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Fayette County Convention

Bevill State Junior College, Fayette, Alabama

August 4, 1996

The ninety-seventh session of the annual Fayette County Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Bevill State Junior College on the first Sunday in August. The session was called to order by Johnny Humber leading song on page 39b. Earl Ballinger led the morning prayer. The class was organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Johnny Humber; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Secretary and Arranging Committee—Linton Ballinger. Leaders: Johnny Humber 75; Larry Ballinger 89; Leslie Ballinger 31b; Arnold Moore 490; Amanda Ballinger 47t; A. A. Malone 183, 432; Buddy Ballinger 343b, 445b; Keterina Sanders 454, 389; David Ballinger 111b; Wayne Bain 100, 155; Amber Ballinger and Julie Ballinger 400; Edwin Ballinger 340; Ila Ingle 480; John Hyde 73t, 297; Chris Ballinger 216, 120; Jill Ballinger 30t.

RECESS

The class was called together by Linton Ballinger leading songs on pages 145t and 145b. Leaders: Jimmy Ballinger 565b, 108t; Emily Ballinger and Teresa Ballinger 68b, 361; Lora Cargo 421, 460; Albert Humber 405, 137; Pauline Childers 318, 234; Travis Keeton 212, 142; Mae Conwill 270; Clarence McCool 77t, 569 (t? b?); Willodean Barton 44; Beatrice Brewer 176b, 123t; Pernie Pelfrey 147b; Flarce Creel 157, 475; Gene Wakefield 56t,108b; Tressie Adkins 422; Elma Bardon 300, 430; Velton Chafin 354t; Gravis Ballinger 34b, 99; Lena Wakefield 546; Johnny Humber 441.

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed with Larry Ballinger leading song on page 220. Leaders: Cecil Sanders 491; Josie Hyde 477, 225t; Tom Harper 436, 373, 411; Edith Tate 37b, 345t; Elmer Conwill 286, 288; Clearcy Rutledge 42; Larry Wayne Humber 45 (t? b?); Bud Oliver 426t, 406; Elene Stovall 426 (t? b?), 222; Harrison Creel 498, 512, 348 (t? b?); Lisa Geist 568, 377; Odie Horton 452b; Amanda Denson 376, 186; Buell Cobb 187, 495; Lomax Ballinger 166b, 63; Earl Ballinger 176t, 202; Brenda Robbins 269, 313t; Lavaughn Ballinger 384, 84; Velton Chafin 66; Bud Oliver 282; Pauline Childers 217; Linton Ballinger 299; Edwin Ballinger 110. Johnny Humber led the closing song on page 62. Lavaughn Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Johnny Humber; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Secretary—Linton Ballinger.