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Tennessee State Convention

Second Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

October 10-11, 1998

Saturday Night, October 10

Singing is in the Cooper Book.

Tim Reynolds brought the class to order leading song on 30t. The opening prayer was offered by Elder J.L. Hopper. Tim Reynolds led song on page 268t.

The following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Tim Reynolds; Vice Chairman—Gordon Wilkinson; Secretary—Cindy Franklin; Arranging Committee—Cleland Ezell.

Leaders: Tim Reynolds 85; Gordon Wilkinson 478; Clayton Ezell 300; Wanda Capps 54t, 222; Buddy Ballinger 108b, 36b; Flarce Creel 572; Thurman Nall 292b, 410; Eldagene Roberson 186, 144; J. A. Mosley 559, 491; Marie Guthrie 515, 497; Buckley Hopper 239, 48b; Marilyn Burchett 107t, 416t.


Elvin Guthrie brought the class to order leading songs on pages 403 and 404. Leaders: Cassie Franklin 336, 133; Dan Hopper 385t, 166b; Alicia Conatser 65, 63; David Carlton 48t, 505; Cindy Franklin 393t; David Roberson 414, 155; Glenda Hopper 310; Harrison Creel 355; Melissa Allured 82; Earl Ballinger 40; Charlotte Plunkett 143; Bud Oliver 563; Ann Jett 573, 503; Elder J.L. Hopper 427, 254; Sandie Scott 571, 408; Jackie Tanner 137; Max Berueffy, Iris Durham, Clayton Ezell, and Reva Lee 49b, 42, 61, 335; Cindy Franklin 229. Tim Reynolds led song on page 132 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder J.L. Hopper.

Sunday, October 11

The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition” book was used.

The fourth annual Tennessee State Singing Convention was held at Second Creek Church on the second Sunday in October, and was called to order by the Chairman, Tim Reynolds. The morning prayer was offered by Velton Chafin. Tim Reynolds led song on page 49t. Leaders: Gordon Wilkinson 475; Clayton Ezell 480; Cecil Sanders 434; Judy Caudle 311, 365; Kerene Box 405; Jackie Tanner 299, 101t; Sandie Scott 294, 128; Bud Oliver 39b, 39t; Marilyn Burchett 81t, 84; David Roberson 340, 222; Melanie Hardy 551, 155; Velton Chafin 225b, 225t.


Henry Guthery called the class to order leading songs on pages 316 and 30t. Leaders: Lisa Geist 528, 532; Mark Taylor 143, 40; Harrison Creel 498, 530; Ann Jett 546, 327; Elvin Guthrie 500, 455; Alicia Conatser and Paige Hunter 341; Clay Mattox 59, 58; Flarce Creel 384, 501b; J.A. Mosley 282, 61; Marie Guthrie 280; Earl Ballinger 203, 177; Cassie Franklin 217; Thurman Nall 287; Wanda Capps 448t, 142; Larry Ballinger 448b; Marie Aldridge 216; Edith Tate 67, 73t; Julietta Haynes 200, 298; Eldagene Roberson 332, 215.


The afternoon session began with Gordon Wilkinson leading song on page 145t. Leaders: Jyane Fulmer 300; Randy Box 106, 146; Debbie Sides 73b; Otis Knippers 45t; Vella Gillespie 408, 168; Irene Roberson 176b, 159; Charlotte Plunkett 143; Cindy Franklin 362b, 198.

The Memorial Lesson was held at this time. Psalm 100 was read by Alicia Conatser. Alica Conatser and Sandie Scott led song on page 274t for the deceased. Alica Conatser led song on page 68b for the sick and shut-ins. The children of Beatrice Ezell led 294 and 358 along with grandchildren and great-grandchildren (a total of 17 on the floor).

The Harrison Creel family (Harrison Creel, Flarce Creel, Ann Jett, Wanda Capps, Cindy Franklin, Cassie Franklin, Edith Tate, and Marie Aldridge) led songs on pages 542, 388, and 111b. The Harrison Creel family was joined by Eldagene Roberson, David Roberson, and Elvin Guthrie leading song on page 411. Randy Box led song on page 75.

Tim Reynolds led song on page 45t as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer Harrison Creel.

Chairman—Tim Reynolds; Vice Chairman—Gordon Wilkinson; Secretary—Cindy Franklin.