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Mulberry River and Clear Creek West Convention

Johnson Schoolhouse, Fayette County, Alabama

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The annual Mulberry River and Clear Creek West Convention was held at Johnson Schoolhouse, Fayette County, Alabama, on the first Sunday in September. Jerry Kitchens called the class to order by leading 59. Danny Creel offered the morning prayer.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Danny Creel; Vice Chairman—Jerry Kitchens; Secretary and Arranging Officer—Amber Davis.

Leaders: Danny Creel 111b, 147b; Amber Davis 448b, 78; Darrell Swarens 275b (in memory of Harrison Creel), 128; Linda Thomas 32t, 345b; Earl Ballinger 349, 80b; Ann Jett 167, 512 (in memory of Harrison Creel); Don Keeton 319, 335; Elene Stovall 172, 556 (in memory of Jeff and Shelbie Sheppard); Larry Ballinger 89, 90; Willodean Barton 454, 460; Steve Adams and Amber Davis 331, 380.


The class was brought back to order by Jerry Kitchens leading 74b. Leaders: Jerry Kitchens 358; Wanda Capps 30t, 391; Gravis Ballinger 347 (in memory of Betty Wright), 182; Linda Sides 122 (in memory of Charles Kitchens), 215; Loretta Whitman 343, 75; Ken Tate 147t, 37b; Betty Baccus 61, 134; Ernestine Parker 81t; Randy Bonds 282, 312b.


The class was brought back to order by Danny Creel leading 131b. Leaders: Darrell Swarens 47b; Linda Thomas 176b; Earl Ballinger 177, 176t; Ann Jett and David Heidorn 146 (for Lucy Heidorn); Don Keeton 498, 480. Don Keeton offered the blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Danny Creel leading 269. Leaders: Elene Stovall 302; Larry Ballinger 151; Steve Adams 309; Wanda Capps 327; Gravis Ballinger 273; Linda Sides “Lookout Mountain”; Jerry Kitchens 338; Loretta Whitman 72b; Ken Tate 303; Betty Baccus 284; Ernestine Parker 445; Amber Davis 436; Danny Creel 483 (for Velton Chafin).

Danny Creel led 46 as the closing song. Earl Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Danny Creel; Vice Chairman—Jerry Kitchens; Secretary—Amber Davis