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August 07, 2015
r.i.p. my love
April 03, 2014
I love Don't it make you wanta go home. It reminds me of when I visit my hometown of Belton, Texas how things have changed, and not for the better. The song makes me cry just about every time I hear it. He had a voice that you dont' ever forget. Rest in Peace Joe.
February 28, 2014
Joe's songs influenced me very strongly growing up. My mother introduced me to his songs at a young age and I still listen to them today. Joe was one of a kind and he is missed.
October 30, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful music.
MAY GOD BLESS
Nick
September 05, 2013
It has been a year, and you are certainly missed brother. Thank you again for the music you have graced us all with, and God Bless.
February 28, 2013
R.I.P. Joe, Happy Birthday brother, and thank you for the l
music, and the mark you left in my life. You will never be forgotten.
February 28, 2013
Rest In Peace, Mr. South. See You On The Other Side Someday, Dear Friend! Thank You For All You r Great Music.
February 11, 2013
I signed with Bill back in early 70's and you were such an inspiration to all that worked around the old school house in Brookhaven. I remember you pulling up to the Dune n Dine on Roswell Rd about 1 am in that pearl blue Ferrari and hanging out. I got a chance to play your iconic red 335 at RKM studio and never got a chance to thank you for that chance. My ax was getting a tuneup. I am sure you and Brother Bill are working on your next release. I hope I get a chance to hear it. Rest in Peace Joe.
January 03, 2013
Joe Thanks for the music , may the wind always be at your back. John Z.
December 31, 2012
A great talent who did his best! I found out in Dec. of his death. He leaves behind recordings, compositions, and memories of the music he shared. We will miss him.
December 08, 2012
Joe was a legend in his time.
Rock on in Heaven, Joe. RIP!
October 11, 2012
we used 'Games People Play' as a Cajun dance tune for our Appalachian clog group a few years ago, it worked really well.Loved all his music though. Thanks Joe. Phil and Pam Crookes,Ex 'Steel and Toe'Sheffield,England.
October 04, 2012
Rest in Peace! I am so honored to have had the pleasure to have known you! You are one of the best songwriters and entertainers in the world!!!!
October 02, 2012
I have always enjoyed Joe`s music and got to see him in 1996 at a concert in Macon,Ga for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. He played along with Tommy Roe and Chet Atkins and was great. May God Bless him and i am certain he is playing on in Heaven.

Harley Willis
Byron,Ga
October 01, 2012
Joe Souths music taught me some lasting lessons about life.absolutely one of the best.i know the walk a mile in his shoes brought him to heaven.Winter Alton, New Hampshire
September 27, 2012
I've had the privilege of recording two of Joe's songs. I was fortunate enough to meet him on the session when he sang on one of them. Good night and God speed master tunesmith!
dan baird
September 27, 2012
Thanks for all the wonderful music and that beautiful smile.
September 27, 2012
God be with you when you roam, cause this old world's just not your home and there's nothing in the world you lack, there's there's no reason in the world to look back, cause the past is gone. Keep on keeping on River Dog.
September 26, 2012
Will always remember and Enjoying the song "Games people play", when I was a kid! God bless his soul.
September 26, 2012
Rest in Peace dear Music man...
September 22, 2012
RIP Joe, You are now reunited with your beloved brother, Tommy! OH, HOW YOU WILL BE MISSED HERE!!
September 22, 2012
Joe may you Rest In Peace now that you are reunited with your beloved Tommy! How you will be missed here! You were the greatest!!!
September 22, 2012
Thank you, Joe, for yourself, your music, your social consciousness, for your contribution to everyone. I listened to a memorial show about you tonight on Vermont Public Radio.
I love your music.
September 20, 2012
You touched us all with your music..RIP Joe.
September 19, 2012
We all lost a good friend,RIP.
September 18, 2012
Rip ILoved His music Heaven Now has a hell of a band with all our greats up in paradice our savyour must be really enteyained. God bless u and your loved ones keep makein music for our lord and saveyour thank you
September 17, 2012
Loved your music. You will be missed. RIP
September 17, 2012
I loved his song down in the boondocks;) condolences to the family... U well be greatly missed RIP
September 16, 2012
Joe connected with us when we needed connections. Yes,it does "make you want to go home."
September 16, 2012
Joe, I always loved your music and your friendliness towards us teenagers in Buckhead. You were truly gifted and introspective.
September 16, 2012
OH IF ONLY I COULD HAVE KNOWN YOU. THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY TO ME SUMS UP "LIFE AS WE ALL KNOW IT" THANK YOU. TRICIA, MELBOURNE AYSTRALIA
September 15, 2012
You and your music will be
Missed.
September 15, 2012
R.I.P. Joe. you will be missed
September 15, 2012
Your music left the world a better place. May you continue to shine in heaven as you did here.
September 13, 2012
We had a lot of fun in atlanta back then kids
September 13, 2012
Thank you for your music, and all the goodness you gave in life Joe South. Loved you the minute I heard your songs. Too great to ever be forgotten, thanks for sharing your wonderful gifts, and speaking to what is wise and best in us all. Peace.
September 12, 2012
R.I.P. Joe, you were one of the best!!
September 12, 2012
I had the pleasure of playing on the piano with him many years ago. A class act!
September 11, 2012
Rest in Peace Joe. You will trully be missed. I loved your music
September 11, 2012
Always remembered-Never forgotten
September 11, 2012
walk a mile in his shoes.God rest & bless your soul.Thank You Joe.I've never forgotten your music.
September 11, 2012
Your music was a wonderful part of my childhood. You will be missed.
September 10, 2012
He will truly be missed.
September 10, 2012
A great songwriter. Wish I could have seen him perform. His songs were writtrn for the common man. " I Knew You When" was not a hit, but, one evryone should hear. Joe, was never the same after his brothers suiside.

RIP - Joe South

Nick
September 10, 2012
To all who loved Joe,God Bless each and everyone of you. Joe wrote from the Heart, that is the reason he was and will always be One of the Greatest!
September 10, 2012
Throughout my childhood & teen years I enjoyed so many of the artists & songs of The Lowery Group. I have such fond memories of that time. Joe penned so many of the songs I loved. Joe, Billy Joe Royal, Tommy Roe, Freddy Weller & Ray Stevens were all some of my favorites that had connections to The Lowery Group. It was such an honor that those guys were also from the great state of Georgia were I was also born & raised. As an adult, I did have the priviledge of seeing Joe perform & I'm so glad I was able to attend the ceremony when he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. I remember Joe seeming very happy & cracking jokes the last time I saw him. He was such a talented songwriter & gutarist. His wonderful songs will live forever. He will certainly be missed. My thoughts & prayers for his family.
September 10, 2012
Family and friends, my condolences.
I'm not familiar with Joe's music, but I'm sure he will be missed in a big way.
Much peace and comfort to you all (Jude 2).
September 10, 2012
September 10, 2012
Goodbye old friend.. Your music, and love you had for others has been an influence in my life ever since I met you back in 1978. Long live the music of "The Reverend" Joe South.
September 10, 2012
Your music will be heard forever
Arthur
September 09, 2012
Love your music Joe.
September 09, 2012
What an amazing writer you were. Thank you for all the fun memories from all those wonderful songs. They live on and on for so many of us of that era. Rest in peace Joe. My condolences to your family and friends.
September 09, 2012
You will be missed , Hubby and I went to Baton Rouge La Fair and you were there performing , <3 from your fans
September 09, 2012
I grew up listening to Joe and the others that he wrote songs for. I now sing "I never promised you a Rose Garden" whenever I get a chance to sing karaoke. What a great song. May God grant the family, fans, and colleages peace in the coming days and weeks ahead.
September 09, 2012
joe is with tommy and they are jamming -- what a grand time heaven is having!!
September 09, 2012
You made this world a better place with your music Joe.
God bless you and all those in your life.
September 09, 2012
Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor was the first 45 I ever bought!
September 09, 2012
Thank you for the great songs! Rest In Peace.
September 09, 2012
Rock on, Joe...
September 09, 2012
Thank You for your wonderful music, Joe...My deepest condolences for the family at this difficult time.
September 09, 2012
Just to add another voice to the many praises for Joe, here. I was a Junior-high kid when "Games People Play," came out. It spoke volumes to me, along with, "Walk A Mile In My Shoes." The messages had a very positive affect on my worldview. Thanks, Joe, for creating with such vision, and joy!!
September 09, 2012
He was an inspiration to me as a Southern boy who succeeded in the music business. I loved his songs and perform a few of them.
September 09, 2012
What memories his songs brings to mind. I hope there are other songs he wrote, but stuck back for later. Maybe later is now. We lost a good one!
September 09, 2012
From my teenage years,the 1960 - 1970's, he had the best understood songs. Even today, I listen to him when depressed or very happy. I was sad that he did not record more albums. I am so shocked to se his obit, God bless his family.
September 09, 2012
rest in peace joe, and thank you for the music
September 09, 2012
I always enjoy the songs Joe wrote. As a young girl I liked the song Games People Play also I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. He will be missed by many. May the peace of God be with you and remember God is near the broken-hearted.
September 09, 2012
Joe South, was an awesome writer and singer! Oh what pleasure to hear him on WQXI radio, along with Tommy Roe, Billy Joe Royal, to name a few! Thank you, fellow's, and God Bless You all! Your music goes on, and will forever.
September 09, 2012
Joe South, was an awesome writer and singer! Oh what pleasure to hear him on WQXI radio, along with Tommy Roe, Billy Joe Royal, to name a few! Thank you, fellow's, and God Bless You all! Your music goes on, and will forever.
September 09, 2012
Dear Family, Friends, and Fans of Joe. He was a great singer and song writer. If we would all walk a mile in other peoples shoes this world would be a much better place. He had a voice like B.J. Thomas and was so handsome. God Bless your family and RIP Joe.
September 09, 2012
To the Joe South Family - With Thoughts and Prayers. Mr. Joe South's music was poetic, beautifully written, and meaningful. God Bless
Mr. Joe South.
September 09, 2012
Thanks for the music. Godspeed Joe.
September 08, 2012
I,ll always remember him and the songs he wrote,God bless always Jim Brady
September 08, 2012
Sang his songs with the band I was in. He had a quality of thought and smoothness of delivery unique only to him in the music world.
September 08, 2012
God Bless You Always,
I enjoyed your music as I was growing up and treasured its memories as I grew older. Thank you for sharing your music !
My prayers are with your family , friends and fans.
September 08, 2012
Be with God now, Joe.
September 08, 2012
When I was a teenager, a mutual friend Jo Seay gave Joe my phone #. But instead of Joe calling me, his brother Tommie called me and he and I had a date. We never dated again because I was interested in Joe. So sorry to hear of his death. He was a great singer and I will always have him in my heart.
September 08, 2012
My deepest regrets!! Underrated terrific songwriter. We play walk a mile in shoes at our neighborhood pickings every weekend. The entries in this guest book says it all.
September 08, 2012
i remember joe and his brother tommie when than played in a band in the late 50's downtown at atlanta on sat nights rest in peace you were the greatest
September 08, 2012
As a child i grew up in country music, with many yrs at the Louisiana Hayride. Many many "get togethers" included his music. A great writer and composer, that placed many of the smiles on my face and family memories in my mind and heart. Until we meet again, may you rest in peace!
September 08, 2012
My heart goes out to him and his family. I remember his song purple people eater as a child. I would listen to it for hours!God bless you man!!
September 08, 2012
Sorry for your loss...May God comfort your family in thier time of need...
September 08, 2012
I remember Joe and his ocelot roaming around the house. Joe was a good friend and loved his animal.
September 08, 2012
"Introspect" was one of the great albums of the 60's, and that's saying a bunch. If Joe had done nothing else, his passing would have been of note to me.
September 08, 2012
Thank you for your music ~
R.I.P.
September 08, 2012
You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again in Paradise. John 17:3
September 08, 2012
RIP Joe
September 08, 2012
Great songwriter and singer! Loved his voice and heartfelt song lyrics growing up in the '60's. Peace be with you.
September 08, 2012
Thanks for the great tunes Rest In Peace
September 08, 2012
I went to elementary school with Joe & remembered him wanting to get into music even then.Good Job Joe,you spent your life doing what you enjoyed most.
September 08, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September 08, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
September 08, 2012
You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again in paradise. John 17:3
September 08, 2012
That makes me so sad. He was a good one.
September 08, 2012
May the God of Comfort give peace to this family during this time of sorrow.Barbara (Concord,NC)
September 08, 2012
Rest in Peace
September 08, 2012
Rest In Peace Joe.
September 08, 2012
I was 17 in the summer of '69. Joe's music meant a lot to me. Miss him already. RIP
September 08, 2012
Some of the greatest songs I remember as a young boy in rural Delhi,La "Down in the boondocks" and many others will always be cherished Joe. Rest and sing with the angels at the feet of our Lord and Savior. To your family God has him now and what comfort it is to know that. Love and peace. Mel Arnold.
September 08, 2012
Thank you joe for your music..god bless you and may your family be strong at a time like this...karen
September 07, 2012
Great Musician,Songwriter & Singer.
September 07, 2012
Joe, your simple, heartfelt lyrics will forever remain in our hearts. Thanks for all the great songs… your memory will live on in the music. Rest in peace.
September 07, 2012
Thank you so much for your contribution to the music world. Love your songs.
Deepest sympathy to your family.
September 07, 2012
 Now may the Lord of peace himself give YOU peace constantly in every way. The Lord be with all of YOU.- I am sorry for your loss. I remember his music when I was a little girl in the 70's. - What a talented man.
September 07, 2012
"The music world lost a great singer and songwriting technician Mr. Joe South." Thanks for the memories thanks for writing Games People Play, Down In The Boondocks and Lynn Anderson's signature song I Never Promised You A Rose Garden. Long live the legend of Joe South, your music will last forever you will be missed R.I.P. Greg Cochran (Holden, MO)
September 07, 2012
I felt a connection to Joe from the first time I heard his music. It's wonderful to read how loved and respected you were in your life Joe. What awesome talent. You will be missed but the music live on. I'm sure God is telling you "Well done good and faithful servant". Prayers for your family and close friends.
September 07, 2012
Rest in eternal peace, Joe. Thanks.
September 07, 2012
You did good, Joe. Thank you.
September 07, 2012
RIP Joe. Great career, you'll be missed.
September 07, 2012
1Peter5:6,7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt YOU in due time. While YOU throw your anxiety upon him, because he cares for you.

I am sorry for your lost and hope that you will find comfort in praying to God for the strength to endure this trying time in your life.
September 07, 2012
The first Christmas card I received from an entertainer was from Joe. Loved him, his music, songs and especially his friendly manner! Will be missed!
September 07, 2012
You were always a big brother to me and will greatly missed by all who knew you.
September 07, 2012
i really enjoyed the time we spent together Thank you for sharing all the stories about your life and music career.Joes Quote"your favorite Nurse Gladys Rider" Love you Joe R.I.P god bless you and your family..
September 07, 2012
Rest In Peace, Joe. Your music and songs gave me so many wonderful memories....and they still do. There isn't a day that one of your songs does not pop up on my "favorites" playlist. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and close friends. You will never be forgotten.
September 07, 2012
R. I. P.
September 07, 2012
Joe, if it hadn't been for your songs recorded by Billy Joe Royal, I would still be playing guitar in lounges. I will miss you and your music a lot. Thank you, sir.
September 07, 2012
I listened to his songs in the sixties and still listen to them now. I thought he was a gutsy guy and I admired him for writing "Games People Play." Folks are still "playing games" but thank goodness for people like Joe South who point out what we need to hear. I pulled my guitar out today and strummed a few of his songs -- just my way of honoring his memory. Prayers for friends and family.
September 07, 2012
Our Condolences
to his entire family~
As
Circle of Life
mends to a new
serene journey
Dont cry no tears~
Thank you for the Music
of the 60s and 70s
As I recall RoseGarden is
a excellent song..
Beside the Other Musical
Written tunes of the Days pass
in the wonderful brillant archive legend legacy famous talented
History!
GodBless you Mr.JoeSouth
rest well in another place'
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
September 07, 2012
LAKE 102FM was Joe's favorite radio station. He graced our listeners with several live in the studio interviews, truly humble that anybody still cared. His lyrics showed us all how to care.
September 07, 2012
Joe, you were such an important part of my childhood, and you were there for us when my dad, Cotton Carrier, died. Dad always thought you were a musical genius & a truly nice person, & so did the rest of the Carrier family. We will remember you with love.
September 07, 2012
RIP Joe. Loved your music. Came from the best of times,the 70's. I wish the music nowadays was as good,but not even close. God Bless!!
September 07, 2012
I am so sad to learn of Joe South's passing. I have always loved his songs, the ones he sang and the ones he wrote for others. A very handsome and talented musician. We have lost a very talented person. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.
September 07, 2012
you were my boyhood hero...your songs had a positive impact on my life.rest in peace.
September 07, 2012
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.-John 14:18
May God's gentle peace fill your heart
and comfort your ...soul today and in the days to come,
September 07, 2012
I have spent many hours listening to Joe's music. He will forever be missed.
September 07, 2012
no doubt a superb talent, without an equal. and let's remember joe's late wife, jan, who brought him happiness for many years.
September 07, 2012
I will pray for Joe and his family as I enjoy listening to his music, he was truly gifted and has brightened my days throughout most of my life
September 07, 2012
Joe's music was always very special to me; I listened to it in high school, college and today, as well. It's odd--I listened to "Mirrors of Your Mind" last night (before I knew about Joe's passing). God bless you, Joe!
September 07, 2012
So sorry to hear of Joe's unexpected passing. My condolences to his son, and closest family and friends. Joe was a talented, gifted musician, his music touched many souls as is evidenced by the many thoughts and memories posted here. I still get chills whenever I hear the intro to "The Games People Play" which occupies a permanent track in the soundtrack of my life. From "Hush" "Down in the Boondocks" and "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" Joe's classics will play on..."Don't it make you wanna go home now... don't it make you wanna go home...all God's children get weary when they roam...don't it make you wanna go home."

RIP Joe South, and may God provide comfort to family and friends...you will be missed.
September 07, 2012
Thank you for the memories! Rest in peace!

Rose Drake
Pete Drake Music Group
September 07, 2012
This man was a spokesman to generations.He earned his legacy. Along with Bob Dylan,John Fogarty and Tony Joe White and John Kay and Larry Norman my life was forever shaped by their many songs with life lessons included.His spiritual man was evident.
A teacher with keen insight with the ability to marry it to superb musicianship.
God was with him.
September 07, 2012
In senior year of H.S., played the 45RPM of "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" hundreds of times -'til ridges were worn in the vinyl. RIP
September 07, 2012
My brother and I met Joe on the beach in Panama City, the summer of 1966. He was there for a concert with Billy Joe Royal. My brother has passed now but I know Joe and Ed are talking about
the beach and old times. God, draw his
family close.
September 07, 2012
What a lyric: Sign, sign everywhere a sign, blocking my memory, breaking my mind. Do this don't do that,"Cantcha read the sign? Your songs said much more than the words used to write them. Fair winds and trailing seas for you.
September 07, 2012
WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE SOUTH FAMILY,FRIENDS,FANS,&ALL WHO KNEW MR. SOUTH.
September 07, 2012
The stars just got a little bit brighter. Thanks for all your contributions to music. Truly a pioneer that will be missed by all!! Prayers to his family, friends, and fans!!
September 07, 2012
I had the privilege of knowing and, occasionally working with Joe. He was an enormously talented and gifted individual who leaves us with a lot of GREAT music. Thanks Joe, rest in peace.

J.R. Cobb (Monticello, GA.
September 07, 2012
My emotions over flowed when I saw the news about Joe.I attended high school with Joe and work at the same place in the summer of '57.The last time I saw Joe was when he asked me and a friend to take him to the bus station.He was going to Nashville.All he had was his guitar and a small suitcase.The rest is history.What a wonderful person was Joe.What a great new member of God's Band.
September 07, 2012
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
September 07, 2012
this makes me "wanna go home" to see you.
September 07, 2012
Joe South songs always bring back only happy memories in my life " Gator Got UR Granny"(Poke Salad Annie) to Walk A Mile In My Shoes and they were all happy sing a long songs. I will never forget him . RIP Joe
September 07, 2012
Loved "Walk a Mile in My Shoes". RIP
September 07, 2012
RIP
September 07, 2012
I know his family is suffering right now but they need to remember that Joe was one of the greatest song writers ever. His talent must be needed by our Savior. Thanks for the music.
September 07, 2012
I love his music and I know it will live on, espcially the Boondocks and Games People Play. May his family find comfort in their memories and may God Grant them peace.
September 07, 2012
From the boondocks in Savannah, to the big ATL 57 years later, your music touched my life. Hope to go where you are now, some day. My prayers to your family,

PW - Atlanta, Georgia
September 07, 2012
RIP Joe. One of the best songwriters of his generation.
September 07, 2012
R.I.P. Brother,
September 07, 2012
Thank you for your contribution to the music world. You truly knew what music was. Now you can play for the "Big Guy". I know he will love it as much as we have. RIP
September 07, 2012
You are home now Joe...May God bless and comfort your family and loved ones..
September 07, 2012
You were a wonderful song writer and singer. I was very young when I started listening to music and yours made a lasting impression on me. I got to see you once at a Top of the Pops show in Atlanta. You were ahead of your time. I still listen to your music today and have shared it with my teen daughter. God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Scott Payne, Lawrenceville, GA
September 07, 2012
I'm so sorry to hear about Joe,I remember him well in school.My prayers go out to all the family.He is now in the loving arms of our Lord.
September 07, 2012
I enjoyed his music and songs very much. I wish to convey my sympathies to his family and friends.
September 07, 2012
The loss of a truly talented man. My prayers to his family and friends. Rest in peace.
September 07, 2012
I was one of Joe's Providence Lake neighbors......when there, my boys would always run to Joe's house first at Halloween because he gave out the best stuff....
a cute memory.
September 07, 2012
09/07/2012

My deepest sympathy to the family Joe South. May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, be with you.

Betty, Chicago, IL.
September 07, 2012
I thought Joe was a song writer, I love all his songs. I know he will be missed by many. My condolences to the family, may God bring you comfort. ~ Alabama
September 07, 2012
After the death of his friend Lazarus, Jesus gave way to tears [John 11:35] The grief experienced by family and friends in connection with death does bring tears so I would like to extend my sympathy and condolence.
September 07, 2012
Your words will live forever. God Rest your soul. Peace to your family.
September 07, 2012
My Sympathy to the family. What great music we were able to hear from Joe that will always be available to enjoy! Rest in peace!
September 07, 2012
Joe your songs will brighten peoples lives for years t come. RIP music man your playing and singing for the best now and I'm sure they will welcome you with open arms.
September 07, 2012
September 07, 2012
Dear Joe, I LOVE your music, still listen to it..You will be missed, may you rest in peach.. Thank you for all of your music.....
September 07, 2012
My sincere condolence to the family
May the God of peace bring comfort
September 07, 2012
I give my sympathies to the South family as they endure through the pain of losing Joe. God promises that soon he will end death and mourning, wiping away the tears from all faces.
September 07, 2012
My condolences to the South family, God is for us a refuge and strength a helper during distresses. Psalms 46:1

Tina King
September 07, 2012
I have always love his songs. Down in the Boone docks was my all time favorite
and still is. God be with you and your family.
September 07, 2012
May the GOD who comforts all comfort you in your time of pain and grief. (2corinthiasns 1:3) May your fond memories of him bring you comfort and peace.
September 07, 2012
Family, We were sadden to hear about Joe. Although he is physically gone his music will live on forever. The songs touched the hearts of people around the world. He is definitely missed. PS. 55:22-Throw your burden upon Jehovah himself, And he himself will sustain you. Deepest Sympathy
September 07, 2012
Joe, your simple, heartfelt lyrics will forever remain in our hearts. Thanks for all the great songs… your memory will live on in the music. Rest in peace.
September 07, 2012
I remember all of his songs. The Witch Doctor was cute as it could be. I've danced to Down in the boondocks and The games people play. I'm a baby boomer that will sure think of him when I hear these songs again. Thanks for making memories, RIP.
September 07, 2012
I so loved his music. I true country boy.
September 07, 2012
Your music will live on forever. My Condolences to the Family.
September 07, 2012
To the the family of Joe South - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
September 07, 2012
You will be sadly missed!!! Grew up on you music!! Rest in peace!!!
September 06, 2012
Thanks Joe, for everything my eyes and ears received from you. Your message was one of love, hope and peace. RIP Joe, we will miss you.
September 06, 2012
Bless the family of Joe South.
Please God give them peace, strength and comfort their hearts.

Enjoyed the music, Joe

A fan
September 06, 2012
DEAR JOE : I LOVED YOUR MUSIC. I WILL MISS IT AND YOU. MY CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY AND LYNN ANDERSON, WHO WILL ALSO MISS YOU. LOVE, BETTYANN.
September 06, 2012
Joe, I thank you for all the pleasure you have given my eyes and ears all these years. May you rest in peace.
September 06, 2012
Thanks for the memories. RIP Great Talent.
September 06, 2012

My name is Marie Joy Norman, my maiden name is Marie Joy Baskin. I grew up knowing this man. He was loved, and respected. My uncle Butch introduced my mother, brother and i to him when we were very young. He brought us gifts all the time, and we went to his home, at the river, every chance we got. We had the run of the house. He was very loving, and kind. He gave my brother a globe and said "here i'm giving you the world". He was my brothers self proclaimed godfather. One allways wishes they did more, said more, been there more......but he was, and he did. Joe made a great impression that left a lasting mark on me ...'.never meaning what they say now...never saying what they mean' I've been saying this since i was in high school...thanks to Joe! If people listened to Joe and his music... reallly listened...this world would be better. He will missed, loved, and allways cherished. I wish blessings and love to his family and freinds.
September 06, 2012
R.I.P Joe. Our condolence go out to the family. God needed him up there with him for his band. will always love his music
September 06, 2012
Mr. Joe will be missed by many . May the loving memories bring you joy during this time. He was a man with so much talent and the world is happy that he shared it. By looking to Gods Word for comfort may this help you to cope during this difficult time. Psalms 55:22
September 06, 2012
One of the best songs ever "Games People Play." I really enjoyed listening to his music growing up. Joe South will be missed!
September 06, 2012
My name is Marie Joy Norman, my maiden name is Marie Joy Baskin. I grew up knowing this man. He was loved, and respected. My uncle Butch introduced my mother, brother and i to him when we were very young. He brought us gifts all the time, and we went to his home, at the river, every chance we got. We had the run of the house. He was very loving, and kind. He gave my brother a globe and said "here i'm giving you the world". He was my brothers self proclaimed godfather. One allways wishes they did more, said more, been there more......but he was, and he did. Joe made a great impression that left a lasting mark on me ...'.never meaning what they say now...never saying what they mean' I've been saying this since i was in high school...thanks to Joe! If people listened to Joe and his music... reallly listened...this world would be better. He will missed, loved, and allways cherished. I wish blessings and love to his family and freinds.
September 06, 2012
David and I always admired your style and cut of cloth.
XOXO,
Patti
September 06, 2012
Joe South's music touched the heart of all who heard it. The lyrics, the voice, they are truly a Southern treasure that will live on and will touch a new generation.Our prayers surround his family. He made great contributions to this world with his music that will never be forgotten. We are so glad we grew up with Joe South's music ! He's the BEST singer/songwriter of our generation.
September 06, 2012
I Thourghly enjoyed the music brings back memories
September 06, 2012
What an incredible human Joe was....his music, the songs he wrote, his gentle self and his beautiful smile. It was an honor and a pleasure to have known him. Although it has been many, many years I will never forget him. May he rest in peace in a beautiful Rose Garden. Bless you always and know that you will remain in so many hearts.

Marilyn (GA)
September 06, 2012
Always loved you Joe. You will be missed.
September 06, 2012
WE going to miss you R.I.P.
September 06, 2012
met Joe in 1970. what a great guy. rest in peace JOE
September 06, 2012
Your songs will live on---as it should be. So glad your friend, Mingo brought you to us & we shared such good times. Bless you-
September 06, 2012
Joe's songs were part of the soundtrack of my young life, great songs all of them. You will be missed. Rest in Eternal Peace.
September 06, 2012
Your music will always be in my heart! Our sympathies to the South family.
September 06, 2012
Bought his first record at OSU in 1969. What a great musician. You will be missed, Joe.
September 06, 2012
You will be missed. Great music!
September 06, 2012
My Prayers go out to the Family of Joe, He was not only a great musician he was also a sweet person never letting his fame go to his head. I will always remember our conversations and cherish the CD,s he gave me personally. Rest in peace Joe Joe
September 06, 2012
Joe's music was full of wisdom and truth about life. His songs have stayed in my heart and inspired me since I was about 17. I wore out more than one cassette of his wonderful music. There is at least one poor soul that is a whole lot better today after hearing "Walk A Mile In My Shoes". R.I.P. Joe
September 06, 2012
Joe you will be missed -- I loved your music, grew up with it and it will play on in my heart.
September 06, 2012
We are sorry for your loss.
September 06, 2012
I remember these songs from my younger years, and still love these songs today.
My condolences to Joe South's family and friends. As a great artist, he will be missed.
September 06, 2012
Loved your music...now you can sing to the Great One. Walk a mile in my shoes was the BEST! R.I.P.
September 06, 2012
R.I.P., Joe. We'll always enjoy your music.
September 06, 2012
One of the great times that I never forgot was meeting and talking with you in 64 or so concerning our GA. roots...Rest in peace
September 06, 2012
My love and prayers go out to the family. Joe was a wonderful human being and good old friend. The world is a better place because of him. May God Bless and Comfort You. We will see him again one day.
September 06, 2012
Thanks for the great music. Rest in peace.
September 06, 2012
he brought back my college day.god bless him
September 06, 2012
My deepest sympathies to the South family.Loved his music!!!
September 06, 2012
"Walk a mile in my shoes,just walk a mile in my shoes,Before you abuse, criticize and accuse, Then walk a mile in my shoes"
Your songs will live on, you were always loved and never forgotten. I'm one of your long time fans, who grew up on the farm listening your music.
September 06, 2012
"Walk a mile in my shoes,just walk a mile in my shoes
Before you abuse, criticize and accuse,Then walk a mile in my shoes"
Your songs will live on ... you were always loved and never forgotten. I am one of your long time fans, who grew up on the farm listening to your music.
September 06, 2012
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
September 06, 2012
Rest In Peace and I pray God will be with the family during this time of loss. I loved all of Joe's Songs " all of them"
September 06, 2012
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
September 06, 2012
September 06, 2012
There will never be another Joe South!!!!! You will forever be loved and missed. God bless your family at this time and always. Rest in peace Joe!
September 06, 2012
sang a lot of his songs over the years and loved them all
September 06, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May the "GOD OF ALL COMFORT" bring you comfort and peace.
September 06, 2012
I remember you, Tommy, Billy Joe, and many others from the Atlanta Sound Recording Studio and Bill Lowery. You brought much happiness to us all. What a phenomenal gift you have given us all - what a legacy. Beautiful music & lyrics to live by and most of all, to remember you by. May God encircle you in his loving arms and may you rest in peace forever.

Jan
September 06, 2012
such a fine singer in his younger day so sorry for the lost
September 06, 2012
God! Bless you!
Love your music.
September 06, 2012
So many wonderful memories created listening to his songs. May your soul soar through the heavens with the sounds of music as your wings.
September 06, 2012
Joe, thank you for the great music! You also were a friend, so we know what a kind and wonderful person you were. Our best loving wishes to Craig.
Gordon & Lee
September 06, 2012
Your song "GAMES PEOPLE PLAY" has been the theme song for my husband and me ever since it came out! You will never be forgotten. God has blessed you.
September 06, 2012
Absolutely great .. loved your many songs and the variations. So talented .. will miss you. SING YOUR SONGS in heaven.
September 06, 2012
To the family of Joe He gave the world some wonderful music. I grew up listening to this. He wasa great man he loved what he did,Please celebrate his life . He will be missed God needed a special angel he needed a good singer.
September 06, 2012
I will think of Joe every time I hear his Tams songs "Untie Me" and "Let My Love Be Your Shelter". What a wonderful talent.
September 06, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the South family.
May Joe's loving memories, and God's word bring comfort and strength at the most difficult time. Psalms 55:22
Jem D. Florida
September 06, 2012
What a great talent...I loved all his songs and guitar work
September 06, 2012
Rest in peace Joe and thank you for great music.
September 06, 2012
Joe You Will Be Missed,I Loved Your Music.
September 06, 2012
I still listen to his music. I got to see him perform in the late 60's.... he was wonderful.
September 06, 2012
wonderful talent..may he rest in peace,
September 06, 2012
I am sadddened by your passing I turned my son on to your music "Games people play" he is young so I know your music will live on a very long time thanks for sharing.
September 06, 2012
I was very young when "the Games people play" came out, I still know it by heart and sing it all the time!! RIP Joe South
September 06, 2012
So sorry, his name and songs remind me of such a good time in my late teen years!
September 06, 2012
May you find comfort in the Hearer of prayer at this time. Psalm 65:2
September 06, 2012
My sincere condolences goes out to the South family. I can't even imagine the thoughts and feelings running through you right now. Pain, and sorrow can be unbearable at times like this. May God's Word give you the comfort and strength you need in your time of grief.
September 06, 2012
Loved his music. Our sympathies to his family.
September 06, 2012
Everything you really need to know about life you can find in the songs of Joe South. He brought joy, happiness, and knowledge to the world and the world was better for it. Many thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones. May he rest in peace with the Heavenly Father.
September 06, 2012
THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC YOU BROUGHT INTO MY LIFE...

JEN, OHIO
September 06, 2012
Rest in peace Joe. Thanks for the memories of your songs. You sang the truth and allowed us to enjoy your songs.
September 06, 2012
As former DJ many years,now retired,
your songs were always on my play list during that "golden-era." Thx for all those great songs & memories too.
September 06, 2012
Thanks Joe, for all the great music. When I listen to your songs I feel like I'm in the story.
September 06, 2012
I went to Southwest High School (Cascade Heights) with Joe, he was my Chemistry & Physics Lab partner in 1956. He had a dry wit that I really appreciated. Joe, you were ahead of the times back then with your poetry and music. You were one of a kind, God Bless you.
The Tilley Family
September 06, 2012
I will truly miss his wisdom. He's gone from us too soon.
September 06, 2012
I had such a crush!
September 06, 2012
Joe lifted people up. Everybody sang along. What a tribute when you hear hundreds or thousands singing "Don't it make you wanna go home" So many great songs. Thank you Joe.
September 06, 2012
Great song writer..Our loss but many memories.
September 06, 2012
My 6 brothers & 2 sisters and I from Hammond, Indiana remember Joe's music & lyrics. They were the songs of
our young lives. God bless the family at this sad time. Jim South, Chicago, Illinois
September 06, 2012
What beautiful songs you wrote I played my favorite Don't It Want To Go Home hundreds of times Thanks for the music RIP
September 06, 2012
What a great talent...I loved everyone of his songs!

Bobby Dakin-Idaho Falls, Idaho
September 06, 2012
I loved Joe South and his songs. Especially Don't it Make You Want to Go Home. He was a great songwriter. He will be missed.
September 06, 2012
We all loved joe and his music, sandy posey
September 06, 2012
We all loved joe and his music,sandy posey
September 06, 2012
You're 4th cousin from Michel soirées always followed and proud of you're career.
September 06, 2012
What a gifted writer, singer and performer, you are, Joe South. I teach your music to my vocal students.....especially the song...GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. You will be always in my heart. You were always an inspiration to me as well.
September 06, 2012
Heck yeah I stopped in my tracks when I heard we lost this fine fellow who turned alot of people on to some upbeat and snappy tunes! My older sisters started fledgling folk careers in their college dormrooms by plucking their guitar strings with Joe South sheet music in front of them!
September 06, 2012
A true genius..His best song was my wedding song..
September 06, 2012
Your songs really had meaningful words and could understand the words unlike today's music all you hear is instruments and a few words. Always loved his songs especially the video I watch on utube The Games People Play. We will miss you but your songs are treasured, may you RIP
September 06, 2012
The heavens got another star. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. The music lives on.
September 06, 2012
When I was a little girl back in 1960's I sang his songs, Down in the Boondocks is still one my favorite songs today because it keeps me connected to what is or was good in my life. Thanks Joe
September 06, 2012
You live on through your music. RIP God bless your family.
September 06, 2012
This man brought great joy to many of us. A lot of us will be singing along with his music until we join him. He was one of the musical consciences of the 60's. Thank you Joe for trying to right several wrongs through your music.
September 06, 2012
He was one-of-a-kind. Joe's songs always seemed to get me through a rough time, especially "Don't It Make You Want to Go Home". Rest in peace.
September 06, 2012
Rest in peace. May you be reunited with your dear brother and parents.
Your music will live on and you will always be remembered.
September 06, 2012
I was saddened to read of the passing of Joe. I was in bootcamp with him at Lakeland in 1963 A.F.B., San Antonio, TX, with his guitar in hand. I always thought of him everytime his hit song was played "The Games people Play" and Nevada Guard Guys would tell everyone they went through Bootcamp with Joe. What a wonderful Song Writer, I had no idea he wrote all those songs. Loved them all. May God Bless Joe & his Family, Stan Avansino (Reno,Nv)
September 06, 2012
Rest in peace
September 06, 2012
RIP Joe!
September 06, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 06, 2012
Thanks for the great music! Gone but not forgotten! We will
Miss you! Love ya!
September 06, 2012
Life is too Short!
Thank You & Rest Well.
September 06, 2012
I am sorry for your lost may God comfort the family. hoping to see the time when death will be know more. Revelation21:3,4
September 06, 2012
one of the first 45's our parents ever bought my sister & i
was "games people play" with "these are not my people"on the flip side....still love this music today..what a great voice &
talented writer. RIP joe south.
September 06, 2012
To a great song writer and singer. Heaven has a hell of a band now. Will miss you.
September 06, 2012
Joe's music made me feel so good. Really enjoyed listening to his records.
September 06, 2012
Thanks for the wonderful music Joe. The song "Games People Play" is timeless & true. So glad I was part of your era.
September 06, 2012
Always in my prayers and know your music will live on. RIP Joe....
September 06, 2012
Your music had such meaning. May you rest in peace.
September 06, 2012
His songs made me tear up many time. Always felt he really connected with my generation. RIP to a wonderfully talented man, will always remember you Joe!!
September 06, 2012
Don't it make you want to go home was my favorite song, RIP Joe
September 06, 2012
Thanks Joe for the memories. Games People Play, for example is as relavent now, if not more so, than te first time I heard it. Rest in peace, and thanks for making a differance.
September 06, 2012
I loved his music. RIP, Joe South
September 06, 2012
Luvvvvvd your voice...The gators got your Grannie...chomp, chomp
(Poke Salad Annie)

RIP Joe
September 06, 2012
Bless you for adding so much to my informative years! you will always be a treasure
September 06, 2012
Games people play is one our all time favorites.
Thanks Joe
September 06, 2012
RIP in the arms of our Lord.
you were one of the BEST!!!! "WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES".... always my favorite. My
condolences to your family.
Judy Richards,
fan
September 06, 2012
You were a wonderful song writer and singer and grew up listening to your great music. Thank you, May God Bless You.
September 06, 2012
My favorites were"DON'T IT MAKE YOU WANT TO GO HOME AND WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES.I have just been playing your music the last 2 weeks."I'm sorry for our lose.Rest in piece with Our GOD.
September 06, 2012
I loved Joe's music, espeially Games People Play which I knew so many people like that. He was a great songwriter, singer and a human being. So now Mr South you have gone home. God Bless
September 06, 2012
always loved these great songs!!! I can remember "down in the boondocks" like it was just released yesterday...Rest in Peace!
September 06, 2012
May you rest in Peace, Joe. Your music left its footprint on the music of the 60's and 70's for the good. I am so glad that the music you created is a part of my memories. God Bless
September 06, 2012
Walk A Mile In My Shoes and The Games People Play...truest songs ever written. I was 12 when those songs were popular, but clearly remember my Dad telling me he knew every word to those songs. Ha!! He said he only listened once but "knew it by heart". Strong and powerful force of music and insight Joe. Rest in Peace.
September 06, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 06, 2012
Our condolences to his family. My father had the opportunity to work with both Joe and his late brother early in their careers. He thought very highly of the talented South brothers.
September 06, 2012
Whenever I hear his songs I travel back to a wonderful time in my life. R.I.P. Joe.
September 06, 2012
Joe penned so many great songs that he and other artists made into hits that were the soundtrack of us "baby-boomers" lives. Joe we lived realtively close to each other. Go with God and rest easy my brother.
September 06, 2012
This brought a tear to my eye. There was a song I believe called: Home that I liked so much among his many songs. The God Lord now has you among his choir.
September 06, 2012
RIP , you were a great song writer and will be missed by everyone . My favorite sons Down in the Boondocks and The Games People Play . I was very sad when I heard the news this morning and the radio stations were playing your songs .
September 06, 2012
Rest in peace Joe. Your music will live on.
September 06, 2012
I always enjoyed to hear your voice and songs. May you rest at your best.
September 06, 2012
So sad. Down in the Boondocks was my very first record as a young girl. Hope and prayers are powerful tools!! May God embrace Joe and take him home!!!!
September 06, 2012
WILL ALWAYS LOVE & LISTEN TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL MUSIC.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAMILY
September 06, 2012
R.I.P. great song writer, I love Lynn Anderson"s I Didn't Promise You A Rose Garden.
September 06, 2012
god bless mr south.
September 06, 2012
So sad..........his music was a major part of my youth. I especially loved "Don't it Make You Want to go Home' and now those words ring very true. I think of him every time I go down the 4 lane highway that runs down by my old home. So sad.
September 06, 2012
I love your music
.rest in peace.
September 06, 2012
The songs Joe wrote made a lasting impression on me in my youth. Thank you for your gift to music. Rest in everlasting peace.
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