“Our spiritual leaders of the Gospel.” Carolina Indian Voice Thursday, June 29, 2000: 9.
This article lists the Indian elders who are religious leaders that the Indian Honor Association of Robeson County has chosen to recognize this year. The Indian Honor Association's purpose is “recognizing the elders for their family's full participation in the electoral process of Robeson County in all primary and general elections” (excerpted from purpose statement).
The article provides photographs and brief biographical sketches of 15 ministers. They are: Rev. Michael Cummings (Director of Missions for the Burnt Swamp Baptist Association and currently president of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention); Rev. Tilford Locklear, North Pembroke; Rev. Isaiah Locklear, Oxendine; Rev. Charles W. Maynor, Burnt Swamp; Rev. Coolidge M. Cummings, South Pembroke; Rev. Oscar Cummings, Lumberton #7; Rev. James D. Dial, North Pembroke; Rev. Vardell Swett, South Pembroke; Rev. Simeon F. Cummings, North Pembroke; Rev. Johnny Chavis, Rowland; Rev. Welton Lowry, North Pembroke; Rev. Johnie C. Chavis, South Pembroke; Rev. Sanford Locklear, Burnt Swamp; Rev. Claudie Dial, North Pembroke; and Rev. Gary P. Thompson, Prospect.