Saturday, June 14th, 2014
Rossville First Baptist had a wonderful friend in Ben Vassey who ran a very upscale men’s clothing store in our fair city. It was not uncommon fort him to give his preacher a new suit. When he entered the pulpit the following Sunday you could feel the smiles of approval. Claude had just enough Cherokee blood to give him a perpetual tan. Wow! the women after church were having a fit over how good he looked. I agreed with them!
He was always jokingly begging the Minister of Music to let him sing a solo. Finally he and our church pianist got together and at the close of a Sunday afternoon service she started playing Delta Dawn, What’s that flower you have on? and she was accompanied by Claude.