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.
to read his biography which we featured a while back.
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