Louis Howard Hunter was born on October 26, 1936, to the late Mr. Eddie C. and Mrs. Hattie Mae Evans Hunter of Hilton, Georgia. He made his eternal transition on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at Southeast Health Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama.
At an early age, Louis accepted CHRIST as his personal SAVIOR and began his long and faithful journey with THE LORD. He joined the Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church in Hilton, where he attended and worked faithfully as a child and when he could throughout his adulthood life. Louis moved to Panama City, Florida, with relatives where he continued his Christian life, singing and praising THE LORD. Serving THE LORD through songs and music (playing the piano) was his life’s calling. Louis traveled the country singing Gospel Music in quartet groups, choirs and as a soloist. Later in life, he moved back to Georgia, where he continued his legacy as a songster and musician. He played for groups in the tri-county states (Alabama, Florida and Georgia) until his health failed him in 2020. Louis sang with the Voices of Clouds of Panama City (which was later re-established in New York) and the H. J. W. Gospel Singers, a group he helped organize and managed in Blakely, Georgia. Whatever journey life took Louis on, he would always find churches at which to play and worship THE LORD through his music and songs. “What a Gift!”
Louis received his primary education in Early County, Blakely, Georgia. At an early age, he moved to Panama City, where he completed a trade in Brick Masonry. He worked as a brick mason until he retired in 2006. Louis also took to music and used it to touch the minds, hearts and souls of a countless number of people over the years. Even during his time of sickness, he did everything he could to inspire and motivate others with encouraging words, scriptures and songs.
Louis was preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings: Etta Jackson, Bessie Mae George, Gwendolyn Freeman, Eddie C. Hunter, Ralph Hoover Hunter, Thomas James Hunter, Rayborn Lewis, and Sinclair Lewis.
Louis leaves to cherish his life’s memories his devoted and loving wife, Dr. Linda Faye Jacobs Hunter; three sons: Lowell Hunter (Susanna) of Tallahassee, FL, Lyndon Hunter, and Ballafour Hunter, both of Panama City, FL; three daughters: Velando Hunter of Tampa, FL, Carolyn Collier Hines of Chattanooga, TN, and Teresa Barnes (Charley) of Panama City FL; fifteen grandchildren; one sister, Thelma Lewis of Blakely, GA; two brothers, Ray Mack (Marion) Hunter and Roy Hunter, both of Muskogee, OK; a host of loving brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and other relatives; and a multitude of friends.
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