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Providence Singing

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

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church at Providence on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Delone Cobbs leading 31b. Charles McCravy offered the opening prayer.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Delone Cobbs; Vice Chairman—Garrett Sipe; Secretary and Arranging Officer—Nicholas Thompson.

Leaders: Anna Grace Sipe 47b, 77t; Garrett Sipe 63, 159; Nicholas Thompson 32t, 67; Geraldine Sharpton 481, 84; Nancy Thompson 452, 401; Charles McCravy 87, 176b; Carol Newman 460, 373; Butch White 30b, 34b; Loretta Whitman 399b, 81t; Hazel Heinze 515, 178.


The class was brought back to order by Nicholas Thompson leading 89. Leaders: Iva Nell Rodgers 145b, 145t; Susan Allred 76b, 378b; Carol Fannin 421, 225t; Velton Chafin 232; Cindy Mann and Nicholas Mann 247t (?), 106; Brenda Chafin 542, 73t; Mary Holcombe 52t, 52b, 43; Kenneth Fannin 405, 480. Butch White offered a blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Delone Cobbs leading 49b. Leaders: Vicki See and Billy See 108b, 288; Ryan Hale 192, 358; Bekah Lauren Clay 45t; Bekah Lauren Clay and Delone Cobbs 68b; Steve Adams and Laura Hale 99, 331, 384; William Clay 168, 282; J.L. Hopper 291, 311; Velton Chafin and Elsie Moon 494, 348b; Nicholas Thompson 434; Geraldine Sharpton 496 (for Ann Jett); Nicholas Thompson 189 (for Kenneth Fannin); Anna Grace Sipe and Garrett Sipe 46; Garrett Sipe 155; J.L. Hopper 149 (for Carol Fannin); Delone Cobbs 38b; Nicholas Thompson and Wanda Brothers 30b. Velton Chafin dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Delone Cobbs; Vice Chairman—Garrett Sipe; Secretary—Nicholas Thompson