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Aldridge Memorial

Pleasant Hill (Johnson Schoolhouse), Fayette County, Alabama

Sunday, June 13, 2004

The annual Aldridge Memorial Singing was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Chairperson Elene Stovall leading 36b. Richard Mauldin offered the morning prayer.

Officers were: Chairperson—Elene Stovall; Vice Chairman—Max Berueffy; Secretary—Joan Aldridge; Arranging Committee—Amber Davis.

Leaders: Elene Stovall 217 (in memory of her father, D.M. Aldridge); Max Berueffy 205, 309; Joan Aldridge 388 (in memory of her father, Robert Aldridge), 222; Amber Davis 389, 192; John Hyde 43, 124; Olivia Hill 30t, 335; Wilton Donaldson 229, 490; Marlen Rust 66, 29t; Richard Mauldin 168, 358; Willodean Barton 498, 416; Tom George 300, 155; Elizabeth Keeton 235; Earl Ballinger 500, 530; Bethanne Hill and Esme Hill 101t, 503.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Max Berueffy leading 166. Leaders: Travis Keeton 400, 44; Lena Keeton 200, 434; Fred Killingsworth, Jr. 457; Judy Caudle 227, 177; David Rust 56b, 101b; Allison Davis 436, 270; Gary Smith 31t, 565; Margaret Keeton 97; Gravis Ballinger 112, 91; Sarah Smith 318, 61; Glenn Keeton 504; Glenn Keeton and Toney Smith 278t; Elene Stovall 216 (for all the sick and shut-ins).

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Joan Aldridge leading 189. Leaders: Shirley McRae 155; Larry Ballinger 151, 224; Toney Smith 225t, 475; Johnny Humber 268, 283; Lisa Geist 428, 272; Dennis George 558; Josie Hyde 507; Clarence McCool 203, 349; Beth O’Dell 186, 442; Milton Oliver 314; Bridgett Hill 276, 383; Chris Ballinger 350, 410t; Joyce Hubbert 209, 81 (t? b?); Ottis Sides 480, 144; Kermit Adams 277, 384; David Rust 327, 182; Marlen Rust 313 (t? b?), 133; Steve Rutledge 294.

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.