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Covington County Convention (Cooper Book)

Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Opp, Alabama

Saturday, September 1, 2007

The Covington County Convention was called to order by Mike Jones leading 101t and 100.

The class elected the following officers to serve the convention: Chairman—Wayne Jones; Vice Chairman—Wilburn Ellison; Secretary—Barbara Jones.

Wayne Jones led 36b, and the opening prayer was offered by Paul King. Ken Kelley conducted the introductory lesson leading 571, 572, and 503. Leaders: Wilburn Ellison 31t; Barbara Jones 72; Paul King 343, 32t; Faye Jones 49b, 336b; Billy Kelley 108t, 491; Joe Nall 129, 165; Edd Bass 309, 507.

RECESS

Wayne Jones called the class back to order leading 497. Leaders: Kennan Smith 384, 239; Tim Jones 225t, 553; Frank Hattaway 435, 558; Agnes Farris 108b, 345t; Janice Gardner 574; Chip Westbrook 500, 107; Voncille Graves 48t, 47b.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Wilburn Ellison leading 283b. Leaders: Bill Farris 401, 559; Adrian Nall 288, 358; Gerald Norris 28b. Tommie Spurlock offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Wayne Jones leading 96. Leaders: Ernest Cockcroft 73t, 75; Mike Jones 201, 416t; Bill Aplin 225t, 285t; Michael Jones 282, 450; Loretta Jones 54t, 59b; Tommie Spurlock 60, 146; Janet King 76b, 82; James Gardner 74t, 368b; Lera Ellison 337, 452; Linda Westbrook 464.

RECESS

Michael Jones brought the class together leading 451. Leaders: Paul King 270; Wilburn Ellison 283t; John Gardner 424, 524; Joe Nall 463.

Announcements were made. The 2008 session of the Covington County Convention will be held at Valley Grove Church, Opp, Alabama. The closing prayer was offered by James Gardner.

Chairman—Wayne Jones; Vice Chairman—Wilburn Ellison; Secretary—Barbara Jones