It is with great honor and pleasure to pay tribute to such an outstanding southern gospel quartet, "The Original Swanee River Boys." The next few pages are a memorial for Buford Abner, his wife, Dorothy, his daughter, Pam, and the Swanee River Boys.
And now, without further adieu, we present to you, the boys that made it happen.
It is chiseled in stone that the original Swanee River Boys set the trend for todays Southern Gospel Quartets.
George Hughes, Leroy Abernathy, Bill Lyles and Billie Carrier at WSB Radio in Atlanta,Ga.1943 and 1944
L.to R. Merle Abner, Bill Carver, Buford Abner and Bill Nelson
The Swanee River Boys ( Top ) Buford Abner (L.) Bill Carriier (R) Merle Abner (B) Bill Nelson
Cincinnati,ohio 1948 L. to R. Buford, George, Bill and Merle
On The delta Queen Cincinnati,Ohio 1949
L.To R. Don Stringfellow, Horrace Floyd, Buford Abner and Merle Abner in 1955 Indianapolis,Indiana attending \
Stamps Baxter School of Music ( Just Kidding )
L.to R. Bill Carver,Merle Abner, Bill Nelson and Buford Abner
Swanee River Boys on the Delta Queen in Cincinnatti Ohio 1949