Penick, Mary Frances
Born: Dec 30, 1931 AD
Died: 2004 AD, at 72 years of age.
1931 - Born on December 30th in Dry Ridge, Kentucky.
1950 - Originally she teamed up with Betty Jack Davis as the "Davis Sisters", choosing as her stage name Skeeter Davis.
1959 - Sang with the Grand Ole Opry for forty years.
1960 - Married to Ralph Emery.
1963 - Skeeter's hits include The End of the World, I'm Saving My Love, and I Can't Stay Mad at You.
1973 - She was suspended for a short time after protesting the arrest of what she termed "Jesus Freaks".
1988 - Diagnosed with breast cancer.
1993 - Author of the book "Bus Far to Kentucky".
2004 - Died on September 19th in Alive Hospice, Nashville, Tennessee from breast cancer.
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