Hee Haw’s Ramona Jones Passes Away at 91

Hee Haw’s Ramona Jones Passes Away at 91

Award-winning fiddler, radio and television star, and former wife of Hee Haw mainstay Grandpa Jones, Ramona Jones passed away on Tuesday (Nov. 17) at the age of 91 in Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Born Ramona Riggins of Raglesville, Ind., the multi-instrumentalist frequently appeared on Hee Haw and the Grand Ole Opry as Grandpa’s duet partner, and together they performed overseas for troops during the Korean Conflict. The couple married in 1946 and had four children—Marsha, Eloise, Mark and Alisa.

In addition to her role as wife and duet partner, Ramona recorded three solo albums, published a cookbook (Ramona Jones Recipes) and wrote an autobiography, Make Music While You Can.

Louis Marshall “Grandpa” Jones passed away in 1998 and several years later Ramona married Methodist pastor Eugene Gober.

Ramona is survived by her husband, Gene, and children Eloise, Mark and Alisa, along with grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

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Luke Combs Gets 11th Number-1 with “Forever After All”

Luke Combs Gets 11th Number-1 with “Forever After All”

Congrats to Luke Combs – his song “Forever After All” is sitting at number-1 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart!

This is Luke’s 11th consecutive number-1 song – and the 6th track off of his deluxe album What You See Ain’t Always What You Get to capture the top spot.

After hitting number-1 Luke says, “It’s pretty crazy having this song go number-1, being the sixth number-1 off this album. It’s incredible, and it’s all thanks to the fans. We have a really great team – from management, to label, to band and crew, and we’ve been lucky that country radio has embraced us, which means the world to me. I’m forever grateful to everybody that’s helped get my songs out there. I just wanna say thanks to everybody, and I never take it for granted.”

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