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Alewine Memorial

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

Sunday, April 24, 2005

The annual Alewine Memorial was held at St. Michael Church on the fourth Sunday in April. The class was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Chairman Cecil Roberts leading 124 and 272. Hugh McGraw offered the morning prayer.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Hester Edwards; Arranging Committee—Charlene Wallace and Mildred McElroy.

Leaders: Cecil Roberts 312b; Hugh McGraw 127, 122; Mildred McElroy 61, 318; Henry Johnson 68t, 104; Oscar McGuire 473, 73 (t? b?); Stanley Edwards 45t, 37b; Ed Thacker 471, 543; Mary L. Smith 63, 335; Sherrie Edwards 274 (t? b?), 106.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Stanley Edwards leading 59. Leaders: Judy Chambless 82t, 81t; Eugene Forbes 145b, 317; Carlene Griffin 117 (for Hester Edwards and Alice Edwards), 122 (in memory of Vivian Rogers); Jason Hollis 68b, 282; Teenie Moody 40, 99; Bobby Jackson 445, 354t; Corene Laminack 146, 290; Robert Chambless 30b, 452; Karen Rollins 84, 49b; Lonnie Rogers 97, 225t, 186; Jenny Acton 340,143.

LUNCH

Cecil Roberts led 565 to bring the class to order. Leaders: Audress Gurley 108t, 36b; Faye Hollis 168, 58; Tony Hammock 201, 42; Mildred Patterson 89, 100; Charlene Wallace and Ellen Waters 155, 159, 90; Cecil Roberts 503; Mildred McElroy, Marvin McElroy, and Monica McAlpin 358; Ed Thacker 456; Henry Johnson 435; Oscar McGuire 142; Bobby Jackson 166; Judy Chambless 31b; Jenny Acton 405; Tony Hammock 105.

After announcements were made, Stanley Edwards led 323b (for Corene Laminack) as the closing song. Henry Johnson offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Hester Edwards.