Melinda Hames Passes Away

October 23, 2020 Here is a note from BSA. Our hearts and prayers are with the Hames Family. To our BSA family: It is with saddened hearts that we share the news of the passing of our beloved Melinda Ha...

John Hall Passes Away

Legendary gospel bass singer John Hall has passed away at the age of 81. His graduation to Heaven was on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. John’s musical career spanned over 50 years, singing with such groups a...

Ellender LeFevre Dies at 99

Ellender Smith LeFevre (Nov. 2, 1920 - Sept. 5, 2020) Better known as Ellie, Ellender Smith LeFevre was born in Montgomery, Alabama, to William Plummer Smith and Minnie Stroup Smith. Ellie grew up in Montgomer...

Leo Fouts Passes Away

Leo Fouts, fondly known as “Foozy” gained his heavenly reward on August 9, 2020. He is the father of Sharon Ostrander, wife of Gospel singer BIG MO. Foozy was loved by everyone who knew him. He was the arti...

Ray Auden Jones Passes Away

Ray Auden Jones, the father of Singing News publisher, Danny Jones, passed away early this morning.  Mr. Jones went into the hospital this weekend with complications from pneumonia.  The doctors were treati...

Ernie Dawson of Heirline Passes Away

Singing News has learned that Ernie Dawson of Heirline has passed away. Mr. Dawson had faced multiple significant health challenges in recent years. He is survived by his wife, Linda, and sons Eric and Landon. ...

Beverly Birch Passes Away

Beverly Joyce Birch, a Southern Gospel concert promoter from the state of Minnesota, passed away on July 19, 2020 at 12:15 pm. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Barbara Bear Sweany and Jim Bear; ...

Ed Hill Passes Away

The son of a minister, Edwin Lee Hill was born in St. Louis, MO, and started singing at the early age of 15 with a group called “Humble Hearts.” Ed became acquainted with Lewis Garrison, (a.k.a. “Big Lew...

Raymond Hyler Passes Away

Raymond Hyler, father of Curtis Hyler, passed away on June 30, 2020, at the age of 88. Mr. Hyler was a minister of the Gospel for over 45 years. He loved to preach the Gospel, and sing the Gospel with his fa...