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Fayette County Convention

Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Fayette, Alabama

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The 113th 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 49t. Bubby 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 Wallace; Arranging Committee—Linton Ballinger and Lomax Ballinger.

Leaders: Chris Ballinger 111b; Lomax Ballinger 32t, 89; Lisa Geist 377, 540; Amanda Hardiman 454, 47t; Gravis Ballinger 36b, 200; Don Keeton 477, 480 (in memory of Travis Keeton); Andrew Farris 503, 186; Jimmy Ballinger 84, 565; Kermit Adams 426t, 426b; Bea Carnathan 438, 283; Mike Hankins 68b, 490.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Lisa Geist, Katie Ballinger, Lauren Ballinger, Amber Holmes, Nicholas Ballinger, and Chris Ballinger leading 45t. Leaders: Betty Baccus 448b; Edwin Ballinger 300; Teresa Hope and Mellie Hope 46, 216; Wendell Rinehart 457, 445; Lena Keeton and Buell Cobb 425; Lena Keeton 498; Loyd Ivey 288, 176b; Linda Thomas 85, 217; Seth Poston 276b, 358.

RECESS

Beth Wallace led 222 and 528 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Buddy Ballinger 343; Buddy Ballinger, Jill Porter, Ella Porter, and Eady Porter 155; T.J. Mauldin 268, 38b; Matthew Cook 410t, 224; Steve Adams 101t, 378t; Susan Cherones 107, 209; Johnny Humber 460, 389. Richard Mauldin offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Chris Ballinger leading 47b. Leaders: Wayne Baines 145b, 354b; Amber Davis 78, 192; Darrell Swarens 171, 314; Angela Myers 436, 30b; Richard Mauldin 77t, 312b; Judy Caudle 545, 542; David Ivey 177, 402; Tim Cook 174, 284; Elene Stovall 302, 564; Henry Guthery 140, 488; Ken Tate 271t, 73b; Janet Litton 182, 442; Robert DuPree 569b, 40; Jack Pate 335, 535; Larry Ballinger and Linton Ballinger 269, 475; Chris Ballinger 527.

Chris Ballinger led 347 as the closing song. Buddy Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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