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Winston County Convention

Shady Grove Church

September 22, 1996

The annual Winston County Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, and was called to order by John Hyde leading songs on pages 38t and 73t. The morning prayer was led by Harrison Creel. The class was organized for the day with the following officers elected: Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey; Arranging Committee—Elmer Conwill. Kermit Adams led songs on pages 46 and 47b. Leaders: Pernie Pelfrey 74b, 83t; Hubert Hood 168, 569b; Rose Altha Taylor 129; Gene Wakefield 56t, 136; Eron White 37b, 48t; Dr. Doyle and Ethel Williams 85, 39t; Cecil Sanders 112; Gladys Bonds 47t, 77t; Arnold Moore 34t, 410 (t? b?); Milford Watts 41, 119.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Kermit Adams leading song on page 157. Leaders: Odie Horton 192; Fayrene Wakefield 480, 546; Willodean Barton 290, 82 (t? b?); Tom Harper 434, 436, 441; Corene White 97, 314; Dawson Adams 328, 68b; Ila Ingle 470, 382 in memory of her mother, Annie Harper; Ora Lee Fannin 448 (t? b?), 213 (t? b?) for her husband, Robert Fannin; Edith Tate 532, 384; Larry Ballinger 123t, 113; Amanda Denson 117, 74t; Velton Chafin 45t.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton called the class together leading songs on pages 209 and 137. Leaders: Velton Chafin 178, 225t; Fayrene Pickard 438, 317b; Margaret Keeton 432, 187 (for L. E. Hannah); Flarce Creel 475, 340; Josie Hyde 300, 224; Marie Aldridge 316, 272; Ester Brown 30t, 222; Harrison Creel 378b; Lena Wakefield 84, 436; Mae Conwill 338, 273 (for L. E. Hannah); Nell Alexander 176b, 101t; Loretta Whitman 79, 124, 405; Viola Young 155, 313 (t? b?) (in memory of John Cagle); Cecil Wakefield 159, 158; Beatrice Brewer 298, 373; Amanda Whitman and Loretta Whitman 294, 62 (in memory of Ted Godsey); Keterina Sanders 454, 389; Elmer Conwill 478. Announcements were made, and Kermit Adams led song on page 31b for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Milford Watts.

Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey.