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.