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Calhoun County Convention

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

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The 94th session of the Calhoun County Convention met at the Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church in the Four Mile Community, between Anniston and Jacksonville, Alabama, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday before the third Sunday in September. Jeff Sheppard led 32t to bring the convention to order, followed with prayer offered by Ed Thacker. Jeff Sheppard led 75; Henry Johnson led 375 and 539.

The class was organized with the following officers elected to serve: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Henry Johnson; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard.

Leaders: Ed Thacker 57, 147b; Bud Oliver 332, 42; Lonnie Rogers 33b, 225t; B.M. Smith 318, 441, 317; Cecil Roberts 277, 229, 30b; Judy Chambless 159; Lou Cotney 172, 384; Bobby Watkins 442, 336, 186.


The class resumed singing with Henry Johnson leading 231. Leaders: Karleen Williams 30t, 40, 45t; Evelyn Harris 47t, 155, 87; Carlene Griffin 77t, 448b; Mercy Watkins 335; Pam Nunn 334, 313t, 280; Robert Chambless 337, 480; S.T. Reed 64, 65, 131b; Emily Creel 426t, 426b, 454.


The afternoon session was brought together by Ed Thacker leading 112 and 530. Leaders: Louise Holland 471, 35; Ann Simpson 452, 122; Nick Griffin 551; Lonnie Rogers 373, 348b; Bud Oliver 73t; Cecil Roberts 503; Judy Chambless 358; Bobby Watkins 300; Henry Johnson 123t; Karleen Williams 136; Mercy Watkins 203; Pam Nunn 224; Robert Chambless 143; S.T. Reed 123b; Emily Creel 378b; Louise Holland 217; Ann Simpson 445.

Henry Johnson led 330t as a memorial for all the deceased who have passed away in the last few years and also remembered the sick and shut-ins. Evelyn Harris led 303 in memory of her husband, B.J. Harris, and son, Dale Harris.

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

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