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Tri-State Convention (Cooper Book)

Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Hoboken, Georgia

Saturday, October 17, 2015

The 19th annual session of the Tri-State Convention was called to order by Riley Lee leading 293b. Elder Terry Herrin offered opening prayer. Riley Lee offered opening remarks by welcoming those visiting.

Leaders: Clarke Lee 336t; David Lee 68t; Kendra Strickland 393; John Gentry 331b; Corinne Ducey 67; Anna Pfau 504t; Jessica Kelso 133; Sharon Kermiet 98; Nate Green and Norma Green 373; B.M. Smith 559; Louis Hughes 225t; John Kelso 293t; Faith Riley 72; Thomas Smith 543; Terry Herrin 328.

RECESS

Riley Lee brought the class back together leading 76b. Leaders: Stanley Smith 390; Frank DeBolt 500; Michael Spencer 380t; Gene Pinion 414; Steven Taylor 110; Tony Batten and Lynn Batten 63; Sue Bunch 516; Tommie Spurlock 146; Nigel Bowley 380b.

A business session was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Riley Lee; Vice Chairman—Shane O’Neal; Secretary—Kendra Strickland.

Leaders: Shane O’Neal 95b; Jeffrey Forbes 148; Morgan Bunch 280; Ashley Thompson 220; Julie Lee 558.

RECESS

Chris Coughlin brought the class back together leading 74t and 123b. Leaders: Kathy Lee 171; Jessica Altman 203; David Lee 546; John Gentry 530; Corinne Ducey 96; Anna Pfau 140; Mary Elizabeth O’Neal 514; Clarke Lee 365; Jessica Kelso 123t; Sharon Kermiet 192; Nate Green and Norma Green 30t; B.M. Smith 45t; Louis Hughes 138t; Faith Riley 111b; Thomas Smith 587; Terry Herrin 478. The lunch blessing was offered by Tony Batten.

LUNCH

The class was brought back to order by Riley Lee leading 329. Leaders: John Kelso 417; Frank DeBolt 574; Michael Spencer 455t; Gene Pinion 454; Steven Taylor 60; Stanley Smith 464; Tony Batten and Lynn Batten 515; Sue Bunch 585; Tommie Spurlock 217; Kendra Strickland 38t; Nigel Bowley 309; Johnny Lee and David Lee 30b; Jeffrey Forbes 132; Morgan Bunch 465; Julie Lee 508; Chris Coughlin 176t; Shane O’Neal and Mary Elizabeth O’Neal 392, 348b; Shannon Primm and Stanley Smith 156; Kathy Lee and Jessica Altman 112; Clarke Lee 149.

Following announcements, Riley Lee and Shane O’Neal led 283 as the closing song. Shane O’Neal offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Riley Lee; Vice Chairman—Shane O’Neal; Secretary—Kendra Strickland