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Hillabee Sacred Harp Convention

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Daviston, Alabama

July 18, 1999

The Introductory Lesson was led by Eugene Forbes with song on page 63.

The class held a business session. The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Vice Chairman—Leonard Price; Secretary—Jenny Acton; Arranging Committee—Sharon Whitehead.

Eugene Forbes led song on page 75, and the morning prayer was offered by Elder Marshall Avery. Leaders: Eugene Forbes 438 (for his 40th wedding anniversary); Edna Ruth Phillips 490, 143; Mary Jean Payne 393, 361; Modie McNeal 68b, 34t; Bobby Jackson 569 (t? b?), 81t; Mattie Perry 112, 186; John Ramsey 136, 224.


Eugene Forbes brought the class to order leading song on 61. Leaders: Annie Lee Price 47t, 49b; Brandon Whitney “Jesus Loves Me”; Diane Avery 53, 300; Laura Jones 59, 63; Floy Wilder 402, 120; Elder C.V. Estes 137, 222; Eugene Forbes 155, 288 (for M.B. Forbes); Elder Marshall Avery 48t, 74b; Audress Gurley 36b, “Not Made With Hands”; John Ramsey 254 (by request).


Eugene Forbes began the afternoon session with song on page 89.

A memorial lesson was held with Elder Marshall Avery leading song on 159 for Pearl Kitchens, and songs on pages 290 and 560 in memory of Elder Roy Avery.

A business session was held with the following reports given:

  1. Correspondence—none.
  2. Union singings—3rd Sunday in May and Rocky Mount combines with Homecoming.
  3. Location for this singing in the year 2000 will be Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Daviston, Alabama
  4. Introductory lesson to be led by Charlotte Bishop in the year 2000.
  5. Singing Schools—(a) Friday and Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in July at Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, taught by John Ramsey. (b) Friday and Saturday before 2nd Sunday in July at Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Sylacauga, taught by Jeff Sheppard.
  6. Resolutions to be written by Charlotte Bishop.

The Business Session was closed. Leaders: Nell Estes 40, 371; Mr. Taylor and Charlotte Bishop “The Great Roll Call”; Jenny Acton 340, 189, 270; Renee 111t, 45t; Carla Smith 358, 143 (for Sheila); Leonard Price 100, 32t; Verlie McDaniel 61, 341; Eugene Forbes 566, 34b (for Betty Forbes); Douglas Kirk and Carla Smith 49b, 354b; Charlotte Bishop 145b, 196; Sharon Whitehead 480, 294; Elder Ben Keeble 39t, 39b; Charlotte Bishop 268 (by request), 47b (for Christy).

Eugene Forbes led song on 56t as the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Ben Keeble.

We would like to thank the class for $72.26 in minute money.

Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Vice Chairman—Leonard Price; Secretary—Jenny Acton.