George Younce
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From SSQ Newsletter I thought you would like to see this picture of George's grave site. He loved red roses ..... this picture was taken on April 11th 2006 .... the 1 year anniversary of his home going. WE MISS YOU SO MUCH GEORGE!!!!! Thanks Ernie for sharing, It's Beautiful

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound.com
Thanks EHSS-E-Team

Name Meaning Younce means
younce
Americanized form of Dutch or North German Jauns, patronymic variant of Jahn. German and Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Johann(es) (see John). Eastern German: from the Czech personal name Jan, also a form of John.

George means farmer. to work the earth Saint George,
a knight who became the patron saint of England,
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Romanian
Pronounced: JORJ

From the Greek name Γεωργιος (Georgios) which was derived from the Greek word γεωργος (georgos) meaning "farmer, earthworker", itself derived from the elements γη (ge) "earth" and εργον (ergon) "work". Saint George was a legendary dragon slayer who was supposedly martyred in Palestine. He is the patron saint of England, Portugal and Catalonia. This name has been borne by six kings of England, two kings of Greece, and the first president of the United States, George Washington. Other famous bearers include authors George Eliot and George Orwell (both pen names; real names Mary Anne Evans and Eric Arthur Blair respectively), composer George Frideric Handel, and Pacific explorer George Vancouver. English: from Old French, from Latin Georgius, from Greek Georgios (from georgos farmer, a compound of ge earth + ergein to work). This was the name of several early saints, including the shadowy figure who is now the patron of England (as well as of Germany and Portugal). Gibbon identified him with a Cappadocian leader of this name, but this cannot be right. If the saint existed at all, he was perhaps martyred in Palestine in the persecutions instigated by the Emperor Diocletian at the beginning of the 4th century. The popular legend in which the hero slays a dragon is a medieval Italian invention. He was for a long time a more important saint in the Orthodox Church than in the West, and the name was not much used in England during the Middle Ages, even after St George came to be regarded as the patron of England in the 14th century. The real impulse for its popularity was the accession of the first king of England of this name, who came from Germany in 1714 and brought many German retainers with him. It has been one of the most popular English male names ever since. Cognates: Irish Gaelic: Seoirse. Scottish Gaelic: Seòras, Deòrsa. Welsh: Siôr, Sior(y)s. French: Georges. Provençal: Jori. Italian: Giorgio. Spanish, Portuguese: Jorge. Catalan: Jordi. Basque: Gorka. German: Georg; Jörg (dialectal); Jürgen (Low German in origin). Dutch, Frisian: Joris, Joren, Jurg. Danish: Jørgen, Jørn. Swedish: Göran, Jöran, Jörgen, Örjan. Finnish: Yrjö. Russian: Georgi, Yuri, Yegor. Polish: Jerzy. Czech: Jirí. Hungarian: György. Romanian: Gheorghe, Iorghu. See also Yorick. Pet forms: English: Georgie, Geordie. Russian: Goga, Gora, Gorya. Polish: Jurek. George has 33 variant forms

Wilson means son of William or valiant protector
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: WIL-sun
From a surname meaning son of William. The name is often given in honour of Woodrow Wilson, American president during the first World War.
Sanders means
English, Scottish, and North German: patronymic from Sander English, Scottish, Dutch, German, and Swedish: from the personal name Sander, a reduced form of Alexander.German: topographic name for someone who lived on sandy soil, from Sand 1 + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant. Norwegian: habitational name from any of seven farmsteads so named in southeastern Norway, from the indefinite plural form of Old Norse sandr ‘sand’, ‘sandy plain’, ‘beach

Clara
means famous, brilliant, shining, clear
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian, German, Spanish,
Portuguese, Romanian, English
Pronounced: KLAH-rah (Italian, Spanish), KLER-a (English)  Latinate form of CLARE Medieval name derived from Latin clarus "clear, bright, famous". Saint Clare, a follower of Saint Francis of Assisi, left her wealthy family to found the order of nuns known as the Poor Clares. This is also the name of an Irish county which was named for the Norman invader Richard de Clare (known as Strongbow), whose surname is derived from an English river.

A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE YOUNCE

Tribute to George Younce presents an unforgettable look at one of gospel music’s most influential personalities; a voice that made a difference in the lives of countless individuals across the globe. This intimate video retrospective hosted by Bill Gaither offers never-before-seen footage of conversations with George Younce, footage of his last public appearance, personal remembrances shared by Bill and Gloria Gaither and Janet Paschal, plus a rich treasury of performances by George and the Cathedrals. Hilarious, moving and inspirational all at once, this collection of wonderful memories celebrates a life well-lived… a man who always came out singing.

This Old House, Led Out Of Bondage, Child Of The King, Set Me On The Rock Joshua, Up Above My Head, An Old Convention Song, Cleanse Me, Move That Mountain, God Loves To Talk To Little Boys While They're Fishing, The Laughing Song, Thanks To Calvary, Sinner Saved By Grace, Going Home, Suppertime, Beyond The Sunset

PLUS...2 additional songs -- Length/Run Time: 90 minutes
Format: DVD All region  
What's a Region Code? Languages: English  -- Closed Captions: Yes
Date Released: 2005-08-30 -- Produced By: Bill Gaither, Barry Jennings
, Bill C
arter

Remembering George
by
Ernie Haase

In remembering the George that I traveled with and lived with these two words kept coming to my mind, "He Loved."

More than anything else he gave and gave and never stopped giving till the day he died. One of his last wishes were for his granddaughter Morgan to get a new car when she turned 16. He had made her a promise and wanted to see that we fulfilled it on his behalf.

Putting others feelings and wishes first was what made George so special. It never mattered where the family would eat or where we would vacation as long as we were all together having fun loving each other. George was a peace maker. He knew things about people and knew their intentions were not always above board and yet he gave and loved them as the Lord moved on him to do so.

George was bigger than life as a singer and entertainer but he was truly a "BIG MAN" when it came to life, love and happiness. He knew how to make you smile and bring you sunshine with his words. There was never a time that he did not compliment me or whoever would walk into the room. If it was your hair, clothes or shoes he would find something good to say. If George said you could do something then you could do it.

I will always be grateful to the Lord for being apart of this mans life. I learned way more than just singing from George. He took a young raw kid from Indiana and gave him the direction and wisdom he needed to survive. I do not know where I would be today if it had not been for this sweet man named George Younce.

George, you took a big chunk of my heart with you to heaven. I'll miss you everyday! Every note, every bus ride, every little thing I do from here on out has little meaning if I can't share it with you. I nor my family will ever be the same with you gone. However, we will go on! The Lord will see us through this time and your love will show the way. We will find strength in your love that outlived you. It is in our hearts planted there by you yourself. Whatever would make you happy we will do and in doing so you will live on and on and on. We will sing again, laugh again, and gather the family around the table for a great meal. You loved and were loved in returned. We all miss you dearly!!!! It won't be long Georgey and we will all eat together again with the Lord himself at the greatest supper time of them all!

Not Far Behind You,
Ernie

   "1st Annual George Younce Memorial Concert!"

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound quartet

July 15th, 2005 	Lenoir, NC   7:00 PM

JE Broyhill Civic Center

For more info
http://www.signaturesoundquartet.com/schedule.htm

A Fan Remembering George

By: Femi
From: England


I have just today, 6/7/05 read the news of 
George Younce's glorious sleep of death.
It brought tears to my eyes. 
He and Glen Payne have brought joy to my Christian walk
through their animating and experiential music.
I have come to love them both and earnestly look
forward to meeting them on the resurrection morning.  Glory! 
I live in far away England (UK), but distance
makes no difference to the glorious impact they have had on my life and the lives of my wife and two daughters.
To their families, let the memory of their life of service to  the world unknown to you and them continue to  cheer you up as you miss these gems of a creation

Gospel Greats
Celebrate life of
George Younce

Vocalists perform at Akron funeral of popular singer


Beacon Journal staff writer

George Wilson Younce had his house in order.

``Should the Master call for me... I'm packed and ready to go home,'' are the words of his signature song, Suppertime.

On Tuesday, 1,500 people attended Mr. Younce's funeral to help see him home and say goodbye.

The Akron Baptist Temple opened its doors to accommodate the large crowd. The Stow man, voted the most popular gospel singer by fans for 14 years in a row, died April 11. He was 75.

Music and laughter marked the ``homecoming'' of Mr. Younce, who sang with the Cathedrals for 30 years. Fellow artists arrived in six tour buses from Tennessee, Georgia and Indiana to sing in his memory.

The first song, Amazing Grace, was played on the harmonica by Jeff Easter. The harmonica was reminiscent of Southern-style music played in Mr. Younce's hometown of Patterson, N.C.

Members of the Gaither Homecoming Family sang some of his favorites, accompanied by piano and guitar.

``In my 30 years of ministry, I have never heard singing like that at a funeral,'' said Dr. Arnold Fleagle of Norton, former pastor of the Stow Alliance Fellowship. ``That speaks well of the man. George was a global Christian. He sang all over the world.''

Mr. Younce, the bass singer and co-founder of the Cathedrals -- a group originally with Rex Humbard's nationally televised ministry -- spent years with the Bill Gaither Homecoming Tour. He also made special appearances after his retirement.

Bill Gaither performs

``This is for George,'' longtime friend Bill Gaither said as he joined The Gaither Vocal Band to sing I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary, a song he wrote with wife Gloria Gaither.

The crowd cheered and gave a standing ovation as the Signature Sound Quartet performed with Mr. Younce's son-in-law, Ernie Haase, singing tenor.

A video highlighted Mr. Younce's life... scenes in concert, as an emcee, as a humorist.

It was that humor that Gloria Gaither will remember most about Mr. Younce. His laughter was contagious and he had a genuine concern for people.

``You couldn't carve in stone what he has not already carved in our lives,'' she said. ``He taught us to laugh until you cry, live until you're free... and not to save face, but save relationships.''

Bill Gaither, a friend of 45 years, described Mr. Younce as a ``really fantastic singer with a melodic voice who just happened to have low notes.''

Gaither said his friend used to send him the latest and greatest tennis shoes, once he learned Gaither liked comfortable shoes. He said he would get new shoes before the old ones would wear out, and now has enough shoes to last him a lifetime.

Generous man

Fleagle called Mr. Younce a generous man who carried a money clip of $50 bills so he could readily shell out money when he ran into a good cause.

``He tipped nurses who brought him food in the hospital and donated thousands of dollars to the church's youth mission group to help finance trips -- and if he found a bargain, you got it, too,'' he said.

He added that family members all have about a three-year supply of various items including toilet tissue, paper towels and a new cinnamon-flavored toothpaste.

``He was a gifted vocalist and a gifted communicator. For those who knew him well, he also preached a pretty powerful sermon,'' said the Rev. Phil Hoskins, pastor of Higher Ground Baptist Church in Kingsport, Tenn.

Most people would rather see someone living a life of service than preaching about it, Hoskins said.

``George lived his service,'' Hoskins said. ``His greatest sermon he gave us was his sermon of love and devotion to his family.''

Mr. Younce, who moved to Stow in 1964, was born to sing bass just like his father, who sang in a church choir, Fleagle said.

He recalled the story of how Elvis Presley heard Mr. Younce in concert once and told him he loved his singing range and invited the group over for soft drinks and gospel songs.

Haase said his father-in-law used to say it made no difference who he sang for nor whether he was singing to a crowd of 20 or 200.

The video ended with George Younce bidding farewell.

``If I go first before you go, we had our cup of joy... but our memory is the one gift of God that remains.

``I'll see you at the house.''

Celebration
of
George Younce

Homecoming Choir

Kevin Williams
Anthony Burger
Jason Waldroup
Rodney Griffin
Gerald Wolfe
Jonathan Martin
Mike Allen
Jimmy Jones
Sue Dodge
Wesley Pritchard Roy Tremble
Russ Taft
Jessy Dixon
Ben Speer
Connie Hopper
Kim Hopper
Sonya Isaacs
Amy Lambert
Loren Matthews (?) - used to play piano for Cats
Scott Fowler
Kelly Nelon & family
Amber Nelon
Shirley Nelon
Sue Dodge
Jeff Easter
Guy Penrod
David Phelps
Marshall Hall
Mary Tom Speer
Allsion Durham Speer
George Amon Webster
Ann Downing
Mark Trammell
Lynda Randle
Calvin Newton
our own Michael Berg
Doug Anderson
Tim Duncan
Ryan Seaton

Songs

"Amazing Grace"
"I'll Meet You In The Morning"
"Canaan Land Is Just In Sight"
"What A Meeting (in the air) "

The Gaither Vocal Band sang
"I Believe in a Hill Called Mt. Calvary"

The Homecoming Choir sang
"Suppertime"
with Ben Speer on the leading verse, and dear Jimmy Jones on the recitation.

Jessy Dixon sang
"I Wonder What They're Doing There Now"

SSQ sang
"Oh, What A Savior"

Pastor Thoughts

One of the pastors made a comment that "When I heard that George had passed on, I thought, Glen Payne, your days of rest are numbered! George is going to wear you out!" It was a joyous occasion to think of these two pals together in the presence of our Lord and Savior!

The Service

Well, I don't think I will be breaking any rules if I post a bit about the Celebration of George Younce that took place today.

In a word - it was a fitting celebration of a man who brought so much happiness to so many people.

I was blessed to be able to attend, and it was so moving. I went to the visitation last night, and it was so nice to see all of the floral tributes. They were all beautiful.

The family is such a strong family unit - they were so supportive of each other - they were "there" for each other all the way through, as they have been as long as I have known them! What a joy each and every one of them are to me!

The services today was truly a Homecoming Celebration for George's homegoing!

There were many of the Homecoming Choir in attendance.

The services began with Jeff Easter's haunting harmonica playing "Amazing Grace" - the Homecoming Choir started singing, but then Bill Gaither turned to the folks in attendance and led them all in this wonderful song! How joyous to know that because of this Grace, we will never be alone, and that we will all see our buddy George again!

Gloria Gaither gave a beautiful commentary on George, as only Gloria can so eloquently do! Her word for George? "TIMELESS", with the common denominators of:
Laughter
Love or People
Love of music

Gloria reminded us that "we cannot carve any epitaph on stone that George has not already carved on our hearts.

Bill Gaither followed his beautiful wife with a discussion of what a "Giver" George was. He mentioned that George had a way of meeting people so that it was not "Here I Am" , instead it was always "Oh! There YOU are!!!" I am sure each of us who had the opportunity to meet this dear man can relate to that statement!

Bill also mentioned that when they were filming the 50 Faithful Years, he soon realized that the Younce family was not just a family, it was a CLAN! They are so close, as was evidenced in these past years with the girls rotating times taking George for his dialysis.

Bill summarized George as the quintessential Barnabus - he was a master encourager!

George's pastor shared that he always believed that people would rather see a sermon that hear one, and that George was a great example of a sermon! He shared stories of George's generosity, and his unselfishness!

I have probably rambled too much, but I just wanted to record this while it was fresh in my mind. I wish each and every one of you could have been there - for it was a joyful celebration of George, tempered with sadness at OUR loss and rejoicing with Heaven's gain!

Please keep all of the Younce family in your prayers - as they soon realize their "Normal" will never be normal as they knew it, but that a new norm is present - a norm of realizing how very blessed they were to have had George as their husband, father, grandfather and mentor.

After watching a wonderful video tribute Bill Gaither put together, Bill led us all in singing "Because He Lives", although I know I could not sing for the tears! Finally, a concluding song of Angel Band reminded us of George's new calling!

George was laid to rest in a beautiful cemetery, and the sunshine reminded me that I knew George and Jesus were smiling down on us.

It was a day I shall never forget; it is etched in my heart.

I love you Clara, Rick & Gina, Robbie & Dana, Ernie & Lisa, George Lane & Terry, Morgan, Christian and Laci, and Tom & Tara. To get to know this wonderful family is indeed a blessing!

Also present
(some at the viewing last night, some at the service today)
Were David Ring, Russ Farrar, Van Payne and her beautiful daughters Carla and Darla & families, The Perrys, the Kingsmen, Bill and Gloria Gaither, Kirk Talley, Danny Funderburk and Greg Williams
 Matt Felts of the Skyline Boys Quartet
Burman Porter, the former base for the Dove Brothers
 many others.

Renal Care Group Patient–George Younce
Singer, Gospel Music Hall of Fame Member

Singing God's Praises

 

Singing has allowed me to travel across the country and share my faith with others. Gospel music represents who I am and what I believe, and every hymn nourishes my whole being – body, heart and soul.

In Loving Memory

Thanks for the Memories
You will be missed.
~The Goode Family

Funeral arrangements for
George Younce are as follows:

Visitation: Monday April 18 2005
at the Akron Baptist Temple 4pm to 9pm

Funeral
Tuesday April 19 2005
also at the Akron Baptist Temple at 11am

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the dialysis unit that took care of George for over five years.
The address is:

Summit Renal Care
73 Massillon Road
Akron, OH 44312

 George W. Younce
4-13-05 Akron Beacon Journal

STOW George W. Younce, 75, went home to be with the Lord on April 11, 2005.

Born in Patterson, N.C., he was a resident of Stow since 1964, and a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the 82nd Airborne. Mr. Younce, a gospel singer over 55 years, founded the Cathedral Quartet along with his longtime friend and partner, Glen Payne.

George Younce has been a tremendous source of joy to countless gospel music lovers during his long and faithful career. He has been an authentic steward of the Gospel as he has traveled countless miles to delight audiences with his smooth bass voice, energetic personality, and brilliant sense of humor. George was a gracious, humble soul whose positive attitude helped him triumph through countless health challenges over the years. He could bring a smile to any face, and he is undoubtedly among the most loved gospel music personalities of our time.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Clara; his five children and their spouses, Gina and Rick Eroskey of Stow, Dana and Robbie Willis of Powder Springs, Ga., Lisa and Ernie Haase of Stow, George Lane and Terri Younce of Powder Springs, Ga., Tara and Tom Aidala of Stow; grandchildren, Morgan, Christian, and Laci Younce; brother and sister-in-law, Brudge and Mozelle Younce of Lenoir, N.C. Mr. Younce was preceded in death by his sister, Ruby Ham by, and brothers, Ray and Tom my Younce.

Calling hours will be held Monday, April 18, 2005, from 4 to 9 p.m., at Akron Baptist Temple. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at 11 a.m., also at the Akron Baptist Temple. Burial at Silver Springs Cemetery in Stow.

(REDMON, STOW, 330- 688-6631.)
Published in the Akron Beacon Journal on 4/13/2005.

Obituary

Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Gospel singer George Younce won fame in Cathedral Quartet

George Younce, a two-time Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame inductee and founding member of the Cathedral Quartet, died Monday at Akron City Hospital.

The 75-year-old Stow, Ohio resident, whose signature songs include "This Old House" and "Thanks To Calvary," was inducted into the GMA Hall of Fame twice in 1999 -- as a member of the Cathedrals and as an individual.

The honor coincided with the announcement by Younce and Glen Payne, the two charter members of the Cathedrals, that the quartet would retire at the end of the year after 31 years as one of gospel music's most popular acts. Payne died two months before the group's final concert in December 1999.

Younce continued his solo career and collaborated with other artists. He kept demonstrating his ability to captivate a crowd with his powerful bass vocals and flawless comic timing on Bill Gaither's Homecoming video and concert series.

"He was one of those once-in-a-lifetime spirits," Gaither said by phone from his headquarters in Alexandria, Ind. "He always left the room lighter because of his presence and his spirit. Probably the greatest bass singer of all time, but that's kind of incidental when you consider his impact on people's lives. He was bigger than life."

After the Cathedrals retired, Younce formed a new group, the Old Friends Quartet, with his son-in-law, Ernie Haase, who had been the Cathedrals tenor through the 1990s, and two other Homecoming regulars, Wayne Pritchard and Jake Hess. Hess died Jan. 4, 2004.

Younce, who had a history of heart and kidney problems, collapsed during the taping of a Gaither Homecoming concert at Carnegie Hall in April 2002. He stepped back from performing because of health problems until July 19, 2003, when he appeared with Haase's new group, Signature Sound Quartet, at two concerts at Hudson High School.

In a letter to fans after the show, he said, "For me, there's nothing like . . . four-part male harmony . . . singing your heart out and lighting up the faces of a crowd . . . shaking hands, hugging necks, sharing a laugh. And there's nothing like doing what you know God has called you to do and doing it to the best of your ability and his glory."

He made his last public appearance Sept. 18 as a surprise guest at the Gaither Homecoming concert at Gund Arena. He sang "Suppertime," a song about heaven, and said, "Should the master come tonight, I'm packed and ready to go."

Younce, a native of Patterson, N.C., was a teenager when he became enthralled with Southern gospel music while listening to the Blue Ridge Quartet radio program. After a stint in the Army in the early 1950s, he sang with the Weatherfords, who hooked up with Rex Humbard, a pioneering televangelist in the Ak ron area in 1956.

In 1957, Younce left the group to join his heroes, the Blue Ridge Quartet, while his friend, Glen Payne, remained with Humbard at the Cathedral of Tomorrow. When the Weatherfords left town in 1963, Payne stayed and started the Cathedral Trio. Younce returned to Akron in 1964 to convert the trio into a quartet.

The Cathedrals were part of Humbard's nationally televised church services until 1969, when they struck out on their own. Over the next 30 years, Younce and company won numerous Singing News Fan Awards for favorite group and favorite bass singer. They also won several GMA Dove Awards.

Younce and his wife, Clara, would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 27.

Surviving with his wife are a son, George Lane of Powder Springs, Ga.; daughters, Gina Eroskey, Lisa Haase and Tara Aidala, all of Stow, and Dana Willis of Powder Springs; three grandchildren; and a brother.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Akron Baptist Temple, 2324 Manchester Road, Akron.

Arrangements are by Redmon Funeral Home of Stow.
Alana Baranick Plain Dealer Reporter

 

George Younce, gospel singer, won fame in Cathedral Quartet

 
Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Stow

-- George Younce, a two-time Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame inductee and founding member of the Cathedral Quartet, died Monday at Akron City Hospital.

The 75-year-old Stow resident, whose signature songs include "This Old House" and "Thanks To Calvary," was inducted into the GMA Hall of Fame twice in 1999 -- as a member of the Cathedrals and as an individual.

The honor coincided with the announcement by Younce and Glen Payne, the two charter members of the Cathedrals, that the quartet would retire at the end of the year after 31 years as one of gospel music's most popular acts. Payne died two months before the group's final concert in December 1999.

Younce continued his solo career and collaborated with other artists. He kept demonstrating his ability to captivate a crowd with his powerful bass vocals and flawless comic timing on Bill Gaither's Homecoming video and concert series.

"He was one of those once-in-a-lifetime spirits," Gaither said by phone from his headquarters in Alexandria, Ind. "He always left the room lighter because of his presence and his spirit. Probably the greatest bass singer of all time, but that's kind of incidental when you consider his impact on people's lives. He was bigger than life."

After the Cathedrals retired, Younce formed a new group, the Old Friends Quartet, with his son-in-law, Ernie Haase, who had been the Cathedrals tenor through the 1990s, and two other Homecoming regulars, Wayne Pritchard and Jake Hess. Hess died Jan. 4, 2004.

Younce, who had a history of heart and kidney problems, collapsed during the taping of a Gaither Homecoming concert at Carnegie Hall in April 2002. He stepped back from performing because of health problems until July 19, 2003, when he appeared with Haase's new group, Signature Sound Quartet, at two concerts at Hudson High School.

In a letter to fans after the show, he said, "For me, there's nothing like . . . four-part male harmony . . . singing your heart out and lighting up the faces of a crowd . . . shaking hands, hugging necks, sharing a laugh. And there's nothing like doing what you know God has called you to do and doing it to the best of your ability and his glory."

He made his last public appearance Sept. 18 as a surprise guest at the Gaither Homecoming concert at Gund Arena. He sang "Suppertime," a song about heaven, and said, "Should the master come tonight, I'm packed and ready to go."

Younce, a native of Patterson, N.C., was a teenager when he became enthralled with Southern gospel music while listening to the Blue Ridge Quartet radio program. After a stint in the Army in the early 1950s, he sang with the Weatherfords, who hooked up with Rex Humbard, a pioneering televangelist in the Akron area in 1956.

In 1957, Younce left the group to join his heroes, the Blue Ridge Quartet, while his friend, Glen Payne, remained with Humbard at the Cathedral of Tomorrow. When the Weatherfords left town in 1963, Payne stayed and started the Cathedral Trio. Younce returned to Akron in 1964 to convert the trio into a quartet.

The Cathedrals were part of Humbard's nationally televised church services until 1969, when they struck out on their own. Over the next 30 years, Younce and company won numerous Singing News Fan Awards for favorite group and favorite bass singer. They also won several GMA Dove Awards.

Younce and his wife, Clara, would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 27.

Surviving with his wife are a son, George Lane of Powder Springs, Ga.; daughters, Gina Eroskey, Lisa Haase and Tara Aidala, all of Stow, and Dana Willis of Powder Springs; three grandchildren; and a brother.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Akron Baptist Temple, 2324 Manchester Road, Akron.

Arrangements are by Redmon Funeral Home of Stow.

Alana Baranick
Plain Dealer Reporter

George Younce
Passed away last night
April 11, 2005

SEND  CARDS:
George Younce Family
P.O. Box 1512  Stow, Ohio  44224 USA

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the dialysis unit that took care of George for over five years.
The address is:
Summit Renal Care
73 Massillon Road
Akron, OH 44312

4-12-05

Obituary

George W. Younce
STOW George W. Younce, 75, went home to be with the Lord on April 11, 2005. Funeral announcements later.
(RED MON, STOW, 330-688-6631.)
Published in the Akron Beacon Journal on 4/12/2005.
4-11-05

George Younce passed away last night.

 Prayers to the Younce Family and friends.

4-8-05 George Younce Health Update From Kirk Talley Today I received a newsletter from Kirk Talley, who wrote that he called the Younce home Friday night and again on Saturday morning, to see if he could stop in to visit George. Clara said Friday night that George had a rough time at dialysis that day and had gone to bed. The next morning she said he had a very rough night and was very weak. Kirk talked to him on the phone and said he sounded weak and was not up for a visit. I say all this just to say, please continue to uphold George and Clara in your prayers. George is going through so much and is weakening. I know many of you love him so much and pray for him daily, but I thought it would help to have a recent update.
2-22-05 George Health Update & Today is his Birthday
George released from the hospital on Friday 2-18-05 afternoon. He will be on blood thinner for the next 3 to 4 months. They are hoping that this will also take care of his left calf that is still swollen and painful. They have been keeping warm compresses on it on and off all weekend.

KEEP GEORGE AND HIS FAMILY IN YOUR PRAYERS!


Happy Birthday George from the Goode Girls!

2-17-05 George Younce Update
George went to the doctor for swelling in his left foot and leg. There did a  doppler (ultrasound) on both legs. The test come back George has a blood clot  in his right leg. George was put on Blood Thinners. George should be home yesterday (Friday.) Please keep The Younce's in your prayers
2-10-05  George Younce Update

George was diagnosed with polyneuropathy which is common in people such George, who has diabetes and kidney failure. George  has been using a walker, but needs help getting up from a lying or sitting position. Was fitted for a wheelchair. They measured his hips, legs & feet so it would be just the right fit for him. As the technician was measuring, George pipes up and says, "I might as well tell you that I have no butt so you might want to put some extra padding in the seat!!"

Gina, Picked up George wheelchair yesterday &
we're going on our first outing today! Where does he want to go?...the grocery store of course!!

SEND GET-WELL CARDS:
George Younce
P.O. Box 1512
Stow, Ohio
44224


For more info go to:
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Quartet Message Board

2-04-05 George Younce News
A Note from Ernie Haase... George's son-in-law

First, George is doing OK.  Ok is a kind way of saying not to good.  He is home and resting but just seems to be getting weaker everyday.

Since September last year he has little by little been loosing control of his legs and hands.  The doctors say this is because of the prolonged use of the Dialysis machine.  A good day is for him to be able to get out of bed without falling.  Someone has to be with him all the time.  Between my wife Lisa and her sister Gina George really never is alone.

His spirits still remain great even though he is confined to his home.  He is an amazing man!  There are no words for me to describe how I feel about him.  He is truly a "powerful man" even though he has no physical
strength.

Keep him and his girls (Lisa and Gina) in your prayers.

O Lord hear my prayers watch over
The Younce Family Keep them safe.
In Jesus Name
AMEN!
~Rose

 Psalm 68:25 
The  singers  went  before,
the  players  on  instruments  followed  after;
among  them  were  the  damsels  playing  with  timbrels.

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