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Pauline Creel Childers Birthday Singing

First Methodist Church, Wayne, Michigan

Saturday, March 5, 2005

The fifth annual Pauline Creel Childers Birthday Singing was called to order by Henry Schuman leading 30t. Greg Creech offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Henry Schuman; Vice Chairpersons—Jennifer Hanford and Laurie Schuman; Secretary—Martha Beverly.

Leaders: Henry Schuman 171; Pauline Childers 318, 475; Samuel Sommers 112, 24b; Martha Beverly 37b, 196; Sarah Smith 129, 73t (for Edith Tate); Danny Creel 269, 498; Jim Pfau 430, 565; Cathryn Baker 474, 142; Lynne deBenedette 383, 82t; Regina Bayer 203, 148; Seth Holloway 274t, 388; Debbie Hall 47b, 556; Harrison Creel 512; Molly Williams 128, 155.

RECESS

Henry Schuman brought the class back to order by leading 32t. Leaders: Brad Bahler 551, 117; Janet Wright 183, 34b; Idy Kiser 47t; Idy Kiser and Paul Woodin 49t; Greg Creech 38b, 68b; Charlotte Wolfe 99, 64; Will Fitzgerald 274b; Jan Ketelle 182, 168; Teddy Creel 59, 63; Matthew Lind 145b, 36t; Mary Postellon 127; Samuel Sommers 316 (in memory of Lucille Tolbert, Hayden Creel and Marie Aldridge, and for Edith Tate who could not be here); Loraine Bayer 340, 31b; Joe Todd 103, 236; Mary List 122, 72b. Greg Creech offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought together by Martha Beverly leading 66. Leaders: Samuel Sommers “Happy Birthday” (to celebrate the 90th birthday of Pauline Creel Childers); James Page 411, 284; Denise Kania 106, 500; Bill Beverly 86, 547; Cassie Franklin 304, 432; Jerry Enright 330b, 377; Emily Creel 222, 384; John Bayer 300, 517 (WB); Hans Bayer and Jubal Bayer 496, 159; Ann Miczulski 335, 441; Harrison Creel, Emily Creel, and Cassie Franklin 342; Gary Smith 31t, 569b.

RECESS

Samuel Sommers brought the class to order by leading 319. Leaders: Beth Todd 234, 501; Roger Williams 515, 298; Karen Freund 224, 370; Charles Wells 546, 28b; Susan Probert 39t, 212; Jim Coppock 504, 542; Eloise Clark 153, 480; Jim Helke 351, 143; Henry Schuman 532 (for Pauline Creel Childers and Edith Tate).

The Secretary’s Report and announcements were given. Henry Schuman, Martha Beverly, Bill Beverly, and Samuel Sommers led 62 as the closing song. Greg Creech offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Henry Schuman; Vice Chairpersons—Jennifer Hanford and Laurie Schuman; Secretary—Martha Beverly.