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Walker County Convention

Boldo United Methodist Church Boldo, Alabama

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The 101st session of the Walker County Sacred Harp Singing Convention was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading 63. Hubert Nall offered the morning prayer.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Honorary Vice Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Brenda Chafin; Secretary—Lisa Geist; Arranging Officer—Margaret Keeton; Chaplain—Hubert Nall; Memorial Committee—Rebecca Over and Brenda Chafin.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 59; Don Keeton 491, 490; Lisa Geist 209, 269; Hubert Nall 217, 287; Rebecca Over 286, 399t; Richard Mauldin 143, 349; Mike Hankins 282, 480; Geraldine Sharpton 84, 299; Seth Poston 275b, 108b; Loretta Whitman 312b, 343.


Glenn Keeton led 150 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Brenda Chafin 142, 168; Kaitlyn Bailey 347, 107; Willodean Barton 454, 391; Eugene Forbes 172, 189; Mary Amelia Taylor 55, 472; Jack Pate 152, 569b; Bea Aaron 426b, 475; Tim Taylor 131t, 228; Jim Aaron 231, 47b.


Glenn Keeton called the class back to order leading 270. Leaders: Bill Hogan 109, 456; Betty Baccus 499, 418; Chris Ballinger 424, 29t; Linda Sides 225t (in memory of the marines and sailor killed in Chattanooga), 82b; Earl Ballinger 392, 375. Hubert Nall returned thanks before the noon meal.


The afternoon session was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading 61 (in honor of Juanita Beasley). Leaders: Larry Ballinger 540, 528; Mike Richards 313t, 202; Tommie Spurlock 430, 432.

The memorial lesson was held at this time. Brenda Chafin and Rebecca Over led 530 in honor or the following sick and shut-ins: Ottis Sides, Floy Wilder, Toney Smith, Lavoy Smith, Aubrey Barfield, Margaret Spurlock, Velton Chafin, Johnnie Chafin, Norman Crider, Ercyl Vidrine, Lena Keeton, Mark Davis (Amber Davis’s husband), Juanita Beasley, Steve Adams, Kermit Adams, Ralph Anton, and Jerry Boyd.

Rebecca Over spoke in memory of the following deceased: Jean Ballinger, Rena Humber, Johnny Humber, C.W. Garner, George Garner, Dennis Beasley, Stanly Edwards, Betty Wright, Josephine Denney, Charles Kitchens, Eldagene Roberson, Sammie Oliver, Raymond Hamrick, Stella Pratt, Dawson Adams, Charles Ray Ledbetter, and Reubin Summerlin. She led 30b, and Brenda Chafin closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Cathy Jones 524, 457; Nicole Bowman 547, 127; Ryan Bowman 157, 410t; Stanley Smith 411, 271t; Wanda Capps 272, 203; Danny Creel 170, 492; Nicole Bowman 146; Ryan Bowman 410b; Bill Hogan 442; Kaitlyn Bailey 147t; Tommie Spurlock 496; Mary Amelia Taylor 546; Tim Taylor 354t; Rebecca Over 145t; Stanley Smith 498; Mike Richards 500; Seth Poston 235 (in memory of his cousin, Shelia Kay).

Following announcements, Glenn Keeton and Brenda Chafin led 267 as the closing song. Hubert Nall dismissed the class prayer.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Honorary Vice Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Brenda Chafin; Secretary—Lisa Geist