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Cotaco Convention

Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church, Morgan County, Alabama

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The 120th session of the Cotaco Convention was held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in July. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Judy Caudle leading 33b. The morning prayer was offered by Elder J.L. Hopper.

Leaders: Judy Caudle 177; J.L. Hopper 187, 52t; Nancy Thompson 40, 46; Lomax Ballinger 277, 168; Robert Walker 34b, 99; Don Robertson 151, 540; Margaret Thacker 348b, 489; Andrew Farris 503, 178; Sonya Sipe 32t, 128; Mark Brown 53, 349; Delone Cobbs 235, 480; Cindy Tanner 182, 220.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—J.L. Hopper; Vice Chairman—Brandon Thompson; Secretary—Judy Caudle.

RECESS

The class was called back together by J.L. Hopper leading 145t. Leaders: Loyd Ivey 318, 283; Ed Thacker 280 (for Joyce Walton), 375; Rachel Allred 542, 29t; Garrett Sipe 274t, 354b; Anna Grace Sipe 77t; Susan Allred 329, 183; Stella Pratt 335, 282; Billy Williams 84, 78; Geraldine Sharpton 300, 565; Phil Summerlin 30t, 97. Butch White asked the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by J.L. Hopper leading 467. Leaders: David Ivey 534, 460; Butch White 326, 28b; Leona Haynes 436, 192; Benjamin Bath 131t, 421; Bridgett Hill 74b, 163t; Henry Johnson 111t, 230; Rodney Ivey and Jim Aaron 569b; Rodney Ivey 492; Reba Windom 383, 442; Seth Allred and Corey Dell 499, 172; Daniel Hopper 28t, 451, 98; Reba Windom 440 (by request); Benjamin Bath 208; J.L. Hopper 66 (for Glenda Hopper), 254.

J.L. Hopper led 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Billy Williams, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—J.L. Hopper; Vice Chairman—Brandon Thompson; Secretary—Judy Caudle