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Lamar and Pickens County Convention

Zion Church, North of Gordo, Alabama

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The 96th 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 Wendell Rinehart. Amber welcomed everyone.

The class was organized by retaining the following officers to serve: Chairman—Amber Davis; Vice Chairman—Chris McCool; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Officer—Wayne Baines.

Leaders: Wendell Rinehart 31t, 457; Jack Pate 345b, 341; Bea Aaron 475, 112; Kermit Adams 151, 426t; Beth Wallace 215, 217; Jim Aaron 47b, 503; Chris Ballinger 347, 424; Zilpha Cornett 122, 354b; Gravis Ballinger 182, 300; Lena Keeton 81t, 89; Beth Wallace and Steve Adams 331, 378t.

RECESS

Amber Davis led 82t to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 209, 228; Jerry Kitchens 30t, 39b; Louise Crunk and Robert DuPree 45t, 72b; Robert DuPree 84, 63; Earl Ballinger 203, 403; Lisa Geist 428, 276; Glenn Keeton 344, 349; April Watkins, Taylor Watkins, and Bobby Watkins 277, 542; Wayne Baines 59, 100. Earl Ballinger offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was brought back to order by Amber Davis leading 78 (in memory of Lois Livingston). Leaders: Kermit Adams 99; April Watkins 64; Jack Pate 75; Wendell Rinehart 445; Chris Ballinger 477; Bobby Watkins 460; Larry Ballinger 528; Glenn Keeton 504; Gravis Ballinger 120; Jerry Kitchens 337; Steve Adams 101t; Zilpha Cornett 568; Bea Aaron 175; Jim Aaron 68b; Lisa Geist 391; Earl Ballinger 286; Paula Springfield and Amber Davis 91, 49b (in memory of Murry Livingston); Robert DuPree 569b; Lisa Geist 472; Margaret Keeton 507 (for Josie Hyde); Wayne Baines 480; Amber Davis, Claire Davis, and Carson Davis 76b.

Announcements were made. Amber Davis led 62 as the closing song. Wendell Rinehart offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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