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Aldridge Memorial

Johnson School House, Fayette County, Alabama

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The annual Aldridge Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Johnson School House on the second Sunday in June. Elene Stovall welcomed everyone, and then led 36b. Darrell Swarens offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were previously elected or appointed to serve: Co-chairmen—Elene Stovall and Joan Aldridge; Vice Chairman—Bridgett Hill Kennedy; Secretary—Cheyenne Ivey; Arranging Officer—Elene Stovall.

Leaders: Elene Stovall 217; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 276; Cheyenne Ivey 176b; Darrell Swarens 208; Betty Baccus 454; Don Keeton 491; Faye Donaldson 430; Adrian Eldridge 298; Lori Graber 548; Richard Mauldin 133; Shirley Figura 565; Nathan Stewart 304; Jan May 540; Linda Booth 198; Chris Brown 269; Brenda Dunlap 117; Paul Figura 348b (in memory of Charlie Derleth).

RECESS

Elene Stovall led 440 to bring the class together. Leaders: Chris Ballinger 215; Penny Kujawinski 564 (in memory of Charlie Derleth); Henry Guthery 409; Michelle Cull 99; Andy Ditzler 291; Earl Ballinger 439; Judy Whiting 441; Dan Brittain 377; Aaron Kahn 313t; Gillian Inksetter 428; David Brodeur 71; Katherine Eldridge 332.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Darrell Swarens leading 128. Leaders: Idy Kiser 112; Eugene Forbes 299; Lisa Geist 528; Frank Griggs 106; Annaliza Cull 155; Larry Ballinger 331; Judy Caudle 202; Gravis Ballinger 203; Lou Kujawinski 350; Chuck Howell 373; Allison Davis and Gresham Davis 436; Glen Killingsworth and Jo Ann Nichols 36b; Johnny Mack Key and Elene Stovall 63.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Larry Ballinger leading 157. Leaders: Chris Brown 107; Lori Graber 111b; Paul Figura 165; Angela Myers 168; David Brodeur 70b; Judy Whiting 105; Nathan Stewart 220; Aaron Kahn 455; Linda Booth 481; Andy Ditzler 95; Brenda Dunlap 81b; Dan Brittain 193; Katherine Eldridge 361; Eugene Forbes 551; Annaliza Cull 448t; Jan May 351; Idy Kiser and Jamie Yeats 39t; Frank Griggs and Kathlene McDonnell 180; Penny Kujawinski 195; Larry Ballinger 127; Gillian Inksetter and Naomi Duguid 472; Lou Kujawinski 477; Judy Caudle 518; Allison Davis 146; Adrian Eldridge, Katherine Eldridge, and Darrell Swarens 507 (in memory of Josie Hyde); Shirley Figura 30b; Chuck Howell 569b; Michelle Cull and Annaliza Cull 186; Henry Guthery 549; Cheyenne Ivey 546; Lisa Geist 273; Richard Mauldin 446; Betty Baccus and Larry Ballinger 294; Don Keeton 480; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 300; Joan Aldridge 228; Elene Stovall 316 (for Toney Smith).

Announcements were made. Elene Stovall and Bridgett Hill Kennedy led 46 as the closing song. Adrian Eldridge offered closing prayer.

Co-chairmen—Elene Stovall and Joan Aldridge; Secretary—Cheyenne Ivey