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Alabama Tea Party leader Danny Joyner dies

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Patriots Commander Danny B. Joyner died Friday night. Danny Joyner was the organizing force behind the online group he promoted as the state’s oldest and largest Tea Party group.

Leaders and elected officials across the state were always eager to get Joyner and the Tea Party Patriots’ endorsements. Joyner said in a statement to the Alabama Political Reporter:

“Since it was established in 2009, the Alabama Patriots have endorsed dozens of statewide and national candidates and more than 85 percent of the candidates they have endorsed have gone on to win their elections.”

State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) released a statement on the passing of Danny Joyner.

“We have lost a friend and patriot,” Zeigler said. “Danny Joyner faithfully studied the candidates for office and endorsed the one he considered most Constitution-supporting. He would promote photos of himself with his endorsed candidates. I was blessed to receive Danny Joyner’s Alabama Patriots endorsement.”

“He will be missed. Especially with the Senate Special Election now and the 2018 state elections looming, his strong voice will be missing,” Zeigler added.

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The Brewton First United Methodist Church, where Joyner attended, announced the death on social media.

“It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the death of our friend, head usher, Sunday School teacher, and faithful servant of Jesus Christ: Danny B. Joyner,” they wrote. “Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days. Please be in prayer for Danny’s family and friends.”

Joyner was a long time law-enforcement officer.

Funeral services for Danny B. Joyner will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at First United Methodist Church at 820 Belleville Ave, Brewton, Alabama. Visitation will be held for the family from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visitation for friends will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The service will follow.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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