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Cotaco Convention

Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church, Gum Pond, Alabama

Saturday, July 22, 2000

The one hundred-twelfth session of the Cotaco Convention was called to order by Vice Chairman Daniel Hopper leading song on page 138b. The morning prayer was offered by Elder J.L. Hopper. Dan Hopper led songs on pages 213t, 399t, and 388.

Dan Hopper then called for a business session. A motion and second was made to retain the same officers for the convention: Chairman—Buckley Hopper; Vice Chairman—Daniel Hopper; Secretary—Judy Caudle. Jonathon Thompson was appointed to act as the Arranging Committee. The business session was closed.

Leaders: Buckley Hopper 39t, 49b; Arvid Holmes 49t, 32t; Steve Cobbs 285 (t? b?), 460, 480; Hershell King 384, 67; Brandon Thompson 274t, 335; Carmon Brothers 122, 123t, 312b; Marie Guthrie 222, 137.

RECESS

The class was reassembled by Buckley Hopper leading song on page 300. Leaders and selections: Nancy Thompson 65, 40; Wilda Holmes 501 (CB), 295b; Clayton Ezell 39b, 390; David Roberson 87, 146; Rhoda Norris 317, 322; Bud Oliver 145b, 30t, 47t; Eunice Kimbrell 421, 37b; Judy Caudle 66, 108b (by request). Prayer was offered by Elder J.L. Hopper.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Buckley Hopper leading song on page 268. Leaders and selections: J.C. Rutledge 401, 420; Glenda Hopper 425, 343; Uel Freeman 64, 127; Ruth Walker 112, 208; Gordon Wilkinson 217, 475; Eldagene Roberson 175, 81t; Margie Lee and Ruth Barton 72b, 143; Ron Crocker 33t, 48t; John Turentine 77t, 133; Billy Williams 448b, 299; Jonathon Thompson 448t, 313t; J.L. Hopper 317, 326. The chairman gave the opportunity for anyone desiring to host the next session of the convention to make their request known. None were received, so the 113th session of the singing will remain with Gum Pond Church for July 2001.

Buckley Hopper led song on page 489 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed with prayer offered by Elder Daniel Hopper.

Chairman—Buckley Hopper; Vice Chairman—Daniel Hopper; Secretary—Judy Caudle.