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Mulberry River and Clear Creek West Convention

Old County Line Church, Jefferson County, Alabama

Sunday, September 6, 2015

The annual Mulberry River and Clear Creek West Convention was held at Old County Line Church, Jefferson County, Alabama, on the first Sunday in September. The class was called to order by Danny Creel leading 131b. He offered the opening prayer, and then led 167.

A business session was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Danny Creel; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Secretary—Ann Jett; Arranging Officer—Lisa Geist.

Leaders: Larry Ballinger 56t, 49t; Ann Jett 37b, 30t; Don Keeton 145t, 145b; Darrell Swarens 49b, 36b; Faye Donaldson 124, 129; Earl Ballinger 179, 203; Mako Cook 66, 503; Judy Whiting 150, 466; Eugene Forbes 168, 212; Lomax Ballinger 32t, 312b.

RECESS

Danny Creel led 318 to bring the class together. Leaders: Betty Baccus 134, 329; Richard Mauldin 148, 326; Adrian Eldridge 67, 217; Susan Cherones 460, 300; Chris Brown 138b, 546; Tim Cook 86, 40 (in memory of Robert DuPree); Loretta Whitman 85, 270.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Larry Ballinger leading 101t. Leaders: Elene Stovall 189, 558; Yancey Jett and Ann Jett 172, 440; Cheyenne Ivey 432, 472; Glenn Keeton, Matthew Keeton, and Isabella Keeton 282, 235; Gravis Ballinger 182, 200; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 278t, 225t; Tim Cook and Mako Cook 347; Ken Tate 330t, 330b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Danny Creel leading 269. Leaders: Judy Caudle 317 (for Nora Parker), 336; Willodean Barton 480, 475; Emma Calvert 397, 400; Beth Branscome 208, 477; Mike Richards 202, 183; Steve Adams 99 (for Kermit Adams), 331; Elizabeth Gentry 384, 569b; Emily Brown 362, 448b; Wanda Capps and Emma Calvert 111b, 388; Glenn Keeton 163b, 178; Velton Chafin 227; Lisa Geist 228, 394; Judy Whiting 72b, 521; Darrell Swarens and Adrian Eldridge 507; Adrian Eldridge 309; Chris Brown 498.

Announcements were made. The 2016 session of the Mulberry River and Clear Creek West Convention will be held at Johnson Schoolhouse, Fayette County, Alabama.

Danny Creel led 45t as the closing song, and dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Danny Creel; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Secretary—Ann Jett