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Tennessee State Convention

Second Creek Primitive Baptist Church
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

October 9-10, 1999

Saturday, October 9

Saturday night singing is from the Cooper Book.

Tim Reynolds brought the class to order at 6:00 p.m. leading song on page 47t. Bob Meek offered the opening prayer. Tim Reynolds led song on page 449.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Tim Reynolds; Vice Chairman—Gordon Wilkinson; Secretary—Marilyn Burchett; Arranging Committee—Clayton Ezell and Cindy Franklin.

Leaders: Gordon Wilkinson 137, 144; Clayton Ezell 501, 112; Marilyn Burchett 518, 488; Bob Meek 393, 571; David Carlton 572, 505; Flarce Creel 39, 292b; Wanda Capps 507b, 54t; David Roberson 100, 63. A light supper was served with Harrison Creel asking the blessing on the food.


The class resumed singing with Tim Reynolds leading song on page 58. Leaders: Elvin Guthrie 404, 522; Sandie Scott 500, 128; Henry Cobb and David Carlton 126, 340; Marie Guthrie 192, 515; Ann Jett 503, 559; Eldagene Roberson 300; Cassie Franklin 416t, 436b; Cindy Franklin 516, 410; Harrison Creel 355; Clayton Ezell 225t (for Thurman Nall).

Tim Reynolds led songs on pages 38t and 132 for the closing songs. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Harrison Creel.

Sunday, October 10

Sunday singing is in The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition.

The singing was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Tim Reynolds leading song on page 73b. Lavaughn Ballinger gave the opening prayer.

Leaders: Tim Reynolds 81t; Gordon Wilkinson 475, 498; Clayton Ezell 119, 124; Marilyn Burchett 231, 29t; Henry Cobb 63, 388; Thelma Elliott, Karene Box, and Clayton Ezell 460, 147b; Sandie Scott 147, 442; Elvin Guthrie 365, 479; David Roberson 389, 340; Larry Ballinger 135, 139.


Gordon Wilkinson brought the class to order leading song on page 112. Leaders: Julietta Haynes 200, 216; Lavaughn Ballinger 84, 401; Arlene Richardson 168, 405; Eldagene Roberson 215, 203; Teresa Ballinger 276, 300; Jimmy Ballinger 108, 111b; Jayne Fulmer 299, 99; Clay Mattox 335; Amanda Ballinger 454, 30t.


Clayton Ezell brought the class to order leading song on page 457. Leaders: Bob Meek 452b, 441; Clyde Ham 155; Lisa Geist 273, 546; Flarce Creel 39b, 270; Linton Ballinger 208, 217; Anita Shaddix 143. Tim Reynolds offered the blessing for the food.


Tim Reynolds brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 34b. Leaders: Cecil Sanders 512; Cindy Franklin 327, 269; Ann Jett 141, 448b, 503 (for Thurman Nall); Marie Guthrie 280, 380, 411; Judy Caudle 540, 489b, 120.

The memorial lesson was held at this time. Bob Meek and Sandie Scott led song on page 28b in memory of: Margaret Wright, Harold Fair, Leon Ed Denson, Leila Hamilton, and Spencer Hand, all of Tennessee.

The sick and shut-ins were remembered, and song on page 68b was sung for: Virgil Phillips, Ruby Phillips, Mavis Price, Shelia Moon, and Clay Mattox’s grandson. The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Page Williams 143; Wanda Capps 142, 225t; Cassie Franklin 74b, 349, 250; Anita Shaddix, Emily Shaddix, and Anna Shaddix 235b; Clayton Ezell 268; Clayton Ezell, Karene Box, Thelma Elliott, Minabelle Gellespie, and Laris Ezell 294, 358 (in memory of Beatrice Ezell); Clayton Ezell 340.

Tim Reynolds led song on page 551, arranged by Margaret in 1959, as the closing song in memory of Margaret Wright. Gordon Wilkinson dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Tim Reynolds; Vice Chairman—Gordon Wilkinson; Secretary—Marilyn Burchett.