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Fayette County Singing Convention

Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Fayette, Alabama

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The 114th 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 56t and 31b. Buddy Ballinger offered the opening 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 B. Wallace; Arranging Committee—Linton Ballinger and Lomax Ballinger.

Leaders: Lisa Geist 472; Lisa Geist and Nicholas Holmes 47t; Beth Wallace 384, 528; Lomax Ballinger 274b, 277; Wayne Baines 155, 340; Amanda Hardiman 454, 546; Mike Hankins 68b, 72b; Faye Donaldson 176b, 430; Jimmy Ballinger 565, 84; Seth Poston 275b, 358.


The class was brought back to order by Gravis Ballinger leading 182 and 112. Leaders: Amber Davis and Claire Davis 76b, 380; Don Keeton 498, 480; Jerry Kitchens 30t, 39b; Linda Sides 512, 75 (in memory of Jeff Sheppard); Dru McGuire 134, 129; Katri Ballinger and Lauren Ballinger 145t, 45t; Sarah Beasley 114, 108t; Darrell Swarens 556 (in memory of Jeff Sheppard), 208.


Larry Ballinger led 341 and 527 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Buddy Ballinger, Eady Porter, Ella Porter, and Jill Porter 343, 222; Sandra Spradlin 192, 189; Wendell Rinehart 445, 31t; Amelia O’Dell and Joy Litton 63, 342; Glenn Keeton 163b, 168; Ashley Hopkins 100, 388; Henry McGuire 183, 504. Wendell Rinehart offered the blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Chris Ballinger leading 49t. Leaders: Betty Baccus, Ashley Hopkins, Julie Cooner, Katrina Cook, John Tyler Baccus, Joseph Baccus, Anslie Baccus, and Autumn Baccus 339, 294; Matthew Cook 517 (WB), 457; Ottis Sides 530, 475; Seth Holloway 312b, 312t; Kermit Adams 426t, 426b; Janet Litton 313t, 400; Steve Adams 331, 378t; Jack Pate 282, 535; Ken Tate 547, 86; Johnny Humber 389; Earl Ballinger 439, 293; Linton Ballinger 306; Larry Ballinger 551.

Announcements were made. Chris Ballinger led 46 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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