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Clear Creek Convention West

Pleasant Hill Church (Johnson School House), Fayette County, Alabama

September 1, 1996

The Clear Creek Convention West Sacred Harp singing met at Pleasant Hill Church (Johnson School House) on the first Sunday in September, and was called to order by Larry Ballinger leading song on page 119. The morning prayer was led by Harrison Creel. Larry Ballinger led song on page 123t. The class organized for the day by electing the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—John Hyde. Travis Keeton led songs on pages 134 and 157. Leaders were called as follows: Arnold Moore 490, 314; Mae Conwill 176t, 175b; Willodean Barton 145t, 82t; Tressie Adkins 78, 430; Sam Sommers 312b, 133; Tom Harper 340, 373, 411; Cecil Sanders 441; Clearcy Rutledge 42; Keterina Sanders 89, 290.

RECESS

The class was called back by Elmer Conwill leading songs on pages 336 and 337. Leaders: Beatrice Brewer 176b, 384; Odie V. Horton 276, 27; Larry Ballinger 207; Johnny Humber 208, 288; Edith Tate 35, 75; Barbara Swetman 84, 87; Ann Jett 37b, 495; Lavaughn Ballinger 405, 335; Ila Ingle 500, 530 for her dad, Tom Harper, on his 93rd birthday.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 57. Leaders: Dorothea McCowan 234, 196; Josie Hyde 280, 240; Harrison Creel 317, 512; Elder Clayton O’Mary 108 (t? b?), 109; A. A. Malone 183, 448t, 203; John Hyde 297, 73t, 61; Julianna Jett 59, 399 (t? b?), 146; Barbara Swetman 148, 73b; Sam Sommers 24 (t? b?), 528, 532; Lavaughn Ballinger 294; Rev. Johnny B. Holcomb and Lavaughn Ballinger 45t; Ann Jett 141; Harrison Creel 342; Elmer Conwill 44, 475 (by request). The Clear Creek Convention West is a moveable singing, but since no other church called for it, the convention will be held again at Pleasant Hill Church in 1997 on the first Sunday in September. Travis Keeton and Elmer Conwill led song on page 69t for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Clayton O’Mary.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde.