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Guest Book for Larry "Jay" Brown Jr.



To My Son Jay:

As I sit here weeping, no words in the world can express the anger, the devastation and heart break that I'm feeling since you've left.

I'm not sure why but in my heart I know you've gone to a better place. It still doesn't make in any easier. I'm so proud of what you had become, a loving caring father, loving brother and loving son, the greatest guitar player in the area, a fine educator and the greatest friend anyone could ask for.. it surely shows by the vast number of people affected by your death.

You know that your mother and I are here for Taylor and will help guide her in her journey. We love her so much.

I will miss our Friday night dinners, our weekend time together with you and Taylor.

I miss you son, I love you always. Dad


We were shocked to hear of Jay's passing. I remember, like it was yesterday, the day his Mom brought him home from the hospital. I went over to visit at Beth's mother's house. He was a big and happy baby, "Packer", as his Grandma Esford called him ,was always a constant visitor to our house. He had started school with our son, Rickey, and then in later years became a big part of our son Ryan's life. They learned the guitar together and formed the band, Blackout, with Steve Morley and Jim Trombley. As parents, we all traveled to support our kids. Jay was a great inspiration to Ryan ,and Ryan always felt that Jay was the better guitar player. As Rickey stated earlier, we have had many laughs over the years about Jay's sense of humor and the fact that he had told us that he was going to be a bus driver when he grew up. I was so pleased when I learned that he had gone on to college and become such a good teacher. I always knew that he would be good at whatever he chose to do in life.

And yes, we did learn more about the kids' private lives on that drive home from Utica than we wanted to know. But we laughed and felt very good that Jay and the boys felt comfortable about sharing their experiences. We have spoken often about that ride home so long ago. He was always smiling and took life in stride. Our kids were such a close-knit group while growing up in Glen Park.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his parents who I have known all my life. I know they will keep the memory of Jay alive for Taylor and make sure that she knows how much her father loved her. There are no words that will make the pain go away but time is a great healer and so the pain will fade in time but the memories will live on. I will always remember Jay's smile and all the good times while our boys were growing up together. And especially, the great times we all shared during the Blackout days.

All our love and prayers go to his family and friends. There will truly be a void in our hearts until we all meet again one day. In the meantime, Jay,  play a song for me in heaven.

Kathy Wilcox,
Edgewater, Florida


To My Nephew Jay:

Words will ever explain why you left this world.

But for everyone who reads this, Jay was the way he was because he had the best role model any child could have and that was his parents.

For my twin brother Larry and Beth were the parent.

Jay loved you both and his sister, and Taylor.

Jay, I will miss your sick jokes you always sent me on the computer.

I loved you so much, I believed in everything you wanted out of life.

Aunt Linda will sure your dream comes true for Taylor and your memory.

I will miss you and I always loved with all my heart.


It's been only recently since I found there was a place I could say something for Jay.  Maybe I’m to late, maybe I’m not.

I didn’t know Jay well, and in fact I had not seen him in several years.  Suffice to say, I occasionally spoke with him, and despite the fact that I was experiencing the most difficult phase of my life when I knew him, he was always as friendly as those who described him before me.  I got to see him play during one or two jam sessions with Jim T. and Steve M. I could tell even then that he was an excellent musician.  I’m sorry we never knew each other better, and I extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and those who knew him best.
-Michael Bailey


I send my condolences to the family of JJ Brown.  Growing up in Glen Park I knew JJ as a kid.  To Jay's parents, my heart goes out to you.  To Emily, cherish the memories of your years with your brother & share those memories with his daughter.  You are all in my prayers.

-Karen (Eisenhauer) Tanner 


I am sorry that I had never gotten to know you, or your family. I am a cousin of yours, my Mom and your Dad are cousins. I would of loved to meet you, and share stories about working with children.

To your family: I am so sorry for your loss. I know that I never met him, but from the kind words that I have read, he seemed like he was a great person to know. I hope that you all find the strenght and the courage to get through this. Keep him in your heart! Talk about him often! And in that way you will keep his spirit alive, and it will find some comfort in talking about all the things he had seen in his life.

I hope that you all can find some peace and thrive in his memories!

Your cousin, whom you have never met!

With much love,
Wendy Stumpf, 31
daughter of Sherry (Grant) Stumpf and Herbert Stumpf


I met Jay through a mutual friend about 5 years ago. Jay was the type of person that anyone would want to be around. With that infectious smile, great spirit and sense of peace he brought joy to many people. He was the most talented man I have had the honor to meet. Every time I heard him play it just brought me to a special place. A place of peace and happiness. Jay was such a free spirit, he never talked about doing something, he just simply did it. I envy that in him, I wish more people could live life to the fullest everyday as he did. He was an awesome friend, father and MAN. This small community that we live in will be a lesser place without him. My deepest sympathies go out to all of your family and friends. I will keep you all in my prayers. You will be missed my friend.
-Terri Spencer


Jay was an amazing person.  I first go to know Jay on the trip to Utica for the Battle of the Bands, as Rickey W. mentioned.  I have never laughed so hard in my life!  He could just look at you and make you laugh.  His sense of humor is what first attracted me to Jay.  As I go to know him, I realized how kind and sweet he was.  He made me a better person.  He taught me how to see people for who they are, not what they look like.

Jay was the most talented guitarist in the area.  It was amazing to watch him play. It didn’t matter if it was just us, or if he was goofing off with Ryan W., or playing with the band.  He was passionate about music, and was a great musician.

Jay's family always welcomed me.  It was nice eating dinner with them.  His dad is very funny also.  Mr. And Mrs. Brown would take me with them to watch Jay play with the band.  Emily was great to be around also.  Jay and Emily would always tease each other, but it didn’t last very long.  I am so sorry that they lost him.

Over the years we saw each other a few times.  I am sorry it wasn’t more often.  I will remember all of the great times together.

I wish his daughter Taylor all the happiness in the world.  I am sure she will shine as bright as her father did.  Taylor you father was a great man, and will be missed greatly.

-Emily Lambert


Well, all I can say is I've never actually met Jay, but I've heard so much about him from my good friend Ray Massey. From Ray, I've learned that Jay was a wonderful father and an amazing friend. I wish the best to his little girl, Taylor and everyone else that had a part in Jays life. I know he had so much potential just from seeing the people suffer from his loss, and I pay my respects to him and his family!


I got the privilege of meeting Jay one time when I came to Watertown with Ryan Wilcox. I had heard so much about him from the Wilcox family and I couldn't wait to meet him for myself. When I did meet him I could see why he was so loved and talked about so much. We had an awesome time hanging out with Jay and seeing him play. He was a great person and I will never forget him. He made me laugh the whole time we were around him. I laughed so much that one night that my cheeks hurt. My thoughts and prayers go out to all Jay's family and friends.
-Alisha Williamson


I know that I didn't know you that well, but what I did know of you, you were the type of person that brighten a room when you walked in it, you were an amazing guitar player, and I hope someday I will be that good. I know that you will be greatly missed by me and my family whom also knows you from when you were in network.  I just wanted to tell you that you raised a beautiful little girl and she was great in cheerleading.  my god bless you.
-Shelby Gravelle


My beautiful brother Jay,

It's so very hard to believe that you are gone.  I will never hear your Jeep pull up at Mom and Dad's, see you slide down the railing off the porch like a fool or play in the yard again with our daughters.

I had so many more trips planned for us. I remember leaving Colorado and after watching the sunset you said "This is so beautiful, this is what life is all about." I cherish that memory now, not knowing that only three months later you would be taken away from our family. The day before your accident we talked about going to Sonoma in June for all the free wine tasting, you were so excited.

I will cherish all of the memories growing up, how my daughter adored you and the advice you gave me about school and life.  I promise to guide Taylor as you would and remind her of how great her daddy was and to take care of Mom and Dad.

I know that we never said it to each other but I love you and pray that as time passes my pain will subside. Like I said... Come see me sometime I'll be waiting to see you in my dreams.

I love you,
Emily


I first of all want to wish his family and friends the best in coping with this great loss.  It is very heartbreaking to hear of the loss of a great friend and human being!!  I also went to school with Jay, but unfortunately lost touch with my high school friends after moving to Syracuse.

I 100% agree with the phrase "a picture says a thousand words"...Jay's picture says it all about the type of person he was. He was always friendly, smiling, loving and caring and of course an  amazing guitarist.  He will be greatly missed.

I pray for his daughters happiness and well being, and know that Jay will be watching over her with those loving eyes.

Of course we all know how the saying goes, "You don't know what you've got until it's gone" and please remember this saying often!!! You don't know when life is going to take those that you love, so please take the time to love them more!!!

Love you buddy,
-Nikki (Reibert) Bacon and Family


Jay,
I am so grateful that we took the time to meet in Denver. I will never be able to drink a Fat Tire again without thinking of you. I truly enjoyed walking up and down the 16th Street Mall, talking, and looking for music at Virgin Records. I had no idea it would be the last time I would ever see you; I would have said so much more. Thank you for that memory and reconnecting. You were a kind, generous, and loving person. I wish there were more people on this planet like you. I will miss you very much and forever love your memory.
-Jamie W. Dening


I am deeply sorry for your loss, nothing can be said to ease the pain of something like this. Jay was a very good man, talented in many ways. I first met Jay about 5 or 6 years ago when I was still living in Watertown . We had a mutual friend who introduced us. I then moved away and didn’t talk to Jay again for about 2 years. We met up again in Syracuse when our bands were playing a show at the OPL. It was a great night, we got to share the stage with a truly great band. We played with Edison around 3 times total and every time was amazing. My condolences go out to everyone who was close to him, It’s sad to see someone like Jay pass. May god Bless.
-The Niche


Wow Beth, it seems hard to believe that it was 30 years ago that you were pregnant with your first baby and we were trying to figure out what we might have to do to make sure your bridesmaid's dress fit for my wedding. We've been through a lot in the many years since grade school, playing hide and seek until dark with the gazillion kids in our neighborhood.

Knowing you both most of my life I can understand how you could have a son who is loved by so many people. You've always known what is important and you passed that on to your family. I'm glad Jay had been raised to believe in God and demonstrate that love. I pray that will bring you peace and heal your hearts. Know you are in my thoughts and will always be in my prayers.

Love,
-Lynn (Strejlau) Newman


I was so saddened to hear of Jay's death and send my deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

While I did not know Jay well, I was in his Statistics class at JCC in Spring 2003, and I will always remember his wonderful smile, his sense of humor, and his love and devotion to his daughter, Taylor.  He talked about her often and his whole face would light up. It was obvious how very much he loved her.

My prayer is that God will hold all of Jay's family and friends very close in His love as each of you search for light in the darkness of his passing. Jay's memory will live in our hearts forever...like a beautiful melody.

With deepest sympathy,
-Sherry Wearne


Like our dad was crying as he wrote his memory of you. That is right that I am  doing the same  while I type this.

My deepest sympathy goes out your family. Since I read about your passing, I have not been so sadden until I found out this. When I met your dad  at  G.B., we would talk about you and your family about what you did.  As we talked, I could tell that He admired you so much that I thought you were my brother and I adopted you.  It is very hard for me to say Goodbye to you,  my friend because I thought that you and your family were very neat.  As I close this letter,  I feel how you impacted me and your family and friends so much that your lost will be greatly missed

God Bless,
-Brad Smith


We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Jay was a wonderful person, may his memory live on forever. Our deepest sympathies go out to his parents and Taylor, along with all that knew him, let him live on in your hearts forever.
-Aaron O'Boyle & Jessica Bach


To my dear friends Beth and Joe. My deepest sympathy to both of you. When we were growing up I never thought as parents we have to deal with anything so awful as losing one of our children. I pray that you will be strong for you granddaughter. Love you guys
-Chris Sero & family


"Jay" Brown now lies beyond all love and light
Underneath a grief too harsh to bear
Dreams may try to keep the memories bright
Drawing blind within the depths of night
Yet nothing can bring back what isn't there
The death in life that just is'nt fair
Like any great artist always in tune
Like any great friend the night falls far to soon
-Mark Jennings

All my thoughts go out to Jays Parents and his wonderful daughter. I feel extremely lucky that I got to become friends with Jay. He somehow obtained the balance in life we all dream to have. Between school, friends, family, being in and band, and his daughter, he found the balance. Jay also was one of the most talented musicians I have ever met. Being a member of the band "seven" allowed me to become friends with not only Jay, but Steve and Jim as well. And for that I am grateful. Jay had a blessed life. He loved his family, he loved his daughter and he loved his friends. And Jay.....If your listening.....We Loved You Back! You will truly be missed here.


Words can't express the profound impact Jay Brown had on the people around him. I've read the words of others and share the same feelings. Jay was the most peaceful person I've ever had the privilege to meet. He loved his daughter Taylor so much, I still remember when he bought his Taylor guitar and couldn't wait to tell her it was named after her.  Jay was indeed a great musician and loved music but that was just a part of him that was great. His love for people and his gentle nature will always stay with me. I only wish we could go to one more show together. Goodbye Jay
-Steve Backus


I was very saddened to hear of Jay's passing.  I went to school with Jay and can remember playing football with the Glen Park boys with Joe playing the quarterback.  My friends and I would go out and see Jay play with Network 2 to 3 times a month.  No matter if it had been one week or six months, Jay would come over between sets, shake our hands, and thank us for coming out.  I had the opportunity of taking some guitar lessons from Jay.  You could never appreciate his pure talent until you saw it come to life right in front of you.  It never truly hit me that he was gone until I saw his picture in the newspaper today.  I feel sad for his family, and especially for his daughter who didn't spend nearly enough years with her father.  Jay, you will be missed by many.    I'll see you again my friend.
-Jim Storrs


Jay was one of the most amazing people I have ever met.  He was the kind of person who brought happiness to everyone around him.  The one thing that I will always remember about Jay is how kind and accepting he was of everyone and everything.  If more people were like Jay, the world would without a doubt me a much better place.  He was a musician of unmatchable talent, a philosopher of unmatchable intelligence, and a friend of unmatchable integrity.  He was always inspiring me to better myself.  Now that he is gone, I can only hope to someday be even half the person that Jay was.  Jay has given me so much and I will miss him more than I can say.
-Caitlin Armstrong


It's hard to describe the emptiness I've felt since receiving the call Sunday night. Everything I have done in the last 14 years musically, I owe to Jay. He put the first guitar in my hands, showed me a few things on it, and from there, we learned and developed, as musicians and friends, together. Jay took me under his wing ,when he had only been playing about a year, and totally encouraged me. There were so many times, during shows we were playing, that he would get my attention on stage and tell me to take a solo, or when he'd learn something new and he'd call me up so he could come over and show me. It may seem like little things, but it shows how sharing and selfless he was. In every musical project I've done since leaving Watertown, I've always listed Jay Brown first on my list of influences, and everytime someone would ask, "Who's that guy?", I'd get to tell about one of the best friends I have ever, or will ever know.

My heart goes out to all of Jay's family and friends.
-Ryan Wilcox

Jay,
We had a lot of great times together, and my world will never be the same without you in it. I love you and miss you with all my heart, man.


I've never met anyone like Jay he was always so honest, sincere and always there when you needed someone to talk to. I've known him ever since I was little when he was with my sister Christina.  He has always been apart of our family and we are all just devastated by this.  I myself have thought of him like a brother and will miss him very much.   No words can explain how great a father he was to Taylor, he was all hers and she was all his.  My heart is broken for her because she loved him so much.  I have so many memories of him and will keep them in my heart forever.

I was about 12 years old when my sister brought Jay into my life, ever since I've always loved Jay like a brother.  The way he was so honest and caring will never leave my mind.  Jay was always the guy you would call to help you with your problems or just to talk to and he would never judge you.  He was a great listener and a great friend.  I have so many memories of him alot of them are what a great and loving father he was to Taylor.  Alot of people love that little girl but the love he had for her there are no words to describe it.He was all hers and she was all his.  I remember the first summer Chris and Jay were together he came camping with us and played guitar all night by the fire, after that summer every summer after that he was there and we all loved it.  My heart is broken and it will be for a long time.  Every time I see Taylor's little face it reminds me of Jay,  there is so much of him in her it's so hard not to stare at her and cry.  Everyone that knew him will never forget his talent,  his smile and all his love.

-Tresea (Dulmage) Mandigo


Well, I'm not sure where to start. I was shocked when I got the phone call that Larry had passed away. Its just so hard to believe that he's not with us anymore. Ive known Larry my whole life. I'm gonna tell ya about some of the funny times we had and that Ill always think about cause he'll never be forgotten that's for sure. I remember when we were real little kids racing home,getting changed and sliding down hill during the winter behind his house for hours until our parents forced us to come inside. 

During summer months we played daily out on that same property of Larry's mom and dad's making forts, having our mom's pack our lunch and eating up in the woods. I always thought Larry invented the idea of using leaves for going number 2 in the woods! Some of the Glen Park kids will remember playing football most everyday at his house with all the neighbor kids and Joe always being the mediator and quarterback for us. We would terrorize kids together on the bus to and from school...some of you may remember the kids we called "sleep". Larry used to get up on the bus and scream "wake up!" every morning on the bus while the guy slept in the very last seat on the bus...the half seat. 

I remember meeting at my house after school to do homework and we would sit there and just scream at the top of our lungs for absolutely no reason...taking turns screaming. Steve Mayhew and others would just come in the house and wonder what was wrong with us! 

Then Steve Mayhew could tell you stories of how Larry and I used to WWF wrestle and tag team against Steve's little brother and just about torture the kid..jumping off the couches with elbows, back breakers etc. until we would send Jimmy home crying and Larry would just tell him "don't cry its just imitation into our club and if you cry its just going to be worse" LOL. I've never laughed so much as I have when hanging out with Larry. Then of course there were the band times. The Blackout days. Larry got my brother Ryan into playing guitar and taught him alot. Those two would spend hours upon hours playing the same song over and over. Another time Ill never forget was during a trip with my parents to Utica to a battle of the bands with Blackout. We all piled into my parents motor home and after the show on the ride home. Larry had my parents about in tears laughing so hard. 

They heard more about his personal life than anyone needed to know. My mom and dad will always remember Larry coming into the house and them asking him what he was going to do after getting out of school and Larry always commenting "I'm gonna be a bus driver!" Ive moved to Florida since graduating from school in 93. But every trip back home I always try to look Larry up and I most of the time find him and Larry would always be the same ole Larry. 

Larry will be truly missed and Im having a tough time knowing Ill never see him again and be able to laugh with him again but Ill never forget these memories. Larry and his family are in our thoughts and prayers. JJ you'll be missed everyday buddy.... cant wait to laugh again with you one day."
-Rickey Wilcox


I had the pleasure of having Jay as a Statistics teacher at JCC about 2 years ago, I also heard his band play several times. My boyfriend most recently had him as a teacher in Psychology at JCC. I have to say he was the coolest, most laid-back teacher I ever had as well as a wonderful musician. He used to come to class every day with his backpack on his back and his ripped jeans and worn shoes. Most people thought he was a student, but he would always say that was the point he was trying to make. He didn't ever want to be that "high and mighty" college professor, he just wanted to be himself and do his job. He always gave us a good laugh and I am saddened by the news of his passing. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones, I am so sorry for your loss
-Mary-Ann Lanham & Timothy Farnsworth 


Jay was one of those people that no matter how long it had been since you saw him last, he would greet you with a huge smile and a hug.  He had a sincere way of listening and truly being interested in everyone.  It really makes you wonder when someone as wonderful as jay was is taken, that god must have a greater plan and he takes all the good ones first because he doesn't want them to suffer with what is going to happen in this world. Truly will we all miss his laughter, his personality, his music, his friendliness, his smile, his intelligence, and the sincerity that made Jay the person that he was.
-April Griffin and family


I miss my daddy a lot, because he taught me how to be nice to nature.  He was a good dad and he had good ideas for games for me to play.  I loved playing at his house and him teaching me to play guitar.  He would burn CDs for me.  He would come over a lot and it would be our time together.  He was a very good daddy and I miss him a lot.
-Love, Taylor


My heart is heavy with sorrow and grief.  Jay was the apple of his daughter's eye as she was to him.  I will pray for his family and his little girl Taylor.  The world has been enriched with the kindest soul that I have ever known.  He touched many lives on his short stay here on earth, and he will touch many other lives through Taylor.  We were all blessed to have known Jay.
-Rich and DaleAnne LaBeau


Jay was to play the guitar in my September wedding, he will be truly missed on that day and always.  I'll always remember his true love and devotion to his little girl, Taylor, she was the apple of his eye!  Jay was talented, brilliant, and giving, I am so sad that he is gone and I will never get the chance to tell him how much I loved having him as a friend.
-Marjorie


I was very heartbroken to hear of the tragic events that took Jay away from all of us. Unfortunately, I did not know Jay outside of JCC. He was my Psychology professor, and a huge inspiration. Just being in his presence was a joy and his intelligence and personality radiated from him. Class will just not be the same without him, I am truely sorry for the families loss.
-Alesha Rogers & Family


I am so thankful that I could read about Jay on this website.  I wish that I'd known him better in the recent years.  I grew up with Jay.  We played together when we were kids.  I saw him every day in high school.  We would catch up whenever we saw each other in passing.  But, the last time I saw him was at my dad's funeral 3 years ago.  I always thought about him  and heard things through our Moms, but I didn't keep in touch the way I should have.  I was always "too busy" and thought we would have all the time in the world to talk when we were old.  Now I will never talk to him again.  He will never get old.  I hate myself for not knowing he lived 3 blocks from me.  I would have been there.  I should have been there, in his life.  Now I can only hear stories about what wonderful person, musician and father he had become.  Please, anyone who reads this, don't let time get away from you.  Time has a way of taking people with it.  Keep in touch with the people you love.  I wish I had, but now its too late.  I will miss him so much.  Jay was one of the great ones.  I loved him, my dear cousin.
-Lura (Brown) Kinne


I couldn't agree more... Jay was one of the best musicians and friends anyone could ask for.  It took my breath away... I sat in shock.... how, why, when, what.... all the questions... and then all the memories!  That smile... that look.... that ever honest and sincere "hello".  The north country has lost a true diamond in the rough... To all of his family, my classmates, friends, and especially to Edison - let us never forget, honor him, follow his examples, nurture his daughter, and live his dream!!!!  Jay, you will be missed brother!!
Until we meet again,
-Tommy Humiston


Jay is the best guitarist I ever had the privilege of playing with, and I’ve played with many. We played all over New York and PA together in Edison . The GREAT times we had, the songs we wrote, and the potential for what “could have been” will always be with me. Jay took great pride in his music, and was a very talented song writer, but more than that, he was about the best friend and family man a person could ask for. He loved his Daughter with all his heart, every time he talked about Taylor , you could just see the pride in his face and hear it in the tone of his voice, she was everything to him.

As a person, he was just a great young man. All he wanted in life was peace, love and happiness for everybody. As a musician, he was the kind of person that young people could look up to, but Jay would never look down to them. Everybody was “good enough” to talk to Jay, he never had any kind of “ego” toward other people, in his eyes, everybody had something to offer.

Even after healing from this loss, I’m going to be scarred forever.  He was my little buddy.  My “Little Brother”.  And I’m going to miss him.

I love you brother,
Mike Hudson


We cannot truly express what we are feeling at this moment. Sonia and I are stricken with grief over the loss of a true friend. For myself, I met Jay when he was just 16. We immediately became friends and over the years we enjoyed playing a lot of music together. Often, we shared our thoughts and experiences on music, teaching, and life. We had a lot of good times. Jay, we are going to miss you...
-Rich Merryman and family


Those of us who knew you were truly blessed.  Such a sweet, fun, loving friend and a true inspiration to us all.  Your amazing talent with your music, your singing, your teaching and that captivating smile is something that will live on forever. I will cherish all our memories and I will keep you close to my aching heart.  You never wanted to be "that guy" and you weren't.  You were like no one I've ever know before. 

My thoughts are with your family and your beautiful daughter, Taylor.

May your music play on as you would have wanted it to.  You will be missed beyond belief, but never forgotten.

All my love-
Whitney Zimmerman


I was incredibly saddened when I saw that Jay passed away.  My sympathy goes out to his family and friends who I know were a big part of his life. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and I will forever cherish the memories of growing up in Glen Park and going through grades K-12 with him. He was a great guy who always had a smile on his face.  His picture on here says it all!
-Diana (Eisenhauer) De La Maza


Although I never met LB Jr., I certainly heard much about him from his dad. I understand he was a very talented musician. Watertown has a great reputation for producing some fine musicians throughout the years. I look forward to hearing his work on his "new" CDs.
My deepest sympathies go out to his family.
-Thomas Collins


The northern NY area has lost one of it's finest musicians and friend, Jay Brown. I had the opportunity to play with Jay in the band Crisis, and there was never a dull moment with Jay around. He was always laughing and made sure everyone around him was laughing also.. Jay was one of the most respected musicians in the area, and we will all miss him......
-Tim Robinson


Words will never be enough to express how much my family and I miss you! We are absolutely heartbroken. The memories you have left me with will be an inspiration to me for as long as I live. Your family and daughter are in all of our thoughts and prayers. Keep one tuned up for me... I'll see you again someday, brother!
All our love...
-Kyle Harris & family


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