Urias LeFevre

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Urias LeFevre

  • Birth 25 Jan 1910 Tennessee, USA
  • Death 21 Aug 1979 Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 52642843

Founder and owner of the LeFevre Trio (later the Lefevres), Urias LeFevre was a force in Southern Gospel music for over 50 years. Originally singing with his brother Alphus and sister Maude, Urias married Eva Mae Whittington in 1934. Eva Mae replaced Maude, becoming the trio's piano player and alto singer.

The LeFevres Trio eventually made Atlanta, Georgia their headquarters, while traveling all over the Southeastern United States and beyond to perform.

Eventually, the trio expanded to include other musicians in the group. At various times one or more of the LeFevre children and bass singers "Big Jim" Waits, Jimmy Jones, and Rex Nelon were part of the LeFevres.

The LeFevres had their own record label, Sing Records, and had one of the first 24-track recording studios. They also (with the Johnson Sisters, Prophets Quartet, and Blue Ridge Quartet) created the nationally syndicated television program, the Gospel Singing Caravan.

Urias retired from the group in 1973. He was elected to the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 1986 and and was in the initial set of inductees to the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 1997.


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  • Created by: Hank Gillette
  • Added: 20 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52642843
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Urias LeFevre (25 Jan 1910–21 Aug 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52642843, citing Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Hank Gillette (contributor 47268721) .