Alton Cyphers Sr.
December 19, 1934 – June 9, 2015
Deacon Alton Cyphers was born December 19, 1934 in Maxwell, TX. as the 16th of 22 children born to the late Andrew Cyphers and Helen Cyphers (Smith). He accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age.
Deacon Cyphers was well known for his singing ministry, having blessed the hearts of many over the years. In his early adulthood Deacon Cyphers traveled, singing for the Lord in various quartets. Then he became a member and eventually one of the lead singers in the Gospel group, The Bells of Joy.
He was joined in holy matrimony to Bessie Hart, and to this union five children were born. He was later joined in holy matrimony to Carole Reid, and to this union two children were born. Deacon Cyphers and his family became members of True Light Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. J.R. Williams the pastor. He leaves to cherish his memory his children Alton Cyphers Jr., Stanley Cyphers, Craig Cyphers, Tami Cyphers and Don Cyphers all of Austin TX; sisters Etta Harris and Mallie Kay Harris of Austin TX, Willie Cyphers of Denver CO, Katherine Bass of Suitland MD, Geneva Kenzie of Leander TX; brothers Curtis Cyphers of Los Angeles CA, Arthur Cyphers of Austin TX, and Robert Lee Cyphers of Cedar Creek, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Helen Cyphers (Smith), his late wife Carole Cyphers, his daughter Angela Cyphers and son Fritz Cyphers; as well as sisters Annie Mae Cyphers-Collier, Fannie McClure, Jessie Merriweather, Violet Cyphers, Maeola Cyphers, Corine Cyphers, Applee Cyphers, Elnora Cyphers; and brothers Sulure Cyphers, Fred Cyphers Sr., Wilbur Cyphers Sr., and Harvey Cyphers.
To share memories of Deacon Cyphers with his family, please visit www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com.
- Visitation for Family and Friends Friday, June 19, 2015
- Homegoing Celebration Saturday, June 20, 2015
Alton Cyphers Sr.
April 10, 2016
Forever in my heart...RIP Uncle ALton!
Love, Monique Hemphill & family
July 27, 2015
Alton was a talent that God shared with us. He along with the other Bells taught me how to perform, taught me what a true gospel group is and most importantly to honor and respect God. "Red" will always be in my heart and I will always cherish the time we spent together on and off of the stage.
Scott Ripple(Bells guitarist 99'to04'}
Joseph, Sr. Brown
June 21, 2015
The Cyphers family have our condolences from Joseph, Joyce, Pashula, Sparkle, Demetrial, & Bridget.
June 21, 2015
R.I.P. Mr. Alton Sr., condolences to the bereaved family stay strong.
June 20, 2015
I'm sorry for your loss sending out a prayer to the family God has come to get one of his Angels may he rest in peace
June 19, 2015
Because of Boomer you were brought into my life. It was a joy to spend time with you and the Bells Of Joy group for those couple years. You will surely be missed. You touched my life in more ways then one. Thank YOU..God Bless...
June 12, 2015
To the whole Bells of Joy family and to the Cyphers family, we send our deepest condolences. Alton will be missed so much in our town as he brought the true Spirit of God to our Easter services for many years. He inspired so many of us to just keep on Runnin for Jesus.
Rest in Peace
June 11, 2015
To Craig and Family,
I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Please accept my condolences and may prayers help comfort you during this difficult time.
June 10, 2015
The bells are ringing today, so long Big Red, I'm glad to have known you.
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