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Clear Creek Convention West

Pleasant Hill Church (Johnson Schoolhouse),
Fayette County, Alabama

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Clear Creek Convention West was held at Pleasant Hill Church on the first Sunday in September. The class was called together by Elene Stovall leading 36b. Harrison Creel offered our morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Elene Stovall; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Secretary/Arranging Committee—Carolyn Thompson.

Leaders: Elene Stovall 217; Larry Ballinger 119, 93; Carolyn Thompson 163t, 365; Margaret Keeton 42, 107; John Merritt 110, 191; Henry Guthery 232, 431; Travis Keeton 57, 343; Xaris Martínez 205, 528; Angela Myers 82t, 101t; Wanda Capps 53, 187; Earl Ballinger 212, 293; Hugh Bill McGuire 51, 556.

RECESS

Larry Ballinger brought the class back together leading 116. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 300, 112; Lisa Geist 155, 372; Steve Adams 101t, 401; Harrison Creel 342, 111b; Kermit Adams 341, 120; Scott Kennedy 454, 86; Bea Carnathan 496, 438; Chuck Howell 373, 569b; Darrell Swarens 34b, 198; SuNell Ellis 159, 146. The blessing for the noon meal was offered by Henry Guthery.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Elene Stovall leading 192. Leaders: Bridgett Hill 99, 276; Larry Ballinger 540; Carolyn Thompson 481; Margaret Keeton 181; Henry Guthery (no page number listed); Travis Keeton 482; Xaris Martínez 507; Angela Myers 348b; Larry Ballinger 177; Hugh Bill McGuire 40; Gravis Ballinger 203; Lisa Geist 283; Steve Adams 129; Harrison Creel 498; Kermit Adams 76b; Scott Kennedy 31t; Bea Carnathan 175b; Chuck Howell 127; Darrell Swarens 45t; SuNell Ellis 532.

Appreciation was expressed to all who participated in providing our accommodations and provisions. Elene Stovall and Larry Ballinger brought this year’s convention to a close by leading 46. Earl Ballinger dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairperson—Elene Stovall; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Secretary—Carolyn Thompson