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Cotaco Convention

Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church, Gum Pond, Alabama

Saturday, July 24, 2004

The one hundred-sixteenth session of the Cotaco Convention was called to order by Chairman Jonathon Thompson leading 45t. The morning prayer was offered by Elder Daniel Hopper.

Leaders: Jonathon Thompson 565, 84; Brandon Thompson 274t, 335; Judy Caudle 121, 202; Nancy Thompson 37b, 48t; Delone Cobbs 235, 32t; Sandra Light 143, 354b; Gordon Wilkinson 318, 384; Corene White 314; J.L. Hopper 503, 407; Wilda Holmes 490, 39b.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Jonathon Thompson leading 313t. Leaders: J.C. Rutledge 569b, 452; Geraldine Watkins 299, 66; Milton Oliver 405, 270; Billy Williams 78; Carol Fannin 399b, 30b; Hershell King 80b, 35; Penina Kane 119, 61; Marlin Beasley 63, 406; David Roberson 99, 97; Margie Lee 72b, 111t; Bud Oliver 343, 345t; Jonathon Thompson 64. Prayer was offered by Hershell King.

LUNCH

After enjoying a bountiful lunch and sweet fellowship, the class was reassembled by Jonathon Thompson leading 171, 448t, and 163t.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jonathon Thompson; Vice Chairman—Brandon Thompson; Secretary—Judy Caudle.

Chairman Jonathon Thompson opened the floor and gave opportunity for anyone desiring to host the next session of the convention to make their request known. None were received, so the 117th session of the convention will remain with Gum Pond Church for July, 2005. The business session was closed.

Leaders: Herby Bailey 448b, 489; Ramona Light 380, 180; Kenneth Fannin 111b, 436; Jennifer Allred 418, 88t; David Ivey 267, 385t; Dan Hopper 450, 140; Dana Borrelli 87, 159; Allison Ivey 89, 135; Bridgett Hill 290, 276; Craig Holmes 36b, 369; Corene White 403; Billy Williams 120; J.L. Hopper 81t (by request); Judy Caudle 532 (by request).

Jonathon Thompson led 62 as the closing song, and Elder J.L. Hopper dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Jonathon Thompson; Vice Chairman—Brandon Thompson; Secretary—Judy Caudle.