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Aldridge Memorial

Pleasant Hill (Johnson Schoolhouse), Fayette County, Alabama

June 8, 2003

The annual Aldridge Memorial Singing was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Chairperson Elene Stovall leading 36b. Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Elene Stovall 32t; Max Berueffy 335; Joan Aldridge 441 (in memory of her parents, Robert and Allie Aldridge); Amber Springfield 99; John Hyde 61; Willodean Barton 63; Milton Oliver 318; Ivalene Donaldson 81t; A.A. Malone 181; Corene White 314; Wilton Donaldson 317; Clarence McCool 480; Flarce Creel 475; Travis Keeton 392; Sarah Smith 108t; Gravis Ballinger 535; Allison Ivey 192; Bill Stewart 569b; Earl Ballinger 282; Brenda Merritt 163b.

RECESS

Max Berueffy called the class to order leading 72b and 182. Leaders: Johnny Humber 340, 460; Gary Smith 31t, 565; Edith Tate 212, 532 (in memory of D.M. and Marie Aldridge); John Merritt 240, 358; Fred Killingsworth, Jr. 79; Allison Davis 436, 434; Toney Smith 225t, 227.

Elene Stovall conducted the memorial lesson, leading song on page 316 for the deceased and 430 for the sick and shut-ins. The deceased remembered were: Lavaughn Ballinger, Ruth Brown, Allie Aldridge, Leola Smith, Tressie Adkins, Junior Livingston, and Jack Mills. The sick and shut-ins remembered were: Lamar Smith, Clercy Rutledge, John Hocutt, Garnsey McGough, Evelyn Harris, and Lucille Burks. Larry Ballinger led song on page 84 in memory of Lavaughn Ballinger.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Max Berueffy leading 120 and 276. Leaders: Lucy Heidorn 88t, 217; Chris Ballinger 89, 350; Karen Ivey 391; Harrison Creel 498, 512; Ozella Blackmon 234; Stuart Ivey 135, 171; Lisa Geist 269, 327; Dennis George 440, 142; Bud Oliver 215, 170; Cassie Franklin 336, 220; David Ivey 511 (in memory of Robert Aldridge); Beth O’dell 442, 477; Ken Tate 222, 426b; Josie Hyde 507; Larry Ballinger 151; Latrive Bailey 384; Kermit Adams 99; Karen Ivey, Allison Ivey, and Beth O’dell 546; Milton Oliver 403; John Hyde and Travis Keeton 297; Brenda Merritt and John Merritt 376; Amber Springfield 408; Toney Smith 278 (t? b?), 564; Dennis George 270; Fred Killingsworth, Fred Killingsworth, Jr., and Elene Stovall 123t.

Announcements were made. Elene Stovall, Max Berueffy, and Joan Aldridge led 46 as the closing song. Fred Killingsworth dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairperson—Elene Stovall; Vice Chairman—Max Berueffy; Secretary—Joan Aldridge; Arranging Committee—Amber Springfield.