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Providence Singing

Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church, Cullman, Alabama

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The annual Providence Sacred Harp Singing was held at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church, Cullman, Alabama, on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Delone Cobbs leading 569b. The morning prayer was offered by Jim Aaron.

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

Leaders: Delone Cobbs 31b; Kenneth Fannin 348b, 176b; Judy Caudle 36b, 100; Jim Aaron 503, 68b (for Johnnie Chafin); Christopher Mann 31t, 38b; Don Keeton 134, 317; Anna Grace Sipe 77t, 45t; Carol Fannin 72b, 225t; Margaret Keeton 499, 129.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Kenneth Fannin leading 340. Travis Keeton led 235 and 454 (for Willodean Barton).

Judy Caudle conducted the memorial lesson. She led 521 in honor of Kermit Adams, Josie Hyde, Johnnie Chafin, Willodean Barton, Charlotte Keeton Gober, Ibbie Bennett, and Leon Livingston, and in memory of Mae Conwill, Ruth Aaron, Everett Aaron, and Billy Williams.

Leaders: Garrett Sipe 63, 274t; Geraldine Sharpton 229, 542; Velton Chafin 295, 113; Cindy Mann and Nicholas Mann 159, 312b; Adam Hale 47b, 39b; Sonya Sipe 32t, 489; Christie Holcombe and Laura Hale 78, 30t. Roland Edwards offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Don Keeton leading 270. Leaders: Mary Holcombe 81t, 523; Beth Anne Clay 178, 39t; Steve Adams 378t, 331; Butch White 37b, 30b; Jennifer Clay 106, 566; Christopher Mann 127; Garrett Sipe 354b; Adam Hale 480; Anna Grace Sipe 40; Christie Holcombe and Laura Hale 565; Beth Anne Clay 171; Butch White 74b; Jim Aaron 66; Steve Adams 309; Travis Keeton 44; Christopher Mann 67; Adam Hale 111b.

Kenneth Fannin led 405 as the closing song. Don Keeton offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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