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Providence Singing

Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church at Providence, Vinemont, Alabama

Saturday, May 17, 2014

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Providence was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Delone Cobbs leading 565. The morning prayer was offered by Marlin Beasley. Delone led 31b.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Christopher Mann; Vice Chairman—Butch White; Secretaries—Geraldine Sharpton and Judy Caudle; Arranging Officer—Margaret Keeton.

Leaders: Christopher Mann 31t, 49t; Kenneth Fannin 329, 436; Yancey Jett 440, 172; Kermit Adams 189, 273; Nancy Thompson 65, 30t; Amber Davis 206, 49b; Nicholas Thompson 42, 310; Bea Aaron 475, 456; Jim Aaron 47b, 503; Judy Caudle 119 (in memory of Clayton Ezell), 313t.

RECESS

Christopher Mann led 146 to bring the class back together. Leaders: David Light 112, 200; Athea Gibbs 569b, 147t; Danny Creel 138t, 138b; Loretta Whitman 81t (for Nellie Alexander), 124 (in memory of Herbert Godsey); Marlin Beasley 61 (for Juanita Beasley), 144; Christie Holcombe and Nicholas Thompson 67, 358; Delone Cobbs 290, 452. The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Butch White.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Butch White leading 34b, 547, and 535. Leaders: Buell Cobb 92; Cindy Mann 77t, 332; Steve Adams and Laura Hale 129, 378t, 340; Carol Fannin 225t, 390; Susan Allred 480, 29b; Velton Chafin 227; Geraldine Sharpton 66, 299; J.L. Hopper 534, 540; Buell Cobb 439; J.L. Hopper 503, 149; Amber Davis 82t, 345t; Will Stallings 274t.

Announcements were made. Christopher Mann led 62 as the closing song. Kenneth Fannin offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Christopher Mann; Vice Chairman—Butch White; Secretaries—Geraldine Sharpton and Judy Caudle