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Calhoun County Convention

Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, Four Mile Community,
Between Anniston and Jacksonville, Alabama

Saturday, September 17, 2005

The ninety-first session of the Calhoun County Convention met at Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church in the Four Mile Community, between Anniston and Jacksonville, Alabama on Saturday before the third Sunday in September. The class was called to order by B.J. Harris leading 32t. Henry Johnson offered the morning prayer. B.J. Harris led 303; B.M. Smith 101t, 122 (in memory of Ruth Brown); Pearl Guier 40, 49b.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—B.M. Smith; Vice Chairman—B.J. Harris; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard; Arranging Committee—Pearl Guier; Memorial Committee—Teenie Moody.

Leaders: B.J. Harris 503; S.T. Reed 101b, 102; Pam Nunn 168, 155; Eugene Forbes 208, 317; Reba Norton 441, 177; Ed Thacker 298, 301; Daphene Causey 222; Bud Oliver 145b, 274t; Teenie Moody 171, 203; Judy Chambless 570, 82t.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by B.M. Smith leading 318. Leaders: Eunice Webb 480, 392; Jeremy Shipp 495, 354t; Judy Caudle 187, 76t; Audress Gurley 36b, 339; LaRue Allen 314, 349; Robert Walker 490, 401.

Teenie Moody conducted the memorial lesson. Mary L. Smith led 499 for the sick and shut-ins. Teenie Moody led 30b for the deceased, and closed the memorial with prayer.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by B.M. Smith leading 475. Leaders: Floy Wilder 327, 350; Robert Chambless 175, 49t; Myrline Redmon 358, 569b; Sharon DuPriest 460, 212; Henry Johnson 86, 375; Lou Cotney 300, 189; Margie Smith 225t, 494; Jarrod Ball 543, 432; Kenneith Calvert 120, 143; Betty Wright 348b, 68b; Richard Mauldin 100; Richard Mauldin and Dick Mauldin 378t; Charlene Wallace 347, 446; James Wagner 384, 282; Evelyn Harris 45t, 47t; Jeff Sheppard 211, 556; Nellie Mae White 47b, 159; John Plunkett 158, 414.

Announcements were made. B.M. Smith and B.J. Harris led 46 as the closing song. Ed Thacker offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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