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  1. Leslie Ahearn
    April 2, 2020 @ 10:18 am

    Jan Howard was such an inspiration to me, a grand lady and full of the strength of God, a testimony for all of us of His power. Jan, you will be missed.

  2. Ben Hodges
    April 1, 2020 @ 9:54 pm


    I’ve read the last few of your journal entries and have been saddened to learn of the passing of your dear Vickie, Jan Howard, and Mac Wiseman. And, with the tornado in Nashville and this dreadful corona virus, a lot of stress and burdens have been put on you lately. I am praying for you and I hope you are doing as well as can be expected during this difficult time. Our country is going through unprecedented torment at this time due to the corona virus but it seems that your burdens have been especially heavy lately. I wanted to reach out to you and hold you up in my prayers. It is good that you’re continuing to reach out to your many, many fans on this blog when you very easily could just withdraw and sink into depression. Stay strong. God bless.

  3. John Derrick
    April 1, 2020 @ 2:23 am

    I am from your hometown of Columbia, SC and had a long career in SC & DC as a radio disc jockey playing your hits and would appreciate it if you could clear up a couple of mysteries in my mind:
    1) People say you lived on Elmwood Avenue
    near a grocery store. True or False?
    2) You had a big hit called “Po’ Folks.” We once
    had a Po’ Folks restaurant here and rumor had
    it you had a financial interest in our location
    as well as the national franchise. True or
    Also, condolences on the loss of Jan Howard. We know you will miss her. Used to watch all of you on Country Reunion on RTV. Miss that show!

  4. Nancy
    March 29, 2020 @ 10:52 pm

    I was saddened when I heard about the passing ofJan Howard. She was a beautiful person. You two made a great duo. She is no longer suffering and joins her sons. Prayers for you and her family.

  5. Cynthia House
    March 29, 2020 @ 10:30 pm

    So sorry to hear of Miss Howard’s passing. I’ve recently have been collecting all the Country’s Family Reunion dvd series and have enjoyed hearing her sing plus her many stories on the golden years of country and western.

  6. Linda Rae Wiese
    March 29, 2020 @ 10:29 pm

    So very sorry about Jan. I thought of you when I heard this and sent you an e-mail. May she rest in peace. I’m so sorry with this virus that we can’t pay our respects to people or have traditional funerals or burials with friends and family gathered. It is all very sad.

  7. Cheryl
    March 29, 2020 @ 10:27 pm

    I grew up listening to you and Jan Howard. Two beautiful people. What a tremendous loss. My thoughts and prayer are with her family and with you, Whiserin Bill.

  8. rob grueneberg
    March 29, 2020 @ 6:33 pm

    We are losing so many of our country music friends, Kenny Rogers, Jan Howard & now Joe Diffie from the virus Rob Grueneberg Wausau Wi

  9. Lorna Gormley
    March 29, 2020 @ 9:32 am

    United with her sons. Rest in Peace.
    Prayers to Carter and family. To Bill her dear friend.

    March 29, 2020 @ 8:58 am

    All our thoughts are with you and Jan’s family from over the pond in England. So sad to hear but hopefully the memories will help ease the pain.

  11. Randy Eagleman
    March 29, 2020 @ 8:35 am

    My hometown of West Plains lost one of our own yesterday. She and Porter were both from here. Spent a lot of time listening to her in the net late last night. Condolences sir! Randy, West plains, MO.

  12. Stan Davis
    March 29, 2020 @ 6:47 am


    Hope you are well. I remember seeing you and Jan in a Roanoke Va back in the sixties. After meeting her I was so pleased to find that she was such a sweet individual. Such a talented woman who suffered great losses in her life.
    Our prayers are with her family.

    Stan Davis

  13. Andrew Batty
    March 28, 2020 @ 11:58 pm

    I am sorry to hear this sad news Bill. Jan really was one of the true greats in country music, and like many others will be truly and sadly missed and may Jan rest in peace and forever in gods hands. And may you and your family take care in these trying times too.

    • Linda G Heltzel
      March 29, 2020 @ 8:52 pm

      Very, very sorry for the loss of your good friend and singing partner, Bill. God will be with you during this mournful time.