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Lamar and Pickens Counties Convention

Zion Church, North of Gordo, Alabama

Saturday, June 6, 2015

The 98th session of the Lamar and Pickens Counties Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in June. Amber Davis called the class to order by leading 36b. The morning prayer was offered by Jack Pate.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Amber Davis; Vice Chairman—Mike Hankins; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Officer—Wayne Baines.

Amber Davis welcomed everyone, and then led 78 (in memory of her grandmother, Lois Livingston). Leaders: Mike Hankins 63, 75; Beth Branscome 77b, 148; Hubert Nall 47t, 566; Richard Mauldin 168, 146; Lisa Geist 269, 472; Lisa Geist and Steve Adams 99, 331; Jack Pate 145b, 569b; Darlene Reynolds 490, 282; Larry Ballinger 56t, 217.


Amber Davis brought the class back together by leading 49b (in memory of her grandfather, Murray Livingston). Leaders: Zilpha Cornett 68b, 480; Katelyn Cornett 31t, 154; Loretta Whitman 81t (for her sister), 61; Mark Davis 405, 564; Henry McGuire 69t, 218; Wendell Rinehart 445, 457; Glenn Keeton 349 (in memory of Clarence McCool), 86. Richard Mauldin asked the blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Mike Hankins leading 323t. Leaders: Wayne Baines 59, 155; Beth Branscome 29t; Wendell Rinehart 159; Jack Pate 143; Hubert Nall 503; Mark Davis 524; Richard Mauldin 460; Henry McGuire 387; Loretta Whitman 312b; Steve Adams and Richard Mauldin 378t; Lisa Geist 120 (for Gravis Ballinger); Darlene Reynolds 145t; Katelyn Cornett 354b; Zilpha Cornett 122 (in memory of Charles Kitchens); Glenn Keeton 504; Amber Davis 340 (for Paula Springfield, Phillip Springfield, Earline Ellis, and Kenny Elmore).

Following announcements, Amber Davis led 62 as the closing song. Jack Pate offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Amber Davis; Vice Chairman—Mike Hankins; Secretary—Margaret Keeton