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Reid Memorial

County Line Church, Corner, Alabama

Sunday, October 15, 2006

The eighty-seventh session of the Reid Memorial singing was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Harrison Creel leading 335. Danny Creel offered the morning prayer.

Descendants of the Reid family are permanent officers: Chairman—Harrison Creel; Vice Chair—Kathleen Robbins; Arranging Committee—Jackie Tanner and Cindy Tanner; Secretary—Lucy Heidorn.

Leaders: Jackie Tanner 36b; Danny Creel 35; Wilton Donaldson 317; Lucy Heidorn 436; Gary Smith 73b; Henry Guthery 478; Ken Tate 37t; Gravis Ballinger 142; Sarah Smith 73t (for Edith Tate); Gordon Wilkinson 475; Willodean Barton 498; Robert Walker 490; Joyce Walton 275b; Ed Thacker 536; Michael Thompson 408; Judy Caudle 433; Chris Ballinger 84; Linda Thomas 345b; J.C. Rutledge 560.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Harrison Creel leading 512. Leaders: Travis Keeton 566; Amber Davis 440; Terry Wootten 158; Brenda Merritt 542; S.T. Reed 564; Amanda Denson 181; Lomax Ballinger 300; Jim Carnes 209; Nate Green 179; Elene Stovall 302; Butch White 30b; Max Berueffy 328; Eugene Forbes 126; Will Allred 87; Max Berueffy and Ken Tate 532 (for Edith Tate); Cheyenne Ivey 76b; Bob Watkins 33b.

RECESS

Danny Creel called the class to order leading 269. Leaders: Henry Guthery III 530; Caleb Allred 358; Buell Cobb 409; Larry Ballinger 268; Rachel Allred 546; Marlin Beasley 43 (in honor of Dick Mauldin and Richard Mauldin, and in memory of John Hyde); John Merritt 341; Susan Allred 183; Linton Ballinger 224; Ann Jett 136; Seth Allred 383; Earl Ballinger 217. The blessing for lunch was offered by Ed Thacker.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Rodney Ivey leading 108b and 500. Leaders: Cassie Allen 98 (for Edith Tate); Sam Summers 184; Jennifer Allred 385b; Henry Johnson 138t; Emily Creel 318 (for Pauline Childers); Bud Oliver and S.T. Reed 321 (for Milton Oliver); Wanda Capps 203; Bea Carnathan 496; Charlotte McCarn, Emily Creel, and Cassie Allen 124 (in memory of Teddy Creel); Velton Chafin 488; Flarce Creel 389; Carolyn Thompson 476 and 550; Cindy Tanner 507 (for Josie Hyde); Cassie Allen and Lucy Heidorn 304 (in memory of Marie Aldridge); Michael Thompson 198; Sam Summers 316; Gordon Wilkinson 220; Brenda Merritt and Caleb Allred 448t; Henry Guthery III 270; John Merritt “Nothing But the Blood of Jesus”; T.J. Ryan and Emily Creel 34t; Joyce Walton 428 (in memory of Marie Aldridge); Billy Allen and Cassie Allen 89; Shelley Calvert 100; Brett King, Seth King, and Harrison Creel 162; Bob Watkins and Mercy Watkins 222 (for Coy Ivey); Jim Carnes 81t; Lomax Ballinger, Earl Ballinger, Larry Ballinger, Linton Ballinger, Gravis Ballinger, and Chris Ballinger 212; Judy Caudle 216; Robert Walker 477; S.T. Reed 411; Danny Creel 112 (recognized descendants of the Reid family); Charlotte McCarn 143.

After announcements were made, Harrison Creel led 342 as the closing song. Prayer was offered by Henry Guthery, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Harrison Creel; Vice Chair—Kathleen Robbins; Secretary—Lucy Heidorn.