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Winston County Convention

Shady Grove Primitive Church, north of Double Springs, Alabama

September 27, 1998

The Winston County Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday in September, and was called to order by Kermit Adams leading song on page 39b. The morning prayer was led by Dr. Doyal Williams.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde.

Kermit Adams led song on page 89. Leaders: Dawson Adams 104, 44; Azilee Adams 337, 317; Odie Horton 81t, 108t; Gladys Bonds 47t, 225t, 77t; Alonzo Malone 112, 142, 300; Edwin Cleghorn 87, 36b; Beatrice Brewer 123t, 137, 101t; Roger Moore 30t, 290, 111b; Ivalene Donaldson 335, 129.

RECESS

The class was brought together by Travis Keeton, who read a thank you card from the family of Ada Godsey and led songs on pages 37b, 392, and 388. Leaders: Gene Wakefield 284, 102, 103; Clarence McCool 569 (t? b?), 45t; Willodean Barton 482, 456; Bruce Rye 440, 42; Emily Jones 48t, 73 (t? b?); Velton Chafin 34b, 35; Mae Conwill 175, 206; Carla Morris 183, 145b.

LUNCH

Kermit Adams called the class to order leading song on page 426t. Leaders: Ila Ingle 470, 382; Alan Moore 391, 56t, 460; John Hyde 297, 75; Margaret Keeton 499, 297; Elmer Conwill 216, 348b; Pernie Pelfrey 147b, 67; Lena Keeton 30b, 347; Amanda Denson 53, 78; Loretta Whitman 82t, 176b, 490; Faye Donaldson 371, 270; Nellie Alexander 100, 58; Cecil Wakefield 282, 405, 480; Josie Hyde 208 (for Rose Altha Taylor), 200, 234; Parnell Berry 306; Bruce Rye 76b. Kermit Adams led song on page 491 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Cecil Wakefield.

Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Margaret Keeton.