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Bear Creek Convention

Shady Grove Church, Winston County, Alabama

August 21, 1999

The one hundred-first session of the Bear Creek Sacred Harp Singing Convention met at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Winston County, Alabama on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in August. The class was called to order by Gene Wakefield leading song on page 59. Gladys Bonds offered the morning prayer.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Gene Wakefield; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey; Arranging Committee—Roma Rice.

Gene Wakefield led song on page 57t. Leaders: Mae Conwill 206, 313 (t? b?), 73 (t? b?); Ivalene Donaldson 129; Emily Jones 65, 68b, 212; Billy Williams 299, 47b, 448b; Julie Postum 421, 274t, 145t; Elmer Conwill 74b, 44; John Hyde 37b, 39b, 30t.

RECESS

The class was called to order by John Hyde leading song on page 275b. Leaders: Lorene Gray 143, 39t; Tim Gilmore 134, 48t, 49b; Azilee Adams 337, 317, 34t; Wilton Donaldson 32t, 31b, 108t; Josie Hyde 176t, 225t, 310; Cecil Wakefield 495, 349, 290.

LUNCH

The class was called together by Gene Wakefield leading song on page 102. Leaders: Travis Keeton 45b, 141, 131t, 338; Chris Rice 480, 282, 144, 457; Kelsie Wakefield 128, 424, 111t; Dawson Adams 77 (t? b?), 147t, 47t; Kermit Adams 220, 192, 426t, 88 (t? b?); Pernie Pelfrey 82 (t? b?), 83 (t? b?), 67; Gladys Bonds 63, 57; Roma Rice 378t, 136, 475.

Gene Wakefield and John Hyde led song on page 62 as the closing song. Cecil Wakefield dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Gene Wakefield; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey.