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Aldridge Memorial

Johnson Schoolhouse, Fayette County, Alabama

Sunday, June 9, 2013

The annual Aldridge Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held on the second Sunday in June. The class was called to order by Joan Aldridge leading 36b. Darrell Swarens offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Joan Aldridge; Vice Chairman—Elene Stovall; Secretary—Bridgett Kennedy; Arranging Officer—Amber Davis.

Leaders: Elene Stovall 217; Amber Davis 391; Bridgett Kennedy 142; Sean Francis Conway 178; Cecelia Kramer 157; Carlton Chambers 63; Carla Smith 234 (in memory of Pauline Childers); James Eldridge 278t; Lori Graber 426b; Mark Clague 47t; Virginia Eldridge 168; Leon Pulsinelle 95; Karen Willard 171; Clint Davis 58; Clarissa Fetrow 30t; Jerry Schreiber 528; Joyce Whittington 32t; Steve Warner 84 (in memory of Dean Slaton); Stephanie Fida 326; Scott Kennedy 489; Rebecca Eldridge 209; Darrell Swarens 324 (in memory of the Aldridge brothers); Anne Heider 474; Jeff Begley 410t; Katherine Eldridge 143.

RECESS

Bridgett Kennedy led 37b to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Len VanderJagt 569b; Charlotte Ehrman 147t; Adrian Eldridge 213t; Mairye Bates and Jerry Schreiber 473; Dan Brittain 309; JoDell Albi 428; Douglas Fower 318; Kate Coxon 29 (t? b?); Daniel Bearden 250; Hannah Tate 496; Gary Smith 344 (in memory of Terry Redd and Floyd Smith); Lisa Geist 273; Elene Stovall, Fred Killingsworth, Irene Killingsworth, Joanne Nichols, Blake Nichols, Ted Killingsworth, Ryan Killingsworth, and Wesley Killingsworth 457; Betty Baccus 284; Seth Holloway 236; Allison Davis 436; Chris Ballinger 270; Faye Donaldson 78; Ottis Sides 530; Gravis Ballinger 112; Don Keeton 480; Linda Sides 546.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Darrell Swarens leading 215. Leaders: Earl Ballinger 439; Ken Tate 498 (in memory of Harrison Creel); Steve Adams and Amber Davis 378t; Larry Ballinger 425; Velton Chafin 487; Darrell Swarens and Rebecca Eldridge 507 (in honor of Josie Hyde); Lori Graber 111t (in memory of Joanne Bowman); Leon Pulsinelle 348b; Karen Willard 482; Jerry Schreiber 538; Carla Smith 532 (in memory of Don and Mary Lou Jolly); Clint Davis and Meghann Welsh 294; Katherine Eldridge 401; Len VanderJagt 549; Mairye Bates and Jerry Schreiber 268; James Eldridge 117; Kate Coxon 108b; JoDell Albi 313b; Cecelia Kramer 547; Douglas Fower 299; Anne Heider 454; Daniel Bearden 304; Virginia Eldridge 108t; Dan Brittain 458; Charlotte Ehrman 340; Sean Francis Conway 426t; Stephanie Fida 419 (in memory of Bob Meek); Adrian Eldridge 166; Steve Warner 86; Joyce Whittington and Elene Stovall 200; Jeff Begley 481; Joan Aldridge 441(in memory of Robert and Demus Aldridge); Bridgett Kennedy 440.

Joan Aldridge and Elene Stovall led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Adrian Eldridge, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Joan Aldridge; Vice Chairman—Elene Stovall; Secretary—Bridgett Kennedy