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Alewine Memorial - St. Michael Church

Cleburne County, Alabama

April 25, 1999

The annual Alewine Memorial Sacred Harp singing at St. Michael Church in Cleburne County, Alabama was held on the fourth Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Corene Laminack leading song on page 59. Billy Joe Harris led the morning prayer. Corene Laminack led song on page 100; Lucille McElroy 146; Lucille McElroy and Hester Edwards 340 and 274 (t? b?).

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Corene Laminack; Vice Chairman—Lucille McElroy; Arranging Committee and Secretary—Hester Edwards.

Leaders: Corene Laminack 159; Alice Edwards 104; Karen Reaves 410t, 457, 445b; Marvin McElroy 155, 98; Reba Norton 123t, 164; Bobby Jackson 81t, 401, 569b; Mary Florence Smith 45t, 77t, 348b.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Corene Laminack leading song on page 335. Leaders: C.W. Garner 318, 334, 323 (t? b?); Pauline Kilgore 452, 143, 119; Billy Joe Harris 303, 503; Mildred McElroy 61, 441; Shelbie Sheppard 294, 27, 47b; Lewis Norton 30b, 33b, 231; Evelyn Harris 87, 101t, 47t.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Corene Laminack leading song on page 168. Leaders: Betty Wright 317, 235, 108t; Jeff Sheppard 36b, 57, 182; Louise Allen 277; Nellie Mae White 106, 186. The class, with no leader, sang the following songs: 200, 171, 147t, 392, 358, 222, 112, and 405.

Announcements were made. Corene Laminack led song on page 46 as the closing song. Billy Joe Harris dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Corene Laminack; Vice Chairman—Lucille McElroy; Secretary—Hester Edwards.