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Pray for the family of Dave Kyllonen of the Couriers

Written by Staff on March 19, 2019 – 5:27 pm -


Many years ago, the original Couriers joined together to travel and sing gospel music. Dave Kyllonen, Duane Nicholson and Neil Enlow were known for their smooth harmonies and warm personalities.

Dave and Judy Kyllonen

Dave and Judy Kyllonen

Today we learned that Dave has passed away.

Connie Hammer posted on Facebook earlier today: “Our dad, Dave Kyllonen has passed away and is now with Jesus!! I can only imagine what it will be like! Another soldier has gone home!!”

The Kyllonen Family

Please join with us at SGNScoops as we pray for the family of Dave Kyllonen.

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SGMA announces the class of 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 21, 2013 – 6:53 pm -

2013 Class Photo (1)The Southern Gospel Music Association’s (SGMA) announced April 19 the 2013 inductees to the SGMA Hall of Fame.

Dr. Jim Goff, induction committee chairman, made the announcement.

In the living category are Polly Lewis Copsey, “Little” Roy Lewis, Duane Nicholson and Tim Riley; and in the deceased category – John T. Benson, Jr. and Thomas A. Dorsey.

“Recognizing the careers and contributions of our newest inductees this fall at Dollywood will bring some wonderful opportunities to mark their legacies,” said SGMA Executive Director Charlie Waller.

The 2013 Induction Ceremony and Singing News Fan Awards is Oct. 2 at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Tickets for the event are on sale now available from the SGMA office by calling 865-908-4040.

The SGMA is a non-profit organization that maintains the Southern Gospel Music Museum and Hall of Fame, the only facility honoring Southern gospel music and dedicated to the historic preservation of the genre’s accomplishments, both for the music and the people. Museum hours coincide with Dollywood’s operating schedule. Donations are tax-deductible. For more information about the museum or its inductees, visit

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