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Fayette County Convention

Bevill State Junior College, Fayette, Alabama

August 2, 1998

The ninety-ninth session of the annual Fayette County Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Bevill State Junior College on the first Sunday in August. The session was called to order by Johnny Humber leading song on page 68b. Glenn Keeton led the morning prayer.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Earl Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Secretary—Leslie Ballinger; Arranging Committee—Linton Ballinger and Lomax Ballinger.

Leaders: Earl Ballinger 119, 299; Larry Ballinger 300, 220; Leslie Ballinger 101t, 110; Edwin Ballinger 340, 270; Lisa Geist 377, 269; Lomax Ballinger 144, 168; Wayne Baines 145b, 155; Emily Ballinger 84, 306; Ashley Keeton 142, 215; Buddy Ballinger 354b; Amber Ballinger, Jill Ballinger, and Julie Ballinger 30t, 47t, 400.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Linton Ballinger leading songs on pages 212 and 208. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 99, 78; Clarence McCool 349, 328; Mae Conwill 137; Bickett Howton 290, 434; Flarce Creel 384; Cecil Sanders 123t; Josie Hyde 66; Coy Ivey 63, 120; Lena Keeton 480, 34b; Joshua Keeton 408, 268; Beatrice Brewer 373, 176b; John Hyde 75; Julietta Haynes 172, 192; Jackie Tanner 298, 222; Margaret Keeton 187, 273; John Hocutt 312b, 317; Willodean Barton 314.

LUNCH

Earl Ballinger called the class to order leading song on page 331. Leaders: Lavaughn Ballinger 405; Pam Keeton 216, 171; Rodney Ivey 475, 186; Edith Tate 336; Velton Chafin 271t, 489; Cindy Franklin 431, 362b; Bud Oliver 282, 145t; Amber Springfield 391, 204; Glenn Keeton 361, 503; Brenda Merritt 482, 491; Elmer Conwill 44, 73t; Ivalene Donaldson 175; Harrison Creel 378 (t? b?); Clarissa Springfield 166, 343; Travis Keeton 426t; Delores Canady 79; Toney Smith 185; Jayne Fulmer 36b; John Merritt 358; Paula Springfield 389, 58; Chris Ballinger 147t, 276; Etma Barton 313t, 318; Joyce Hubbert 378 (t? b?), 327; Erlene Ellis 500; Gladys Bonds 499b.

Announcements were made. Earl Ballinger led song on page 203 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Lavaughn Ballinger.

Chairman—Earl Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Larry Ballinger; Secretary—Leslie Ballinger.