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Updated: 5:56 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013 | Posted: 7:03 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013
By Catherine Bilkey
MONTREAT, N.C. —
Family and friends gathered Sunday afternoon to remember George Beverly Shea, a close friend and longtime soloist for the Rev. Billy Graham. Shea died Tuesday at the age of 104 in an Asheville hospital. He recorded more than 70 gospel music albums and won a Grammy lifetime achievement award, but it was his love and devotion to his faith that people remembered most. Shea was one of the first members of Billy Graham's team. He spent decades traveling the world, sharing his golden voice and faith. The dedication was honored in Montreat with a room packed with his followers. Shea's voice filled the auditorium and followers sang his favorite hymns in remembrance. "It's just a part of who I am and my childhood," said Barbara King. "I needed to come and pay my respects." Shea started sharing his voice in his father's church and then first sang on radio in 1929. Graham heard him on a Chicago radio program 14 years later. Graham has said that he would rather hear his friend sing than anyone else he knows.
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