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Winston County Convention

Shady Grove Church, north of Double Springs, Alabama

September 28, 1997

The Winston County Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday in September, and was called to order by Kermit Adams leading song on page 47t. The morning prayer was led by Dr. Doyal Williams. Kermit Adams led song on page 49b.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey; Arranging Committee—John Hyde.

Leaders: Margaret Keeton 59, 144; Ila Ingle 112, 434; Josie Hyde 66, 360; Eron White 168, 300; Dr. Doyal Williams 129, 61; Gladys Bonds 499b, 544b; Ada Godsey 161, 34t; Corene White 171, 216; Edward Cleghorn 159, 421; A. O. Tyree 189, 208.

RECESS

The class was brought together by Travis Keeton leading songs on pages 290 and 345t. Leaders: Hubert Hood 200, 569b; Arnold Moore 490, 460; Beatrice Brewer 298, 384; Cecil Sanders 225t; Nellie Alexander 176b, 335; Keterina Sanders 389, 146; Richard Mauldin 36b, 143; Tressie Adkins 222, 277; B. B. Mattox 430, 318.

LUNCH

Kermit Adams called the class to order leading songs on pages 101t and 408. Leaders: L. E. Hannah 385b, 310; Willodean Barton 480, 322; Mae Conwill 167, 475; Pernie Pelfrey 399b, 67; Mamie Jones 428, 442; Emily Jones 348b, 288; Amanda Denson 155, 273; Larry Ballinger 496 (for Ora Lee Fannin), 89; Dawson Adams 44, 39b; Azilee Adams 337, 317b; Elmer Conwill 500, 498; John Hyde 73t, 63. Kermit Adams led the closing song on page 45b. The class was dismissed with prayer by A. O. Tyree.

Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey.