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Alewine-Laminack Memorial Singing

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Cleburne County, Alabama

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The annual Alewine-Laminack Memorial Singing was held on the fourth Sunday in April at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, north of Muscadine, Cleburne County, Alabama. Cecil Roberts called the class to order leading 146, and then welcomed everyone. Ed Thacker offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Cecil Roberts 277; Stanley Edwards 213t, 76b; Donna Bell 129 (in memory of Corene Laminack), 155; Henry Johnson 96, 109; Judy Chambless 203, 209; Eschol Hughes 480, 111b; Karen Rollins 111t (in memory of Jimmie Denney), 149; Curtis Hamrick 329, 137; Virginia Dyer 63, 40; Robert Chambless 84, 303.

RECESS

Cecil Roberts brought the class back to order leading 30b.

A business session was held and the class voted to retain the same officers: Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Donna Bell; Arranging Committee—Margie Smith.

Leaders: Ed Thacker 498, 517; Charlene Wallace 388, 421; Bud Oliver 146, 343; Olivia Iverson 282, 323b; B.M. Smith 141 (for Margie Smith), 123t; Shelbie Sheppard 186, 142; Oscar McGuire 283, 441; Reba Windom 101t, 276.

Chairman Cecil Roberts asked that the $255.00 donated be noted in the minutes. The money will be used for upkeep of the church, due to the fact that a Lutheran service hasn’t been conducted at this location for approximately 70 (t? b?) to 80 years.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 422, 439; Margie Smith 512, 225t; Stanley Edwards 383, 500; Judy Chambless 66, 58; Curtis Hamrick 358, 77t; Karen Rollins 136, 501; Henry Johnson 138b, 338; Olivia Iverson 274t, 290. Eschol Hughes blessed the noon meal at the tables.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Stanley Edwards leading 208. Leaders: Robert Chambless 176b; Eschol Hughes 197, 235; Charlene Wallace 373, 503 (for Hester Edwards); Michael Thompson 340 (by request), 385b; Virginia Dyer 318, 193; Bud Oliver 42; Richard DeLong 234, 232, 399b; Reba Windom 159, 217; Oscar McGuire 163b, 47b; Shelbie Sheppard 431; Ed Thacker 460, 471; Jeff Sheppard 454, 120; B.M. Smith 72b; Michael Thompson 112, 294; Richard DeLong 319.

Following announcements, Stanley Edwards and Cecil Roberts led 62 as the closing song. Those who wished took the parting hand. Karen Rollins offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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