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Lamar and Pickens County Convention

Zion Church, North of Gordo, Alabama

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The 95th session of the Lamar and Pickens County Convention was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in August. Amber Davis called the class to order by leading 36b. The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Amber Davis; Vice Chairman—Chris McCool; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Officer—Wayne Baines. Chris McCool welcomed everyone.

Leaders: Amber Davis 349 (in memory of Clarence McCool); Hubert Nall 73b, 87; Wendell Rinehart 31t, 445; Lisa Geist 341, 546; Chris McCool and Wayne Baines 45t, 59; Danny Creel 145t, 317; Tim Cook 227, 348b (in memory of George and Cecile Cox); Margaret Keeton 144, 189; Steve Adams and Amber Davis 331, 378t; Mike Hankins 72b, 68b.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Amber Davis leading 78 (in memory of Lois Livingston). Leaders: Eugene Forbes 495, 213b; Toney Smith 183, 475; Chris Ballinger 276, 170; Jim Aaron 47b, 503; Richard Mauldin 565, 566; Bea Carnathan 119, 456; Larry Ballinger 551, 472. Wendell Rinehart offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Amber Davis leading 535. Leaders: Wayne Baines 89 (in memory of his grandmother), 146; Paula Springfield, Jagger Springfield, and Claire Davis 455; Clarissa Springfield and Jagger Springfield 76b, 166; Wendell Rinehart 457; Tim Cook 515; Chris Ballinger 147t; Hubert Nall 168; Lisa Geist 528; Danny Creel 564; Mike Hankins 490; Jim Aaron 163b; Bea Carnathan 283; Eugene Forbes 88t; Richard Mauldin 147b; Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 401; Larry Ballinger 300; Paula Springfield, Clarissa Springfield, Amber Davis, and Claire Davis 222; Wayne Baines 339; Amber Davis 49b (in memory of Murry Livingston).

Amber Davis led 62 as the closing song. Danny Creel dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Amber Davis; Vice Chairman—Chris McCool; Secretary—Margaret Keeton