George Beverly Shea

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George Beverly Shea sits at home in Montreat, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. Even at age 100, the songs that defined his career just seem to burst out of Shea, booming in a signature bass-baritone voice that can still quiet a room in an instant. (AP PhotoChuck Burton)
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George Beverly Shea talks at his home in Montreat, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. Even at age 100, the songs that defined his career just seem to burst out of Shea, booming in a signature bass-baritone voice that can still quiet a room in an instant. (AP PhotoChuck Burton)
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George Beverly Shea talks at his home in Montreat, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. Even at age 100, the songs that defined his career just seem to burst out of Shea, booming in a signature bass-baritone voice that can still quiet a room in an instant. (AP PhotoChuck Burton)
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George Beverly Shea, left, responds during an interview at his home alongside his wife, Karlene, in Montreat, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. Even at age 100, the songs that defined his career just seem to burst out of Shea, booming in a signature bass-baritone voice that can still quiet a room in an instant. (AP PhotoChuck Burton)
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George Beverly Shea bows his head during a memorial service for Ruth Graham, wife of evangelist Billy Graham in Montreat, N.C., Saturday, June 16, 2007. Ruth Graham died Thursday at age 87, following a lengthy illness that left her bedridden for months. (AP PhotoChuck Burton)
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**ADVANCE FOR DEC. 23-25** Cliff Barrows, right, and George Beverly Shea, left, join Will Graham, center, for a song during a crusade in Gastonia, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006. (AP PhotoChuck Burton)
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**ADVANCE FOR DEC. 23-25**Will Graham, right, speaks to the crowd during a crusade as George Beverly Shea, left, and Cliff Barrows look on in Gastonia, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006. Some Graham family observers have speculated that Will Graham is the most logical successor to carry on the tradition of crusades begun by his grandfather. (AP PhotoChuck Burton)
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Spiritual vocalist George Beverly Shea sings during the Metro Maryland Festival on Sunday, July 9, 2006 in Baltimore. (AP PhotoGail Burton).
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Musician Charlie Daniels, left, gets a laugh along with George Beverly Shea, music director of the Billy Graham Crusade, during the first couple minutes of Billy Graham's message to crusade attendees at Adelphia Coliseum in Nashville, Tenn., Friday night, June 2, 2000. (AP PhotoThe Tennessean, Randy Piland)

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