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Alewine-Laminack Memorial Singing

St. Michael Lutheran Church, Cleburne County, Alabama

Sunday, April 28, 2019

The annual session of the Alewine-Laminack Memorial Singing at St. Michael Lutheran Church, north of Muscadine, in Cleburne County, Alabama, was held on the fourth Sunday in April. Cecil Roberts called the class to order leading 60. Jack Nelson offered the opening prayer. Cecil welcomed everyone, and then led 35.

Leaders: David Smead 111t, 105; David Brodeur 437, 416; Donna Bell 43 (in memory of Corene Laminack), 155 (in honor of Charlene Wallace); Judy Chambless 549 (in memory of Hugh McGraw), 318; Barbara Brooks 119, 303; Jack Nelson 32t (in memory of Eugene Forbes), 560; Ken McElroy 274t, 340 (in memory of the Alewine and Kilgore families); Glenda Collins 99, 300; Robby Rivers, Henry Johnson, and Oscar McGuire 384, 212; Ruth Daniel and Lisa Bennett 47t (in memory of Ruth’s sister, Evelyn Harris), 378t; Lisa Bennett 316, 314; Robert Chambless 72b, 73b.


Andy Ditzler brought the class together again leading 399b. Leaders: Daniel Williams 398, 418; Kathy Williams 37b, 90; Henry Johnson 34t, 489 (in memory of Felton Denney); Karen Rollins 446, 445; Sherrell Cleino 452 (in memory of her uncle, B.J. Harris), 127 (in memory of her uncle, Clellon Warren); Winfred Kerr 283 (for Rebecca Over), 282.


The class resumed singing with David Brodeur leading 294. Leaders: Bert Collins 542, 335; Samuel Williams 163t, 569t; Oscar McGuire 573, 556; Shane Brown 65, 373; Andy Ditzler 523, 516 (in memory of Hugh McGraw). Shane Brown offered the blessing of the noon meal at the tables.


Cecil Roberts brought the afternoon session of singing together leading 285t. Leaders: Ken McElroy 358 (in honor of Mother’s Day and his mother, Nell. This is her favorite song.); Bert Collins 168; Donna Bell 313t; Robby Rivers, Oscar McGuire, and Henry Johnson 480; Robert Chambless 225t; Henry Johnson 147b; Sherrell Cleino 147t; Karen Rollins 268 (for her son, Barry Rollins); Winfred Kerr 517; Samuel Williams 474; Kathy Williams 39b; Daniel Williams 390; Andy Ditzler 36t; Jack Nelson 228 (by request); David Brodeur 26; Shane Brown 200; Barbara Brooks 274b; Lisa Bennett 275t; Oscar McGuire 276; David Smead 275b; Glenda Collins 124; Judy Chambless 454 (for Virginia Dyer).

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Cecil Roberts: Vice Chairmen—David Smead and David Brodeur; Secretary—Donna Bell; Arranging Officer—Judy Chambless.

Following announcements, the officers led 62 as the closing song. Daniel Williams offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairmen—David Smead and David Brodeur; Secretary—Donna Bell