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Bear Creek Convention

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The 111th session of the Bear Creek Sacred Harp Singing Convention met at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Winston County, Alabama, on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in August. Kermit Adams called the class to order leading 36b. The morning prayer was offered by Wendell


The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Kermit Adams; Arranging Committee—Margaret Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 176b, 75; Roma Rice 63, 46; Wendell Rinehart 31t, 445; Azalee Adams 337, 317, 34t; Corene White 97; Richard Mauldin 146, 378t (in memory of Dick Mauldin); Wayne Baines 72b, 341.


Kermit Adams called the class to order leading 78. Leaders: Emily Jones 82t, 83t, 74t; Geraldine Sharpton 452, 466, 68b; Stella Pratt 147t, 318; Dawson Adams 77t, 100; Betty Baccus and Thyra Balentine 39b, 47b.


Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading 155 and 37b. Leaders: Steve Adams and Richard Mauldin 309, 101t; Lorene Gray 47t, 129; Wayne Baines 569b; Wendell Rinehart 459; Richard Mauldin 410t; Betty Baccus 418; Dawson Adams 49b, 328; Geraldine Sharpton 480; Margaret Keeton 217, 276; Roma Rice 225t.

It was decided, with regret, that this singing will be discontinued.

Travis Keeton led 475 (in memory of Woodrow Hocutt) as the closing song.

The closing prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Kermit Adams; Secretary—Roma Rice