Friday, March 25, 2011

A Tribute To My Favorite DJ – Hands Down

Who among us, classmates? I ask you, who does not remember Lee Arthur coming weekly into the Student Activities Building, smiling at us, nodding to Betty Kimbrall, then loading the jukebox with the latest music we all loved and danced to. Who among us did not listen to him on WQIC and smile when he would proclaim, "the black spot on yo' dial"? ave atque vale!

March 25, 2011
Lee A. Rhodes
The Meridian Star


Services for Lee Arthur “House Rocker” Rhodes will be held Saturday, at 2 p.m., at Haven Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Cynthia Cross officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Rhodes, 88, of Meridian, died Monday, Mar. 21, 2011, at Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was born June 22, 1922, in Meridian. He served the community as the first African-American disc jockey in Meridian at WOKK Radio Station.

He leaves to cherish his memories a faithful and devoted companion, Janell Agnes Glass of Meridian; brother, James (Alfredia) Eason of Cincinnati, Ohio; foster sister, Annie Lee Hodges of Meridian; foster brother, Louis Smith Jr. of Meridian; and, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be today, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home.

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