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Aldridge Memorial

Johnson Schoolhouse, Fayette County, Alabama

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The annual Aldridge Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at Johnson Schoolhouse on the second Sunday in June. Elene Stovall called the class to order by leading 36b. The morning prayer was offered by Samuel Sommers.

Leaders: Elene Stovall and Gresham Davis 172; Carolyn Thompson 300; Rebecca Eldridge 110, 442; Bill Beverly 171; Eddie Mash 97; Phillipa Stoddard 217, 271t; Travis Keeton 340; Stephanie Fida 176b; James Eldridge 222, 472; Lori Graber 269; Ken Tate 532; Virginia Eldridge 37b; Samuel Sommers 502; Bea Carnathan 136; Dennis George 218; Katherine Eldridge 87, 124; Gerry Hoffman 328; Martha Beverly 504; Darrell Swarens 47b; Julianna Jett 410t, 108t; Robert Stoddard 341; Katie White and Bridgett Hill 66; Glenn Keeton 440; Elizabeth Stoddard 191; Adrian Eldridge 406; Gravis Ballinger and Larry Ballinger 112.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Elene Stovall; Vice Chairperson—Joan Aldridge; Arranging Committee—Amber Davis; Secretary—Carolyn Thompson.

RECESS

Elene Stovall brought the class back together leading 441. Leaders: Patricia Doss 383; Jackie Tanner 298; Janie Short 480; William Shetter 454; Cindy Tanner 498; Chris Ballinger 84; Penny Kujawinski 372; Wayne Dell 235; Lucy Heidorn 155; Seth Poston 275b, 309; Shirley Figura 28b; Lou Kujawinski 228; Cassie Allen 500; Kermit Adams 402; JoDell Albi 179; Lena Keeton 290; Paul Figura 501; Bonnie Davis 210; Tom Fahrbach 422; Anne Drexler 34b; Joan Aldridge 546; Ian Quinn 163t; Danny Creel 456; Caroline Helmeczi 29t; Al McCready 452; Roberta Strauss 32t. Fred Killingsworth, Sr. offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Elene Stovall called the afternoon session to order by leading 436. Leaders: Amber Davis 192; Gary Gronau 137; Lisa Geist 528; Frank DeBolt 569b; Leon Pulsinelle 299; Sarah Smith, Elene Stovall, and Joan Aldridge 316 (in memory of D.M. Aldridge and Robert Aldridge); Gillian Inksetter 151; Yancey Jett 182; Sally Langendorf 378b; Gary Smith 99; Becky Brown 411; Seth Holloway 457; Ann Jett 327; Allison Davis 373; Bridgett Hill 475 (in memory of Flarce Creel); Josie Hyde 507; Solomon Ossa 324; Shirley McCoy 358; Betty Bacchus 215; Velton Chafin 506; Earl Ballinger 331; Anita Landess 389; Lucy Heidorn 146 (in memory of Fred Killingsworth, Jr.).

Elene Stovall led 46 as the closing song. Comments of appreciation were extended to Willia Rush, Irene Killingsworth, and Fred Killingsworth for their hard work and dedication to the Aldridge Memorial. Earl Ballinger drew the wonderful day of fellowship and worship to a close with prayer.

Chairperson—Elene Stovall; Vice Chairperson—Joan Aldridge; Secretary—Carolyn Thompson