Dolly Parton’s Mother Dies

Avie Parton, who was immortalized in her daughter Dolly Parton’s hit “Coat of Many Colors,” died in Sevierville, Tenn., on Friday (Dec. 5). She was 80. Avie Parton was also a witness at Dolly’s 1966 wedding to Carl Dean in Ringgold, Ga. She is survived by three brothers, a sister and 10 children, including Dolly. Her husband Lee Parton died in 2000. 12/8/03