 340; Ken Tate 312b; Carolyn Thompson 185; Earl Ballinger 171; Emily Creel 168.

RECESS

Tim Reynolds called the class together by leading 129. Leaders: Gordon Wilkinson 220; Larry Ballinger 163b, 162; Henry Guthery 472, 431; Rick Hoffman 145t; Harrison Creel 317, 111b; Margie Norwood 452, 405; Danny Creel 389; Sandie Scott 393; Emily Thompson 128; Carolyn Thompson 505.

RECESS

Tim Reynolds brought the class back by leading 192. Leaders: Clayton Ezell and Iris Jean Durham 399t; Caleb Dillehay 474; Arlene Richardson 159, 143; Alisha Williams and Paige Owens 63; Ken Tate and Hannah Tate 475, 498; Henry Guthery 480; Judy Caudle 564; David Carlton 268; Doris Littrell 358.

LUNCH

Tim Reynolds called the afternoon session to order by leading 39t. Leaders: Vella B. Gillespie 142, 112; Earl Ballinger 299, 224; Emily Creel 546.

The memorial lesson was conducted by David Carlton and Doris Littrell. David Carlton led 30b for the following deceased: Alice Watkin, Dr. Fred Becker, Doris DeSpain, Mattie Garland Smith, and Paul Gamble—Tennessee; Flarce Creel, Heath Jett, LaRue Allen, John Hyde, Herby Bailey, Marie Guthrie, B.J. Harris, Dick Mauldin, and Wilton Donaldson—Alabama; Mary Ballinger—Texas; Elder Homer Benefield—Georgia; Leroy Wilkinson—Ohio; Minja Lausevic—Minnesota.

Doris Littrell led 46 for the following sick and shut-ins: Amanda Denson, Milton Oliver, Kimberly Jenkins, Frances Mattox, Edith Tate, Emily Boswell, Pauline Childers, and Flora Gamble. The memorial lesson was closed with prayer offered by Tim Reynolds.

Leaders: Emily Creel 434; Reva Lee 405; Sheila Burdette 84; Ray Phillips and Clayton Ezell 31t, 282; Gail Doss 512, 120; Gravis Ballinger 270; Rick Hoffman 49b; Linton Ballinger 212; Harrison Creel 342; David Carlton 421; the Ezell family 294, 358; Vella B. Gillespie and Clayton Ezell 408; Henry Guthery 108t; Leon Ballinger 269; David Carlton and Tim Reynolds 236; Judy Caudle 500; Emily Thompson 215.

Announcements were made. Tim Reynolds led 235 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Earl Ballinger, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Tim Reynolds; Vice Chairman—Gordon Wilkinson; Secretary—Sandie Scott