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Walker County Convention

Boldo United Methodist Church, Boldo, Alabama

Saturday, July 20, 2019

The 105th session of the Walker County Sacred Harp Singing Convention was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading 46. Hubert Nall offered the opening prayer. The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Honorary Vice Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Brenda Chafin; Secretary—Lisa Geist; Arranging—Nicholas Thompson; Chaplain—Hubert Nall; Memorial Lesson—Rebecca Over.

Leaders: Lisa Geist 228, 273; Nicholas Thompson 80b, 186; Butch White 86, 146; Rebecca Over 399t, 377 (in memory of Willodean Barton); David Jackson 278b, 48t; Henry Guthery 431, 140; Linda Booth 137, 361; Mike Hankins 34b, 569b; Brenda Chafin 78, 568; Richard Mauldin 340, 446.

RECESS

Brenda Chafin led 76b to call the class back to order. Leaders: Beth Branscome 440, 313b; Joe Gilmore 328, 442; Mark Davis 383, 299; Justin Bowen 167, 362; Loretta Whitman 277, 399b.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Glenn Keeton leading 270. The memorial lesson was conducted by Rebecca Over. She spoke and led 68b for the following sick and shut-ins: Velton Chafin, Ottis Sides, Ozella Blackmon, Anne Chalker, Charlene Wallace, Julie Poston, and Roy Davis.

Rebecca spoke and led 499 in memory of the following deceased: Mike Jones, Willodean Barton, Eugene Forbes, Ruth Daniels, Jane Tate, Ronald Gilmore, Hazel Gilmore, and Arthur Gilmore—Alabama; Susan Roberts, Carol Chapman, and Mildred Patterson—Georgia; Concetta Branson—Oregon. The memorial service was closed with prayer.

Leaders: Daniel Bearden 271t, 272; Larry Ballinger 97, 49t; Jim Aaron 448t, 47b; Wanda Capps 142, 298; Earl Ballinger 432, 439. Hubert Nall asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Glenn Keeton leading 40. Leaders: Theresa Westmoreland 220, 280; Marlin Beasley 61, 512; Hubert Nall 176b, 168; Nancy Phillips 79, 374; Tom Booth 204, 538; Leanne Carter 312b, 59; Nicholas Thompson 411; Lena Keeton and Glenn Keeton 475, 497; Justin Bowen 392; Brenda Chafin, Scott Pierce, and Jan Pierce 77t; David Jackson 75; Mark Davis 240; Rebecca Over 542; Beth Branscome 309; Joe Gilmore 455; Lisa Geist 472; Theresa Westmoreland 276; Henry Guthery 398; Leanne Carter 128; Larry Ballinger 151; Butch White 547; Earl Ballinger 177; Daniel Bearden 445; Richard Mauldin 43; Delone Cobbs 347; Marlin Beasley 319. Announcements were made.

Glenn Keeton led 267 as the closing song. Hubert Nall dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Honorary Vice Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Brenda Chafin; Secretary—Lisa Geist