Ernie Haase sings at Rex Humbard’s funeral
Pioneer televangelist Rex Humbard passed away about a week ago. Media coverage mentioned that the Gatlin Brothers provided music for Humbard’s funeral last Sunday. One thing they did not mention–but can be clearly seen in this AP photo–was that two other singers were also on stage, Bill Gaither singing bass and Ernie Haase singing tenor. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link appears to be down, and has been removed.]
Of course, Haase has the geographic advantage of being the only former Cathedrals member still living in Stowe. (Note: I think 1970s pianist Lorne Matthews might still live in northern Ohio as well.) But, geographic advantage or no geographic advantage, I find it interesting that he was apparently the only former Cathedral involved in the funeral service of the man who put the Cathedrals together in the first place.