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By Libra Boyd
Gospel Music Fever
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GMF joins countless others in mourning the passing of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Wallace Hedgspeth (second from right). Wallace, a native of Rougemont, NC, transitioned unexpectedly Friday, October 20, 2017. He was 73 years old.
Wallace held memberships in many groups and choirs over several decades, including The Gospel Supremes and Just Us Guys, with whom he ministered on the evening of his passing. Additionally, he and his wife Arlene regularly delighted audiences with rousing duets. Their cover of The Consolers’ “Little Wooden Church” was a crowd favorite. Wallace also wrote for, sang, and recorded independent projects with The Hedgspeth Brothers (pictured)–an aptly named traditional quintet that consisted of his father and brothers–and The Bradleys, whose lineup includes his daughter Lisa H. Bradley and grandsons Tyrik and Quenci.
A talented and remarkably humble man has now joined the ever-enlarging heavenly choir. During this difficult time, GMF extends heartfelt condolences and prayers to the entire Hedgspeth family and additional beloved family members and friends.
Service information been announced as follows:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Both services will take place at Greater Cleggs Chapel Community MB Church, 2601 Surl-Mt. Tirzah Road, Timberlake, NC.
Libra Nicole Boyd, PhD is a musician, award-winning author, gospel music aficionado, and the founder and editor of Gospel Music Fever™. Her commitment to journalistic integrity includes bringing you reliable gospel music content that uplifts and advances the art form. Libra is presently working on several scholarly projects about gospel music in the media as well as gospel music in social movements.