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Boiling Springs Convention

Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Ashland, Alabama

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The 150th session of the Boiling Springs Sacred Harp Convention was held at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church near Ashland, Alabama, on Saturday before the second Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Eugene Forbes leading 32t. The opening prayer was offered by Jack Nelson.

The officers for the day were as follows: Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Vice Chairman—Jack Nelson; Secretary—Jenny Acton; Arranging Officer—Edna Ruth Phillips.

Leaders: Eugene Forbes 328; Hubert Nall 119, 129; Robert Chambless 547, 56t; Nathan Rees 44, 187; Wanda Capps 146, 546; Danny Creel 385t, 385b; Brenda Chafin 430, 142; Judy Chambless 186, 222; Winfred Kerr 144, 225t; David Brodeur 207, 183; David Brodeur and J.C. Harris 45t.


Jack Nelson led 399b to bring the class back together. Leaders: Jenny Acton 340; Brandon Acton 168; Billy See and Vickie See 480, 33t; Philip Denney 99; Karen Rollins 540; Shirley Berrey 373; Dalton Lewis 454; Virginia Dyer 212; Glenda Collins 105; Donna Bell 455; John Plunkett 446; Cecil Roberts 312b (in memory of Stanly Edwards); Oscar McGuire 336; Beth Branscome 217; Edna Ruth Phillips 236.


Eugene Forbes brought the class back together by leading 318.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Richard Mauldin. He read the following names of the sick and shut-ins: Floy Wilder, Lynn S. Poole, Lois Bowman, Wendy Futral Anderson, Myrline Redmon, Ed Thacker, Margaret Thacker, Mary Frances Forbes, Ottis Sides, Anne Mauldin Chalker, and Pearl Green.

Richard spoke and then read the following list of names of the deceased: B. M. Smith, Earlis McGraw, Toney Smith, Lavoy Smith, Joe Nall, Johnny Lee, James Hughes, S.T. Reed, Azilee Adams, Elsie Calvert Moon, Steve Adams, Kermit Adams, Janelle Davis, and Geneva Prichard. Richard led 148. The memorial was closed with prayer offered by Danny Creel.

Leaders: Susan Cherones 300; Theresa Westmoreland 434; Daniel Williams 74t; Richard Mauldin 388; Hubert Nall 313t.


Jack Nelson led 309 (in memory of all service personnel). Leaders: Esther Williams 178; Roy Nelson 569b; Jenny Acton 112; Brandon Acton 36b; Billy See and Vickie See 503; Philip Denney 84; Shirley Berrey 189; Karen Rollins and Philip Denney 97; Glenda Collins and William Holley 101t; John Plunkett 88b; Oscar McGuire 229; Beth Branscome 228; Cecil Roberts 285t; Susan Cherones 564; Richard Mauldin 100; Roy Nelson 30b; Esther Williams 63.

Announcements were made. Eugene Forbes and Jack Nelson led 46 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Roy Nelson.

Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Vice Chairman—Jack Nelson; Secretary—Jenny Acton