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W.L. Green Memorial/Baldwin County
Sacred Harp Convention (Cooper Edition)

Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, Bay Minette, Alabama

January 23-24, 2010

Saturday, January 23

The W.L. “Bill” Green Memorial / Baldwin County Sacred Harp Convention was opened by Bill Hogan, who welcomed all in attendance, and led 315 and 36b. Danny Creel offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairman—Bill Hogan; Vice-Chairmen—J.A. Mosley and Rodney Ivey; Secretary—Nancy Hogan.

Leaders: J.A. Mosley 101t; Rodney Ivey 478; Nate Green and Norma Green 455t, 455b; Alice Mosley 45t; Genny Whitworth 170; Nancy Hogan 84; Daphene Causey 203; Rick Foreman 106; Aubrey Barfield 464; Sue Bunch 54t; Bill Beverly 304; Henry Johnson 455t; Voncile Nall 47t; Charlotte Naylor 107t; Mike Jones 384; Ann Fox 63; B. M Smith 36t.

RECESS

Bill Hogan brought the class back together by leading 575. Leaders: Wanda Capps 505; Paul Figura 449 (for Belle Whitfield and Sarah Ingram); Danny Creel 355; Sarah Smith 380t; Richard Graham 571; Morgan Bunch 552; Adrian Nall 393t; Shirley Figura 176t; Sonny Erwin 451; Christine Gandy and Stanley Smith 145b; Gaston White 99.

RECESS

J.A. Mosley brought the class to order leading 59. Leaders: Ann Drexler 277; Ken Tate 511t; Roberta Strauss 32t; Paul White 235; Chip Westbrook 398b; Russ Scholz 87; Coy Ivey 559; Martha Beverly 39; Marion Patrick 358; Ken Kelley 497. Cleo Murphy and the Southwest Mobile County Singers (Estelle Blackmon, Lula Mae Ford, Willie Ford, Hester Gray, Mary Lucy, Mary Murphy, Debra Petteway, Rose Mary Petteway, Willie Steele, and Sandra Steward) sang “I Found the Way” and “No Tears in Heaven”. The class sang 369 and Bill Hogan offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Bill Hogan and Rodney Ivey brought the class to order leading 98. Leaders: Joe Nall 161; Cheryl Foreman 458; Gary Smith 95b; Georgeanna Presnell and Kristen Zeiber 28t; Tommie Spurlock 140; Mary Whitehurst 567; Emily Creel 404; Stanley Smith 210; Shelbie Sheppard 148; Jeff Sheppard 129; Seth Holloway 388 (in memory of Uel Freeman); Sharon DuPriest 229; Paulette Chavers 447t; Lloyd Jones and Loretta Jones 463; Reba Windom 573; Henry McGuire 522; Loretta Jones 47b; Judy Caudle 86; Joan Aldridge 137; Drew McGuire 32b; Henry Schuman 411; Emily Creel 410; Tommie Spurlock 82 (for Janet King).

Announcements were given. Bill Hogan, Nancy Hogan, A.J. Mosley, Alice Mosley, Nate Green, Norma Green, and Rodney Ivey led 133 as the closing song. Bill Hogan closed the Saturday session with prayer.

Sunday, January 24

The Sunday session of the W.L. Green Memorial / Baldwin County Sacred Harp Convention was called to order by Bill Hogan leading 439. He conducted a short devotional reading Isaiah 35, led 49b, and offered the morning prayer. Leaders: J.A. Mosley 75; Rodney Ivey 73t (for Bud Oliver); Alice Mosley 484; Nate Green and Norma Green 336b; Nancy Hogan 543; Genny Whitworth 436t; Rick Foreman 273; Daphene Causey 503; Julie Vaillancourt and Mary Whitehurst 268t; Jeff Sheppard 497; Sonny Erwin 516; Shirley Figura 28b.

RECESS

Bill Hogan brought the class back together by leading 494. Leaders: Scott Ivey 336t; Becky Briggs 94; Stanley Smith 357 (in memory of William Green); Judy Caudle 532.

Morgan Bunch and Mary Whitehurst conducted the memorial lesson. Mary spoke for the sick and shut-ins and led 72 on their behalf. Those sick and shut-ins are P. Dan Brittain, Ford Bulger, Sally Foreman, Martha Jane Fowler, Hobert Ivey, Josie Hyde, Elsie Moon, Thurman Nall, Lou Nall, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Leland Owen, Ernestine Pipkin, and Margaret Spurlock.

Morgan spoke for the deceased and led 95b in their memory. Those deceased were Uel Freeman, Clinton Ivey, Joe Kelley, Paul King, Charlotte Creel McCarn, Willie Mae Moon—Alabama; Ray Tate—Arkansas; Marsha Hedrick—Mississippi; Bill Ellason—Missouri; and Dutch Owen—Texas. Stanley Smith closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Seth Holloway 571; Reba Windom 572; Coy Ivey and Julie Vaillancourt 465; Tim Jones 120; Voncile Nall 133; Drew McGuire 132; Lloyd Jones and Loretta Jones 45t; Victoria Aplin 270; Ann Fox 59; Bill Beverly 478; Sarah Smith 559; Tony Ivey 139; Sharon DuPriest 186; B.M. Smith 507b; Henry McGuire 518; Bill Aplin 567. The class sang 369 and Aubrey Barfield offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Bill Hogan called the class to order leading 438t. Leaders: Rodney Ivey and Ben Patrick 450; Stanley Smith 168 (for Ethellene Patrick); Paul Figura 165; Gary Smith 54t; Mary Whitehurst 86; Hubert Nall 442t; Martha Beverly 217; Wayne Jones 464; Angela Myers 155; Morgan Bunch and Sue Bunch 376; Jewell Rowland 384; Adrian Nall and Julie Vaillancourt 393t; Loretta Jones 138t; Aubrey Barfield 220; Joe Nall 543; Cheryl Foreman 66; Ernest Cockcroft 225t; Tommie Spurlock 405; Henry Johnson 445t; Henry Schuman 52t; Rick Foreman 268t; Cheryl Foreman 183; Paul Figura 488b; Sonny Erwin 96; Scott Ivey 46.

Announcements were given. Bill Hogan, Nancy Hogan, J.A. Mosley, Alice Mosley, Nate Green, Norma Green, and Rodney Ivey led 331t as the closing song. Bill Hogan closed the Sunday session with prayer.

Chairman—Bill Hogan; Vice Chairmen—J.A. Mosley and Rodney Ivey; Secretary—Nancy Hogan