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From: Grahame Cooke
Mosie Lister became interested in writing at an early age, influenced by his parents who sang in the church choir. They attempted to teach Mosie to sing but discovered that he was tone deaf. He began to study the violin in the eighth grade and this aided his ability to distinguish pitches, and by the age of 17 he was studying harmony and composition, his tone deafness having disappeared…After a tour with the Navy in World War II, in which he studied engineering under the V-12 program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lister entered Middle Georgia College where he majored in English, studied harmony, counterpoint and arranging for piano and organ…His first serious writing was done for gospel groups that sang in Atlanta in the late 1940’s. Professional gospel groups that performed early Lister songs were the Statesmen, the Blackwoods, the Blue Ridge Quartet, the Jordanaires and the LeFevres. In 1948 the Statesmen employed Mosie as an arranger, and in this capacity he introduced a number of new sounds to gospel quartet singing, including the harmony which is used extensively today…Mosie Lister’s most-used songs include the following titles: “How Long Has It Been?” “Then I Met The Master,” “Where No One Stands Alone,” “‘Til the Storm Passes By,” “The King And I,” “I’ve Been Changed,” “I’m Feeling Fine.” They have been recorded by such soloists as George Beverly Shea, Jimmy Davis, Elvis Presley, Porter Waggoner, Webb Pierce, Connie Smith, as well as practically all the gospel quartets…From 1953 until late 1969, the songs of Mosie Lister were published under the banner of Mosie Lister Publications, in Tampa, Florida, where he has lived since 1956…A devoted Christian in his personal life as well as in his occupation, Mosie is an ordained deacon at the Riverside Baptist Church of Tampa, where he also finds time to teach a college age Sunday school class and direct the church choir…Their twin daughters, Brenda and Barbara, now both married, Mosie and Wylene, with their toy schnauzer, are now the sole occupants of the home in the Carrollwood section of Tampa…In October 1969, Mosie Lister Publications merged with the Lillenas Publishing Company of Kansas City, MO., one of the oldest and largest publishers of music in the evangelical field. This has proved to be a very gratifying association and has freed Mosie from the responsibilities of publishing and distribution, allowing him more time for creative work.

Mosie and Michael Booth
Born Cochran, Georgia,
Wife Wylene Died in 2000 From cancer
Martha Remarried to Michael Booth Mother-In-Law (Vicki’s Mother)
Children Brenda twin daughters
Barbara twin daughters
Pets Toy Schnauzer
In-Laws Mosier is Married to Vickie Booth’s (Michael Booth’s wife) Mother
Church Deacon at the Riverside Baptist Church of TampaSunday school class teacher, and Mosie directed the church choir.
Mosie Lister Publications in Tampa, Florida October 1969, Mosie Lister Publications merged with the Lillenas Publishing Company of Kansas City, MO
Songwriter for Professional gospel groups that performed early Lister songs were the Statesmen, the Blackwoods, the Blue Ridge Quartet, the Jordanaires and the LeFevres. Now The Dove Brothers, Booth Brothers, and Palmetto State Quartet
Instruments studied harmony, counterpoint and arranging for piano and organ., violin
College Vaughan School Of Music in Tennessee. Middle Georgia College where he majored in English
Service Navy in World War II, Key West and in North Africa
Most-Recorded Songs “How Long Has It Been?” “Then I Met The Master,” “Where No One Stands Alone,” “‘Til the Storm Passes By,” “The King And I,” “I’ve Been Changed,” “I’m Feeling Fine.”
Quote Prayer is the key to Heaven, but faith unlocks the door.
NAME MEANING Lister means Dyer
English: occupational name for a dyer, Middle English litster, an agent derivative (originally feminine; compare
Baxter) of lit(t)e(n) ‘to dye’ (Old Norse lita). This term was used principally in East Anglia and northern and eastern England (areas of Scandinavian settlement), and to this day the surname is found principally in these regions, especially in Yorkshire. Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Fhleisdeir ‘son of the arrow maker’.

Thomas means Twin
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, French, German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Biblical
Pronounced: TAHM-as (English), TOM-as (English), to-MA (French), TOM-ahs (German) [key]
Greek form of the Aramaic name Te’oma which meant “twin”. In the New Testament he was the apostle who doubted the resurrected Jesus. According to tradition he was martyred in India. Famous bearers of this name include philosopher and theologian Saint Thomas Aquinas, philosopher Thomas Hobbes, inventor Thomas Edison, American president Thomas Jefferson, and novelist Thomas Hardy. Thomas has 24 variant forms:
New Testament name, borne by one of Christ’s twelve apostles, referred to as “Thomas, called Didymus” (John 11: 16; 20: 24). Didymos is the Greek word for “twin”, and the name is the Greek form of an Aramaic byname meaning “twin”. The given name has always been popular throughout Christendom, perhaps because St Thomas’s doubts and reassurance have made him seem a very human character. Derivatives: Irish Gaelic: Tomás. Scottish Gaelic: Tòmas; Tàmhas (a dialectal variant, from which comes the surname Mac Thàmhais, Anglicized as MacTavish). Welsh: Tomos. Italian: Tommaso. Polish: Tomasz. Czech: Tomáš. Russian: Foma. Finnish: Tuomo.
Short forms: English: Tom. Scottish: Tam. Italian: Maso. Dutch: Maas.
Pet forms: English: Tommy. Scottish Gaelic: Tòmachan, Tòmag.

Mosie
=Moses means Out Of The Water

Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Biblical
Pronounced: MOZ-es
The boy’s name Moses is pronounced MOH-ziz. It is of Hebrew origin, and its meaning is “saviour.” Also possibly (Hebrew) “drawn out of the water.” Biblical: name of the Hebrew infant pulled out of the River Nile and adopted by the Egyptian Pharoah’s daughter. Moses later became the great leader of the exiled Israelites. Moses ben Maimon (12th century), also known as Maimonides, was a Jewish scholar born in Moorish Spain. He was the court physician of Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt, and was famous for his writings (in both Hebrew and Arabic) on logic, mathematics, medicine, law and Jewish theology. The name Moses was adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century, and is popular in Jewish families. Moss is an English medieval form of Moses. Moises (moh-EE-says) is a Spanish form; Moshe is Hebrew. Mosiah probably is a blend of Moses and Josiah. Israeli defense minister Moshe Dayan. Moses has 15 variant forms: Mioshe, Mioshye, Mo, Moe, Moise, Moises, Mose, Moshe, Mosheh, Mosiah, Mosie, Mosie, Moss, Moyses and Mozes.