Clarence Fountain, founding member of the Blind Boys of Alabama, was born on November 28, 1929, to the late Mr. Willie and Ida C. Fountain in Tyler, Alabama. Clarence departed this life on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lake hospital in Baton Rouge, LA. In 2015, Clarence joined the Promise Land Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA, under the leadership of Dr. Perry Wright Jr. Clarence loved his church and thought no one could preach like his pastor. He was a dedicated member and appreciated the church for accepting him for who he was. On May 16, 2018, he performed his final performance with the Blind Boys of Alabama at the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge, LA. Clarence impacted lives all over the world, and for this, he will always be remembered! He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of 19 years, Barbara Fountain, and a host of family and friends. Final viewing will be held at Promise Land Baptist Church on Monday, June 11, 2018, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Musical to follow at 6:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held at Mt. Pilgrim Life Center on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 11:00 am.
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Published in The Advocate from Jun. 9 to Jun. 12, 2018.