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Calhoun County Convention

Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, between Anniston and Jacksonville (Four Mile Community), Alabama

September 18-19, 2004

Saturday, September 18

The ninetieth session of the Calhoun Count Convention was held at Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church in the Four Mile Community, between Anniston and Jacksonville, Alabama on the third Sunday and Saturday before in September. B.J. Harris and B.M. Smith called the class to order leading 82t. Richard Mauldin offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: B.J. Harris and B.M. Smith 101t; Charlene Wallace 283, 299; Mary L. Smith 318, 171 (in memory of Alan Fannin, and in honor of Nick Griffin); Lou Cotney 222, 384; Pam Nunn 63; Milton Oliver 176t, 321; Teenie Moody 440, 441; Margie Smith 393, 225t; S.T. Reed 224, 388; Ruth Daniel 335, 378t; Tom George 300, 354b.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with B.M. Smith leading 87. Leaders: Stanley Edwards 35, 37b; Nate Green and Norma Green 46, 57.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—B.J. Harris; Vice Chairman—B.M. Smith; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard; Arranging Committee—Pam Nunn; Memorial Committee—Jeff Sheppard.

A discussion was held on the merits of making this convention a one day singing or leaving it as two days. The class voted to table the decision until the end of the day.

Leaders: LaRue Allen 273, 36b; Donna Bell 503; Henry Johnson 354t, 147b; Lela Crowder 278b, 336; Reba Norton 280, 282; Anita Landess 564, 569t; Bud Oliver 426t, 426b; Eunice Webb 434, 284; Robert Walker 34b, 143.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by B.M. Smith leading 319. Leaders: Ed Thacker 399b, 481; Daphene Causey and Sharon DuPriest 203, 542; Dennis George 227, 502; Shelbie Sheppard 505, 418; Richard Mauldin 43, 540; Evelyn Harris 47t, 155; John Plunkett 154, 467; Rene Greene 291, 151; Jeff Sheppard 150, 556; Bridgett Hill 186, 276; Judy Chambless 49t, 49b; Sharon DuPriest 189, 212; Robert Chambless 159, 50b; Pam Nunn 200, 269.

Announcements were made. A motion was made and seconded to go into a business session for the purpose of voting on the tabled motion from the morning session. The class voted to make the singing a one day event beginning in 2005, and to be held on Saturday before the third Sunday in September.

B.J. Harris and B.M. Smith led 45t as the closing song. Ed Thacker offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, September 19

B.J. Harris called the class to order leading 59. Lonnie Rogers offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: B.J. Harris 32t; B.M. Smith 68b, 99; Shelbie Sheppard 123t, 332; Pam Nunn 313t, 155; Evelyn Harris 63, 108t; Milton Oliver 270, 314; Sharon DuPriest 36b, 460; Robert Chambless 154, 333; Lou Cotney 189, 172; Margie Smith 31b, 512.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with B.J. Harris leading 303. Leaders: Bud Oliver 274t, 61; Sherry Lovvorn 146, 143; Judy Chambless 47t, 55; Lonnie Rogers 141, 222; Daphene Causey 56b, 77t; Stanley Edwards 75, 496; Jeff Sheppard 439, 121; Hugh McGraw 289, 319; Charlene Wallace 124, 290; LaRue Allen 106, 373; Ann Simmons 323b, 47b; Rene Greene 480, 276.

Jeff Sheppard conducted the memorial lesson. Charlene Wallace led 285t for the deceased: Irene Willoughby, Gladys Simmons, and Alonzo Edwards. Jeff Sheppard led 122 in memory of Ruth Brown.

Hugh McGraw led 420 for the sick and shut-ins including: Nick Griffin, Gladys McGraw, Danny Griffin, Reby Stanford, Bobby Jackson, Alice Edwards, Ruth Daniel, Jap Walton, and Nancy Allen. Lonnie Rogers closed the memorial with prayer.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by B.M. Smith leading 212. Leaders: Bud Oliver 39b; Lonnie Rogers 225t; Charlene Wallace 81t; Stanley Edwards 58; LaRue Allen 224; Lou Cotney 497; Milton Oliver 85; Hugh McGraw 96; Rene Greene 217; Ann Simmons 147t; Margie Smith 317; Sharon DuPriest 318; Evelyn Harris 405; Robert Chambless 28b; Sherry Lovvorn 100; Jeff Sheppard 487; Judy Chambless 274b; Pam Nunn 186.

Announcements were mad. B.J. Harris and B.M. Smith led 46 as the closing song. Lonnie Rogers offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—B.J. Harris; Vice Chairman—B.M. Smith; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard.