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Mississippi State Convention

Enon Primitive Baptist Church, Chickasaw County, Mississippi

August 24-25, 2002

Saturday, August 24

The seventy-fourth annual session of the Mississippi State Convention was held at Enon Primitive Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in August. President Mark Davis called the class to order, welcomed everyone, and led song on page 37b. Pastor Charles Porter welcomed the class and offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: President Mark Davis 48t, 47b; Vice President John Van Horn 215, 312t; Secretary Jean Gray 36b, 146; Andrew Albers 378b (CB), 524; John Merritt 263 (CB), 478 (CB); Hugh McGuire 155, 314; W.M. Allen 108 (t? b?), 75; Elder Charles Porter 137, 136; Tim Gray 222, 268.

RECESS

President Mark Davis called the class to order leading song on page 74b. Leaders: Linda Funderburk 318, 277; Tim Cook 147b (CB), 484 (CB); Bobby Caldwell 127, 82t; Joe Cobb 28b, 38b; Mike McNeil 573 (CB), 522; T.J. Funderburk 147t, 569b; Brenda Merritt 336, 192. T.J. Funderburk offered the blessing on the noon meal.

LUNCH

President Mark Davis brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 348b. Leaders: Hugh Bill McGuire, Hugh McGuire, Henry McGuire, and Sarah McGuire 85, 84; Dr. Wilma Mitchell 480, 68b; George Easley 313 (t? b?), 299; Mako Cook 51, 67b (CH); Ester Mann 475, 454; Henry McGuire 327, 269; John Plunkett 16 (CH), 255 (CH); Robert Earl Alexander 339, 170; Junie McNeil 176b, 176t; Billy Hollingsworth 163 (t? b?), 236.

A business was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: President—Mark Davis; Vice President—John Van Horn; Secretary—Jean Gray; Chaplain—W.M. Allen; Arranging Committee—Junie McNeil and W.M. Allen; Business and Credentials Committee—George Easley and Hugh McGuire; Memorial Committee—Ester Mann and Wilma Mitchell; Locating Committee—Charles Porter and Tim Gray; Resolutions Committee—Andy Davis.

RECESS

President Mark Davis called the class back to order leading song on page 60 (WB). Leaders: Warren Steel 67, 440; Anne Steel 61, 47t; John Hollingsworth 230 (CH); Sarah Tidwell 81t (CH), 117 (CH); Virginia Carter 34b, 49b; Billy Williams 254b (CH); Tim Cook 73b (CH); Mike McNeil 172 (CH); Mikao Cook 301 (CH).

President Mark Davis led song on page 46, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Chaplain W.M. Allen.

Sunday, August 25

President Mark Davis called the Sunday session to order leading songs on pages 42 and 49b. Chaplain W.M. Allen offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: President Mark Davis 129; Vice President John Van Horn 448t, 288; Chaplain W.M. Allen 59; Arlon Gardner 183 (CH), 316 (CH); Andy Davis 379, 400; Andrew Albers 338b (CH), 131 (CH); John Merritt 416t (CB), 45b (CB); Hugh McGuire 174 (CB), 172.

RECESS

President Mark Davis brought the class to order leading song on page 32t. Leaders: Charles Porter 31b, 460; Brenda Merritt 319, 384; Hugh Bill McGuire 385b, 40; Wilma Mitchell 63, 274t; George Easley 438 (CH), 82 (CH); Ester Mann 171, 143; Virginia Carter 99, 131b; Billy Hollingsworth 225t (CB), 131t (CB). Chaplain W.M. Allen offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

President Mark Davis brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 223. Leaders: John Hollingsworth 138t, 434; Arlon Gardner 155 (CH), 83t; Andy Davis 200, 254; Andrew Albers 492 (CB), 85 (CH); John Merritt 392 (CB), 507b (CB); Hugh McGuire 393t (CB), 503 (CB); Charles Porter 108b, 418; Brenda Merritt 142, 430; Hugh Bill McGuire 159, 222.

A business session was held to hear reports from the various committees.

The Business and Credentials Committee, George Easley and Hugh McGuire, reported that several counties and states were represented with delegates and visitors. We find a quorum present and collected $165.00.

The Memorial Committee, Ester Mann and Wilma Mitchell, led song on page 119 in memory of Ms. Katherine Wilson Walls, and song on page 235 in honor of Ms. Katie Wilson.

The Resolutions Committee, Andy Davis, submitted the following report. We resolve to thank:

  • Our Creator for the opportunity to praise Him in song;
  • Elder Charles Porter and all the members of Enon Primitive Baptist Church for the invitation, work, and use of their fine facilities;
  • All the singers and members of the community for a delicious dinner both days;
  • The President and all officers for their labors to make the convention a success, and for their willingness to serve another year;
  • Everyone who came to listen and sing both days;
  • Everyone who worked, including members of all committees.

All reports were approved.

RECESS

President Mark Davis brought the class back to order leading song on page 101t. Leaders: John Lee Van Horn 163 (t? b?); Wilma Mitchell 39t, 569b; Ester Mann and family 358, 117, 490, 284 (CH); Chuck Howell 40, 45 (t? b?); Billy Hollingsworth 171 (CH); Virginia Carter 65, 122; Arlon Gardner 378b, 168.

President Davis led song on page 62 as the closing song, and Chaplain W.M. Allen dismissed with prayer.

President—Mark Davis; Vice President—John Van Horn; Secretary—Jean Gray.