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Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church and Boiling Springs Convention

Sylacauga, Alabama

July 9, 1995

The annual singing for Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church and the Boiling Springs Convention was held on the second Sunday in July at Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church. The class was called to order by B. M. Smith, Vice Chairman, leading songs on pages 59, 369, 32t, 48t and 155. The morning prayer was led by Elder Bufrey Dean. Pennie Bosarge led song on page 332; Bo Bosarge 401. The class was organized, and the following were elected or appointed: Chairman—B. M. Smith; Secretary and Arranging Committee—Pennie Bosarge. Leaders: Rodger Morrison 313 (t? b?), 37b; Arthur Lee Beckett 176 (t? b?), 380; Hilda Morrison 47t, 566; Kim Cagle 460, 186; W. D. Frederick 490, 36b; Eugene Forbes 482, 36b.

RECESS

B. M. Smith called the class together leading song on page 108t. Leaders: Jonathan Blakely 122, 31t; Maude Frederick 206, 442; Kyle Blakely 126, 127; Gavin Blakely 100; Waylon Blakely 213 (t? b?), 216; Dolly Bush 212, 340; Tom Ingram 68 (t? b?), 491; Vera Blakely 75, 286; Brenda Dean 417, 28b; Roy Nelson 303b; Margie Smith 101 (t? b?), 405; Elder Bufrey Dean 46, 200; Chita Blakely 385 (t? b?), 316. Elder Bufrey Dean welcomed everyone to Oak Grove and dismissed the class for lunch.

LUNCH

The singing was resumed with Rodger Morrison leading songs on pages 337 and 34t. Leaders: Louise Dean 411, 527; E. W. Bush 341, 39b; Deborah Ritch 373, 168; B. M. Smith 503, 276; Pennie Bosarge 67; Floy Wilder 227, 297; Mark Davis 229, 66; Hilda Morrison 477, 495; Jason Ritch 133; Maude Frederick 182; Jim Carnes 328, 278b; Margie Smith 225t; Elder Arthur Lee Beckett 31 (t? b?); Lorene Griffin 290, “Great Roll Call”; Melba Boyd 100, 31b; Mark Davis 497. B. M. Smith lead song on page 73b as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Elder Bufrey Dean.

Chairman—B. M. Smith; Secretary—Pennie Bosarge.