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Cotaco Convention

Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church

July 27, 1996

The one hundred fifty-third session of the Cotaco Convention was called to order by Chairman Elder Dan Hopper leading songs on pages 88b and 89. The morning prayer was led by Elder J. L. Hopper. Dan Hopper led song on page 213b. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Elder Dan Hopper; Vice Chairman—Arvid Holmes; Secretaries—Judy Caudle and Nancy Thompson; Arranging Committee—Willard Hopper and Milford Cobbs. Leaders and selections were as follows: Dan Hopper 144; Arvid Holmes 40, 171; David Ivey 31t, 572; Linton Ballinger 145t, 145b; Hershell King 100, 101t; Eron White 434, 460; Marie Guthrie 155, 336; Rhoda Norris 177, 403; Kent Beck 107, 48b; Karen Ivey 270, 47b, 34t.


The class was reassembled, and the following leaders with their selections were called: Bud Oliver 39b, 47t, 73 (t? b?); Carol Newman 75, 358; Milton Oliver 332, 335; Eldagene Roberson 189, 186; Allison Ivey 48t, 182; Milford Cobbs 46, 127; Nancy Thompson, Brandon Thompson, and Jonathan Thompson 274t, 445; Frances Jones 569b, 334; Susan Holmes 313t, 441; Dan Hopper 117. The class was dismissed for lunch with prayer by Elder Dan Hopper.


Afternoon leaders and selections are as follows: Buell Cobb 42, 320; Corene White 146, 379; Billy Williams 410t, 448b; Imogene Nelms 275b, 411; J. L. Hopper 543, 304; Judy Caudle 306, 131t, 448t; Coy Ivey 84, 384, 222; Wilda Holmes 480, “That Beautiful Land”; Sam Jones 85, 58; Carol Fannin 122, 399b; Kenneth Fannin 176 (t? b?), 163 (t? b?); Glenda Hopper 49t, 123t; Buckley Hopper 268; Gerald Holmes 203; 68b, 136; David Ivey 295 by request of Herbert Cobbs; Kent Beck 56t, 56b; Dan Hopper and Judy Caudle 78. Dan Hopper led song on page 209 as the closing song, and the class was asked to remember Kimmie Holcomb who could not be with us on this date. Chairman Dan Hopper opened the floor for anyone interested in hosting the singing next year. No requests were received, so the Convention will remain with Gum Pond Church for July 1997. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Hershell King.

Chairman—Dan Hopper; Vice Chairman—Arvid Holmes; Secretaries—Judy Caudle and Nancy Thompson.