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Lamar and Pickens County Convention

Zion Church, eight miles north of Gordo, Alabama

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The 92nd session of the Lamar and Pickens County Convention was held at Zion Church, north of Gordo, Alabama, on the first Sunday in August. Amber Davis called the class to order by leading 366 (?). The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin.

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

Leaders: Amber Davis 76b; Clarissa Springfield, Jagger Springfield, and Carson Davis 343, 445; Larry Ballinger 472, 528; Annie Lou Price 143, 440; Travis Keeton 68b, 340; Brenda Merritt 33b, 378b; Richard Mauldin 312b, 168; Gravis Ballinger 203, 120; Lena Keeton 282, 512; Wyndell Rinehart 72b, 73t; Bridgett Hill 82t, 186.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Wayne Baines leading 155 and 323b. Leaders: Gary Smith 171, 66; Danny Creel 177, 386; Emily Creel 179, 368; Ken Tate 278t, 271t; Sarah Smith 339, 421; Chris Ballinger 178, 44; John Merritt and Glenn Keeton 86, 349 (for Clarence McCool); Lisa Geist 428 (for Clarence McCool), 224.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together by the class singing 37b, 104, and 278b. Leaders: Glenn Keeton 163b, 507 (for Josie Hyde), 349 (for Clarence McCool); Kermit Adams 187, 77t; Earl Ballinger 338, 317; Faye Donaldson 430, 138t; Marlin Beasley 441; Marlin Beasley and Marcus Raley 274t, 45t; Earline Ellis 146, 75; Toney Smith 225t, 475; Paula Springfield 546, 389; Kenneth Dyer and Brian Raley 72b, 40.

A memorial lesson was conducted for those who have passed away in the previous year and in honor of those who are sick or unable to attend. Glenn Keeton led 49b and 403. The memorial lesson was closed with prayer offered by Richard Mauldin.

Amber Davis led 535 for Jewel McCool. She led 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Danny Creel, and the class was dismissed.

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