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Fayette County Convention

Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Fayette, Alabama

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The 111th session of the Fayette County Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church near Fayette, Alabama, on the first Sunday in August. Chris Ballinger called the class to order by leading 31b. Buddy Ballinger offered the morning prayer.

Following welcoming comments, the class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Chris Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Lisa Geist; Secretary—Beth Ballinger; Arranging Committee—Linton Ballinger and Lomax Ballinger.

Leaders: Chris Ballinger 270; Linton Ballinger 141, 144; Jimmy Ballinger 37b, 111b; Lomax Ballinger 32t, 274b; Albert Humber 137, 565; Lisa Geist 572, 391; Wayne Baines 87, 145b; Gravis Ballinger 203, 112; Beth Ballinger 560, 200; Seth Poston 275b, 358; Don Keeton 384, 35; Earl Ballinger 392, 217.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Chris Ballinger leading 512 (for Harrison Creel). Leaders: Kermit Adams 183, 145t; Mike Hankins 48t, 490; Matthew Cook 378t, 182; Willodean Barton 314; Darrell Swarens 278t, 426b; Josie Hyde 507, 361; Danny Creel 283, 475; Nate Green and Norma Green 98, 345t (for Bud Oliver); Wendell Rinehart 457, 445.

RECESS

Larry Ballinger brought the class back together by leading 472 and 349 (for Clarence McCool). Leaders: Johnny Humber 208, 340; Faye Donaldson 129, 225t; Travis Keeton 179, 64; Richard Mauldin 566, 43 (for Josie Hyde); Julianna Jett 59, 399b. Richard Mauldin offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Chris Ballinger and Jimmy Ballinger leading 84 (in memory of Lavaughn Ballinger). Leaders: Buddy Ballinger 269 (for Leon Ballinger), 343b; Angela Myers 480, 446; Hugh Bill McGuire 42, 40; Judy Caudle 421 (for Bud Oliver), 428; Sidney Thomas, Joy Litton, and Amelia O’Dell 108t; Toney Smith 218, 399t; Bridgett Hill 504, 522; Henry Guthery 499, 431; Amber Davis 216, 142; Steve Adams 331, 309; Elene Stovall 528, 189; Yancy Jett 440, 172; Betty Baccus 329, 454; Jack Pate 503, 341; Ann Jett 47b, 410t; Velton Chafin 482; Steve McAdams 63, 45t; Janet Litton 235.

Announcements were made. Chris Ballinger led 46 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer.

Chairman—Chris Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Lisa Geist; Secretary—Beth Ballinger