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Fayette County Convention

Bevill State Junior College, Fayette, Alabama

August 3, 1997

The ninety-eighth session of the annual Fayette County Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Bevill State Junior College on the first Sunday in August. The session was called to order by Johnny Humber leading song on page 48t. Buddy Ballinger led the morning prayer.

The class was organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Johnny Humber; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Secretary—Leslie Ballinger; Arranging Committee—Linton Ballinger.

Leaders: Johnny Humber 63; Larry Ballinger 109, 101t; Leslie Ballinger 99, 31b; Linton Ballinger 203, 208; Dwayne Ballinger 168, 300; Julie Ballinger and Amber Ballinger 155, 400; Earl Ballinger 283, 171; John Hyde 129, 297; Mae Conwill 498, 274t; Lomax Ballinger 565, 312b; Larry Wayne Humber 30t, 45 (t? b?); Lena Wakefield 120, 426b; Amanda Ballinger and Jill Ballinger 454, 345t.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Johnny Humber leading song on page 441. Leaders: A. A. Malone 348b, 183; Teresa Ballinger and Emily Ballinger 212, 318, 475, 299; Travis Keeton 73t, 37b; Annie Lou Price 298, 349; Jerry Jenkins 108t; Ivalene Donaldson 32t, 77t; David Ballinger and Will Thompson 111b, 82t, 72b; Henry Johnson 388, 68b; Brenda Robbins, Drue Nelson, and Alana Nelson 313t, 217; Edwin Ballinger 142, 110; Janet Litton 40, 373. Lavaughn Ballinger led the prayer before lunch.

LUNCH

Larry Ballinger called the class to order leading song on page 123t. Leaders: Buddy Ballinger 445, 343; Lisa Geist 532, 151; Gene Wakefield 102, 103; Christie Allen 61, 75; Bud Oliver 335, 56b; Margaret Keeton 57, 402; Parnell Berry 306, 177; Josie Hyde 267, 220; Elmer Conwill 296, 161; Clarence McCool 480, 490; Toney Smith 97, 229; Bradley Allen 546, 385b; Lavaughn Ballinger 196, 405; Gravis Ballinger 34b, 144; Joyce Hubbert 452, 326; John Beasley 354b, 81t; Kim Williamson and Toney Smith 100, 133; Ricky Beasley 47b, 30b; David Beasley 39b, 348b.

Larry Ballinger and Johnny Humber led song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Earl Ballinger.

Chairman—Johnny Humber; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Secretary—Leslie Ballinger.