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Obit:gospel singer George Beverly Shea (1909-2013)

Wesley S 18 Apr 13 - 07:58 PM
meself 18 Apr 13 - 08:46 PM
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Subject: Obit: George Beverly Shea - April 2013
From: Wesley S
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 07:58 PM

I saw this in the paper this morning. I thought he died years ago.

NY Times Obit

George Beverly Shea, who escaped a life of toil in an insurance office to become a Grammy-winning gospel singer and a longtime associate of the Rev. Billy Graham, appearing before an estimated 200 million people at Graham revival meetings worldwide, died on Tuesday in Asheville, N.C. He was 104.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Beverly Shea - April 2013
From: meself
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 08:46 PM

I am sorry to say that the death of this tremendously-successful Canadian singer has been largely neglected by the Canadian news media, from what I've seen and heard. He was a great singer.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Beverly Shea - April 2013
From: meself
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 09:08 PM

The Old Rugged Cross


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Beverly Shea - April 2013
From: Ron Davies
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 10:31 PM

"still singing as he embarked on his second century"    Excellent. Now there's the ultimate role model, in my opinion.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Beverly Shea - April 2013
From: Little Robyn
Date: 19 Apr 13 - 06:13 PM

Back in 1959 the Billy Graham Crusade came to NZ and we went. It was an amazing experience for a kid and I loved hearing a wonderful singer performing How great Thou art
104 years! What a life!
RIP Bev. Sing for the angels.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Beverly Shea - April 2013
From: Genie
Date: 20 Apr 13 - 08:01 PM

I had learned, over a year ago, that George Beverly Shea was still alive at 103, and I knew he had celebrated his 104th birthday this past February.
I know he continued singing in concerts about a decade or so ago. Glad to know he never really stopped singing.

"Bev" Shea was probably my mom and dad's favorite singer, and I loved his deep baritone voice and the soul he put into his songs.

I did not know until very recently that he was also a songwriter and co-wrote "I'd Rather Have Jesus" among other songs.

When he had his 104th birthday this past Feb., I began to wonder just how long he could keep going.   I'm glad to know he lived such a long and, apparently, fulfilling life.

The heavenly choir has just gained a wonderful new voice.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Beverly Shea - April 2013
From: Genie
Date: 20 Apr 13 - 08:32 PM

George Beverly Shea tells how he came to write the music for "I'd Rather Have Jesus" and then sings the song.
I'd Rather Have Jesus - 1965


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