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Boiling Springs Convention

Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Ashland, Alabama

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The 145th session of the Boiling Springs Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Ashland, Alabama, on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October. The class was called to order by Eugene Forbes leading 32t and 75. The morning prayer was offered by Elder J.D. Morris.

A business session was held, with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Blake Sisemore; Vice Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton; Arranging Officer—Myrline Redmon.

Leaders: Blake Sisemore 371, 82t; Nathan Rees 359, 186; Stacey Berkheimer 72b, 297; Gerry Skerbitz 34b, 38t; Henry Guthery 58, 549; Judy Caudle 389, 403; Angela Myers 448b, 540; Mark Godfrey 29t, 114; B.M. Smith 556, 141; Marilyn Bradley and Stanly Edwards 340, 208; Carol Duvau 209; Robert Chambless 317, 163b.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Blake Sisemore leading 101t. Leaders: Ladora Morris 36b, 282; Jenny Acton 146 (in memory of Lora Kelly), 229 (CB) (by request); Jacob Acton 53, 294; Tori Gundlach 344; Ann Webb 142; Jonathan Smith 198, 123b; Scott Kennedy 162, 229; Eugene Forbes, Carol Roberta Stewart, and Jackson McCallough 45t (for the B.B. Finley family); Eugene Forbes 218 (in memory of his mother).

The memorial lesson was conducted by Henry Guthery. He spoke and led 420 in memory of the following deceased: Marie Ivey, Myrtle Wootten, Betty Carnes, Travis Keeton, Cecil Sanders, Howard McGuire, and Barbara Futral Crozier—Alabama; Johney Kelso—Georgia.

Henry spoke and read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Audress Gurley, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, S.T. Reed, Lessie Reed, Lonnie Rogers, Julietta Haynes, Terry Maher, Joyce Walton, and Floy Wilder. He led 343 in their honor. John Kelso offered prayer to close the memorial lesson.

Leaders: Bridgett Kennedy 225t, 277; Judy Chambless 339, 501; Jack Nelson 504, 318; John Kelso 517, 292.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Blake Sisemore leading 145t. Leaders: Reba Windom 192, 373; Bea Carnathan 438, 204; Paul Landskroener 232, 230; Valerie Stoehr 47t, 350; Hubert Nall and Bridgett Kennedy 119; Hubert Nall 421; Blake Sisemore 454; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 456, 546; Henry Johnson 409, 439; Jim Aaron 178, 503.

A business session was held, and the locating committee reported that the next session of the Boiling Springs Convention would be held at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Ashland, Alabama, on a date to be announced later. The business session was closed.

Leaders: Leigh Cooper 349, 34t; Lori Hinesley 172 (for her grandfather), 358 (for Chester Forbes); Wendy Futral 35, 283; Angie Payne 31t, 31b; Myrline Redmon 569b, 452.

Following announcements, Blake Sisemore and Eugene Forbes led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Henry Guthery, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Blake Sisemore; Vice Chairman—Eugene Forbes; Secretary—Jenny Acton