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Kenneth Fannin Memorial and Providence Singing

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

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church at Providence held in memory of Kenneth Fannin on Saturday before the third Sunday in May was called to order by Butch White leading 86. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the opening prayer.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Christopher Mann; Vice Chairman—Butch White; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Delegate—Cheyenne Ivey.

Leaders: Christopher Mann 31t, 569b; Judy Caudle 111t, 111b; Cheyenne Ivey 101t, 378b; Delone Cobbs 49t, 354t; Danny Creel 354b, 56b; Glenn Keeton 163b, 178; Sonja Sipe 47b (for Judy Cobbs) 77t; Amber Davis 203, 224; Henry Guthery 405, 460; J.L. Hopper 374, 450; Nancy Thompson 30t, 312b.


The class was brought back together by Christopher Mann leading 47t. Leaders: Tom Booth 225t, 480; Hazel Heinze 145t, 515; Jeannie Guthery 68b, 63; Cindy Mann 274t, 159; Bea Aaron 441, 568; Carol Fannin 108t, 503; Nicholas Mann 268, 358; Laura Hale 384, 340; Loretta Whitman 275b, 277. Butch White asked a blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Christopher Mann leading 39b. Leaders: Roma Rice 49b, 299; Butch White 535, 547; Henry Guthery and Jim Aaron 231; Geraldine Sharpton 229, 421; Judy Caudle 436 (in memory of Kenneth Fannin); Glenn Keeton 420; Cindy Mann 127; Carol Fannin 145b; J.L. Hopper 234; Bea Aaron 175; Delone Cobbs 67, 44; Amber Davis 276 (for Margaret Keeton); Nicholas Thompson 192, 336; Hazel Heinze 147t; Sonja Sipe 312t; Cheyenne Ivey 182, 56t; J.L. Hopper 513.

Announcements were made. Christopher Mann led 146 as the closing song. Butch White dismissed the class with prayer.

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