Updated – The Lloyd Family Covet Your Prayers

Bill Lloyd
Bill Lloyd

Bill is back in surgery again today, Friday, December 30. He is still bleeding. This is the third surgery since Christmas Eve.

The Lloyd family covet your prayers for columnist, Bill Lloyd, whose “Red Back Hymnal” articles have become a favorite monthly feature. Bill had a scheduled surgery on December 8 for a partial nephrectomy due to a cancerous tumor on the left kidney.

His sister Janice Crow stated, “He was progressing well until Christmas Eve when he was rushed back to St. Louis University Hospital for complications, excessive bleeding and massive infection at the wound sites. He responded well at first and was to be released December 28 when once more complications sent him back into surgery for yet another repair/correction”.

Please keep Bill in your prayers as he continues to recover.

Absolutely Gospel Music

Formed over 25 years ago by Deon & Susan Unthank originally as, the site was birthed from an email discussion group by the same name. became the most viewed Southern Gospel website on the Internet with over four million hits per month. The website is based out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In April 2010, SoGospelNews changed its name to, allowing the site to cover Southern Gospel, but also Country Gospel, Inspirational, and Black Gospel. On January 5, 2011, Susan Unthank passed away, leaving the website in control of Deon, their son, Chris, and their daughter Amy. Deon passed away on December 17, 2022 right after arranging the sale of the site to good family friend Bev McCann. The site is now rain by Bev McCann and the Nashville 37201 media group. Deon & Susan's son, Chris Unthank, is the site's editor-in-chief.
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