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Calhoun County Convention

Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, between Anniston and Jacksonville, Alabama

September 19-20, 1998

Saturday, September 19

The eighty-fourth session of the Calhoun County Sacred Harp Convention met at Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church in the Four Mile Community between Anniston and Jacksonville, Alabama on the third Sunday and Saturday before in September.

The convention was called to order by Roy Nelson leading song on page 32t. The morning prayer was led by Lamar Smith. Roy Nelson led song on page 82t; B.J. Harris 50b, 303; Evelyn Harris 87, 30t; Mary F. Smith 123 (t? b?), 148; Pearl Guier 59, 127.

A business session was held and the following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Roy Nelson; Vice Chairman—B. J. Harris; Secretary—Evelyn Harris; Arranging Committee—Pearl Guier and Hester Edwards; Memorial Committee—Mary F. Smith.

Leaders: Roy Nelson 274t; Louise Nelson 350; Bobby Jackson 480, 290; Alice Edwards 73b, 104; Bud Oliver 312b, 42; Shelbie Sheppard 202, 203; Lamar Smith 76b, 343b.

RECESS

B. J. Harris called the class to order leading song on page 122. Leaders: Lou Cotney 300, 212; Lonnie Rogers 389, 560b; Hilda Morrison 47t, 426t; Cecil Gilliland 217, 171; Norma Latham and Nate Green 72b, 56t; Milton Oliver 172, 222; Floy Wilder 142, 183; Charlene Wallace 283, 299; S.T. Reed 298, 297; Reba Norton 208, 282; Randall Smith 36b, 155; Carlene Griffin 117; Coy Ivey 84, 129; Ruth Daniel 378t; Jeff Sheppard 340, 273, 182.

LUNCH

Roy Nelson called the class together leading song on page 97. Leaders: Harvey Austin 566, 335; Sherrill Durand 341; Paul Gilliland 565b, 39b; Kenneth DeLong 408, 548; Elene Stovall 192, 270; Mark Bumgardner 146, 147t; Leola Smith 207, 318; John Plunkett 116, 53; Pam Nunn 186, 40; Ruth Brown 475, 137; Jeff Sheppard 336, 189 (led for Shelton Williams); Paul Gilliland 176 (t? b?), 268; Bobby Jackson 388; Cecil Gilliland 294; Mark Bumgardner 569 (t? b?).

Roy Nelson led song on page 46 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by S.T. Reed.

Sunday, September 20

The convention was called to order by Roy Nelson leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Lamar Smith.

Leaders: Roy Nelson 145b; B. J. Harris 452b, 503; Evelyn Harris 47t, 63; Mary F. Smith 53, 163t; Pearl Guier 448b, 40; “Happy Birthday” was sung for Polly Moore and Alice Edwards; Roy Nelson 436; Bud Oliver 39t, 38b; Lou Cotney 172, 218; Jimmy Cates 37b, 317; Bobby Jackson 435, 72b; Elene Stovall 89, 222; Milton Oliver 321b, 314; Cindy Franklin 410t, 501b; Lamar Smith 36b.

RECESS

B. J. Harris brought the class back together leading song on page 30t. Leaders: B.M. Smith 499b, 273; Sonja Randall 87; Richard Ivey 64, 399b; Henry Johnson 48t, 388; Karen Ivey 332, 475; Louis Hughes 381b, 480; Nancy Allen 35; David Ivey 120, 138t; Cassie Franklin 57, 43; Jackie Tanner 101t, 99; Rodney Ivey 145t, 208; Jeff Sheppard 460, 222; Stuart Ivey 29 (t? b?), 155.

The memorial was given by Mary F. Smith with comments made about the singers and friends we have lost in the past year. Mary F. Smith led song on page 403 in memory of: Elmer Cordell, Luke Allen, Alvin Stanson, Jerry Sheppard, Mae Seymour, Ozetta Gilliland, Kim Cagle, Hadyn Creel, John Forman, and Elder Bud Daugherty.

Mary F. Smith led song on page 411 for the sick and shut-ins. There are a lot of people who are sick and shut-in, and whose names will not appear on our list, but they are remembered along with the following: Jap Walton, I. V. McWhorter, Revy Williamson, Beulah Reese, and Eula Johnson. The memorial was closed with prayer led by Mary F. Smith.

LUNCH

B.J. Harris called the class to order leading song on page 312b. Leaders: Harvey Austin 108t, 109; Carlene Griffin 139, 144; Coy Ivey 217, 384; Joan Aldridge 300, 454; Marilyn Burchett 81t, 335; Randall Smith 137, 73t; Shelbie Sheppard 110, 142; Dennis George 490, 100; Charlene Wallace 441, 439; Nellie Mae White 378 (t? b?), 312t; Carolyn McCareeth 358, 294; Louise Nelson 282, 313t; Jeff Sheppard 297, 369, 340; Margie Smith and Nancy Allen 354b, 373; Ruth Brown 430, 400; Alice Edwards 73b, 104, 271b, 146; Pearl Guier and Hester Edwards 45t; Jeff Sheppard 254 (by request).

Announcements were made. Roy Nelson led song on page 392 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by B.J. Harris.

Chairman—Roy Nelson; Vice Chairman—B. J. Harris; Secretary—Evelyn Harris.