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Providence Singing

Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church, Cullman, Alabama

Saturday, May 19, 2012

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 Kenneth Fannin leading 176b. The morning prayer was offered by Christopher Mann.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairman—Kenneth Fannin, Vice Chairman—Delone Cobbs; Secretary—Kenneth Fannin.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 174, 209; Richard Mauldin 36b; Hubert Nall (2 songs); Robert Walker (2 songs); Bea Carnathan 438; Ernestine Parker (2 songs); Theresa Westmoreland 220, 546; Carly Westmoreland 400, 86; Danica Thornton 401; Robert Walker (2 songs); Nicholas Mann 274t, 97.


The class was called to order by Delone Cobbs. Buell Cobb read the list of the sick and shut-ins as follows: Charles Creel, Larry Brasher’s father, Lois Bowman, Josie Hyde, Winell Sanders, Jewell Wootten, Ophie Thornton, Charlie Ballard, Myrtle Ann Ballard, John Beasley, Harrison Creel, Leona Haynes, Stella Pratt, Johnnie Chafin, and Elder Marlon Wilkinson. He then read the list of the deceased as follows: Reecie Harbinson, Rachel Childers, Cecil Sanders, Ernie Jett, Clarence McCool, Marie Ivey, Lonnie Rogers, Dr. Julietta Haynes, Travis Keeton, Norma Hamrick, Elder H.O. Hamrick, and John Merritt. Buell led 373.

Leaders: Joyce Lambert 65; Christopher Mann 31t, 49b; Velton Chafin 268; Cindy Mann 159, 127; Kermit Adams 56t, 285t; Jim Aaron 503, 565; Henry Guthery 527, 517; Adam Hale 37b, 171; Ottis Sides 61, 530; Margie Lee 452; Nancy Tuck 335, 504; Steve Adams and Laura Hale 331, 101t; Sonya Sipe 32t.


The afternoon session was called to order by Kenneth Fannin. Leaders: Beth Anne Clay and Anna Grace Sipe 178, 358; Linda Sides 76b, 225t; Larry Ballinger 50 (t? b?), 133; Lisa Geist 273, 546; Geraldine Sharpton 315, 299; Jennifer Clay 542; Claudene Townson and Larry Wootten 30t, 146; Susan Allred 182, 183; Carol Fannin and Ryan Hale 459, 136; Elizabeth Conner and Katie Campbell 448b, 472; Mary Holcombe 105, 103; J.L. Hopper 104, 33t. Delone Cobbs led a song. Kenneth Fannin led 73t, and thanked all the singers for a wonderful day.

Buell Cobb led 517 as the closing song. Velton Chafin offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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