Clip: Writer of "The Long Black Veil" passes away
Nashville Hall of Fame songwriter dies
October 30, 2006
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Songwriter Marijohn Wilkin, who helped pen such
classics as ''The Long Black Veil'' and ''One Day at a Time,'' has
died. She was 86.
Ms. Wilkin died Saturday, said S. Reese, director of Woodlawn
Roesch-Patton Funeral Home.
Ms. Wilkin had learned last year that her 2003 triple bypass had
failed and that she was not a candidate for another procedure.
''It's OK,'' she said. ''I have my faith. . . . Don't be sad for me.''
Ms. Wilkin was a founder of the Nashville Songwriters Association and
was dubbed ''the den mother of Music Row.'' She was inducted into the
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975.
She is credited with discovering Kris Kristofferson, who released a
statement Sunday calling her a ''tough, intelligent and funny woman
making it in a man's world.'' AP