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Winston County Convention

Shady Grove Primitive Church, north of Double Springs, Alabama

September 26, 1999

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 songs on pages 31b and 31t. Margaret Keeton offered the morning prayer. Kermit Adams led song on page 390.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 48t, 111b; Azilee Adams 337, 317b; Hubert Hood 454, 569b; Eron White 146; Gene Wakefield 27, 40, 42; Gladys Bonds 74b, 63, 47t; Corene White 37b, 379; Wilton Donaldson 566, 56t; John Hyde 61, 544b, 73t; Frances Lee 30t, 72b; Chris Rice 384, 276, 408; L.E. Hannah 498, 511; Cecil Wakefield 480, 208, 209; Vernice Phillips 300; Mae Conwill 314, 206, 349 (for Rose Altha Taylor); John Merritt 269, 445b; Ethel Williams 240; Julie Postum 274t.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading song on page 371. Leaders: Ivalene Donaldson 38 (t? b?), 335; Becky Briggs 336, 234; Amber Springfield 58, 170, 49b; Willodean Barton 82t, 482; Faye Donaldson 270, 299, 298; Margaret Keeton 301, 154 (in memory of Ada Godsey); Elmer Conwill 411, 430, 179; Loretta Whitman 176b, 59; Brenda Merritt 187, 217, 192; Emily Jones 75, 176t; Nellie Alexander 108b, 81t, 490; Pernie Pelfrey and Edna Pace 426t, 83t, 67 (for Ora Lee Fannin, Rose Altha Taylor, and in memory of Ralph Adams); John Beasley 32t, 290; Dawson Adams 77t, 68b; Kelsie Wakefield 133, 111t; Josie Hyde 43.

Announcements were made. Travis Keeton led song on page 129 as the closing song. Cecil Wakefield dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Pernie Pelfrey.