Patsy Stoneman

Patsy Stoneman

Grayson County, Virginia, USA
Death 23 Jul 2015 (aged 90)
Manchester, Coffee County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 149961665 · View Source
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Country Music Artist. Stoneman was one of 23 children (only 13 survived to adulthood) born to country music pioneer Ernest "Pop" Stoneman and his wife Hattie, the same year he released 'The Titanic', one of country music’s first million-selling records in 1925. When the Great Depression set in and record sales plummeted, the Stoneman family relocated to the Washington, D.C. area. As one of the oldest children, Patsy would help take care of her younger siblings. In the early 1960s, she formed her own country/bluegrass band in the D.C. area, occasionally playing shows with the Stonemans, who were finding success on the folk music circuit. When "Pop" Stoneman died in 1968, she took her father’s position in the family band, singing and playing the autoharp. In the early 1970s, she provided the voice for the character "Teddi Barra" in the Disney World attraction 'The Country Bear Jamboree'. In the 1980s, she hosted a radio program called 'Down Home with the Stonemans' on WSVT in Smyrna, Georgia, and recorded several albums with her younger siblings Donna and Ron; their final recording 'The Stoneman Tradition', was released in 2012. When their father was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008, the trio performed his song 'The Titanic' in memory of him at the induction ceremony. Stoneman died of natural causes.

Bio by: Louis du Mort

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Patsy Stoneman (27 May 1925–23 Jul 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 149961665, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .