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Cotaco Convention

Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church, Morgan County, Alabama

Saturday, July 21, 2018

The 130th session of the Cotaco Convention was held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in July. The class was called to order by Nicholas Thompson leading 82t. The opening prayer was offered by Henry Johnson. Nicholas welcomed the class.

Leaders: Nicholas Thompson and Judy Caudle 324 (in memory of Darrell Swarens); Judy Caudle 325; Winfred Kerr 542; Nancy Thompson 112; Tom Booth 113; Margaret Thacker 34b; Richard Mauldin 446; Amber Davis 224; Daniel Bearden 451; Rebecca Over 440; Loyd Ivey 460; Ed Thacker 556 (in memory of Jeff Sheppard); Lisa Geist 528; Blake Sisemore 530; Buell Cobb 326; Nancy Phillips 388; Hubert Nall 489; Henry Johnson 123t; Earl Ballinger 389; Butch White 535; Lilly Underwood 348b.

RECESS

Nicholas Thompson led 200 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Samuel Williams 348t; Hazel Heinze 438; Chris Ballinger 512; J.L. Hopper 513; Carol Newman 220; Cory Winters 344; Justin Bowen 402; Linda Booth 196; Curtis Cook 178; Larry Ballinger 448b; Betty Baccus 396; Richard Mauldin 551; Richard Ivey 522; Brittany Thompson 77t; Daniel Williams 353; Cindy Tanner 187; Chris Ballinger 565; Cory Winters 532; Rebecca Over 193; Samuel Williams 456; Lilly Underwood 47t. Elder J.L. Hopper asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Nicholas Thompson and Judy Caudle leading 276 (in memory of Glenda Hopper). Leaders: Henry Johnson 206; Amber Davis 391; Blake Sisemore and Mamie Sisemore 192; Curtis Cook 333; Hazel Heinze 145t; Nancy Phillips 146; Earl Ballinger 182; Richard Ivey 212; Ed Thacker 297; Daniel Williams 74t; Loyd Ivey 213t; Linda Booth 222; Justin Bowen 218; Hubert Nall 119; Margaret Thacker 39b; Butch White 278t; J.L. Hopper 149; Lisa Geist 228; Nicholas Thompson 68b (for Carol Newman); Cindy Tanner 368.

Announcements were made. Nicholas Thompson led 62 as the closing song. Tom Booth offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Nicholas Thompson; Secretary—Judy Caudle