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Mississippi Cooper Book Singing Convention

Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church, Dixon, Mississippi

Sunday, October 22, 2006

The convention was called to order by Chairman John Merritt leading 78. Prayer was offered by Bill Hogan.

The officers for the day were Chairman—John Merritt; Secretaries—Bill Hogan and Nancy Hogan.

Leaders: John Merritt 49t; Bill Hogan 150, 95; Henry Schuman 171, 572; Brenda Merritt 87, 88t; John Van Horn 39, 89; Chuck Howell 49b, 32t; Esther Mann 120, 575; Paul Figura 449.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order. Leaders: Nancy Hogan 410, 573; Hugh Bill McGuire 432, 154b; Shirley Figura 68t, 511t (for Roberta Strauss); Henry McGuire 411, 522; Ann Fox 59, 571; Arlon Gardner 543, 378t; Warren Steele 163t, 163b, 292t; Karen Clark 55 (in memory of Bobby Jackson’s great grandmother), 430; John Merritt and Andrew Jackson 507. Bill Hogan offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session opened with John Merritt leading 518. Leaders: Kirk Davis and Natalie Davis 45t, Don Clark 146, 186 (in memory of Winnie Jackson); Jean Gray 297, 299: Mark Davis 200, 497 (in honor of his wife); Mike McNeal 522, 515; Natalie Davis 79, 572; Bobby Caldwell and Mark Davis 82, 47b; Junie McNeal 559, 503; Paul Figura 239; Karen Clark and Natalie Davis 524; Shirley Figura 395b; Bill Hogan 466; Henry McGuire 254; Arlon Gardner 134, 83t; Don Clark 444t (in memory of Bobby Jackson); Natalie Davis 348t; Henry Schuman 400; Hugh Bill McGuire and John Van Horn 235.

Announcements were made. John Merritt led “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus”, and John Van Horn offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—John Merritt; Secretaries—Bill Hogan and Nancy Hogan.