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SC Gospel Music Association President Keith Crowe presented the Award for H. I. (Ingram) Willis, Sr. to his children Mary Sammons, Frances Jones and Ingram Willis, Jr.
Three of the 12 artists added to the Hall of Fame by the South Carolina Gospel Music Association for 2009 were reported last week. They were Ken Turner, Sandy Knight and Bobbie Jean White.

Another recipient, Burl Strevel, came to Upstate, South Carolina from Knoxville, Tennessee, where he had a reputation of a “smooth” bass singer. He sang with the Popular Blue Ridge Quartet based in Spartanburg in the 1950s and left to sing with the Sunshine Boys when the legendary J. D. Sumner left that group and joined the Blackwoods.

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