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George Jones' widow plans April memorial that's open to the public

The widow of the late, great George Jones, Nancy Jones, has slated a memorial celebration on the one-year anniversary of "The Possum's" passing -- and everyone is invited!

Nancy Jones will sponsor a memorial for her late husband, country legend George Jones, on April 26, 2014.
Photo by Rick Diamond

Per an April 14 correspondence with Jones' former publicist, come Saturday, April 26, at Nashville's Woodlawn Cemetery, 660 Thompson Lane, friends and fans of the late George Jones are welcomed to celebrate his legacy. Additionally, Nancy will plant two dogwood trees at the “He Stopped Loving Her Today” monument.

“This day is going to be bittersweet,” Nancy shared via a media statement. “I know how much people loved George, and the love has continued even a year later. I am so fortunate for the friends and fans that George and I made through the years. I want everyone to come celebrate with us, not because he is no longer with us, but to keep his legacy alive.”

Heralded as the greatest country singer of all time, George Glenn Jones, 81, died April 26, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure the previous week.

Regarding the memorial event, at 1 p.m. on April 26, Nancy Jones will welcome and celebrate the life of George with the planting of two dogwood trees at the “He Stopped Loving Her Today” monument.

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A Country Music Hall of Famer, Grand Ole Opry member and Kennedy Center honoree, Jones enduring hits include “She Thinks I Still Care,” “The Grand Tour,” “Walk Through This World With Me,” “Tender Years” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” the latter of which is often at the top of industry lists of the greatest country music singles of all time.