Howard Earl Haney was born in Ironton, Ohio, the son of Arthur Haney and
the former Ella Rolph.
Howard was an Apostolic Pentecostal Minister. He was Saved when he was 17
and stayed with the Church until he died in 1970 in Portsmouth, Ohio.
A relative of Howards recalls that he wrote five or six songs,
including "Sunset Gates of Gold" and another being
"Your Mother still Prays For You Jack".
He recorded those 2 songs as well as the following songs,
"When Jesus Leads This Army", "Keep on the Firing Line",
"The Dying Boy’s Message" and "Wandering Boy".
The songs were also recorded several years later by the Carter Family.
Credits & Sources
- Hillbilly-Music.com wishes to express its thanks to
Lori Hogan, great granddaughter of Howard Haney for providing us with information
about Howard Haney and for contacting her grandmother for other information about