Minutes of Sacred Harp Singings

Find in all years, or only checked years:

Or, view 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 or all years.

Song use statistics are also available.

Walker County Convention

Boldo United Methodist Church, Boldo, Alabama

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The 100th session of the Walker County Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Boldo United Methodist Church on Saturday before the third Sunday in July. The class was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading 63. Hubert Nall offered the opening prayer.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Officer—Carolyn Thompson; Chaplain—Hubert Nall.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 64; Velton Chafin 144; Judy Caudle 460 (for Marlin, Juanita, and Dennis Beasley), 131b; Linda Sides 276, 182; Brenda Chafin 319, 399b; Carolyn Thompson 448t, 85; Amber Davis 212, 380; Angela Myers 278t, 90; Robert Chambless 49b (for Stanly Edwards), 225t; Beth Branscome 171, 313b.


Velton Chafin led 222 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Larry Ballinger 119, 121; Hubert Nall 155, 101t; Judy Chambless 318, 540; Eugene Forbes 186, 145b; Stephen Smith 126, 159; Rebecca Over 349, 148; Ottis Sides 145t, 530; Bea Aaron 441, 456; Richard Mauldin 143, 43 (in memory of Josie Hyde).


Glenn Keeton led 46 to bring the class together. Leaders: Joy Leggett 87, 30t; Steve Adams 339, 378t; Mike Hankins 527, 477; Stanley Smith 489, 482; Jim Aaron 47b, 503. Hubert Nall returned thanks before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Glenn Keeton leading 270. Leaders: Willodean Barton 480, 498; Aubrey Barfield 240, 216; Glenn Keeton and Lisa Aaron 59.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Linda Sides and Brenda Chafin. Brenda read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Ozella Blackmon, Sammie Oliver, Stanly Edwards, Dennis Beasley, Toney Smith, Lavoy Smith, Coy Ivey, Buell Cobb, Evelyn Harris, Stella Pratt, John Humber, and Reva Humber. She then read the list of names of the following deceased: Hobert Ivey, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Mary Kitchens Gardner, Mike Nunn, Bud Oliver, Wendell Wakefield, Nadine Willis, Lou Cotney, Josie Hyde, and Bill Aplin—Alabama; Mary Lou Reynolds and Clayton Ezell—Tennessee; Teenie Moody and Carlene Griffin—Georgia; Hugh Bill McGuire—Mississippi; Carroll Lundsford—California.

Linda Sides spoke and led 48t. She offered prayer to close the memorial lesson.

Leaders: Lisa Geist 472, 394 (in memory of Josie Hyde); Tommie Spurlock 475, 446; Jack Pate 75, 282; Karen Rollins 227, 298; Andy Lewis, Sandy Lewis, Theo Lewis, Penney Lewis, Felix Lewis, and Ozzie Lewis 268, 163b; Loretta Whitman 108b, 81t; Jerry Kitchens 323t, 56t; Hannah Tate and Ken Tate 457, 542; Ann Jett 88t, 410t; Betty Baccus 417; Wanda Capps 187, 36b; Wayne Jones 30b, 137; Earl Ballinger and Stanley Smith 439; Carolyn Thompson 426b (by request), 442.

Announcements were made. Glenn Keeton and Velton Chafin led 267 as the closing song. Hubert Nall offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretary—Judy Caudle