5th Georgia State Christian Harmony Convention
Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church
Decatur, Georgia
December 6 and 7, 2014

Saturday, December 6

The Fifth Annual Georgia State Christian Harmony Convention was held at Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church in Decatur, GA on the first Sunday in December and the Saturday before.
The class was called to order by the President, Billy Hollingsworth, leading (CH) 21. The opening prayer was offered by Henry Johnson.

The officers for this convention were as follows:
Billy Hollingsworth - President; John Plunkett - Vice President; Judy Mincey - Secretary; Shannon Primm - Treasurer
The appointed committees were as follows:
Locating committee - John Plunkett; Arranging Committee - Chris Wilhelm and Helen Bryson; Memorial Lesson - John Hollingsworth and Michael Walker, Resolutions Committee - Danny Creel and Shannon Primm

Leaders: John Plunkett (CH) 34: Judy Mincey (CH) 50; Erin Johnson-Hill (CH) 49; Michael Walker (CH) 32b; Danny Creel (CH) 308; Angie Lawless (CH) 248; John Hollingsworth (CH) 51; Darrell Swarens (CH) 341; Ann Jett (CH) 170; Wanda Capps (CH) 264; Karen Clark (CH) 189; Eli Hinton (CH) 59t; Cindy Tanner (CH) 168b; Ken Tate (CH) 166; Henry Johnson (CH) 338t; Mako Cook (CH) 490; Tim Cook (CH) 446; Mary Ellen Schrock (CH) 179; Leslie Booher (CH) 546b


Billy Hollingsworth called the class back leading (CH) 131.
A short business session was held. The current officers were announced and committees appointed.

Leaders: Eddie Mash (CH) 300; Helen Bryson (CH) 67b; Malinda Snow (CH) 541; David Smead (CH) 286; Matt Hinton (CH) 286; Chris Coughlin (CH) 262; Ed Paton-Williams (CH) 121t; Jennifer McDaniel (CH) 157b; Robert Kelly (CH) 86b; Michael Spencer (CH) 465t; Andy Morse (CH) 219; Sandra Wilkinson (CH) 142; Chris Wilhelm (CH) 126; Debora Grosse (CH) 369; Jerusha Wheeler (CH) 304.

Eddy Mash offered grace before the bountiful meal.

John Plunkett brought the class to order leading (CH) 527.
Leaders: Judy Mincey (CH) 133; Erin Johnson-Hill & Ed Paton-Williams (CH) 372; Michael Walker (CH) 276; Billy Hollingsworth (CH) 74; Danny Creel (CH) 326; Angie Lawless (CH) 135; John Hollingsworth (CH) 136; Darrell Swarens (CH) 91; Ann Jett, Cindy Tanner & Wanda Capps (CH) 43; Karen Clark (CH) 322; Cindy Tanner (CH) 180, Ken Tate (CH) 544; Henry Johnson (CH) 256t; Mako Cook (CH) 214; Tim Cook (CH) 456t; Mary Ellen Schrock (CH) 258; Leslie Booher (CH) 255; Eddy Mash (CH) 316; Shannon Primm (CH) 15.


Billy Hollingsworth called the class back leading (CH) 203.
Leaders: Helen Bryson (CH) 137; Malinda Snow (CH) 73b; David Smead (CH) 97; Matt Hinton (CH) 346; Chris Coughlin (CH) 551; Ed Paton-Williams (CH) 411; Jennifer McDaniel (CH) 486t; Robert Kelly (CH) 438; Michael Spencer (CH) 334; Sandra Wilkinson (CH) 130b; Chris Wilhelm (CH) 105t; Billy Hollingsworth (CH) 225t

After brief announcements, Henry Johnson closed the singing with a benediction.

Sunday, December 7

The Sunday session was called to order by John Plunkett leading (CH) 65. Michael Walker offered an opening prayer.
Leaders: Billy Hollingsworth (CH) 347; Judy Mincey (CH) 280; Michael Walker (CH) 103; Danny Creel (CH) 64; John Hollingsworth (CH) 93; Darrell Swarens (CH) 117; Ann Jett (CH) 149; Wanda Capps (CH) 85; Cindy Tanner (CH) 19; Ken Tate (CH) 339; Mary Ellen Schrock (CH) 184; Leslie Booher (CH) 421b; Tina Becker (CH) 136; Ann Strange (CH) 26b; Jane Spencer (CH) 345; Sandra Wilkinson (CH) 178; Robert Kelly (CH) 354; Mike Spencer (CH) 410b; Lisa Bennett (CH) 332.
A short business session was held. The officers were retained. Billy Hollingsworth - President : John Plunkett - Vice President: Judy Mincey- Secretary: Shannon Primm - Treasurer.


Billy Hollingsworth recalled the class by leading (CH) 428.
Leaders; Lauren Bock (CH) 18; Jesse P. Karlsburg (CH) 131 by request of Mary Ellen Doster; David Smead (CH) 145b; Hayden Arp (CH) 4; Helen Bryson (CH) 303; Shannon Primm (CH) 282; Chris Wilhelm (CH) 462t; John Plunkett (CH) 261b; Billy Hollingsworth (CH) 441; Judy Mincey (CH) 16; Michael Walker (CH) 318; Danny Creel (CH) 54; John Hollingsworth (CH) 380; Darrell Swarens (CH) 238 in memory of Harrison Creel; Ann Jett (CH) 82b; Wanda Capps (CH) 172; Cindy Tanner (CH) 281b.

Michael Walker offered a blessing before the abundant lunch.

The class was recalled by Billy Hollingsworth leading (CH) 230b.
Leaders: Ken Tate (CH) 176; Mary Ellen Schrock (CH) 51; Leslie Booher (CH) 138; Jane Spenser (CH) 38; Faith Bailey (CH) 346; Sandra Wilkinson (CH) 30b; Robert Kelly (CH) 236t; Michael Spencer (CH) 401b; Hayden Arp (CH) 168b: Gary Ellison (CH) 87; Lauren Bock & Jesse P. Karlsburg (CH) 372.

The President called for the committee reports.
John Hollingsworth and Michael Walker led a touching memorial service. John led (CH)459t in memory of Raymond Hamrick. Also on the list of the deceased were Hugh Bill McGuire (MS), Danny Arms (NC), Sharon Kellam (NC), David Rust (IN), and Odis Abbott (TN). On the list of sick and shut-in were Ruth Wyers, Frances Carnell, Martha Sue Thompson, Kathleen Robbins, Elsie Moon, Velton Chafin, Johnnie Chafin, Jack Paulk, Eddie Mash and Allison Mitchell Zunklei.
The Locating Committee reported that Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church had volunteered to host the convention in 2015. This kind gesture was adopted by the convention. John Plunkett called for others to make suggestions for the future.
The Treasurer's report was read by Shannon Primm and approved by the convention.
The Resolution Committee submitted the following: Our resolve is to be thankful, first, to God who provides salvation through his son, Jesus Christ. We are thankful to those, ancient and current, who write the songs we love to sing. We thank those who came from nearby and great distance to join their voices in praise to God. We thank those who worked to provide a quality, comfortable venue in which to sing. We thank Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church for opening their doors to allow us to sing for two days. We thank those who provided fine food for all who came, especially Elsie Hollingsworth and Jane McDaniel. Lastly we resolve to continue to lift our praise to God through this music and make strong efforts to join again in 2015 for the Sixth Annual Georgia State Christian Harmony Convention. Respectfully submitted, Danny Creel and Shannon Primm, Resolutions Committee.
This resolution was accepted by the convention.
This closed the business session.

Leaders: Jesse P. Karlsburg (CH) 432b; Helen Bryson (CH) 179; Shannon Primm (CH) 123; Chris Wilhelm (CH) 455b; Helen Bryson (CH) 137; Danny Creel, Ken Tate, Ann Jett & Wanda Capps (CH) 76b; Mary Ellen Schrock (CH) 50; Darrell Swarens (CH) 81t; Michael Walker (CH) 275; Jane Spencer, Chris Wilhelm & Robert Kelly (CH) 548; Leslie Booher & Jerusha Wheeler (CH) 507t.
After announcements, Billy Hollingsworth led the closing song (CH) 507b.
Michael Walker dismissed the convention with prayer.

Billy Hollingsworth - President; John Plunkett - Vice President; Judy Mincey - Secretary

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