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The National Quartet Convention kicked off Sunday in the US. The event continues through Saturday, October 2.
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A man whose love for the piano started at the age of six and continued throughout his life as he became one of the best known pianists in Southern Gospel Music has died. Jeff Stice suffered a fall at his home late last month and doctors had to perform a surgery on his spinal court. He was battling COVID-19 at the time of the fall. Texas Gospel Canada was informed that Jeff died Tuesday, Sept. 14 at the hospital.
Early in Jeff’s career he played with the Blackwood Brothers, The Rex Nelon Singers and in 1990 helped form the group Perfect Heart. He received the Favorite Young Artist Award from the Singing News Magazine and went on to take other top honors in Gospel Music.
Jeff was one of the founding members of the Triumphant Quart. The group posted condolences on its webpage Tuesday.
According to Jeff’s website, he went through a season of reflection and change in February of 2014. He enrolled in an intense discipleship program for three months. While there, he discovered God in a way he had never known Him before.
Jeff put it this way in his online biography: “While sitting on a picnic table by a creek one afternoon, I felt God’s arms wrap around me. He drew me close and reminded me that he loved me unconditionally and that He had given me a gift to share…the gift of Grace. For 46 years I had known about God, but now I know how to BE with God. So now, I have a testimony to share and I have a new song to play as I start a new chapter for my life.”
Jeff Stice was 61.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
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Pianist, Jeff Stice suffered a life threatening fall at his home Saturday, which led to him being taken by medical helicopter from Kentucky to Nashville, TN where doctors performed a multi hour emergency surgery on Jeff’s spinal cord. Jeff also is experiencing COVID. His wife Stacey says that doctors were pleased with the surgery and Jeff had been able to move his feet and arms off the bed, but there hasn’t be any more immediate progress.
This is going to be a very long recovery for Jeff Stice. Friends, The Nelons have jumped in to assist in helping the Stices with what will be considerable medical bills.
A loved former member of the Dixie Melody boys has passed away. Dustin Sweatman died unexpectedly Sunday.
Dustin has been baritone, lead singer and at one time piano player for the Dixie Melody Boys. He has also preformed with The Mark Trammell Trio and later Mark Trammell Quartet.
Funeral services will be announced from Ingram Funeral Home in Cumming, Georgia.
Dustin Sweatman was 38.
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Congratulations to Phillip and Sharlenae Collingsworth on the birth of their second child, Mia Jane Collingsworth!
She was born Tuesday August 24 at 12:43 p.m. The newest family members is 20 inches long and weighs 7 lbs and 3 ounces.
Mom, Dad, baby and big brother are all doing well!