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Alphus LeFevre

In 1921, Alphus with his brother Urias and sister Maude organized a group named The LeFevre Trio. Upon the marriage of his sister Maude, Alphus and Urias sang as a duet for a short time. Later, they formed a male quartet known as the Bible Training School Quartet of Sevierville, Tennessee. In 1934, Urias married and his wife Eva Mae joined with Urias and Alphus to once again bring to life the LeFevre Trio. This group went on to become known once as “The South’s Most Colorful Singing Aggregation”. Much of the Trio’s success was due to the talents of Alphus and his winning smile for everyone he met. Alphus was known during his lifetime for his vast array of talent as a songwriter/composer, arranger, performer and teacher. he possessed a most beautiful tenor voice and great musical talent. He mastered the piano, accordion  guitar, and violin. Alphus was also a teacher on each of these instruments and a teacher of vocal technique. Alphus lived in Atlanta with his wife Ellender until his death on December 9, 1988.

 

Induction Year

1996

 

Groups

The LeFevres

 

Birthplace

Smithville, TN

 

Instruments

Piano, Guitar, Violin, Accordian, Banjo, and others

 

Video

The LeFevres singing “Just A Little While”