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Henderson hopes to mark the birthplace of Grandpa Jones

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Henderson County officials are trying to get a marker placed at the birthplace of Lewis Marshall Jones, or as music fans knew him, Grandpa Jones. 

Jones was the star of TV's Hee Haw and a Grand Ole Opry regular.

Grandpa Jones died 15 years ago and would have been 100 this month.

"There's a lot of family here. There's still a lot of family here today. Grandpa and his family go back over 200 years here in Henderson County, which you can definitely say he has roots here," said Linda Hallmark, the Vice President of the Henderson County Historical Society.

The historical society says it should hear back from the state on the marker by November. The society needs about $2,500 for the marker and will be asking for donations.

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