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From: Jean M Cuevas <>
Subject: [ARIZARD] Izard historians enjoy Cowgills
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 06:34:04 -0400
Izard historians enjoy Cowgills
BROCKWELL - The Fall Quarterly Meeting of the Izard County
Historical and Genealogical Society met on Sunday, October 9, 2011.
Mary Beth Peck Cooper served as the presiding officer of the session.
Seventy five members and guests were welcomed at 2 p.m. at the
Izard County Senior Citizen's Center by Dorothy Sanders, Recording
Deloris Bookout and Margaret Mason, Hall family cousins, provided
an educational display for the meeting. An antique table, covered by a
family heirloom crocheted tablecloth, displayed pictures of several
generations of Hall family ancestors and a poem titled "Years".
Mary Cooper Miller and Jan Wood Rorie offered membership
opportunities and the publications produced by the society.
Reports were given by ten committees and the Scrapbook was shared
during the business part of this annual meeting. Members and guests
learned of the accomplishments and future goals of these committees.
Officers for 2012 were elected and installed in this session. The
new slate of officers includes: W.J. "Bud" Cooper, Jr. as President; Roy
Runsick as First Vice President; Suzanne Runsick as Second Vice
President: Mary Beth Peck Cooper as Third Vice President: Dorothy
Sanders as Recording Secretary: Linda Carol Cooper as Corresponding
Secretary, Sandy Smith as Treasurer, and Roy Bookout as Executive Member.
Jana Cowgill, a descendant of William Anderson Hall, presented a
history of the Hall family who arrived in Izard County from Tennessee in
the 1800's. In describing the blending of the allied family lines from
the early generations of the Hall family through the present time, Jana
compared the relationships of these famileis to the intricate threads of
a beautifully woven tapestry. She related the proud heritage of the
Hall family as being descendants of some early Christian ministers.
The Cowgill family presented a program of southern Gospel and
Bluegrass Gospel Music for the members and guests. By using their
musical talent, this family continues a Hall family tradition of
ministering the Gospel to others. This family trait was established by
the Reverend Benjamin Hall, the Reverend John H. Hall, and the Reverend
Finis Ewing Hall, early circuit riding ministers of Izard County.
This musically talented family group sings and plays several
instruments. Darlis Cowgill plays piano, bass guitar, and sings
vocals. Lee Cowgill, her husband, sings vocals. Jana Cowgill, their
daughter, plays bass guitar, mandolin, and sing vocals. Denny Copeland,
a cousin, plays lead guitar with the group.
Refreshments were provided by Hosts and Hostesses Carolyn and Ben
Atkinson of Leachville, Margaret and Benny Banning of Lunenburg; Linda
Carol Cooper of Melbourne; and Frances and Keith Jernigan of Little Rock.
Fall flower arrangments were provided by Elizabeth and Justin
Daigle of Melbourne.
The society is dedicated to research and preservation of the
history and historical sites of the Izard County area. It also
functions to assist and publish genealocial research of the area families.
The society is open to anyone interested in genealogy and/or the
history of the Izard County area. Annual membership dues are $20 per
member and includes receiving copies of the quarterly /The Izard County
Historian/. For more information contact the ICH&GS at P.O. Box 877
Melbourne, AR 72556.
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