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Boiling Springs Convention

Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Oak Grove, Alabama

July 11, 1999

The annual Boiling Springs Convention was held at Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church in the Oak Grove community on the second Sunday in July, and was called to order by Jeff Sheppard leading song on page 32t. Elder Bufrey Dean led the class in the morning prayer. Jeff Sheppard led song on page 36b.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—B.M. Smith; Secretary—Chita Blakeley; Arranging Committee—Pennie Bosarge.

Leaders: Chita Blakeley 39t, 42; Pennie Bosarge 40, 136, 270; Hilda Morrison 49b, 28t, 101t; Shelbie Sheppard 332, 333; Brenda Dean 39b, 417; Waylon Blakeley 76t, 81t; Bufrey Dean 369, 490.

RECESS

Jeff Sheppard brought the class to order leading song on page 123t. Leaders: Pearl Guier 127; Justin Burdette 354 (t? b?); Roy Nelson 434, 283; Eloise Watkins 138b, 565b; Daniel Dean 67, 147t; Bobby Jackson 569 (t? b?), 72b.

Elder Bufrey Dean welcomed everyone to the singing and spoke about the Lord’s blessings on us as we are gathered to sing praises unto the King.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Jeff Sheppard leading song on page 176t. Leaders: Pennie Bosarge 37b, 490 (for Willard Fredericks); Jack Nelson 30b, 59, 58; Chita Blakeley 114, 336; Maudie Fredericks 294, 426t, 206; Roy Nelson 146, 61; Eloise Watkins 460, 35; Pearl Guier 208, 448b; Shelbie Sheppard 28b (for Leara Beckett); Bobby Jackson 480, 341; Lacey Pressley 145t, 77t; Elder Jonathan Blakeley 141, 87; Brenda Dean 358; Kay Dean 339, 212; Bufrey Dean 46, 56t.

Announcements were made. Jeff Sheppard led song on page 56b as the closing song. Elder Bufrey Dean dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—B.M. Smith; Secretary—Chita Blakeley.