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Calhoun County Convention

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

Saturday, September 16, 2006

The ninety-second 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 36b. Henry Johnson offered the morning prayer. B.J. Harris led 503.

Leaders: Shelbie Sheppard 142; Pearl Guier 59, 40; Jeff Sheppard 453, 440.

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

Leaders: B.J. Harris 300; Henry Johnson 38b, 539; Judy Caudle 201, 428; S.T. Reed 88b, 60; Floy Wilder 441, 120; Hugh McGraw 122; Judy Chambless 28t, 159; Stanley Edwards and Marilyn Bradley 303, 225t; Reba Windom 176b, 168.


The class was called back to order by Jeff Sheppard leading 111t. Leaders: Ed Thacker 172, 187; Myrline Redmond 569b, 358; Jason Hollis 276, 39b; Charlene Wallace 177, 479; Bud Oliver 171, 170; Audress Gurley 45t, 334; Carlene Griffin 448b, 155; Robert Walker and Lou Cotney 480, 84; Joyce Walton 403; Michael Thompson 34t, 277.

Henry Johnson conducted the memorial lesson and led 68b for the deceased. Judy Caudle led 108b for the sick and shut-ins. Ed Thacker offered prayer and closed the memorial.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Jeff Sheppard leading 185. Leaders: Robert Chambless 452, 145b; Kenneith Calvert 490, 543; Faye Hollis 217, 137; Ann Simpson 339, 378t; Eugene Forbes 213b, 482; Mary Jo Shaffer 178, 163b; Lou Cotney 222, 384; Nellie Mae White 119, 127; Pam Nunn 186, 189; Evelyn Harris 47t (for Dale Harris); Marilyn Bradley and Stanley Edwards 47b, 504.

Announcements were made. Jeff Sheppard and B.J. Harris led 358 (by request) as the closing song. Ed Thacker offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—B.J. Harris; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard.