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Clear Creek West and Mulberry River Convention

Johnson Schoolhouse, Fayette County, Alabama

Sunday, September 4, 2016

The 129th session of the Clear Creek West Convention and the 112th session of the Mulberry River Convention met at Johnson Schoolhouse, Fayette County, Alabama, on the first Sunday in September. The class was called to order by Danny Creel leading 47t. The opening prayer was offered by Adrian Eldridge. Danny Creel led 88t.

In a business meeting, the class voted to keep the same officers as follows: Chairman—Danny Creel; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Secretary—Ann Jett.

Leaders: Danny Creel 182; Elene Stovall 172, 208; David Brodeur 493, 494; Earl Ballinger 495, 472; Richard Mauldin 288, 480; Wanda Capps 171, 144; Loretta Whitman 373, 411; Nathan Stewart 110, 197; Darrell Swarens 36b, 72b (in memory of B.M. Smith).

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Larry Ballinger leading 56t and 540. Leaders: Linda Sides 225t, 475 (in memory of B.M. Smith); Adrian Eldridge 42, 83t; Seth Poston 275b, 168; Cheyenne Ivey 309, 222; Andy Ditzler 139, 157; Gary Glover 114, 335; Cornelia Van den Doel 535, 477; Ken Tate 183, 436; Betty Baccus 392, 100.

RECESS

Danny Creel led 196 to bring the class together. Leaders: Mako Cook 503, 515; Ann Jett 498 (in memory of Harrison Creel), 546; Gravis Ballinger 217, 112; Tim Cook 312b, 86; Julia Poston 108t, 108b; Margaret Keeton 568; Junior Poston 388; Lisa Geist 224, 276. Danny Creel asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Danny Creel leading 145t. Leaders: Andy Ditzler 343; Cornelia Van den Doel 146; Darrell Swarens 507 (in memory of Josie Hyde); Mako Cook and Tim Cook 66 (in memory of Gary Smith), 569b; Adrian Eldridge 349; David Brodeur 490; Nathan Stewart 460; Earl Ballinger 162; Betty Baccus 499; Ann Jett 319; Gary Glover 348t; Loretta Whitman 48t; Linda Sides 215; Seth Poston 358; Cheyenne Ivey 166; Gravis Ballinger 120; Richard Mauldin 43 (in memory of John and Josie Hyde); Ken Tate 73b; Larry Ballinger 389 (in memory of B.M. Smith); Elene Stovall 273; Lisa Geist 528.

Announcements were made. Ken Tate led 147t as the closing song, and then offered the closing prayer. The class was dismissed.

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