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Providence Singing

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

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The annual Providence 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. The opening prayer was offered by Butch White. Delone Cobbs welcomed the class, and led 32t.

In a business session, the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Butch White; Vice Chairman—Christopher Mann; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Officer—Nicholas Thompson.

Leaders: Butch White 274t (for Judy Cobbs), 30b (for Elsie Moon); Christopher Mann 48t, 49t; Judy Caudle 33b, 472; Nicholas Thompson 405 (for Kenneth Fannin), 460 (for Arvid Holmes); Anna Grace Sipe 77t, 335; Nancy Thompson 65 (for Lily Hopper), 384 (in memory of Willard Hopper); Marlin Beasley 298, 285t; Richard Mauldin 312b, 168.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Butch White leading 63. Leaders: Geraldine Sharpton 299, 84; Garrett Sipe 45t, 40; Carol Newman 68b, 358; Eugene Forbes 317, 186; Vickie See and Billy See 480, 503; Mary Holcombe 163t, 421; Carol Fannin 329, 225t; Sonya Sipe 312t, 163b; Laura Hale 78, 81t. Richard Mauldin asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Christopher Mann leading 101t. Leaders: Hazel Heinze 86, 145t; Beth Anne Clay 178, 542; Susan Allred 76b, 112; Jacob Baker and Beth Anne Clay 354b, 87; J.L. Hopper 340, 158; Cindy Mann 127, 159; Delone Cobbs 341; Nicholas Thompson 436 (for Kenneth Fannin), 99 (for Kermit Adams); Vickie See and Billy See 339; Christopher Mann 47b (for Renee Bosswetter); Butch White 354t; J.L. Hopper 236 (by request); Marlin Beasley 455 (by request); Nicholas Thompson 390 (for Mary Holcombe), 384 (for Kenneth Fannin); Judy Caudle 454 (for Willodean Barton and Norman Crider).

Announcements were made. Butch White led 62 as the closing song. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Butch White; Vice Chairman—Christopher Mann; Secretary—Judy Caudle