2018 PAST AND PRESENT LIVING LEGENDS
"TOMORROW IS WHERE GREAT THINGS BEGIN"
PAST LIVING LEGEND: MS. DOROTHY BEST GOODS-SEARLS: Favorite Bible Scripture: Matthew 9:26: With God All Things Are Possible:
Occupation: Mrs. Dorothy Best Searls was the third and only girl child of the late Mr. Harry and Marcella Goods. Mrs. Searls was a stay home Mom and a musician.
Education: Mrs. Searls attended school at an early age. Mrs. Searls has over 50 years of learning and training. Mrs. Searls grew up in Liberty County. Mrs. Searls was a member of CAMTOB. Mrs. Searls also played in Clark Texas, before moving to Hardin, Texas; where she played until her death in May, 2006.
Family: Mrs. Searls met and married the Late Mr. Leoma Searls at an early age. To that union five children were added. Carl Sears (Michael ) of Austin Texas, Sheryl (Sissy) Searls (Johnny) of Raywood Texas, Crenatte Searls of Beaumont, Texas; Craige Searls (Marcella) of Katy, Texas and Darrell Searls Humble Texas. –and a loving guard-duaghter Ms. Norma R. Scott, and son Gerral, of Hardin, Texas.
Accomplishment: Mrs. Searls was well known for her love for music. She began her musical career playing for Olive Bethel Baptist Church in Hardin, Texas under the leadership of Pastor Holman. Mrs. Searls was the musician there until she passed away in May of 2006. During her time she trained several youth up under her wings, and choir leaders; namely Travoyie Morris, Vera Lamb-Hubert, and all the Randolph and Love family children; including their off-springs; like Ivy Randolph. Mrs. Searls accomplishments includes spear heading the annual Hardin Homecoming for many years. Mrs. Searls did this by selecting the appropriate songs for this annual event, and leaders. Mrs. Searls got great joy in spear heading the monthly joint choirs for annual days and event for the Hardin, Liberty, and Dayton churches.
The fruit of her labor bears witness to such forever, as it will always remain. God has been gracious to us in orchestrating the events of her life so that we along with the community could partake of her anointing far all these many years.
PAST LIVING EGEND: DR. HENRY LLOYD DUGAT
Favorite Bible Quote:
“May the Lord watch between me and Thee while we’re absent from another”
Occupation: Dr. Dugat last worked at Allison Funeral Services as an Ambassador as well as worked as an Administrative Assistant at Wells Mortuary, in Liberty for many years.
Dr. Henry Lloyd Dugat, Sr. was born in Dayton, Texas on June 15, 1940 to Johnny Dugat, Sr. and Catherine Holts. Dr. Dugat accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age.
Education: Dr. Dugat graduated from Liberty Training School in 1958 and began studies at Texas Southern University. He earned degrees in Music and Psychology and went on to obtain his theological degrees from the United Christian Theological Institute and the Mt. Zion Travelers Seminary. Education was of utmost importance to Dr. Dugat.
Family: Dr. Dugat married his childhood friend, whom he met in fifth grade; she was his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Ms. Bennie Lee Durham. They later married at Trinity Valley Missionary Baptist Church on May 21, 1960. To this union Henry Dugat Jr, (Gladys), Alonzo Dugat, Sr. (Betty), Willie Dugat (Toye), and Christopher Dugat, Sr., (Angelique); and daughters Cynthia Mosley (Rev. Amos Mosley), and Daphne Dickerson (Kenneth Dickerson, Sr. ), and twenty-four grandchildren, and twenty-six great grandchildren.
Religion: Dr. Dugat was the first person to be baptized in Trinity Valley Missionary Baptist Church’s baptismal pool by Rev. O. J. Beasley, Sr.
Accomplishments: Dr. Dugat began his career at the age of 12 on June 4, 1953 at Pleasant Hill of Dayton Texas under the leadership of J. W. Brent. When he sat at the piano he shut his eyes and his fingers danced across the keys. He had complete control of his music. Dr. Dugat played for many churches in the Liberty County area. Dr. Dugat was recently selected as Minister of music at St Joseph Catholic Church , Dayton, TX, and St. Ann Catholic Church
Mallet, LA. Dr. Dugat gave himself, whole-heartedly in the service of the Lord. He served Liberty County and countless churches from Liberty to Galveston over the past 64 years.
Affiliations and Honors: January 2, 1998 it was proclaimed by Dayton Mayor Guy L. Harris as Minister of Music Day; in February 1998, it was proclaimed Henry Lloyd Dugat Sr. Music Day”; February, 1998 U.S. Senator, Phil Gramm proclaimed recognition of honors, along with U. S. Senator Kay Baily Hutchinson, and State Senator Michael Galloway, district 4; Lt Governor Bullock; January 4 1998, Dr. Dugat was dedicated outstanding dedication to the people of Liberty County, and he was congratulated by President Bill Clinton and Texas Governor George W. Bush. In 2013, Dr. Dugat and his wife Bennie were honored on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives by Representative Alma Allen (District 131) and State Rep. John Otto (District 18) upon their 53 wedding anniversary.
PAST LIVING LEGEND: DR. MILTON (SONNY) BUTLER:
Favorite Bible Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3: “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;…A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance.”
Occupation: Dr. Milton Butler taught music in the Houston ISD and Tucson Unified SD On the collegiate level. Dr. Butler served as Adjunct Professor of Music at UA and Associate Professor of Music during his 23 year tenure at Ohio University (OU), Athens OH. After retiring from OU in 2013, Dr. Butler relocated back to Dayton and taught a few classes at his alma mater, TSU.
Religion/Family: Dr. Milton (Sonny)
Butler was born August 10, 1947 in Corpus Christi, TX. to the parentage of the
late Henry Butler and Maudie Mae Dupree Butler. He was the third child, and eldest son out of
9 children born to this union. Milton accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Pleasant Hill
B.C. under the pastorate of Rev. A. D. Jones. He sung in and directed choirs at numerous
churches as his residency changed. Equally as passionate as his love for
music was his love for children.
Accomplishments: Dr. Milton Butler; spent tireless hours in the classroom, having taught music in the Houston ISD and Tucson Unified SD. At the collegiate level, Dr. Butler served as Adjunct Professor of Music at UA and Associate Professor of Music during his 23 year tenure at Ohio University (OU), Athens OH. After retiring from OU in 2013, Dr. Butler relocated back to Dayton and taught a few classes at his alma mater, TSU. Dr. Butler was a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity where he held offices on the state and national level. Dr. Butler served as faculty advisor for Phi Beta Sigma at OU. Some of his other affiliations included the Collegiate Music Educators National Association, Student African American Brotherhood and the TSU Concert Choir. Dr. Butler was a brilliant scholar, an intelligent, yet humble man. Dr. Butler was very modest, caring, and giving. Unless someone told you, you never would have known that he (Dr. Butler, “Sonny Boy”) had a PHD, based on his attitude. Dr. Butler could be extremely professional one moment and have you in stitches, being funny and comical in the next. Dr. Butler loved African art, FOOD, and has been described as a connoisseur of fine wine! Dr. Butler’s love for food was enhanced by his culinary skills. The word on the street is that “uncle Sonny could COOK!” Thoughtful, kind and genuine is who he was
Dr. Milton (Sonny) Butler; The fruit of His labor bears witness to such forever, as it will always remain. God has been gracious to us in orchestrated the events of life so that we along with the community could partake of his anointing far all these many years.
Favorite Bible Scripture: The LORD is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid? ”
Occupation: Upon his discharge from the Army, Travoyie returned to the Bay Area where he went to work for the Federal Government and later moved his career to ARCO. In 1972, Troye joined Tabernacle of Faith Missionary Baptist Church and served as musician and Minister of Music until 2007.
Education: Travoyie, as he was called, attended public school in Hardin and began his musical career at the age of 12. He graduated from Liberty Training High School in May, 1962 and entered into Prairie View A & M University graduating in 1966 with a BA in Business Administration. While attending Prairie View, Troye played for the Prayer Meeting Choir and was a member of the ROTC. Seeking to increase his knowledge, Troye attended Golden Gate University, San Francisco, where he received in MBA. After graduation, Troye relocated to San Francisco where he played for several churches before joining the U.S. Army.
Religion/Family: Travoyie Allen Morris was born in Hardin, Texas to Kinzie and Gertie Morris on December 2, 1944. He was the eight of nine children. Travoyie and his loving and devoted wife were married on August 18, 1990. Troye and Peggy later relocated to Richmond, CA where they became members of St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Troye developed a love for the Word of God and was always willing to share the gospel.
Accomplishments: During Travoyie’s musical career, he was an accomplished writer of gospel music. His first composition was “I Call On Jesus “with other songs “Keep Me In Your Service”, “The Lord Is
Almighty”, “If You Make One Step” and “There’s Been A Change”. Troye
has garnered a number of awards, recognition and certificates for his
outstanding musical ability including the McDonald Gospel Fest for Best Choir and Gospel Academy Award for Musician of the Year in 1989. The fruit of Mr. Morris’s labor bears witness to such forever, as it will always remain. God has been gracious to us in orchestrated the events of life so that we along with the community could partake of his anointing far all these many years.
PRESENT LIVING LEGEND: CHESTER BALDWIN
Favorite Bible Quote: “God is Good” You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.
Occupation: CORPORATE CAREER: Medical Management-managed a group of Primary Care Physicians, Owned/Operated-CBC Medical Billing & Consulting
Education: Mr. Baldwin Liberty High School-Magna Cum Laude (President of Class) University of Texas at Austin-Full academic scholarship.
FAMILY: Mr. Baldwin was born in Liberty, Texas, the fifth of five children. As a child at the age of 12 he was known as the prodigy Staff musician at the historic Trinity Valley Missionary Baptist Church. At the age of 15 he became the Minister of Music. His music career also includes: National Gospel Recording Artist & workshop clinician Own Recording Label MO Records, Inc. (His Own Record Company) Recorded 5 Albums. Sing It On Sunday Morning I: “God Is Good”; Sing It On Sunday Morning II: “Just Having Chu’ch” ; Music That Ministers III: “God Is Guilty”; Music That Ministers IV: “I Shall Live”; A Churchy Christmas: “Born The King of Kings”; Affectionately referred to the “hardest working man in gospel music.”; 37 years+ Church music experience, across the country; Performs over 150 clinic days and concerts in the United States and abroad including Europe and Asia throughout the year. Mr. Baldwin has 3 sons; Cedric Darnell, Cordale Douglass, and Christian Domineke 7 grandchildren; Chase Douglass, Ciann Dion, Cassidde Denae, Cash Dejon, Caleb Draven, Kynnedy Lynn, and Xavier Lee.
RECOGNITIONS: Some of Mr. Baldwin’s recognitions are: Best New Artist -Gospel Music Workshop of America,; Nominee-Multiple Stellar Awards;;Nominee -Soul Train Award; Billboard Magazine charts, reaching as high as number #11 and staying for 90+ weeks.; Austin Music Awards-Over 20 Awards Best CD, Best Male Vocalist, Best Musician; Texas Gospel Music Awards- Over 40 Awards Artist of the Decade/2015 Make Vocalist; Named in 100 Hot Gospel Artists in The Gospel Industry Roundup Magazine; Featured in Gospel Today Magazine Baldwin’s song, “I Still Hear Mama Praying” featured by Hallmark Mahogany Cards Mothers’ Day Card Edition. Mr. Baldwin current ministry assignment is Minister of Music & Arts-Riceville Mount Olive Baptist Church-Houston, Texas.
Mr. Chester Baldwin’s : The fruit of His labor bears witness to such
forever, as it will always
remain. God has been gracious to us in orchestrated the events of his life so that we along with the community could partake
of his anointing far all these many years.
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