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Cotaco Convention

Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church, Eva, Alabama

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The 122nd session of the Cotaco Convention was held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church, Morgan County, Alabama, on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in July. The class was called to order by J.L. Hopper leading 311 and 291. The morning prayer was offered by Milford Cobbs.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—J. L. Hopper; Vice Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Committee—Marlin Beasley and Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Judy Caudle 138t, 138b; Dan Hopper 139, 47b; Milford Cobbs 127, 285t; Jim Aaron 503, 163b; Nancy Thompson 65, 373; Craig Holmes 68b, 111t; Richard Mauldin 312b, 77t; Eugene Forbes 495, 208; Geraldine Sharpton 318, 299.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by J.L. Hopper leading 376. Leaders: Jeff Adcock 74b, 108t; Harrison Creel 342, 111b; Travis Keeton 112, 155; Lomax Ballinger 542, 168; Floy Wilder 297, 389; Bob Simmons 66, 40; Bridgett Hill 82t, 33b; Matt Jordan 30b, 480; Henry Guthery 434, 456; Dan Hopper 220 (for Carol Newman and in memory of Marvin Hopper). The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Marlin Beasley.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Rodney Ivey leading 56t and 511. Leaders: Don Clark 174; Dennis George 543; Angela Myers 472; Ed Thacker 33t, 209; Karen Clark 446, 467 (for Carol Buche); Ailee Martin 36b; Beth Anne Clay 274t; Ron Harper 534, 107; Max Berueffy 498; Henry Johnson 176b, 177; Loyd Ivey 201, 438; Hubert Nall 99, 171; Delone Cobbs 235, 150; Marlin Beasley 166, 371; Nell Morris 428, 108b; Steve Cobbs 460, 490; Jennifer Clay 358; Jennifer Clay, Beth Anne Clay, and Ailee Martin 178; Dan Hopper 451 (for Billy Williams); Judy Caudle 276 (for Glenda Hopper).

The convention will be held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church in July, 2011.

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

Chairman—J. L. Hopper; Vice Chairman—Rodney Ivey; Secretary—Judy Caudle