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Alewine-Laminack Memorial

St. Michael Lutheran Church, Cleburne County, Alabama

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The annual Alewine-Laminack Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at St. Michael Lutheran Church, north of Muscadine, Cleburne County, Alabama, on the fourth Sunday in April. Cecil Roberts called the class to order leading 49b. Ed Thacker offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Cecil Roberts 32t; Stanley Edwards 317, 208; the class sang birthday wishes to Donna Bell; Donna Bell 452 (in memory of Corene Laminack), 389.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Donna Bell; Arranging Committee—Margie Smith. A new singing was announced. It will be held at Old Carrollton Primitive Baptist Church in Carroll County, Georgia, on the fourth Sunday in September.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 101t, 313t; Henry Johnson 375, 278b; Sharon DuPriest 40, 36b; Robert Chambless 480, 303; Karen Rollins 212 (in honor of Lonnie Rogers), 540 (in honor of John Plunkett); Earlis McGraw 56t, 76b; Judy Chambless 542, 354t.

RECESS

Cecil Roberts called the class back to order leading 100 (in memory of his grandparents, E.A. and Etta Pope), B.M. Smith 34t, 225t; Olivia Iverson 159, 108b; Eschol Hughes 282 (in memory of Carl Hughes, J. C Hughes, and all deceased Sacred Harp singers), 283; Reba Windom 138t, 217; Andrew Farris 268, 503; Evelyn Harris 378t, 47t; Ed Thacker 381 (in memory of Milton Oliver), 187.

RECESS

Stanley Edwards brought the class back to order leading 568 (in memory of Bobby Jackson). Leaders: Mary Jo Shafer 229, 82t; Tony Hammock 544 (in honor of John Plunkett), 111b (in memory of Corene Laminack); Virginia Dyer 340 (in memory of Harold McElroy), 454; Ken McElroy 274t, 294 (in memory of Harold McElroy). Eschol Hughes blessed the noon meal at the table.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Cecil Roberts leading 97. Leaders: Karen Rollins 99; Richard DeLong 338 (in honor of Michael Thompson and Danny Arms); 57 (for John Plunkett); Jeff Sheppard 386, 292; Andrew Farris 358; Reba Windom and Sharon DuPriest 186; Henry Johnson and Ed Thacker 230; Robert Chambless and Judy Chambless 501; Charlene Wallace, Karen Rollins, and Richard DeLong 149; Margie Smith and B.M. Smith 393; Eschol Hughes 37b; Olivia Campbell 155; Mary Jo Shafer 63; Tony Hammock 434.

Announcements were made. Cecil Roberts led 46 as the closing song. Eschol Hughes offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Donna Bell