Archive for the ‘Life Status (Births & Obituaries)’ Category

Williams Brothers Matriarch Passes

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Mother Williams

GOSPELflava joins others mourning the passing of Mrs. Amanda “MOM” Williams, mother of Doug and Melvin Williams of The Williams Brothers, Huey Williams of The Jackson Southernaires, Minister Leonard Williams, and the late Frank Williams of The Mississippi Mass Choir, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Funeral services are as follows:

Friday, September 5, 2014

Visitation from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Craft Funeral Home, 210 Martin Luther King Drive, McComb, Mississippi 39648

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Visitation from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Pine Grove M. B. Church, 3160  Highway 98 West, Summit, Mississippi 39666

Homegoing Service starts promptly at 11:00 a.m. at Pine Grove M. B. Church, 3160 Highway 98 West, Summit, Mississippi 3966

Interment immediately following the service at Rose Hill M. B. Church Cemetery, 9560 Highway 98 East, Meadville, Mississippi 39653

 

Neily Dickerson Tributes Al Hobbs

Friday, August 15th, 2014

ALNEILY

The Gospel Music Industry has lost another “pillar!”

Al “The Bishop” Hobbs was a “Force.”

As Chairman of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA), GMWA’s ~ Gospel Announcer’s Guild and owner of Aleho International Music, “The Bishop” was an advocate for all who asked for his support. His common-touch approach extended to label executives, artists, and everyone in between.  At any moment you might see Al having an in-depth conversation with, Central City Production’s, Don Jackson and the next sharing a laugh with a up-and-coming young Gospel talent. (more…)

Streaming Link for The Funeral Services of Al Hobbs

Friday, August 15th, 2014

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The services for Al “The Bishop” Hobbs will be streamed live tonight and tomorrow via the following website:  (more…)

UPDATED: Funeral Services Announced for Al “The Bishop” Hobbs

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

al hobbs   Funeral Arrangements have been announced for Al “The Bishop” Hobbs

Friday, August 15  in Indianapolis (location TBA)Viewing 3pm – 6pm
Quarter Note 6pm – 7pm
Musical 7pm – 11pmSaturday, August 16Viewing 8am – 10am
Services 10am

All services will be held at : 

Christ Church Apostolic

6601 Grandview Dr Indianapolis, IN 46260

(317) 255-8761

Bishop C. Shawn Tyson, Pastor

For more information contact Pastor Henzy Green – 317.281.6198

Hotel Information: Gospel Announcers Guild has made arrangements for hotel space in the Indianapolis area, however you are free to use other properties as well.
Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel for 129.00 USD per night
The deadline to reserve a room is August 12. Earliest arrival date: 8/14/14. Departure date: 8/17/14 (minimum stay is one day)
All phone reservations are directed to 866-905-9619.
Singers and musicians desiring to lend their talents with the homegoing mass choir and praise band may send their contact information (name, address, phone number, and email) to alehointl@aol.com.
The rehearsal schedule will be: Thursday Aug. 7th and Tuesday Aug. 12th, 7:30p at Eastern Star Church 5750 E 30th St and Sunday Aug 10th, 5:00p at Light of the World Christian Church 4646 Michigan Rd. For more information please, reach out to Lamar Campbell and Sherri Garrison

 

Gospel Giant Al Bishop Hobbs Passes

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Al The Bishop Hobbs Presides over the Radio AwardsThe Gospel Announcers Guild released a statement regarding the passing of Al Hobbs.

It is with joy and sadness that we announce the home-going of our beloved GOSPEL INDUSTRY AFICIONADO, Dr. Al “The Bishop” Hobbs.

 

Al “The Bishop” Hobbs was simply one of the most interesting personalities you’re likely to ever cross paths with in this industry.  Wearing as many hats as some specialty stores offer, Hobbs has earned the title of ‘Bishop’ with an empire to accompany it.  He was responsible for the operation of two gospel record labels, and served as chairman of the Gospel Announcer’s Guild and  Vice-Chairman of the industry’s leading organization – the Gospel Music Workshop Of America, Inc. (GMWA), under the leadership of Bishop Albert Jamison.

 

A recording artist, announcer, meeting planner, event coordinator, and successful entrepreneur, he was born June 4, 1943 in Decatur, Alabama.  He is the father of Alex Carrington Hobbs, Asha Gabrellia Hobbs, and Bridgett Hobbs.

Homegoing Services for Pastor Shirley Caesar’s Husband

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Lady Shirley

On Friday, Independence Day, July 4, 2014, Bishop Harold Ivory Williams Sr., the beloved husband of Pastor Shirley Caesar went home to be with the Lord. Bishop Williams is the Bishop Emeritus of the Mt Calvary Holy Churches of America. (more…)

Donnie McClurkin Joins Celebration for Andrae and Sandra Crouch

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

On Sunday, June andrae-crouch29th Pastor Donnie McClurkin will join the New Christ Memorial Church family celebrating the birthday of Gospel Music Legend Pastor Andrae Crouch.  Crouch shares a July 1st birthday with his twin sister, Pastor Sandra Crouch.  The multiple Grammy award winner has endured several medical challenges over the past couple of months and GOSPELflava joins others across the country praying for his healing and restoration.  Crouch Celebration

A Songwriter’s Tribute: David Frazier Remembers Melvin Crispell, Jr.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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I’ve often wondered where anointed people come from. How do great musicians, preachers and singers gain entrance into the earth realm? I’ve come to realize that great people are not made, great people are BORN. Melvin Crispell was not a product of a privileged childhood or pristine educational process; Melvin was just Born (more…)

The Works Of Melvin Crispell Celebrated

Friday, May 30th, 2014

We are at WARWhile remembered for his work with A-list artists such as James Hall, Tye Tribbett and Hezekiah Walker, Melvin Crispell was involved in dozens of independent projects, many of which we have reviewed and listed below:

Tunesha Crispell, Just As I Am

United Voices in Praise, Abide With Me

Cheryl James & Voices of Worship, Live

Lorraine Stancil, Holy Is the LambJust as I am

Tony Moore & Jehovah’s Chosen

Jason Hendrickson, Let Your Mercies

Bishop Andrew J. Ford II and The Anointed Voices of Ford Memorial Temple,
Live At Ford Memorial

James Hall & Worship and Praise, We Are At War
Rev. Timothy Wright & The NY Fellowship Reunion Choir II,
Live in New York

James Hall & Worship and Praise, Live at Foxwoods

 

Tye Tribbett & G.A., StandOUT

Hezekiah Walker & The LFCC, Family Affair

Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship Choir, Family Affair II – Live at Radio City Music Hall

Funeral Services Announced For Pastor Rosie Wallace

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Rosie Wallace 2012The First Church of Love, Faith and Deliverance has posted funeral arrangements for their beloved Pastor Rosie Wallace on their website. They are as follows:

Friday, May 30th
Visitation: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Celebration Service 7:00 pm
First Church of Love, Faith and Deliverance
3101 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, May 31st
Visitation: 9:00 am – 11:00am
Homegoing Service 11:00am
Deliverance Evangelical Church
2001 Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA