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Skeeter Davis
Original name: Mary Frances Penick
Birth: Dec. 30, 1931
Dry Ridge
Grant County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 2004
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Country Singer. Born Mary Frances Penick in Dry Ridge, Kentucky, she and Betty Jack Davis performed as "The Davis Sisters" until Betty died in an auto accident in August 1953. She went on to have a 43-year career performing in many venues around the world, including the Royal Albert Hall in London, England, and Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York. She earned five Grammy Awards, including one for the hit song, "Set Him Free" in 1959, the same year she joined the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. She achieved a hit song with "End Of The World" in 1963, and later produced hit singles "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know", "Gonna Get Along Without You", "I'm Saving My Love", and "I Can't Stay Mad At You". She toured with Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones, and published her autobiography "Bus Fare To Kentucky" in 1993. (bio by: GW) 

Cause of death: Breast Cancer
Williamson Memorial Gardens
Williamson County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.89181, -86.87527
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Gary Flinn
Record added: Sep 22, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9503752
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I grew up hearing the name, Skeeter Davis a lot. She, Betty Jack and my mom went to Decoursey Baptist Church in Covington. We even have home movies of Skeeter at my grandma's house and at her first wedding. She and mom remained friends all of Skeeter's ...(Read more)
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