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Independence Day Singing

Camp Lee, Lakeview Lodge, Anniston, Alabama

Monday, July 2, 2018

The annual Independence Day Singing, formerly held at Muscadine Church, Cleburne County, Alabama, was held at Lakeview Lodge, Camp Lee, Anniston, Alabama. The class was called to order by Rene Greene and Samuel Sommers leading 34b. Samuel Sommers offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Samuel Sommers 176t; Judy Caudle 85; Pam Nunn 186; Bert Collins and Glenda Collins 99; Winfred Kerr 36b; Ann Riley 384; Sherrell Cleino 335; Joanna Bennett 495; Henry Johnson 55; Lela Crowder 110; Jim Neal 389; Steve Cornett 480; Laurel Dempsey 503; Andy Ditzler 361; Mary Ruth Stiefel 319; Amber Davis 276; Jairus Schultz 497.


The class was brought back to order by Samuel Sommers leading 358. Leaders: Paula Oliver 155; David Brodeur 326; Anna Bowen and Guy Bankes 328; Zilpha Cornett 84; Isaac Lloyd 410t; Lynn Wilson 68b; Nicholas Thompson 411; Sadie Bagley and Bonnie Bagley 47b; Jedidiah Schultz 89; Lina Silva 59; Charlotte Ehrman 490 (in memory of Mary Ellen Schrock); Aldo Ceresa 436; Rebecca Over 475 (in memory of Steve Helwig and Darrell Swarens); Ryan Nash 71; Brian Harris 327; Hayden Arp 269; Dan Brittain 272; Gideon Lloyd 274t; Will Fitzgerald, Bess Fitzgerald, and Therese Gulker 447; Gillian Inksetter 271t; Jack Nelson 344. Jack Nelson asked a blessing before the noon meal.


The class was brought back to order by Rene Greene leading 137. In a business session the following officers were elected to serve: Chairman—Rene Greene; Vice Chairman—Samuel Sommers; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Officer—Pam Nunn.

Leaders: Blake Sisemore 556 (in memory of Jeff Sheppard); David Ivey 346; Theophilus Schultz 313b; Josef Silva 56t; Shelby Bagley and Sadie Bagley 168; Beth Anne Clay and Mary Francie Clay 270; Laura Ann Russell 564; Molly Bagley 300; Anna Hinton 455; Emily Stutzman 275b; Tommy Schultz 70b; Alex Forsyth 385t; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 440; Barrett Patton 434; Tom George 83b; Michael Darby 487; Matt Hinton 472; Esther Williams 75; Sasha Hsuczyk 138t; AnnaLiza Cull 448t; Eli Hinton and Trammell Thompson 63; Daniel Bearden 193; Rene Greene, Pam Nunn, and David Ivey 172.

Rene Greene and Samuel Sommers led 142 as the closing song. Samuel Sommers offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Rene Greene; Vice Chairman—Samuel Sommers; Secretary—Judy Caudle