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Calhoun County Convention

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

Saturday, September 15, 2007

The 93rd 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 Jeff Sheppard leading 32t. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the morning prayer. Jeff Sheppard led 61; Henry Johnson led 230 and 231.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Henry Johnson; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard; Arranging Committee—Pam Nunn and Norma Green.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 439; B.M. Smith 72b, 225t; Ruth Daniel 335, 378t; S.T. Reed 175, 167; Judy Chambless 40, 82t; Glenda Hopper 88b, 276; Michael Likos 159, 81t; Carlene Griffin 59, 205; Bud Oliver 203, 204; Valerie Stoehr 163b; Karleen Williams 143, 100.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Henry Johnson leading 317. Leaders: Ed Thacker 498, 546; Pam Nunn 361, 200; Robert Chambless 452, 30t; Charlene Wallace 297, 299; Nate Green 43; Lonnie Rogers 298, 318; Syd Caldwell 460, 142; Rene Greene 192, 196; J.L. Hopper 187, 540; Linda Thomas 123t, 39t; Robert Walker 171, 99.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Jeff Sheppard leading 110. Leaders: Richard Mauldin 129, 168; Louise Holland 37b, 28b; David McGukin 112, 222; Mary Jo Shafer 569b, 33b; Norma Green 50b, 56t; Andrew Farris 178, 454; Evelyn Harris 405, 155; Lou Cotney 189, 384; Roy Nelson 274t; Nellie Mae White 119.

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

Leaders: B.M. Smith 313t (for his mother), 393; Syd Caldwell 217; David McGukin 270; J.L. Hopper 532, 98; Ed Thacker 358.

Announcements were made. Jeff Sheppard and Henry Johnson led 46 as the closing song. Richard Mauldin dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Henry Johnson; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard