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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Scotty McCreery is Looking Forward to Getting His Same Truck Tour Going

Scotty McCreery is Looking Forward to Getting His Same Truck Tour Going

What is Scotty McCreery looking forward to the most in 2022?

Touring!

Scotty shares, “Yeah, starting off January 20th in Raleigh, we are starting the Same Truck tour. Excited about that, play the whole album top to bottom, try it out on the fans, see what their thinking. So I’m excited to hit the road and kick of the year in a great way.”

Fans will be looking to hear his number-one song “You Time” and his current single “Damn Strait” on the Same Truck tour.

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