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What Danny Dill, Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame (Detroit City, Long Black Veil, etc.); of Annie Lou and Danny; Former Member of Grand Ole Opry. Passed Away in October
When October 23, 2008
Where Nashville, TN

Mr. Horace Eldred "Danny"Age 84 of Antioch, TN, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2008 at the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home.

Interment followed in the Sellers Hill Cemetery. Bro. James Brooks officiated the service. Pallbearers who served were David Arnold, Andrew Bissell, Daniel Bissell, Kent Burnside, Don Wayne, Jimmy Payne and Jerry Cary.

Honorary Pallbearers were John Denny.

Mr. Dill was born September 19, 1924 in Carroll County, TN to the late Horace Lusky Dill and Mamie (Laws) Dill.

He was self employed as an entertainer-song writer and was inducted into the Country Music Songwriters Hall of Fame.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Annie Lou (Stockard) Dill. They were at one time members of the Grand Ole Opry and known as Annie Lou and Danny, The Sweethearts of the Grand Ole Opry. He is survived by a daughter, Ava Tyanne Bissell (husband, David Arnold) of Franklin and a sister, Meredith Meggs of Huntingdon.

He also leaves three grandchildren, Becky Troxler, Andrew Bissell, Daniel Bissell and four great-grandchildren.

Note: Hillbilly-Music.com had the honor and pleasure of corresponding with Danny Dill in the years prior to his death, telling us of his career, thoughts, the story behind the songs. He was a humble and gracious person and enjoyed the traditional sounds of country music that he was a part of. Click here to read his biography which we featured a while back.

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