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Irene Williams Smith
Birth: Aug. 8, 1922, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1995, USA

Journalist, Country Music Historian. She began her involvement with country music when she served as the booking agent for the "Drifting Cowboy Band," which was lead by her younger brother Hank Williams. In the very early days, she sometimes served as the band's back-up singer and ticket-taker. After Hank's death, she wrote for the magazine Country Song Round-up from 1955 to 1961. Maintaining a vast collection of memorabilia about her brother, she opened a museum in his honor in Nashville for a brief time in the late 1980s. Shortly before her death, she sold much of her collection to singer Marty Stuart who presented it in a large exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. The exhibit was dedicated to Irene. (bio by: Evening Blues) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Elonzo Huble Williams (1891 - 1970)
  Lillian Skipper Williams (1898 - 1955)
 
 Spouse:
  J. T. Smith (1920 - 1980)*
 
 Children:
  Charlotte Ruth Smith (1949 - 1949)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ernest Huble Williams (1921 - 1921)*
  Irene Williams Smith (1922 - 1995)
  Hank Williams (1923 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Annex Cemetery
Montgomery
Montgomery County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Nov 09, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8073340
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