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ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
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Claude Gossett
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Condolence From: liz dean
Condolence: I am so sorry for your loss. He made a huge impact on my life and career. I speak of him often to my own students. The best teacher I ever had.
Friday October 21, 2016
Condolence From: Dian Lawler-Johnson
Condolence: Dear Sylvia and Gossett family,

I am sorry to hear of dear Claude's passing. I have wonderful memories of his positive energy and leadership in NATS, as well as his passion for singing and teaching. He was such a tremendous mentor to his students, as well as younger voice teachers. I was certainly blessed by his influence and encouragement!

Many blessings and peace to you all.

Dian Lawler-Johnson
Saturday February 20, 2016
Condolence From: Novie Greene
Condolence: Dear Sylvia and the Gossett family,

Much love and sympathy to you all on Claude's passing. I remember many happy times with Claude and Sylvia at NATS auditions and conferences. I appreciate all the good work Claude did for Auburn and the Southeastern Regional NATS over the years. Thank you also to Sylvia for her tremendous help to students and teachers by playing for the singers. It was a pleasure and honor to work with you both.
Novie Greene, NATS emeritus member
Rock Hill, SC
Tuesday February 16, 2016
Condolence From: Doris
Condolence: Please accept my condolences,may precious memories help ease your sadness, death will soon be removed forever - Isaiah 25:8; Isaiah 42:8.
Saturday February 13, 2016
Condolence From: Kim Stewart
Condolence: Mom and I are so sorry for your loss. Continued prayers for your family during this journey.
Tuesday February 09, 2016
Condolence From: Linda E Walker
Condolence: So sorry about Claude. We were at First Baptist Church with you all and then we moved to Georgia. Sylvia, I remember us going camping Henry Horton State Park. Mack was my husband and he passed away in 1993. I will be remembering your family at this time and may God bless all of you.
Monday February 08, 2016
Condolence From: William Powell, Prof & Dir. of Choral Activities, Auburn University
Condolence: To Sylvia and the Gossett family,

I feel so honored to have had the opportunity to visit with Sylvia and Claude over the years since my arrival at Auburn University in 2001. You were both so warm and engaging with me, and it saddens me that our earthly encounters with Claude have come to an end. Both you and Claude are SO loved by former students and faculty at Auburn University. Undoubtedly, your time spent at AU was very rich and God-driven, as evidenced by the success you experienced with the AU Gospel Choir among other university and community endeavors. I am so thankful that you graced me with personal visits when you traveled to Auburn. I treasure, now more than ever, every opportunity that I spent in conversation with you and Claude. I know that you and your family are grieving, but I hope that the Holy Spirit has translated to you the prayers and love that continue to flow in your direction! You remain in my thoughts and prayers!
Monday February 08, 2016
Condolence From: Betty Law Morgan
Condolence: I met Dr. Gossett when I was the accompanist for one of his voice students. Then I became one of his students as well. He taught me so much I can't begin to describe how he changed me. I got over my stage fright, developed a ferocious work ethic and became a better performer, not only singer but in all my instruments and theatre, because I was his student.
He was a treasure and will be sorely missed. My sincere sympathy to the family on their loss.

Sunday February 07, 2016
Condolence From: Wallace/Barbara Baldwin
Condolence: Wallace and I share a great loss for such an amazing man. We are unable to attend the service tomorrow, but we believe it will almost lift the top off the church. Claude will be somewhere just of reach praising God our Father for you and the children.
We both care when the family hurts, and will lifting all you up in our prayers.
love, Barbara and Wallace
Sunday February 07, 2016
Condolence From: Joseph Kicklighter
Condolence: Sylvia,

Thinking of you at this sad time. You and Claude were so special at Auburn, and I was so thankful I got to know you both.

Warm thoughts at this difficult time.

Sunday February 07, 2016

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