The Jack Toney Memorial Highway

The late Gospel legend Jack Toney has been honored by his home state of Alabama. The state of Alabama–working in conjunction with Toney’s hometown of Boaz–recently a section of Alabama Highway 205 the “Jack Toney Memorial Highway.”

From The Sand Mountain Reporter: [EDIT, 11/6/10: Regrettably, the link seems to be broken, so it has been removed.]

Thursday, his widow, Gail Toney, Boaz Mayor Tim Walker and long-time friend and fellow gospel singer Glenn Smith of the Southern Gospel group “The Fishermen” paused beneath the sign and remembered the man who authored more than 500 songs, received many awards and was inducted into both the Gospel Music and Southern Gospel halls of fame.

The sign, paying tribute to Toney, became a reality through the efforts of Mayor Walker and the Boaz City Council, and State Sen. Hinton Mitchem’s introducing it to the state legislature.

It’s nice to see a Southern Gospel legend honored in this way.

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