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Lamar and Pickens County Convention

Zion Church, eight miles north of Gordo, Alabama

August 11, 1996

The seventy-ninth session of the annual Lamar and Pickens County Convention was held at Zion Church on the second Sunday in August, and was called to order by Chairman A. A. Malone leading song on page 30t. The morning prayer was led by Brother Johnny Humber. A. A. Malone called for an election of officers, and resigned from his position as Chairman. Those elected to serve were: Chairman—Clarence McCool; Vice Chairman—Toney Smith; Secretary—Earline Ellis; Arranging Committee—Wayne Baines. It was decided to change the day of singing to the second Sunday in July. Leaders: Clarence McCool 30b, 68b, 75; Lavert Howell 61, 82t, 87; Annie Lou Price 63, 89, 100; Johnny Humber 39b, 452b, 565; Etma Barton 30 (t? b?), 298, 299; Buell Cobb 31 (t? b?), 321, 282.

RECESS

The class resumed singing. Leaders: Wayne Baines 317, 569 (t? b?), 59; Dorothy Elmore 145b, 323b, 390; Larry Ballinger 123 (t? b?), 119, 109; Earline Ellis 318, 359, 144; Toney Smith 37b, 69t, 284.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by A. A. Malone leading songs on pages 112, 203, and 384. Leaders: Lavert Howell 68b, 141; Etma Barton 373, 189, 460; Dorothy Elmore 480, 46, 490; Larry Ballinger 78; Toney Smith 474; Annie Lou Price 349, 172; Johnny Humber 389, 348 (t? b?); Earline Ellis 558; Buell Cobb 207, 205; Wayne Baines 155, 146. The closing prayer was led by Brother Johnny Humber.

Chairman—Clarence McCool; Vice Chairman—Toney Smith; Secretary—Earline Ellis.