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Providence Singing

Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church, Cullman, Alabama

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The annual Providence Singing was held at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church in Cullman, Alabama, on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Kenneth Fannin leading 39b. The opening prayer was offered by Butch White.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Kenneth Fannin; Vice Chairman—Delone Cobbs; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Memorial Committee—Butch White and Ricky Harcrow.

Leaders: Delone Cobbs 47b; Judy Caudle 108t, 177; Jennifer Lee 32t, 138t; Butch White 74b, 178; Jim Aaron 503, 68b; Kermit Adams 67, 99; Velton Chafin 225t, 487; Travis Keeton 155, 75; Mary Holcombe 523, 535; Christopher Mann 40, 36b; Margaret Keeton 182, 120; Caleb Allred 82t, 312b.


The class was brought back to order by Delone Cobbs leading 480. Leaders: Henry Guthery 45t, 97 (in memory of Corene White); Susan Allred 76b, 378b; Hubert Nall 168, 176b; Carol Fannin 72b, 34b; Adam Hale 340, 192; Ricky Harcrow 448b, 37b; Steve Adams 331, 401; Ryan Hale 159, 358.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Butch White and Ricky Harcrow. Butch White led 86 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Will Allred, Clarence McCool, Arley Harper, Earl Harper, Leona Haynes, and Nell Cain.

Ricky Harcrow spoke and led 445 in memory of the following deceased: Corene White, James Cain, Gayland Thompson, Lindon Thompson, Uel Freeman, Thurman Nall, and Charlotte McCarn. He closed the memorial service with prayer.

Leaders: Josie Hyde 477 (for Arley Harper); Josie Hyde and Henry Guthery 507; Seth Allred 172, 162; Sonya Sipe 77t, 569b. The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Elder Ricky Harcrow.


The afternoon session began with Kenneth Fannin leading 48t. Leaders: Geraldine Sharpton 66, 229; Margie Lee 145b, 335; Christy Holcombe 128; Laura Hale 276, 384; Jennifer Clay 63, 30b; Essie Hollingsworth 143, 111t; Caleb Allred 542; Adam Hale 47t; Seth Allred 504; Jim Aaron 163b; Kermit Adams 300; Carol Fannin, Kenneth Fannin, Mary Holcombe, Susan Allred, and Laura Hale 390; Henry Guthery 217; Jennifer Lee 203; Judy Caudle 564; Delone Cobbs, Sonya Sipe, and Anna Grace Sipe 317; Henry Guthery 268 (by request), 269 (by request); Adam Hale 196 (by request).

Kenneth Fannin, Delone Cobbs, and Butch White led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Butch White, and the class was dismissed.

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