I received the news this morning (Tuesday, December 12, 2023) that our brother, James Austin has joined the Heavenly choir. I'm rejoicing that he has joined Walter Bass, Gary Burdette, Vern Sullivan, Ben Speer and so many more singing brothers in that choir! Most of all, he's now face-to-face with the Savior he sang so many beautiful songs to while here on earth. Please remember his family, friends, the Social Security Boys and all the others his life had such an impact on in your prayers. His life is a testament to a legacy of most excellent service to his family, his community, his church, and our Savior Jesus Christ with the talents he possessed for sharing the Good News in so many ways. He encouraged and mentored so many of us with his musical abilities that we will continue sharing with others until we join him in the Heavenly choir.

On Saturday morning, July 22, Gary received his entry into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ in Heaven. We're thankful that he was prepared to go there and that he was in hospice care for just over one day! Thank you Lord for not letting Gary suffer for an extended time! That Heavenly choir just keeps getting better every day! One day soon we'll all join him singing the songs the angels cannot sing, if we have been forgiven of our sins and accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior! I believe that would be Gary's wish for each of us to trust Jesus's sacrifice on the cross and resurrection so we could have eternal life with Him when we too leave this world. Gary Burdette's homegoing service will be at 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 27 at Joiner's Funeral Home in Wilson, NC. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 6:45 PM prior to the service. Please remember Gary's family and many friends, including all those he sang with over the years. The Social Security Boys will truly miss his great bass voice singing with us in the days to ahead.

Our brother Walter Bass has entered the gates of that Heavenly city we sing so much about late yesterday afternoon (Monday, July 11) . Please remember his family, many friends and the Social Security Boys in your prayers. We will all surely miss him and his great tenor voice until we join him in the Heavenly choir. I'm certain his wish would be for you to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior so you will be prepared to join him when you pass into eternity.

The Social Security Boys and 2024 

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Oh, sing to the LORD a new song!

Sing to the LORD, all the earth.

Sing to the LORD, bless His name;

Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.

Declare His glory among the nations,

His wonders among all peoples,

For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised.

Psalm 96: 1-4a

You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.

Isaiah 26:3

Surely the arm of the Lord
is not too short to save,
nor His ear too dull to hear.

Isaiah 59:1