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Alewine Memorial

St. Michael Church, north of Muscadine, Cleburne County, Alabama

Sunday, April 25, 2004

The annual Alewine Memorial was held at St. Michael Church, north of Muscadine, Cleburne County, Alabama on the fourth Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Chairman Cecil Roberts at 9:30 a.m. leading 335. Lonnie Rogers offered the morning prayer.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairman—George Garner; Arranging Committee—Charlene Wallace; Memorial Committee—Mary L. Smith; Secretary—Hester Edwards.

Leaders: Cecil Roberts 378t; George Garner 59; Charlene Wallace 79, 101t; Teenie Moody 100, 317; Eunice Webb 30b, 373; Felton Denney 385b, 387; Karleen Williams 63, 40; Stanley Edwards 75, 76b; Corene Laminack 108t, 159; John Plunkett 160t, 50t.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Cecil Roberts leading 284. Leaders: Mary L. Smith 313t, 37b; Lonnie Rogers 97, 389; Josephine Denney 147t, 31b; B.M. Smith 475, 222; Hugh McGraw 37t, 358; Charles Woods 163t; Nicholas Pasqual 56b, 178; Ken McElroy 87, 33t; Karleen Williams 203, 146; Lucille McElroy 45t, 323b; Lonnie Rogers 112; Stanley Edwards 32t, 36b; Eunice Webb 480; Felton Denney 155.

Mary L. Smith conducted the memorial lesson. John Plunkett led 285t for the deceased: Estelle Flowers, Barbara DePoy, Pauline Hulsey, Vaughn Dryden, J.R. Hart, Warren Thompson, Arbie Hill, Laverne Williams, Mozelle Sheppard, Harold McElroy, and Carrie Garner. Ken McElroy led 294 in memory of his grandfather, Harold McElroy, Mozelle Sheppard, Elizabeth Hart, and Sam Hart.

Charles Woods led 503 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Alice Edwards, I.V. McWhorter, Bobby Jackson, Alonzo Edwards, Cleo Owens Myrtle Smith, Nancy Allen, Shirley Coffee, Lucille Shealey, Louise Brown Allen, Donnie McGraw, and Gladys McGraw. Mary L. Smith closed the memorial with prayer, and offered thanks for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Cecil Roberts leading 235. Leaders: George Garner 569b; Teenie Moody 78, 348b; Nicholas Pasqual 453, 61; Charles Woods 147b, 149; Corene Laminack 129, 143; John Plunkett 31t; Stanley Edwards 47b; Mary L. Smith 57, 448b; Charles Woods 381; Charlene Wallace 482.

After announcements were made, Cecil Roberts led 46 as the closing song. Charles Woods offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairman—George Garner; Secretary—Hester Edwards.