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Cleburne County Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Edwardsville Baptist Church, Edwardsville,
Cleburne County, Alabama

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The 126th session of the Cleburne County Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Edwardsville Baptist Church in Edwardsville, Cleburne County, Alabama, on the third Sunday in August. Cecil Roberts called the class to order leading 56t. Henry Johnson offered the morning prayer. Cecil Roberts, using a 1936 edition of The Sacred Harp donated to the convention in 1962 by Midge and Al Kuester in memory of J.W. (Uncle Will) Laminack, (the book was given with explicit instructions that the only time it can be used is for the introductory lesson of the Cleburne County Sacred Harp Singing Convention) led 35. Cecil Roberts welcomed the singers and visitors, and thanked the church for hosting the singing.

Leaders: Rene Greene 47b, 78; Judy Chambless 146, 142: Virginia Dyer 63, 40 (in memory of Shelbie Sheppard); Robert Chambless 72b, 32t; Margaret Thacker 503, 480; Winfred Kerr 282, 44; Ed Thacker 313t, 446; Susannah Gill 30b, 144; Dalton Lewis-Dyer 354b; Christian Webb and Philip Denney 87, 100.


Rene Greene brought the class back together by leading 343. Leaders: Joe Jones 84, 47t; Lisa Webb 224, 126; Henry Johnson 55, 138t; Marilyn Bradley 312b, 288; Charlene Wallace 155, 154; Chance Cook 192; Sheri Taylor 148, 27; Philip Denney and Christian Webb 168, 143; Fallon Cook 37b, 216; Rene Greene 217, 276; Jack Nelson 358, 548.

Philip Denney conducted the memorial lesson, and led 28b for the following sick and shut-ins: Amacia Cooper Smith, Doug Webb, Lucy Garner, Hester Edwards, Mona Nelson, and Lois Bowman.

He led 340 in memory of the following deceased: Evelyn Harris, Raymond Hamrick, George Garner, C.W. Garner, Pam McKnight, James Jordan, Inez Chandler, Jonathan Chandler, and Eunice Webb. Cecil Roberts closed the memorial lesson with prayer.


Cecil Roberts brought the class back to order leading 399b. Leaders: Susannah Gill 314; Joe Jones 113; Robert Chambless 225t; Virginia Dyer 472; Henry Johnson 164; Margaret Thacker 565; Winfred Kerr 45t; Ed Thacker 570 (in memory of Eunice Webb, James Jordan, and Stanly Edwards); Fallon Cook 274t; Sheri Taylor 117; Philip Denney and Christian Webb 313b; Lisa Webb and Sheri Taylor 566; Judy Chambless 209.

After announcements, Cecil Roberts and Rene Greene led 46 as the closing song. Philip Denney offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairman—Rene Greene; Secretary—Judy Chambless