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Alewine-Laminack Memorial

St. Michael Lutheran Church, north of Muscadine,
Cleburne County, Alabama

Sunday, April 27, 2008

The annual Alewine Memorial Sacred Harp singing at St. Michael Church was held on the fourth Sunday in April. Cecil Roberts called the class to order leading 303. Henry Johnson offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Stanley Edwards 60, 79; Charlene Wallace 99, 171; Nathan Rees 37b, 441; Karen Clark 492, 501.

The business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Donna Bell; Arranging Committee—Judy Chambless; Chaplain—Henry Johnson. A motion was made and passed to change the name of this singing to the Alewine-Laminack Memorial, to honor the memory of Corene Laminack and her steadfast efforts to keep this singing alive.

Leaders: Henry Johnson 166, 341; Jeff Sheppard 535; Mary Jo Shafer 336, 229; Tony Hammock 321, 112; John Plunkett 230, 150; Faye Hollis 168, 460; Robert Chambless 452, 84.

RECESS

Stanley Edwards brought the class back to order leading 340. Leaders: Oscar McGuire 485, 573; Ed Thacker 172 (in memory of Corene Laminack), 312t; Donna Bell 165, 335; Lauren Bock 163t, 384; Bentley McGuire 500, 56b; Don Clark 173, 542; Evelyn Harris 503 (in memory of Billy Joe Harris), 155; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 511, 439; Shelbie Sheppard 29b, 142 (in memory of Ruth Brown); Ann Simpson 81t, 445; Marilyn Bradley 47b; Mildred McElroy 30t, 137; Monica McAlpin and Charlene Wallace 289; Judy Chambless 34t, 531. Ed Thacker blessed the noon meal at the table.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Cecil Roberts leading 32t. Leaders: Richard DeLong 431, 458; Jonathon Smith 39t, 442; Ed Thacker 440; John Plunkett 572; Monica McAlpin and Charlene Wallace 318; Charlene Wallace 119; Don Clark 174; Nathan Rees 292; Mary Jo Shafer 72b; Bentley McGuire 228; Karen Clark 486 (in memory of Amanda Denson-Brady); 358 (by request); Robert Chambless 225t (in honor of Lonnie Rogers); Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 494; Faye Hollis 186; Tony Hammock 434; Lauren Bock 217; Oscar McGuire 276; Shelbie Sheppard 277; Henry Johnson 138t; Donna Bell 405; Ann Simpson 274t; Jonathon Smith 110; Mildred McElroy 269 (in memory of Lessie Cates); Richard DeLong 214; Judy Chambless 40; Cecil Roberts 294 (by request).

Following announcements, Cecil Roberts lead 347 as the closing song, and dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Vice—Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Donna Bell