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Clear Creek Convention West

Pleasant Hill Church (Johnson School House), Fayette County, Alabama

September 7, 1997

The Clear Creek Convention West Sacred Harp Singing met at Pleasant Hill Church (Johnson School House) on the first Sunday in September, and was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 48t. The morning prayer was led by Velton Chafin. Travis Keeton led song on page 217.

The class organized for the day by electing to keep the same officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—John Hyde.

Travis Keeton led song on page 324. Leaders: Pauline Childers 318, 384, 224; Ivalene Donaldson 288; Beatrice Brewer 123t, 112; Odie V. Horton 406, 204; Cecil Sanders 475; Flarce Creel 284, 299; Tressie Adkins 298, 78; Keterina Sanders 59, 290, 454; Mae Conwill 297, 498, 546.

RECESS

Elmer Conwill called the class to order leading songs on pages 179 and 44. Leaders: Willodean Barton 480, 446; Lena Wakefield 225t, 276, 336; Johnny Humber 208, 212, 389; Gene Wakefield 460, 168, 138t; Velton Chafin 301, 34b; Pernie Pelfrey 345b, 345t; Clarence McCool 172, 349, 348b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Billy Williams leading songs on pages 39b and 448b. Leaders: Clearcy Rutledge 42, 445; Larry Ballinger 134 (in memory of Charlie Miller), 139; Edith Tate 73t, 75; Allison Stovall 192, 441, 373; Elene Stovall 436, 186, 528, 457; Ila Ingle 440, 434, 442; Josie Hyde 395, 394, 521; Gravis Ballinger 101t, 91; Harrison Creel 111b, 343b; A. A. Malone 142, 300; Walter Hamilton 333; Cecil Sanders 294 (by request); John Hyde 313 (t? b?) (in memory of Tom Roberson), 544, 61.

The Clear Creek Convention West is a movable singing, but since no other church called for it, Willa Rush asked that it be held here again in 1998 on the first Sunday in September.

Travis Keeton and Elmer Conwill led song on page 379 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Harrison Creel. The class wishes to thank Willa Rush for paying for the minutes.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Josie Hyde.