Death of George Beverly Shea

February 1, 1909 - April 16, 2013
Asheville, North Carolina | Age 104

Gospel singer for Billy Graham crusades dies
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MIKE BAKER, The Associated Press

MONTREAT, North Carolina (AP) — George Beverly Shea, whose booming baritone voice echoed through stadiums, squares and souls during a decades-long career with evangelist Billy Graham, died Tuesday. He was 104.

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association spokesman Brent Rinehart said Shea died in Asheville after a brief illness.

Shea's rendition of "How Great Thou Art" came to define the faith of a Protestant generation that Graham helped bring to...

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