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Lee Roy Abernathy
Birth: Aug. 13, 1913
Atco
Bartow County
Georgia, USA
Death: May 25, 1993
Canton
Cherokee County
Georgia, USA

Gospel Singer, Songwriter. He is considered by many consider to be one of Gospel music's greatest piano players. While giving vocal and piano lessons out of his music store, he and his wife Louise began the first "mail-order piano courses," which taught thousands throughout the world. He trained several performers who credit him for their success in the Gospel music field. He achieved great success on his own by writing some of the genre's most well known songs, including "Everybody's Going to Have a Wonderful Time Up There (aka 'Gospel Boogie')," "Moving Up To Gloryland," and "He's a Personal Savior." In the 1950s, he ran unsuccessfully for Georgia Governor. His music honors include being inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame (1978), the Southern Music Hall of Fame (1983), and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame (1989). In 1984, he received the Pioneer Award, the high honor given by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Each year, his hometown of Canton, Georgia, holds its "Annual Memorial Lee Roy Abernathy Singing." (bio by: Evening Blues) 
 
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 Parents:
  Dee Ziff Abernathy (1886 - 1958)
  Clara Brawner Abernathy (1885 - 1962)
 
 Spouse:
  Edna Louise Abernathy (1916 - 2010)*
 
 Sibling:
  Lee Roy Abernathy (1913 - 1993)
  Edith Inez Abernathy Turner (1922 - 1985)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cherokee Memorial Park
Holly Springs
Cherokee County
Georgia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Jan 18, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8291693
Lee Roy Abernathy
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Lee Roy Abernathy
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Lee Roy Abernathy
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Thanks for the Gospel Songs.
- Cary Stokes
 Added: Jan. 2, 2014
God bless you today and always. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Aug. 14, 2013
Rest in Peace Lee Abernathy
- Quack_Quack
 Added: Jul. 19, 2013
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