George Jones Monument and Scholarship Revealed

11/20/2013
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(Radio.com) Nancy Jones, widow of country legend George Jones, announced on Monday (Nov. 18) a new scholarship program in Jones' name at Middle Tennessee State University.

The announcement came during a gathering for family, friends and fans Monday afternoon at Woodlawn Roesch-Patton Memorial Park in Nashville, where a new monument was unveiled at Jones' graveside. Jones died April 26 at age 81.

"I am thrilled that we will be able to help people in the name of George Jones," Nancy said in a speech at the event. "George would have liked the fact that MTSU attracts so many first-generation college students, as well as students who face financial challenges. Like George, they are hard-working folks who are determined to make their dreams a reality."

Nancy said that she and George had discussed this scholarship idea before he passed. She also said that she will make the first donation to the fund.

Watch portions of the event here.

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