Ron Storer, 63: Music Minister “was A Jack-of-all-trades”

28, 2013 Ron Storer, 63: Music minister was a jack-of-all-trades Related By J.E. Geshwiler For the AJC Ron Storer was a dedicated and devout minister of music beloved by the church choristers he led. He was a mentor who touched young peoples lives. He was a craftsman who built sets for his church music productions and remodeled metro area homes in partnership with his designer wife. He also constructed model planes impressively large, radio-controlled craft that he piloted in model air show competitions. Ronald D. Storer, 63, died Tuesday at his Dacula home of a heart attack. His life will be celebrated in a 3 p.m. service Sunday at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel in Lawrenceville. Born in Ohio, Storer came to Atlanta in 1980 with a degree in music from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn., and embarked on a 25-year church music career. He led choirs at four churches Atlanta First Nazarene in Stone Mountain, Lilburn First Baptist, Atkinson Road Baptist and Daybreak Community Church, both in Lawrenceville. From 1980 to 1995, he also led the Atlanta Christian Chorus, which rehearsed weekly at the First Baptist Church of Atlanta and gave 10 concerts a year at local churches. One of his longtime choir members, Linda Barnhill of Braselton, said Storer had a gentle manner as a conductor. Ron felt the music intensely and communicated to us how the composer wanted his music performed, she said.

Bart’s Music Shack makes move in Boulder

“Everything seems to keep going in this direction that it was a good decision.” Bart’s Music Shack was supposed to open on Oct. 1 at the Folsom Village shopping center, but the occupancy date abruptly changed after the flood ripped through the record store’s then location at 236 Pearl St., resulting in the building becoming “red-tagged,” Stinchcomb said. Bart’s Music Shack lost about 1,000 CDs and records and the racks were damaged. The loss was “a fair amount … not a ton,” Stinchcomb said. “The blessing was that we were planning to move,” he said. The property owner of 1625 Folsom worked to get Bart’s Music Shack in the space sooner than expected and installed new carpeting in time for the shuttling of records, CDs, boxes and shelves. The 900-square-foot Folsom Village location is more than twice the size of the original shack, but it feels four times as big, Stinchcomb said. The larger space will allow for increased inventory, but the biggest gains are those in the area of shopping experience. Because of the previous location’s size, Bart’s Music Shack stocked its records “library-style.” “Which is not in flippable racks,” Stinchcomb said. “And flipping through records is, of course, part of the whole experience.