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Kenneth Fannin Memorial and Providence Singing

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

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Providence was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. The class was called to order by James (Butch) White leading 171. Delone Cobbs offered the opening prayer.

A business session was held and the following officers were retained: Chairman—Butch White; Vice Chairman—Christopher Mann; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Officer—Nicholas Thompson. Greg Allred addressed the class and presented a motion that the name of the singing be changed to the Kenneth Fannin Memorial and Providence Singing at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church at Providence. The class unanimously agreed, and the motion was passed. The business session was closed.

Leaders: Butch White 535; Christopher Mann 31t, 146; Judy Caudle 317, 318; Nicholas Thompson 405 (in memory of Kenneth Fannin), 436; Delone Cobbs 73t (in memory of Bud Oliver), 354t; Susan Allred 378b, 430; David Ivey 289, 205; Richard Mauldin 133, 168; Sonya Sipe 77t, 36b; Glenn Keeton 64, 349; Danny Creel 170, 111b; Nancy Thompson 345t, 345b; Bea Aaron 426b, 568.

RECESS

Butch White led 547 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Geraldine Sharpton 299, 66; Linda Booth 222, 319; Justin Bowen 97, 439; Rachel Pirkey 411, 567; Daniel Bearden 449, 483; Vickie See and Billy See 481, 30b; Henry Guthery 104, 407; Carol Fannin 503, 225t; Garrett Sipe 354b, 47b; Marlin Beasley 137, 460. The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Greg Allred.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Christopher Mann leading 101t. Leaders: Jim Aaron 163b, 231; Beth Anne Clay 542, 224; Lainey Martin 40, 445; Ryan Hale 47t, 192; Mary Holcombe 565, 535; Hazel Heinze 523, 515; Cindy Mann 159, 274t; Juanita Beasley 61; Laura Hale 340, 78; Christie Holcombe 329, 67; Aubrey Fannin and Chloe Fannin 178, 48t; Richard Mauldin 358 (in memory of Dick Mauldin); Justin Bowen 187; Carol Fannin, Susan Allred, Mary Holcombe, Laura Hale, and Aubrey Fannin 390 (in memory of Kenneth Fannin); Delone Cobbs, Cindy Mann, Sonya Sipe, Lainey Martin, Beth Anne Clay, Garrett Sipe, and Christopher Mann 39t; Butch White 504.

Announcements were made. Butch White led 62 as the closing song. Danny Creel offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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