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Mulberry River / Clear Creek West Convention

Old County Line Church, Jefferson County, Alabama

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The annual Mulberry River/Clear Creek West Convention was held at Old County Line Church, Jefferson County, Alabama, on the first Sunday in September. Danny Creel called the class to order by leading 283. He offered the opening prayer, and then led 147b.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Vice Chairman—Jerry Kitchens; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Officer—Bridgett Kennedy.

Leaders: Richard Mauldin 66, 126; Jerry Kitchens 129, 30t; Bridgett Kennedy 82t, 220; Judy Caudle 131b, 119 (in memory of Clayton Ezell); Steve Adams and Carolyn Thompson 331, 378t; Yancey Jett 64, 172; Gravis Ballinger 300, 112; Scott Kennedy 551, 455; Darrell Swarens 171, 208; Angela Myers 155, 122; Earl Ballinger 167, 203 (for Brenda Chafin); Colin Neil 198, 282; Carolyn Thompson 42, 507 (for Josie Hyde); Ken Tate 73b, 547.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Jerry Kitchens leading 144. Leaders: Julianna Jett 142, 546; Ottis Sides 322, 527; Ernestine Parker 147t; Henry Guthery 420; Linda Sides 72b, 215; Ann Jett 77t, 440; Richard Ivey 458, 326; Larry Ballinger 327, 151; Max Berueffy 123t, 532; Cindy Tanner 480, 498; Emily Brown 511, 302; Amber Davis 479, 212; Faye Donaldson 78, 225t; Richard Mauldin 43 (for Josie Hyde); Jerry Kitchens 337; Bridgett Kennedy 391; Judy Caudle 270. Ken Tate offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Richard Mauldin leading 166. Leaders: Bea Aaron 341, 205; Christie Bethard 45t; Velton Chafin 130, 222; Willodean Barton 343, 454; Larry Ballinger 418; Yancey Jett and Emily Brown 89; Scott Kennedy 49b; Steve Adams and Amber Davis 101t; Earl Ballinger 99; Carolyn Thompson 101b; Ottis Sides 530, 475; Gravis Ballinger 182; Colin Neil 145b; Ann Jett 56t; Darrell Swarens 111b; Ken Tate 512; Richard Ivey 432; Emily Brown 442; Amber Davis 192 (for Ozella Blackmon); Max Berueffy 213t; Danny Creel 145t; Angela Myers 472; Cindy Tanner and Julianna Jett 76b; Henry Guthery 456; Ken Tate 67 (by request).

Richard Mauldin and Jerry Kitchens led 323t as the closing song. Darrell Swarens offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Vice Chairman—Jerry Kitchens; Secretary—Judy Caudle