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Alewine Memorial

St. Michael Church, Cleburne County, Alabama

April 28, 2002

The annual Alewine Memorial was held at St. Michael Church, north of Muscadine, Cleburne County, Alabama, on the fourth Sunday in April. Jeff Sheppard called the class to order leading song on page 59. Billy Joe Harris offered the morning prayer. Jeff Sheppard led song on page 61; B.M. Smith 101t and 30t; and Billy Joe Harris 303 and 503.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Billy Joe Harris; Arranging Committee/Secretary—Hester Edwards.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 297; George Garner 569b, 480; Lois Owens 460, 112; Cecil Roberts 49b, 143; Eunice Webb 318, 225t, 276.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Jeff Sheppard leading song on page 145b. Leaders: Evelyn Harris 108t, 47t, 155; Lucille McElroy 56t, 445, 274 (t? b?); Shelbie Sheppard 66, 186, 159; Jerry DeLoach 172, 146.

Jeff Sheppard led song on page 294 in memory of Obie Laminack. B.M. Smith led songs on pages 59, 340, and 45t for Harold McElroy, who was unable to attend, and for other sick and shut-ins.

LUNCH

Billy Joe Harris called the class back to order for the afternoon session with song on page 63. Leaders: George Garner 168; Cecil Roberts 290; B.M. Smith 284, 384; Lois Owens 283, 75; Eunice Webb 436, 475; Jerry DeLoach 358, 122; Mildred Patterson 108b, 119, 100; Pauline Kilgore 335, 334; Corene Laminack and Janet Laminack 405, 127, 46; Lou Cotney 300, 222, 189; Shelbie Sheppard 167; Evelyn Harris 39b, 37b; Louise Allen 147t; Hester Edwards and B.M. Smith 73b (for Alice Edwards).

Announcements were made. Jeff Sheppard led song on page 69t as the closing song. Billy Joe Harris dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Billy Joe Harris; Secretary—Hester Edwards.