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Born in Van Buren, Indiana, USA
Died in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, USA
Birth NameRamona Riggins

Mini Bio (1)

Ramona Jones was born on January 28, 1924 in Van Buren, Indiana, USA as Ramona Riggins. She was an actress and composer, known for Hee Haw (1969), R.I.O.T.: The Movie (1996) and He's So Fine (1993). She was married to W. Eugene Gober and Grandpa Jones. She died on November 17, 2015 in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, USA.

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Grandpa Jones (14 October 1946 - 19 February 1998) (his death) (3 children)
W. Eugene Gober (? - 17 November 2015) (her death)

Trivia (2)

She learned to play the fiddle from her father, then taught herself several other stringed instruments. She won several amateur contests during high school.
She met her first husband, country entertainer Louis Marshall "Grandpa" Jones while both were working at Cincinnati radio station WLW. They moved to Nashville in 1947. She made her solo debut on the Grand Ole Opry that year. She performed all over the world with Jones, including shows for service members on the front lines during the Korean War. They later toured U.S. military bases in Europe.

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