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Hillabee Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Daviston, Alabama

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The 139th 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 30t. Robert Chambless offered the morning prayer.

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

Leaders: Eugene Forbes 75, 111b; Jeff Sheppard 101t, 111t; Nellie Estes 84, 172; Clyde Avery 186, 168; Myrline Redmon 340, 341; Stanley Edwards and Marilyn Bradley 58, 85; Robert Chambless 145b, 163b; Jenny Acton 318, 421; Karen Clark 501, 77t; Jack Nelson 480, 45t; Charlotte Bishop 551, 496.

RECESS

Eugene Forbes brought the class back to order leading 438. Leaders: Wendy Futral 369, 35; Brandon Acton 36b, 117; William Futral 490, 491; Carla Davis 358, 388; Larry Acton and Jenny Acton 72b, 108b; Marilyn Bradley and Stanley Edwards 47b, 124; Virginia Futral 569b, 566; Jacob Acton 282, 198.

LUNCH

Judy Chambless brought the class back to order by leading 410t. Leaders: Myra Goss 273, 170; Mike Hawkins 29t, 49b; Jeff Sheppard 89; Nellie Estes 371; Clyde Avery 560; Myrline Redmon 452; Stanley Edwards 442; Robert Chambless 66; Jenny Acton 571 (CB); Karen Clark 43; Jack Nelson 513; Charlotte Bishop 229 (CB); Wendy Futral 283; Brandon Acton 300; William Futral and Wendy Futral 100; Carla Davis 354b; Larry Acton and Jenny Acton 394; Marilyn Bradley and Stanley Edwards 303; Jacob Acton 79; Myra Goss and Karen Clark 380; Mike Hawkins 82t.

The class voted to have the Hillabee Convention next year at Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Daviston, Alabama. After the announcements Mike Hawkins offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Judy Chambless