Patsy Stoneman of the famous Stoneman family died peacefully in her sleep at age 90 on July 23. When The Stoneman Family performed in the 1960s, Patsy played the autoharp and sang. Bluegrass Today reports that Patsy, until recently, continued to perform with sisters Donna and Roni as The Stoneman Sisters.
Wayne Carson, age 72, died July 20 in hospice care. He and his wife, Wyndi Harp, lived in Franklin, Tennessee, and he suffered from congestive heart failure, COPD, diabetes, and gallstone issues. He was born Wayne Carson Head in Colorado, where his musician parents (Hank Thompson fans) performed as Shorty & Sue Thompson. (more…)