Songwriter Thomas Mosie Lister died last week on Feb. 12. He was 93.
Earl Freudenberg said of Mr. Lister, "We became good friends by telephone. He told me he drove a small car, but when Elvis recorded 'His Hand in Mine' and it sold several millions he got him a big car."
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II.
Rev. Lister was a world-renowned songwriter of such songs as ‘Til The Storm Passes By and Where No One Stands Alone, member of the GMA Hall of Fame.
He was preceded in death by parents, Willis and Pearl Holland Lister; brother, Walter Olan Lister and wife, Wylene Whitten Lister.
He is survived by wife of 13 years, Martha Jean Lister; daughters, Brenda Lister (Jimmie) Vann and arbara Lister (David) Williams; step-daughter, Vicki (Michael) Booth; sister, Margery Dillashaw and seven grandchildren.