In Memorium

“T.W. Wilson
Thomas Walter “T.W.” Wilson, 82, who for decades served as
Billy Graham’s executive assistant traveling worldwide to evangelistic crusades, died Thursday, May 24, near his home in Asheville, NC, from an apparent heart attack.
4/16/ 01 Danny Gaither
IN MEMORY of Danny Gaither, the family requests donations in his name to The Gospel Trust Fund, P.O. Box 144, Goodlettsville, TN 37070-0144, in lieu of flowers. Bill Gaither’s younger brother and the original tenor in the Bill Gaither Trio died Apr. 6.
4/08/01 Danny Gaither, younger brother of Bill Gaither and the original tenor in the Bill Gaither Trio, died Apr. 6 after a five-year battle with lymphoma. The funeral will be Tuesday, April 10, at Alexandria Nazarene Church in
Alexandria, IN.
Willie Neal
Johnson

Grammy Nominated and Stellar Award winning
Gospel legend, Willie Neal Johnson of the Gosepl Keynotes passed away at 5:35
p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2001, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler,
TX, due to complications of a stroke. He was 65.
‘Disciples’ singer Danniebelle Hall
Noted gospel singer and songwriter Danniebelle Hall, famous for featuring on the popular
Andrae Crouch & The Disciples song “Soon and Very Soon,” died Dec. 28, 2000, at a hospital near San Jose, Calif., after a lengthy illness. She was 63.
Hall also sang on the hits, ‘Take Me Back,” “Tell Them” and “Quiet Times.” “Ordinary People,” her own signature song, was recorded by several
artists. Hall started performing in churches at age 12, and toured with a gospel quartet for four years before joining Crouch’s group in 1972. She
had been living in a San Francisco Bay-area nursing home for the last three years.
Regis Irving of God’s Original Gangtaz
Regis Irving, a.k.a. Mr. Reg. N.I.C.E. (34) of the gospel rap group, God’s Original Gangtaz (G.O.G.’z), passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2000, due to complications stemming from strep throat. G.O.G.’z, made up of Reg. N.I.C.E. and Preach D.O.G., signed with Grapetree Records in 1995 and remained a strong act on the label through 1999.
Kevin Mills
12/14/00 Former Newsboy, Kevin Mills, was reportedly killed in a car accident last week in LA. Kevin was the former Newsboys bass player and was also a road manager for Whiteheart in the mid-90s.
Cecil Blackwood

Gospel singer Cecil Blackwood died of cancer in November. He was 66. The Blackwood Brothers won nine Grammys and 20 Dove Awards for gospel music. They were a favorite of Elvis Presley, who briefly sang with Cecil Blackwood in the Songfellows.

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