From the online obituary for JERRY CLOWER

Grand Ole Opry comedian Jerry Clower, who regaled audiences for more than 25 years with stories about rural Southern culture, died Monday August 25 of cardiorespiratory arrest at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, five days after he underwent six heart bypasses. The Liberty, Mississippi, resident performed regularly on the Grand Ole  Opry beginning in 1973 and often played 200 dates a year, mostly in small  towns.  Clower recorded his first album in 1970 and his 26th, "Peaches and Possums," was released in 1998. He was co-host of the "Country Crossroads" cable TV show on the ACTS channel and co-host of the "Nashville on the Road" syndicated TV program with singer Jim Ed Brown for six years.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years,  Homerline Wells, four children and several grandchildren.  He was 71.

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CNN - Grand Ole Opry comedian Jerry Clower dies at 71 - August 25, 1998 - Artist -- Jerry Clower
Mississippi Writers Project: Jerry Clower (1926-1998)
Music Country Showcase - Jerry Clower
Country Crossroads:  Jerry Clower

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