Music teacher. Born– June 14, 1938, Coleman, Texas. Parents– Elmer Joe and Edna Erle (McCorkle) Blair. Married– Frank Deaver, August 22, 1957. Children– Two. Education– Sam Houston State University, B.S., 1959; M.A., 1960; University of Alabama, Ed.S., 1974; additional graduate study at the Universities of Oklahoma and Oregon. Taught voice and piano privately in Texas; public schools of Texas and Alabama, including Partlow State School and Tuscaloosa City Schools. Hosted a music series on Alabama Education Television, 1971-1972; worked with continuing education at Druid City Hospital, 1979-.


Mary Jo Deaver, Northport, Ala.


From Here to There… and Back; a Sketch of the Ancestory [sic] of Robert Edmund McCorkle and Oma Pearl Owen McCorkle. Northport, Ala.; Deaver, 1976.

In Tune With The Times. University, Ala.; Alabama Educational Television Commission, 1978.

Rhythms and Rhymes for Remedial Learning. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama State Department of Education, Division of Exceptional Children and Youth, 1973.

Sing a Song of Yesterday. S.l.; Media Consultants, 1980.

Sound and Silence; Developmental Learning for Children Through Music. Pikeville, Ky.; Curriculum Development and Research, Inc., s.d.


the Comforter. S.l.; Lorenz Music Publishers.

For Everything, a Season. Oklahoma City, Okla.; Melody House Records, s.d.

I Can Trust His Love. S.l.; Ad Libitum Records, 1977.

I Have Touched the Hand of Jesus. Atlanta, Ga.; LeFevre, s.d.