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Pleasant Hill (Johnson School House)
Aldridge Memorial

Fayette County, Alabama

June 8, 1997

The annual Aldridge Memorial Sacred Harp singing at Pleasant Hill (Johnson School House) was held the second Sunday in June.

The class was called to order by Joan Aldridge, welcoming everyone, and leading song on page 36b. The morning prayer was led by Harrison Creel.

The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Elene Stovall; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Lena Keeton Wakefield; Arranging Committee—Travis Keeton.

Elene Stovall and Marie Aldridge led song on page 47t. The following leaders were called: Cecil Sanders 225t; Gene Wakefield 100, 106; Edwin Ballinger 168, 477; Keterina Sanders 73t, 290; Odie Horton 378t, 426t (for Amanda Denson); John Hyde 37b, 39b; Allison Stovall 373, 217; Gravis Ballinger 300, 34b; Mae Conwill 297, 274t; Clarence McCool 101t, 569b; Flarce Creel 475, 299.


The class was called to order by Elmer Conwill leading songs on pages 326 and 298. Leaders: Bud Oliver 30t, 145b; Pernie Pelfrey 67, 270; Lucy Heidorn 40, 155; Parnell Berry 99, 176b; Edith Tate 371, 389; Larry Ballinger 123t, 91; Harrison Creel 317b, 512; Lena Wakefield 273, 220; Marie Aldridge 436; Beatrice Brewer 137, 384. Elene Stovall led song on page 171 for the sick and shut-in, for Amanda Denson, and in memory of Tom Harper and Lola Roberson who passed away this past year.


Travis Keeton called the class to order leading songs on pages 146, 388, and 203. Leaders: Josie Hyde 183, 269, 507; Shirley McCoy 380, 108t (in memory of her father and aunt, Elsie Key); Shirley McCoy and Elene Stovall 318; Bud Oliver 480, 335; Marie Aldridge 316, 196; Allison Stovall 441; Joan Aldridge 454, 294 (by request), 45t; Clearcy Rutledge 42, 64; Lucy Heidorn 53, 36b, 200 (for Irene Killingsworth); Harrison Creel 342, 111b; Parnell Berry 283, 306; Elmer Conwill 396, 35 (for Arnold Moore); Edwin Ballinger 145t; Lena Wakefield 186 (in memory of Robert Aldridge and Elsie Key); Marie Aldridge 192; Elene Stovall 68b.

Elene Stovall led song on page 46 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Fred Killingsworth.

Chairman—Elene Stovall; Vice Chairman—Elmer Conwill; Secretary—Lena Keeton Wakefield.