Guess the Baby Picture Contest (Part 5)

Do you know your favorite Southern Gospel personalities well enough that you would recognize them anywhere—even in pictures from when they were children?

Let’s find out. Can you name these three individuals?

We’ve had great fun with episodes 1, 2, 3, and 4. This week is more challenging in a way, since all the pictures are old enough to be black-and-white—but easier in a way, since all three people are members of groups who have won a shelf-full of Singing News Fan Awards.

Singer 1 (Clayton Inman)

Correctly guessed to be Clayton Inman!

Singer 2 (Libbi Perry Stuffle)

Correctly guessed to be Libbi Perry Stuffle!

Singer 3 (Bryan Hutson)

Correctly guessed to be Kingsmen lead singer Bryan Hutson!

The first person to guess all three correctly will win a copy of the Kingdom Heirs’ Gonna Keep Telling CD.


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  1. I’m never good at these guessing games but I’ll take a crack at it:

    1) Steve French
    2) Connie Hopper
    3) Tim Riley

    • Sorry – not all of the above are correct.

  2. 1. Claude Hopper
    2. Peg McKamey
    3. Martin Cook

    • Sorry; not all of the above are correct.

  3. 1. Clayton Inman
    2. Libbi Stuffle
    3. Steve French

    • Sorry; not all of the above are correct.

  4. 1. Rodney Griffin
    2. Connie Hopper
    3. Tim Riley

    • Sorry-not all of the above are correct.

  5. 1. Gerald Crabb
    2. Connie Hopper
    3. Tim Riley

    • Sorry – not all of the above are correct!

  6. #3’s hair style looks as if they were preparing for a career with EHSS.

    • Ha! Not saying whether you’re right!

  7. 1. Claude Hopper
    2. Connie Hopper
    3. Mike Hopper

  8. 1. Clayton Inman
    2. Libbi Stuffle
    3. Mike Holcombe

  9. Sorry, Andrew – not all of the above are correct!

  10. 1.) Clayton Inman (we’re almost 100% sure due to a little digging)
    2.) Susan Whisnant
    3.) Jayme and Caleb suggest Stewart Varnado; Ben says he’s a short bass; Taylor says possibly Doug Anderson; Leesha keeps thinking “piano player”; Sam says “somebody OLD, old somebody”!

    -TGK (The Garms Kids)

    • Sorry, not all of the above are correct!

      Sam, I didn’t do anything to the picture, but this person isn’t necessarily quite as old as appearances might indicate. 🙂

  11. 1. Clayton Inman
    2. Libbi Stuffle
    3. Myron Cook

    • Sorry, Brent – not all of the above are correct! #3 did bring a smile to my face, though! 🙂

  12. 1. Clayton Inman
    2. Libbi Stuffle
    3. Martin Cook

    • Sorry, Christina, not all of the above are correct!

      (By the way, y’all are allowed to try more than once!)

  13. 1. Clayton Inman
    2. Connie Hopper
    3. Devin McGlamery

    • Sorry, not Devin! 🙂

      I had to laugh at that one – sorry! It wasn’t the guess; I was just trying to picture a baby getting from that to looking like Devin does now!

      • yeah, I’m sort of bad at these types of things. but that’s ok. 🙂

  14. 1. Clayton Inman
    2. Libbi Stuffle
    3. Devin McGlamery

    • Sorry; not all of the above are correct. As I posted in my reply to the comment right above yours, #3 is not Devin McGlamery.

  15. 1. Clayton Inman
    2. Libbi Stuffle
    3. Arthur Rice

    • Sorry, Brent; not all of the above are correct!

  16. 1. Clayton Inman
    2. TaRanda Greene
    3. Ian Owens

    • Sorry, Ross – not all of the above are correct!

  17. One final try… lol
    1. Clayton Inman
    2. Libbi Stuffle
    3. Rodney Griffin

    • Sorry, not Rodney!

      Oh, and I just realized how I got you and Brent to come out of the woodwork – I looked at that prize again. 🙂 I’ll need to keep that in mind in the future!

  18. 1. Clayton
    2. Libbi
    3. Hummmm…I still say Ian Owens.

    • Sorry, not all of the above are correct. (No, #3 isn’t Ian.)

  19. 1.) Clayton Inman
    2.) Susan Peck Jackson
    3.) Bryan Walker

    • Since you said to try more than once, we’ll keep trying!

      1.) Clayton Inman
      2.) Connie Hopper
      3.) Eric Bennett

      • Sorry, TGF, not all three are correct!

    • 1.) Clayton Inman
      2.) Connie Hopper
      3.) Jeff Stice

    • Since you said to try more than once, we’ll keep trying!

      1.) Clayton Inman
      2.) Connie Hopper
      3.) Mark Trammell

      • Sorry, TGF, not all of this set of three, either!

    • 1.) Clayton Inman
      2.) Connie Hopper
      3.) Dustin Sweatman

      Okay, we’ll keep putting our heads together!

      -BT for TGK

      • Sorry – on the 4:52 guess, not / not all of these three!

    • Sorry, TGF, on your 4:44 PM guess, not all of the above are correct.

  20. Announcing #1: As first correctly guessed by Andrew S., who continues his streak of being on a roll here, #1 is indeed Clayton Inman of Triumphant Quartet!

    • I knew #1 was someone I should know, but I couldn’t place it until I saw the guess. It evermore looks like him.

      • Yes – there’s a reason that practically every guess has named him!

  21. Yeah…every guess but mine! Guess as a uninformed, ignorant, fringe SG fan I should stay out of these guessing games since I practically know none of the singers!

    • JSR – feel free to join in! You’ll see that no matter how fringe or devoted a fan is, we’re often well over 100 comments before someone gets all three!

  22. 1. Clayton Inman
    2. Libbi Stuffle
    3. Shane Dunlap

    • BTW the Google Reader comments feed hasn’t worked all day.

    • Sorry – not all of the above are correct!

      Odd about the Google Reader comments feed. I admittedly haven’t used that; please let me know if the problem persists. Hopefully it’s a temporary glitch.

      • For some reason, when they go to the GR, they are automatically tagged as being read. If I go and select “All posts” it is up to date, but I got no notifications of new posts yesterday and so far today.

        I did get it for today’s regular posting, though.

      • So they are appearing – they’re just showing up as already read? If they are making it to Google Reader, I’d be inclined to guess that it’s a Google bug instead of a SouthernGospelBlog.com bug.

      • It works again, finally

  23. 2…Naomi Sego.

  24. 1. Clayton Inman
    2. Libbi Perry Stuffle
    3. Arthur Rice

    • Sorry, I did not realize that was already guessed. My bad!

    • It’s not Arthur, but now that more than 24 hours have gone by, I may as well reveal that you and about half of the other guessers are correct that #2 is indeed Libbi Perry Stuffle.

      #3 has not yet been named.

      By the way, Andrew S. was on a roll: He was the first to correctly guess both #1 and #2.

      • As soon as I saw her I knew that was her! LOL! Now on to #3!!

      • Yes, sir!

  25. 1. Clayton Inman
    2. Libbi Perry Stuffle
    3. Steve French

  26. 1. Clayton
    2. Libbi
    3. Bryan Walker

    • Sorry, not Bryan Walker!

      This individual doesn’t necessarily have the same hairdo now he did as a baby.

      In fact, I’ll be even more direct: This individual does not have the same hairdo now that he had as a baby.

      • LOL! I know Bryan would appreciate me picking him as this youngster. LOL!

      • Ha!

        And given that this is, to my knowledge, the original black and white, Bryan is more than a couple of years younger than the individual in question!

  27. #3 Alfalfa, Mr. T, Kramer, Don King? 😉

  28. No. 3 is Steve Ladd

    • Good guess, but no!

      • Ray Dean Reese

      • Sorry, not Ray Dean!

  29. Clayton
    Connie Hopper
    Tim Riley

  30. 3= Ernie Haase??

    • Sorry, Ross – no!

      • I know all of my guesses have been ehss….but I promise I am trying to study that picture!! This is a tough one!! lol I’ll keep thinking!!

      • Go for it! 🙂

  31. When do the hints start coming? Has anyone guessed 2 or 3 correctly yet?

    • I’ve given a couple of hints about #3, and I believe I revealed #2 above!

      • Yeah, I did.

      • You didn’t have it listed by the picture, thats why I didn’t realize it had been revealed.

      • Ah. I guess I’m making you work! 🙂

  32. Clayton
    Libbi
    Wayne Haun

    • Not Wayne Haun.

      I’ll go one step past an earlier hint – this person sings with a top-of-the-line group that has won numerous fan awards.

  33. I’m up waaaay too late.

    1. Clayton Inman
    2. Libbi Perry Stuffle
    3. David Phelps

    • Me, too!

      Sorry, it’s not David.

  34. Clayton Inman

    Libbi Stuffle

    McCray Dove

  35. 1. Clayton Inman
    2. Libbi Perry Stuffle
    3. Ronnie Booth

    • Wow! I laughed out loud at that one! 🙂

      Sorry, not Ronnie!

      • haha thought u might 🙂

      • I love it! Keep the off-beat guesses coming – one of the off-beat guesses might just be the right one!

      • I just made a guess, but it’s kind of lost up in the middle of the thread, so I’m putting the guess down here:

        Ray Dean Reese

      • Sorry – not Ray Dean!

      • Hmmm. I notice in your hints that you never say “he,” even though all the guesses have been men. It’s hard to tell sometimes in black and white photos, so I’m going to throw out a guess in the other direction:

        Connie Hopper

      • This is comment 100, and I’m about to call it a night, so y’all deserve another hint to keep things rolling till morning.

        He is not Connie Hopper.

      • Bummer, I thought I was on to a trick! Oh, well. Have a good night!

  36. #3 Gerald Wolfe

  37. #1 Clayton Inman
    #2 Libbi Perry Stuffle
    #3 Mike Holcomb

  38. #1 Clayton Inman
    #2 Libbi Perry Stuffle
    #3 Rodney Griffin

  39. #1 Clayton Inman
    #2 Libbi Perry Stuffle
    #3 Mark Trammell

  40. #1 Clayton Inman
    #2 Libbi Perry Stuffle
    #3 Randy Byrd

  41. #1 Clayton Inman
    #2 Libbi Perry Stuffle
    #3 Michael Booth

  42. #1 Clayton Inman
    #2 Libbi Perry Stuffle
    #3 Bill Gaither

    Sorry, we are on a roll, and do not like mysteries to pend forever!

    • Sorry, not Bill! Feel free to stay on a roll! 🙂

  43. #1 Clayton Inman
    #2 Libbi Perry Stuffle
    #3 Tim Riley

  44. #1 Clayton Inman
    #2 Libbi Perry Stuffle
    #3 Jeff Chapman

  45. #1 Clayton Inman
    #2 Libbi Perry Stuffle
    #3 Chris Allman

    If we stay on a roll too long, we might squish it!

    • Sorry, not Chris, though I got a good laugh from that! 🙂

      Yes, if you stay on a roll, you might indeed squish it!

  46. #1 Clayton Inman
    #2 Libbi Perry Stuffle
    #3 Tracy Stuffle

  47. Claude Hopper

  48. 1. Clayton Inman
    2. Libbi Perry Stuffle
    3. Jim Brady

  49. 1. Clayton Inman
    2. Libbi Perry Stuffle
    3. Daniel Riley

  50. #3 Mark Lowry

  51. 1. Clayton Inman
    2. Libbi Perry Stuffle
    3. Claude Hopper

  52. 1. Clayton Inman
    2. Libbi Perry Stuffle
    3. Doug Anderson

  53. *Sigh. I think we need another (small) hint.

    • This person’s voice has been the featured voice on at least #1 hit.

  54. Well, I did say small, lol.

    • That’s actually a huge hint – many people with groups who have won numerous SN Fan Awards have never been the featured voice on a #1 hit. That probably narrows it down to 50 or fewer people from the possible time period of the picture – quite possibly 25 or fewer.

  55. #3 Jeff Easter

  56. Glenn Payne 🙂

  57. 1. Clayton
    2. Libbi
    3. Jim Hamill

  58. 1. Clayton
    2. Libbi
    3. Bryan Hutson

    • WE HAVE A WINNER!

      • Awesome!!!!!! And a Kingdom Heirs CD to boot!!!

      • Yep. 🙂

      • J.C. – please send me your address (again)!

      • Will do! Thanks Daniel!

  59. Congratulations J.C.!

    • Thanks so much!!

      • Yes, Congrats, JC!! I hope you enjoy the cd. It’s a good one!

      • By the way – congratulations, Andrew, on getting two of the three almost instantly!

        After that, I thought, “Man, if Andrew keeps guessing, this could be the fastest one ever!”

      • Daniel, I have checked my iTunes and realized that I already have that CD. I thought I only have “Depths of My Father’s Love” but I have the entire album.

        Would it be ok if I defer it to someone else who guessed and would love to have it? I am all about spreading the Kingdom Heirs music wherever we can get it!!!

      • Maybe we should offer it to Andrew S; he got the first two right, and all in one swoop!

        Andrew, if you don’t want it, then I’m inclined to hold it as the prize for next week.

      • Yeah Andrew that was extremely impressive!!

      • Hello, friend. ;)(Not hinting, just an attempt at humor).-

  60. That would be cool! I just did not want to accept the CD knowing now that I already have it. It is an awesome CD!!!

    • Not a problem! Though, on second thought, if I hadn’t already extended that offer to Andrew already, I could feasibly send it to you to give to a friend – surely you have a friend who would enjoy it!

      • Most definitely. If Andrew doesn’t want it then I will give it to a friend!

      • OK – that’s a plan. 🙂

      • J.C. – it’s been more than 24 hours and Andrew hasn’t showed up, which either means that he isn’t following this thread any longer or that he doesn’t want it.

        Between that fact and the fact that he indicated in an earlier contest that he didn’t want prizes, and was doing it just for the enjoyment of guessing, I’ll go ahead and send it to you to give to a friend.

      • I can definitely do that! Thanks Daniel!

  61. Are the pics up now for #5? ‘Cause I think # may be Sheri Easter, no 2 Guy Penrod, and the one with the Christmas tree, Mark Lowry? Probably wrong on all three. Oh, well. I tried! Hope you all are keeping cool this summer!

    • The pictures are actually both up and have been guessed for 5 and 6.

      To really have a shot at thee concerts, you pretty much have to log in on Monday morning, since the contests are often correctly guessed by mid-afternoon.