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Floyd Cramer
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- Ryan D. Curtis
 Added: Dec. 31, 2015
 

- Janis Coleman
 Added: Dec. 31, 2015
 

- bob tarte
 Added: Dec. 31, 2015
 

- LawBaby
 Added: Dec. 31, 2015
 

- J. Bruce Fox
 Added: Dec. 31, 2015
 

- sjm
 Added: Dec. 31, 2015
 

- C✿
 Added: Dec. 31, 2015
 
In memory
- Maja
 Added: Dec. 31, 2015
 

- Green♥Eyes
 Added: Dec. 31, 2015
 
18 years
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Dec. 28, 2015
 

- C✿
 Added: Dec. 12, 2015
 

- Green♥Eyes
 Added: Oct. 27, 2015
 

- LawBaby
 Added: Oct. 27, 2015
 
Happy October birthday!
- boo
 Added: Oct. 27, 2015
 

- Janis Coleman
 Added: Oct. 27, 2015
 

- sjm
 Added: Oct. 27, 2015
 

- kitten
 Added: Oct. 27, 2015
 
Happy Heavenly Birthday.
- George Brown
 Added: Oct. 27, 2015
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 27, 2015
 

- Sherry
 Added: Oct. 27, 2015
 
Happy Birthday
- Cindy
 Added: Oct. 27, 2015
 
On your 82nd birthday
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Oct. 24, 2015
 
Because We Never Met Each Other, I Decided To Come Visit You On Here Today Floyd. May You Rest In Eternal Peace.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Sep. 14, 2015
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 15, 2015
 
You are now playing for the angels. Rest In Peace.
- John Cramb
 Added: Aug. 13, 2015
 
Floyd, one of the first songs I heard when I was 12 years old was "Last Date". Too this day its still one of my favorites. Rest In Heavenly Peace.
- Billy R. Edgar
 Added: Jul. 27, 2015
 

- Wayne
 Added: May. 17, 2015
 

- C✿
 Added: Apr. 12, 2015
 

- Roses♥~
 Added: Apr. 5, 2015
 
What beautiful music you played here on Earth. I know your still playing beautiful music in Heaven.
- Redsled
 Added: Feb. 19, 2015
 

- Angelia Saucier
 Added: Jan. 21, 2015
 
Editor's Note - As we were scrambling to compile all of the information on the death of Floyd Cramer last week, just before press time, we mistakenly printed wrong, the name of his former father-in-law, Jess Kitchens of Gravelly. We decided to reprint the article in its entirety this week. We felt it was important to do so. Although Floyd Cramer became an international known pianist, he and his wife and family still continued to visit Gravelly, own farms there and called Fourche Valley their real home. Floyd Cramer, 64, a native of Arkansas, one of the most well known pianists in the world, died last Wednesday in Nashville from a bout with cancer, diagnosed six months ago. Cramer's wife, Mary, is a native of Gravelly and still has many friends and relatives in Gravelly and the Fourche Valley area. Cramer recorded more than 50 solo albums and had several top hits in his career. Besides continuing to record, he performed many concerts throughout the country. Special albums recorded by Cramer have recently been featured on CNN Cable TV and other cable channels. The Cramer's have owned farms in the Gravelly area and continue to own a large farm there. A lifelong neighbor of the Cramer's, Jake Pickens, said Monday he had spoken to Mary twice since Floyd's death. Pickens has helped the Cramer's take care of their farm for many years. "We felt Mary and Floyd were part of our community, because their roots were deep in Gravelly where they maintained many lifelong friends, Pickens said. Mary Cramer attended school in Gravelly before moving with her late parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Kitchens to Huttig, Ark. where she later met Floyd. Jess Kitchens moved back to Gravelly in the early 1960's. Another lifelong friend, Laura Caviness of Gravelly, said Mary and Floyd visited the Gravelly area several times a year when Mary's parents and grandparents were alive. Mrs. Caviness said "Mary still feels Gravelly is her home. Many of the folks who live here know the entire family from the years they visited here, including their two daughters, Diane Nichols and their two children, Jenny and Jessie, and Donna Coleman and her two children, Jason and Josh. " Arkansas Native Cramer was born near Shreveport, La. and his family later moved to Huttig, Ark. a sawmill town at that time, located near the Louisiana border, some 30 miles southeast of El Dorado. Mary, who also moved to Huttig, with her family from Gravelly, later met Floyd that ended in a lifelong relationship. Played Piano For Heartbreak Hotel - Cramer played the piano on Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" which became to be a best seller that continued to make Elvis one of the most famous singers ever. Cramer had hits, "Late Date" that became an instrumental classic. Also, some of his hits included "San Antonio Rose", "Fancy Pants" and "On the Rebound." Along with guitarist Chet Atkins, saxophonist Boots Randolph and others, Cramer is credited with helping create "The Nashville Sound" of smooth music, sometimes called "countrypolitan, that helped lure pop audiences to country music in the 1950's and 1960's. Atkins said Cramer added greatly to the Nashville Sound. As a producer, Atkins had hired Cramer to help record thousands of records for RCA in the 1950's and 1960's. Atkins said, "He was just a wonderfully talented person and you didnt have to struggle to get anything out of him. He was noted for playing a "bent note" or "slip note" style-hitting a note and almost instantly sliding into the next-that influenced a generation of pianists. (WWW.YellCountyObits.org, Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 14, 1998)
- Mary
 Added: Jan. 15, 2015
 

- R I P
 Added: Dec. 31, 2014
 

- bob tarte
 Added: Dec. 31, 2014
 
Rest In Peace
- poddop
 Added: Dec. 31, 2014
 

- Stephen
 Added: Dec. 31, 2014
 

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Dec. 31, 2014
 
RIP
- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Dec. 31, 2014
 

- Janis Coleman
 Added: Dec. 31, 2014
 

- Åke Frisk
 Added: Dec. 31, 2014
 

- elaine bailey
 Added: Dec. 31, 2014
 

- Cindy
 Added: Dec. 31, 2014
 

- sniksnak
 Added: Dec. 31, 2014
 

- TheMysterian
 Added: Dec. 31, 2014
 
17 years
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Dec. 26, 2014
 
Remembering you..rest well
- LeeAnne
 Added: Nov. 13, 2014
 

- R I P
 Added: Oct. 27, 2014
 

- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Oct. 27, 2014
 

- sjm
 Added: Oct. 27, 2014
 

- Janis Coleman
 Added: Oct. 27, 2014
 
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