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J.D. Sumner
Original name: John Daniel
Birth: Nov. 19, 1924
Lakeland
Polk County
Florida, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 1998
Myrtle Beach
Horry County
South Carolina, USA

Gospel Singer and Songwriter. Born in Lakeland, Florida, J.D. became inspired to sing after hearing Frank Stamps perform. He served in the U.S. military during World War II. After his discharge, he formed group the "The Sunny Side Boys." J.D. also sang with Elvis Presley as backup along with "The Sunshine Boys," "The BlackWood Quartet," and "J.D. Sumner and the Stamps." J.D.'s voice earned him a Grammy, a spot in the GMA Hall of Fame and in the Guiness Book of World Records for the lowest bass voice. In his later years he enjoyed performing at the Gaither Homecoming concerts. He will always be remembered for his unique low voice, and his great sense of humor. (bio by: gravercem) 
 
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  Mary Agnes Spell Sumner (1923 - 1992)*
 
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Burial:
Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.1161, -86.7601
 
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Record added: Nov 16, 1999
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- Dino
 Added: Jul. 11, 2014

- GREENMIST
 Added: Jun. 3, 2014
Sing it with me JD, I'm not where I'm headed, but I'm not where I've been. I love that song and I always loved the way you all sang it. The difference being, YOU are where you are headed and you are NOT where you have been. God rest your sweet soul JD. ...(Read more)
- Leota M. Ellis
 Added: Jun. 3, 2014
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