Friends and family of country music legend George Jones gathered Nov. 18 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville, Tenn., for a service at his graveside. Jones’ wife Nancy is pictured with record producer Billy Sherrill.
Nancy Jones is pictured in front of his memorial with Carrollton resident Herb Kinman, who was a good friend of Jones.
Nancy Jones is pictured with Jimmy Supplee of Carrollton, who took many of the photos on this page. Jones was a frequent visitor to Carrollton, signing autographs and visiting with fans at Kinman’s auto dealership on several occasions.
Herb Kinman said that George Jones designed the memorial and started building it before his death April 20. In his honor, 144 artists gathered and performed on the day of the memorial at Bridgestone Arena, an event attended by more than 50 people from Carrollton. Pictured, Jones family members gather for a photo at the memorial. Kinman said holding the memorial concert was one of Jones’ last requests to tell his fans that he loves them.
In George Jones' honor, 144 artists gathered and performed on the day of the memorial at Bridgestone Arena, an event attended by more than 50 people from Carrollton.
Danielle Kinman of Carrollton poses with two guitars signed by performers at the concert.
Carrollton resident Ed Hill has his photo taken with rock music star Kid Rock during the concert.