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Hillabee Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Daviston, Alabama

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The 138th annual session of the Hillabee Sacred Harp Singing Convention at Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, near Daviston, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, was held on the third Sunday in July. Eugene Forbes welcomed the class and led 75 and 32t. Ed Thacker offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Nellie Estes 112; Ed Thacker 176b; Floy Wilder 441; Myrline Redmon 318; Robert Chambless 479; Stanley Edwards 209; Jeff Sheppard 388; Nellie Estes 40; Eugene Forbes 438; Judy Chambless 206; Charlotte Bishop 335; Ed Thacker 383; Floy Wilder 350; Myrline Redmon 340; Jeff Sheppard 313t.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary/Arranging Committee—Judy Chambless.

RECESS

Eugene Forbes brought the class back together by leading 101t. Leaders: Doug Hubbard 159; Robert Chambless 66; Stanley Edwards 481; Charlotte Bishop 143; Judy Chambless 410t; Nellie Estes 39b; Charlotte Bishop 294; Doug Hubbard 72b; Myrline Redmon 341; Ed Thacker 411; Floy Wilder 293; Eugene Forbes 317; Robert Chambless 494.

LUNCH

Eugene Forbes brought the class back to order by leading 100. Leaders: Stanley Edwards 208; Wendy Futral 35; William Futral and Wendy Futral 490; Virginia Futral 569b; Mike Hawkins 29t; Jeff Sheppard 72t; Ed Thacker 456; Floy Wilder 422; Robert Chambless 73b; Nellie Estes 34b; Charlotte Bishop 229 (CB); Myrline Redmon 358; Mike Hawkins 560; Stanley Edwards 77t; Wendy Futral 339; William Futral and Wendy Futral 341; Virginia Futral 565; Judy Chambless 155; William Futral, Virginia Futral, and Wendy Futral 566; Mike Hawkins and Nellie Estes 49b; Ed Thacker and Jeff Sheppard 110; Eugene Forbes and Myrline Redmon 147t; Stanley Edwards and Charlotte Bishop 145t; Robert Chambless and Judy Chambless 58.

The class voted to have the Hillabee Convention next year at Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Daviston, Alabama.

Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Judy Chambless