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Providence Primitive Baptist Church Singing

Vinemont, Alabama

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The annual Providence Primitive Baptist Church Singing was held at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church in Cullman, Alabama, on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. Due to flooding problems at Providence Church they were unable to host the singing this year. The class was called to order by Kenneth Fannin leading 405. The opening prayer was offered by Elder Ricky Harcrow.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Kenneth Fannin; Vice Chairman—Delone Cobbs; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Committee—Jennifer Lee.

Leaders: Delone Cobbs 39b, 31b; Anne Chalker 146, 235; Danny Creel 271t, 312b; Lena Keeton 475, 270; Judy Chambless 34t, 129; Travis Keeton 480, 343; Velton Chafin 488, 463; Butch White and Kenny White 503, 74b; Andrew Farris 186, 178; Richard Mauldin 446 (in memory of Ruth Denson Edwards), 378t (in memory of Dick Mauldin).


The class was brought back together by Delone Cobbs leading 75. Geraldine Sharpton led 542 and 421.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Butch White and Ricky Harcrow. Butch White read the following names of the sick and shut-ins: Lonnie Rogers, James Cain, Glenn Keeton, Clarence McCool, Denson Hinton, and Julietta Haynes. Ricky Harcrow led 138b.

Butch White read the following names of the deceased: Elder Guy Hunt, Orin Floyd, Frank Williams, Marion Wilks, and Frank Hataway—Alabama; Elder Obay—Tanzania; John Etheridge—Florida; and Bill Reynolds—Tennessee. He led 30b. Elder Harcrow spoke and offered prayer to close the memorial service.

Leaders: Harrison Creel 111b, 111t; Will Allred 300, 196; John Merritt 268; John Merritt and Bridgett Hill 110; Carol Fannin 225t, 399b; Robert Chambless 145b, 84; Susan Allred 183 (in memory of Harley and Marie Guthrie), 378b. Ricky Harcrow offered the blessing for the noon meal.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Judy Caudle leading 134. Leaders: Ricky Harcrow 29t, 155; Rachel Allred 276, 142; Sonja Sipe 101t, 39t; Ken Tate 86, 120; J.L. Hopper 450, 418; Bridgett Hill 37b, 440; Nancy Tuck 335, 358; Janice Bridges 565, 569b; Adam Hale 171, 340; Caleb Allred 36b, 47b; Chrissie Holcombe 31t; Judy Caudle 177, 341 (by request); Ryan Hale 77t, 192; Garrett Sipe 63, 354b; Ken Tate 344 (by request); Laura Hale 384, 137; Henry Guthery “Higher Ground”, 478; Jennifer Lee 126; Judy Caudle 287 (for Carol Fannin); Kenneth Fannin 176b (for Mary Holcombe).

Announcements were made. Kenneth Fannin and Delone Cobbs led 45t as the closing song. Elder Ricky Harcrow offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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