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Providence Primitive Baptist Church

Vinemont, Alabama

Saturday, May 14, 2005

The first Sacred Harp singing held at Providence Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Kenneth Fannin leading 48t. Prayer was offered by Elder Marlon Wilkinson.

Leaders: Jennifer Allred 37b; Judy Caudle 120, 121; Delone Cobbs 290, 72b; Marie Guthrie 166, 171; Carol Fannin 274t, 503; Bobby Watkins 33b, 76b; Seth Allred 39t, 84; Butch White 30b, 74b; Corene White 379, 403; David Light 110, 318; Richard Mauldin 35; Richard Mauldin and Dick Mauldin 358; Henry Guthery 568, 527; Arvid Holmes 63, 460.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Delone Cobbs leading 388. A memorial lesson was held by Elder Daniel Hopper. Elder Hopper spoke of the length of the following list and of the memories of those people brought to our minds by the singing of songs, and then led 80b in memory of the following: John Hocutt, Ivalene Donaldson, Hershell King, Sherry Guthery, Willard Hopper, R.C. Burleson, Kathleen White, Lyonial Puckett, Helen Hunt, Owen Hunt and Henry Hunt.

The class then sung 81t in honor of those who could not be present because of sickness or other reasons: Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Harrison Creel, Flarce Creel, Edith Tate, Jap Walton, Joyce Walton, John Hyde, Josie Hyde, and Etta Pebley. The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Bridgett Hill 82t, 440; Rachel Allred 99, 278b; Tim Cook 86, 347; Brandon Thompson 335, 384; Adam Hale 340, 192; Henry Guthery III 145b, 339; Max Berueffy 569t, 475; Mary Holcomb, Christy and Emily 30t, 105; Susan Allred 399b, 480; Odom Hawkins 32t, 137; Ryan Hale 40, 36b; Allison Ivey 410t, 273; Danny Creel 77t, 111b. Prayer was offered by Elder Hubert Thompson.

LUNCH

Kenneth Fannin brought the class to order by leading 45t. Leaders: Nancy Thompson 127, 126; Lara Hale 434, 78; Ted Creel 87, 125; Eugene Forbes 495, 203; Caleb Allred 312b, 282; Jonathon Thompson 448t, 313t; Glenda Hopper 205, 207; Will Allred 300, 401; Carmon Brothers 75, 112; J.L. Hopper 295, 198; Dan Hopper 489; Richard Mauldin and Bridgett Hill 168; Allison Ivey 425; Judy Caudle 140; Jennifer Allred 142 (for Amanda Denson); Ryan Hale 101t; Bobby Watkins 183; Tim Cook 178.

The church members and class decided to hold this singing again next year. Following announcements, Kenneth Fannin and Delone Cobbs led 46 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Elder J.L. Hopper.

Chairman—Kenneth Fannin: Vice Chairman—Delone Cobbs; Secretary—Judy Caudle.