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Mulberry River Convention

Liberty Church (McCormick), Jefferson County, Alabama

September 5, 1998

The ninety-third session of the Mulberry River Convention was held at Liberty Church (McCormick) on Saturday before the first Sunday in September, and was called to order by Velton Chafin leading song on page 31t. The morning prayer was offered by S.T. Reed. Velton Chafin led songs on pages 39b and 68b.

The class organized by electing to retain the following officers: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Edith Tate.

Leaders: Pauline Childers 34t, 111b, 388 (in memory of Hadyn Creel); Mae Conwill 270, 89, 112; Cecil Gilliland 78, 179, 171; Ivalene Donaldson 145b, 275b, 335; Milton Oliver 403, 137; Jewel Wootten 318 (in memory of Mae Seymour), 49b, 129; Elmer Conwill 379, 216.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Chairman Velton Chafin leading song on page 155. Leaders: Julianna Jett and Madison Jett 87, 146, 159; Thurman Nall 285t; S.T. Reed 101t, 103, 104; Edith Tate 35, 73t; Lucy Heidorn 136, 206, 84 (in memory of Hadyn Creel); Cassandra Franklin 43, 162; Elsie Moon 343, 73b; Marie Aldridge 371; Ann Jett 141, 448 (t? b?), 340; John Hocutt 317, 135; Velton Chafin 208.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Velton Chafin leading song on page 75. Leaders: Cynthia Franklin 47t, 201b, 475; John Hyde 314, 297, 30t; Billy Williams 49t, 369, 147b; Josie Hyde 225t, 361, 477; Thurman Nall 525 (?); Travis Keeton 273, 268, 290; Pauline Childers 269, 234; Milton Oliver 321.

Velton Chafin led song on page 322 in memory of Vernice Calvert. The deceased ones we sang for during the day were: Hadyn Creel, Mamie Creel, Mae Seymour, Keterina Sanders, Nadine Hendricks, Vernice Calvert, Ozetta Gilliland, Rusty Murphree, K.K. Stevenson, Charlie McCoy, and Clifford Wakefield.

Announcements were made. Velton Chafin led song on page 301 for Ada Godsey who is in the hospital, and song on page 46 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by S.T. Reed.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Edith Tate.