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Providence Singing

Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church, Cullman, Alabama

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The annual Providence Sacred Harp Singing was held at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Kenneth Fannin and Christopher Mann leading 31t. The morning prayer was offered by Butch White.

In a business session, the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Kenneth Fannin; Vice Chairman—Delone Cobbs; Secretary and Arranging Officer—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Kenneth Fannin 480; Judy Caudle 52t, 49t; Butch White 49b, 326; Delone Cobbs 565, 354t; Jim Aaron 163b, 503; Nancy Thompson 384, 65; Jerry Kitchens 30t, 56t; Nicholas Thompson 59, 213t; Hazel Heinze 68b, 452; Kermit Adams 147t, 151.

RECESS

Butch White led 225t to bring the class back to order. He conducted the memorial lesson and read the following list of names of the deceased: Bud Oliver, Clayton Ezell, Willard Wright, Eva Padgett, Steve Cobbs, Pernie Pelfrey, Gertrude Shaddix, and Reecie Harbison. Mary Holcombe and Susan Allred led 30b.

Butch White read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Betty Wright, Sammie Oliver, Othie Thornton, Verlon Moody, Josie Hyde, Norman Crider, and Odie Horton. Mary Holcombe and Susan Allred led 31b. Butch White closed the memorial service with prayer.

Leaders: Christopher Mann 73t, 77t; Ryan Hale 47b, 192; Holly Jordan 39b; Bea Aaron 456, 475; Cindy Mann 274t, 332; Roma Rice 166, 297; Hubert Nall 566, 287; Betsy Jordan 39t; Mary Holcombe 114, 84. Delone Cobbs asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Butch White leading 35. Leaders: Henry Guthery 269, 512 (in memory of Harrison Creel), 540 (by request); Margaret Keeton 511, 454; Susan Allred 182, 399b; Elsie Moon 167, 436; Carol Fannin 390, 122; Geraldine Sharpton 542, 318; Laura Hale 340, 434; Judy Caudle 408 (by request); Bekah Lauren Clay 45t; Jennifer Clay 569b; Bea Aaron 568; Nicholas Thompson 358; Jim Aaron 178; Hazel Heinze 145b, 535; Kenneth Fannin and Laura Hale 290; Christopher Mann and Cindy Mann 159; Mary Holcombe, Susan Allred, and Laura Hale 312b; Nancy Thompson and Nicholas Thompson 282, 97; Henry Guthery 420; Hubert Nall 313t; Judy Caudle 186 (for Lily Hopper), 472 (by request).

Announcements were made. The next session of the Providence Sacred Harp Singing will be held at Providence Primitive Baptist Church, located on the Eva-Cullman Road, on Saturday before the third Sunday in May, 2014.

Kenneth Fannin led 46 as the closing song. Christopher Mann dismissed the class with prayer.

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