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Oliver Vanetta "Mooney" Lynn
Birth: Aug. 26, 1926
Butcher Hollow
Johnson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 22, 1996
Hurricane Mills
Humphreys County
Tennessee, USA

Husband of Loretta Lynn. He was portrayed by actor Tommy Lee Jones in the 1980 Oscar Winning Movie "Coal Miners Daughter" based on the singer's 1976 autobiography. He died at their ranch which encompasses the entire town of Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Oliver Vanetta Lynn, also known as "Mooney," "Doolittle" and "Doo," was born in Butcher Hollow, near Paintsville, Kentucky. He was instrumental in getting Loretta started as a country and western singer while they were living in Washington state. After moving back to Tennessee her career took off and 'Doo', as Loretta called him, was content to stay on the farm with the kids while she was on the road. He always believed she had the voice to take her to stardom and was behind her and her career until his death. He died at the home he and Loretta shared on their farm in Hurricane Mills, Humphreys County, Tennessee. 
 
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 Parents:
  Oliver Vanetta Lynn (1897 - 1981)
  Angie Webb Lynn (1903 - 1990)
 
 Children:
  Betty Sue Lynn (1948 - 2013)*
  Jack Benny Lynn (1949 - 1984)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lynn Family Estate
Hurricane Mills
Humphreys County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 10, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 12834
Oliver Vanetta Mooney Lynn
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Oliver Vanetta Mooney Lynn
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Oliver Vanetta Mooney Lynn
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- AJT
 Added: Dec. 15, 2014
Im relly found of your wife Lorita Lynn shes a saint
- Jamie reed
 Added: Dec. 7, 2014
Loretta is 2nd cou to my wife's step dad Estil Bowling #136981485. RIP Mooney.
- Wayne Carver Sr
 Added: Oct. 9, 2014
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