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Cotaco Convention

Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church, Morgan County, Alabama

Saturday, July 22, 2006

The 118th session of the Cotaco Convention was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Chairman Jonathon Thompson leading 32t and 438. The morning prayer was offered by Elder Heath Williams.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jonathon Thompson; Vice Chairman—Brandon Thompson; Secretary—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Jonathon Thompson 101t; Brandon Thompson 39b, 335; Judy Caudle 135, 120; Heath Williams 68b, 30b; Delone Cobbs 52t, 150; Lomax Ballinger 56t, 67; Marlin Beasley 34b (in honor of Herby Bailey, Henry Guthery, and Elsie Moon), 35; Bridgett Hill 129, 448b; Sonya Cobbs Sipe 47b; Sonya Cobbs Sipe and Garrett Sipe 274t, 354b; Craig Holmes 457, 45t.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Jonathon Thompson leading 155. Leaders: Nancy Thompson 348b; Nancy Thompson and Jonathon Thompson 171; Rodney Ivey 382, 540; Caleb Allred 542, 312b; Rachel Allred 142, 278t; David Roberson 340, 275b; Jennifer Allred 65; Shane Wootten 69t, 318; Will Allred 196, 401; Eloise Wootten 276, 99; Seth Allred 37b, 77t; Jonathon Thompson 203. Prayer was offered for the noon meal by Elder Daniel Hopper.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Jonathon Thompson leading 47t. Leaders: Malik Williams 294; Kenneth Fannin 56b, 436; Marie Guthrie 31t, 179; Henry Johnson 341, 96; Carol Newman 59, 220; J.C. Rutledge 568, 565; Susan Allred 183, 399b; Ed Thacker 505, 407; Jennifer Clay 566; Margie Lee 111t; Billie Williams 410t, 297; Geraldine Sharpton 481, 299; Nancy Lee Tuck 159, 358; Dan Hopper 450, 140, 460 (for Arvid Holmes); J.L. Hopper 532, 534; Glenda Hopper 104, 44.

Following announcements, Jonathon Thompson led 62 as the class took the parting hand. Elder J.L. Hopper dismissed the class with prayer.

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