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Boiling Springs Convention

Jordan’s Chapel Baptist Church, Newell (Randolph County), Alabama

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The 144th session of the Boiling Springs Convention was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October at Jordan’s Chapel Baptist Church, Newell, Alabama. The class was called to order by Eugene Forbes leading 32t, 75, and 155. He welcomed the class, and Ed Thacker offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected: Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Arranging Committee/Secretary—Judy Chambless.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 177, 208; Judy Chambless 82t, 142; Ed Thacker 154, 172; Floy Wilder 402, 120; James Aaron 503, 163b; Reba Windom 270, 418; Robert Chambless 317, 72b; Jack Nelson 438, 551; Karen Rollins 350, 354t.

RECESS

Eugene Forbes brought the class back to order by leading 322. Leaders: Blake Sisemore 425, 299; Henry Johnson 204, 341; Marilyn Bradley 85, 45t; Geraldine Rice 358, 383; Wendy Boggan 30t, 480; Oscar McGuire 229, 276.

Henry Johnson conducted the memorial lesson leading 68b for the following sick and shut-ins: Lonnie Rogers, Mary Florence Smith, George Garner, Lucy Garner, Mona Nelson, Julia Laverack, Bud Oliver, and Sammie Oliver. Henry led 189 in memory of Vernell Amason. Ed Thacker offered prayer to close the memorial service.

LUNCH

Eugene Forbes brought the class back together by leading 203. Leaders: Ed Thacker 472; Jeff Sheppard 467; Blake Sisemore 101t; Reba Windom 186; Floy Wilder 389; Henry Johnson 230; James Aaron 66; B.M. Smith 318; Oscar McGuire 171; Geraldine Rice 430; Marilyn Bradley 47b; Robert Chambless and Judy Chambless 501; Jack Nelson 560.

After announcements, Eugene Forbes led 46 as the closing song.

Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Vice Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Secretary—Judy Chambless