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Aldridge Memorial

Pleasant Hill (Johnson Schoolhouse), Fayette County, Alabama

Sunday, June 11, 2006

The annual Aldridge Memorial singing was called to order at 9:45 a.m. by Joan Aldridge leading 36b. Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairlady—Joan Aldridge; Vice Chairman—Max Berueffy; Secretary—Bridgett Hill; Arranging Committee—Amber Davis.

Leaders: Joan Aldridge 441 (in memory of Robert Aldridge and D.M. Aldridge); Max Berueffy 494 (for Richard DeLong); Bridgett Hill 276; Amber Davis 224; David Rust 480; Rachel Speer 189; John Hyde 43; Lena Keeton 497; Darrel Swarens 335; Samantha Spiller 108t; Fred Killingsworth, Jr. and Max Berueffy 457; Marlen Rust 148; Chris Ballinger 410t; Flarce Creel and Emily Creel 475; Wilton Donaldson 317; Linda Sides and Ottis Sides 146, 571 (CB); Willodean Barton 225t; Henry Guthery III 434; Elizabeth Keeton and Glenn Keeton 299, 178; Gravis Ballinger 91; Karen Ivey 171.

RECESS

The session resumed with Max Berueffy leading 316 (in memory of Demus Aldridge and Marie Aldridge). Leaders: Beth O’Dell 542; Toney Smith 326; Sharon Spiller 101t; Wayne Dell and Darrel Swarens 198; Carolyn Thompson 550; Harrison Creel 498; Lisa Geist 377; Chuck Howell 373; Henry Guthery 528; Danny Creel 112; David Ivey 200; Richard Mauldin 551 (for Dick Mauldin); Travis Keeton 64; Larry Ballinger 215; Glenn Killingsworth 68b; Shirley McCoy 358; Amber Davis 426t (for Hazel Wakefield); Joan Aldridge 228 (for Shirley Figura).

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Earl Ballinger leading 120. Leaders: Margaret Keeton 454; Emily Creel 384; Rachel Speer 216; Darrel Swarens 186; Marlen Rust 313t; Wayne Dell and Darrel Swarens 47b; David Rust 123b (for Bill Shetter); Henry Guthery III 548; Samantha Spiller 282; Chuck Howell 354b; Karen Ivey 328; Toney Smith 183; Richard Mauldin and Danny Creel 124 (in memory of Teddy Creel); Elizabeth Keeton 29t; Henry Guthery 549; Carolyn Thompson 101b; Glenn Keeton 349 (for Clarence McCool).

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Amber Davis leading 142. Leaders: Emily Creel 532; Harrison Creel 111b; Lisa Geist 272; Shirley McCoy 217; Gravis Ballinger 270; Lena Keeton 546; Beth O’Dell 440; Larry Ballinger 222; Travis Keeton 566.

Following announcements, Joan Aldridge led 46 as the closing song. Richard Mauldin offered the closing prayer and the class was dismissed.

Chairlady—Joan Aldridge; Vice Chairman—Max Berueffy; Secretary—Bridgett Hill.