Irene Smith (Williams)

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Irene Smith (Williams)

Death: March 24, 1995 (72)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Elonzo Huble Williams and Jesse Lillybelle "Lilly" Skipper/Lillian Skipper Williams
Wife of J. T. Smith
Mother of Charlotte Ruth Smith
Sister of Charlie Williams; Earnest Huble Williams and Hank Williams

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About Irene Smith (Williams)

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:

 Lillian Skipper Williams (1898 - 1955)

 J. T. Smith (1920 - 1980)*

 Charlotte Ruth Smith (1949 - 1949)*
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Burial: Oakwood Annex Cemetery Montgomery Montgomery County Alabama, USA

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Maintained by: Find A Grave Originally Created by: Evening Blues Record added: Nov 09, 2003 Find A Grave Memorial# 8073340

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Irene Smith (Williams)'s Timeline

August 8, 1922
February 28, 1949
March 24, 1995
Age 72