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Bear Creek Convention

Shady Grove Church, Winston County, Alabama

August 22, 1998

The one hundredth session of the Bear Creek Sacred Harp Singing Convention met at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Winston County, Alabama on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in August. The class was called to order by Gene Wakefield leading song on page 48t. The morning prayer was offered by Glenn Keeton.

The class organized for the day by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Gene Wakefield; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey; Arranging Committee—Lena Wakefield.

Gene Wakefield led songs on pages 27 and 56t. Leaders: Jim Page 31t, 216, 272; Ashley Keeton 358, 142, 215; Gladys Bonds 213b, 32t, 499b; Mae Conwill 74b, 89, 400; A.C. McGough 111b, 108t, 47b; Corene White 37b, 39t, 379, 314; Glenn Keeton 503, 283, 225t.

RECESS

Gene Wakefield brought the class to order leading song on page 108b. Leaders: Azilee Adams 337; Ivalene Donaldson 146, 129; Elmer Conwill 411, 498, 73b; Lorene Gray 39t, 47t, 75; Travis Keeton 179, 341, 421; Dawson Adams 68b, 328, 569b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Gene Wakefield leading song on page 40. Leaders: Josie Hyde 388, 43, 104; Odie Horton 270, 317b; Ada Godsey 378t, 34t; Ada Godsey and Josie Hyde 408; Roma Rice 475, 495, 276, 476; Pernie Pelfrey 470; Juanita Whitman 491, 235b; Carla Morris 183, 143, 145b; Kermit Adams 455, 153, 300; Jim Page 268, 273, 26; Lena Wakefield 454, 546, 480; Ashley Keeton 274t, 421.

Gene Wakefield and John Hyde led song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Glenn Keeton.

Chairman—Gene Wakefield; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey.