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Cotaco Convention

Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church, Gum Pond, Alabama

July 24, 1999

The one hundred-eleventh session of the Cotaco Convention was called to order by Chairman Dan Hopper leading song on page 138b. The morning prayer was offered by Elder J.L. Hopper.

Dan Hopper then called a short business session for the election of officers. A motion and second was made to name Buckley Hopper as chairman, followed by a unanimous affirmative vote. Other officers include Dan Hopper as Vice Chairman and Judy Caudle as Secretary. Buckley Hopper led songs 489 and 56b. Leaders: Judy Caudle 180, 78; Arvid Holmes 171, 383; Irene Jordan 84, 480; Carmon Brothers 490, 340; Wilda Holmes “That Beautiful Land”, 39b; Hershell King 384, 426t; Eldagene Roberson 186, 81t.


The class was reassembled by Buckley Hopper leading song on page 49b. Leaders: Jonathon Thompson 30b, 565; Seth Crocker 339, 61; Jennifer Allred 106, 460; Brandon Thompson 274t, 335; Danielle Crocker 49t; Seth Allred 401, 457; Andrew Crocker 128, 127; Rachel Allred 166, 45t; William Allred 354b; Velton Chafin 149; Ron Crocker 276, 277.


The afternoon session was called to order by Buckley Hopper leading song on page 268. He gave the opportunity for anyone desiring to host the next session of the Convention to make their request known. None were received, so the 112th session of the singing will remain with Gum Pond Church for July 2000.

Leaders: Bud Oliver 47t, 145b; Rhoda Norris 187; David Roberson 34t, 220; Buell Cobb 42, 440; Imogene Nelms 441, 312b; John Merritt 77t, “Tabitha-Cumi”; Nancy Thompson 101t, 40; Marie Guthrie 374, 389; Kenneth Fannin 33b, 313t; Athea Gibbs 569 (t? b?), 32t; Elvin Guthrie 213b, 225t; Susan Allred 112, 138t; Billy Williams 123t, 445; Carol Fannin 109, 68b; Daniel Hopper 287, 291; Glenda Hopper 120; J.L. Hopper 91, 198; Judy Caudle 358 (by request for Ben Bradford, Michigan).

Chairman Buckley Hopper led song on page 27 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Kenneth Fannin.

Chairman—Buckley Hopper; Vice Chairman—Daniel Hopper; Secretary—Judy Caudle.