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Calhoun County Convention

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

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The 95th session of the Calhoun County Convention met at Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, Four Mile Community, between Anniston and Jacksonville, Alabama, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday before the third Sunday in September. Jeff Sheppard called the class to order by leading 36b. Ed Thacker offered the morning prayer. Jeff Sheppard welcomed everyone and led 82t. Pearl Guier led 59 and 32t.

A business session was held with the following officers elected to serve: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—B.M. Smith; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Committee—Pearl Guier.

Leaders: B.M. Smith 101t, 50b; Judy Caudle 100, 129; Robert Chambless 81t, 225t; Reba Windom 299, 373; Ed Thacker 500, 75; Judy Chambless 66, 146; Angela Myers 63, 159; Roy Nelson 274t, 179.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Jeff Sheppard leading 110. Leaders: Sharon DuPriest 208, 503; Michael Rich 203, 388; Charlene Wallace 168, 314; Pierce Phillips 99, 145b; Nate Green and Norma Green 29t, 136, 425; Ann Simpson 27, 127; Margaret Thacker 303, 565; Cecil Roberts 277, 178; Rene Greene 564, 436; Mary Jo Shafer 335, 163b.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Judy Caudle. She read the following names of the deceased: Nora Higginbotham, Mattie Townsel, John Etheridge, Paul King, Jimmie Denney, and Frank Hataway. She read the following names of the sick and shut-ins: Lonnie Rogers, Marvin McElroy, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, S.T. Reed, and Lessie Dean Reed. She led 389. Prayer was offered by Cecil Roberts to close the memorial lesson and bless the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Ed Thacker leading 77t (by request). Leaders: Reba Windom 186; Michael Rich 312b; Judy Chambless 142; Cecil Roberts 31t, 30b; Mary Jo Shafer 155 (for Evelyn Harris), 229; Robert Chambless 354t; Sharon DuPriest 313t; Ann Simpson 445; Nate Green and Norma Green 438; Charlene Wallace 347; Margaret Thacker 480; Rene Greene 182; Evelyn Harris 47t; Judy Caudle 344 (by request); Daphene Causey 434; B.M. Smith 448b (for Margie Smith).

Jeff Sheppard led 46 as the closing song. Michael Rich offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—B.M. Smith; Secretary—Judy Caudle