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Cotaco Convention

Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church, Eva, Alabama

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The 124th 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 49t and 31b. The morning prayer was offered by Butch White.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—J.L. Hopper; Vice Chairman—Butch White; Secretary—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Judy Caudle 48t, 177; Butch White 34b, 35; Milford Cobbs 159, 405; Nancy Thompson and Nicholas Thompson 384, 40; Eugene Forbes 186, 168; Loyd Ivey 208, 283; Don Keeton 457, 480; Delone Cobbs 73t, 354t; Angela Myers 314, 425; Lomax Ballinger 277, 430; Christopher Mann 47b, 114.

RECESS

Butch White led 448t to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 421; Gosia Percyz 436; Ed Thacker 546 (for S.T. and Lessie Reed); Geraldine Sharpton 481; Jonathan Smith 444; Cheyenne Ivey 222; Henry Guthery 304; Anna Grace Sipe 335; Ron Harper 399b; Ann Jett 448b; Buddy Ballinger 343; Steve Helwig 391; Katy Kanfer 345b; Phil Summerlin 460; Bea Carnathan 568; Chris Cotter 192; Dennis George 263; Susan Cherones 209; Thom Fahrbach 564 (in memory of Alice Fahrbach); Larry Ballinger 228; Nathan Rees 297; Emily Burleson 434; David Ivey 169; Dan Hopper 140. Henry Guthery offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with J.L. Hopper leading 534. Leaders: Earl Ballinger 439; Jack Nelson 513; Amy Daniel 270; Tom George 487; Kelsey Ivey 377; Cindy Tanner 182; Margaret Thacker 37b; J.C. Rutledge 39b; Carol Newman 220; Nicholas Thompson 82t; Gosia Percyz 269; Chris Cotter 573; Thom Fahrbach 548; Henry Guthery 431; Katy Kanfer 477; Ed Thacker 112; Steve Helwig 203; Jonathan Smith 449; Dennis George 349; Geraldine Sharpton and Rodney Ivey 318; Nathan Rees 398; Emily Burleson 472; Larry Ballinger 291; Phil Summerlin 97; Bea Carnathan 80b; David Ivey 88b; Dan Hopper 240; Susan Cherones 278t; Butch White 86 (for his dad); Don Keeton 76b; Judy Caudle 276 (for Glenda Hopper).

J.L. Hopper and Butch White led 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Milford Cobbs, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—J.L. Hopper; Vice Chairman—Butch White; Secretary—Judy Caudle