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Boiling Springs Convention

Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Clay County, Ashland, Alabama

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The 148th session of the Boiling Springs Sacred Harp Convention was held at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church near Ashland, Alabama, on Saturday before the second Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Eugene Forbes at 9:30 a.m. leading 378t. The opening prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin.

The class elected the following officers: Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Vice Chairman—Jack Nelson; Arranging Officer—Edna Ruth Phillips; Secretary—Myrline Redmon; Memorial Leader—Henry Johnson. Eugene Forbes led 168.

Leaders: Jack Nelson 32t, 560; Myrline Redmon 569b, 358; Richard Mauldin 133, 126; Henry Johnson 138t, 288; Lori Hinesley 405, 172; Danny Creel 106, 269; Judy Chambless 318, 319; Robert Niles 176b, 448b; Shane Brown 445, 204; Henry Guthery 108t; Karen Rollins 225t, 227; Edna Phillips 236; B.M. Smith 72b.


Jack Nelson called the class back to order leading 480. Leaders: Robert Chambless 348b; Shirley Berrey 373, 280; Jim Aaron 231, 47b; Tom Ingram 354b, 566; Ledora Morris 36b, 146; Tim Cook 515, 350; Bea Aaron 441, 438.

Henry Johnson conducted the memorial lesson. He spoke and read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Mary Frances Forbes, Nell Estes, Floy Wilder, Betty Culver, Evelyn Harris, Velton Chafin, Johnie Chafin, Toney Smith, Lavoy Smith, and Jerry Kitchens. Henry read the following list of names of the deceased: Audress Gurley, Shelbie Sheppard, Mike Nunn, Josephine Denney, Carroll Lunsford, Nadine Willis, Teenie Moody, Lou Cotney, Wendell Wakefield, Mary Kitchens Gardner, and Charles Kitchens. Henry Guthery closed the memorial service with prayer.


Leaders: Wendy Futral 459, 35; Hazel Greenhill 46, 47t; Susan Cherones 300, 564; Ann Simpson 452, 155; Carolyn Thompson 500, 448t; Cynthia Davis 430, 481; Margaret Ray 340, 119; Karis Askin 178, 63; Philip Denney 142, 143; Wanda Capps 203, 216; Shane Wootten 30b, 317; Nate Green 418; Roy Nelson 341, 148; William Futral 341, 491; Edna Phillips and Myrline Redmon 571 (CB) (in memory of their sister, Audress Gurley); Eugene Forbes and Johnie Sentell 268, 45t.

Eugene Forbes led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Danny Creel, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Vice Chairman—Jack Nelson; Secretary—Myrline Redmon