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Tammy Wynette's stage name restored to grave


A dispute over what name should appear on Tammy Wynette's grave has ended.

According to The Boot, the singer's stage name was restored to the site at Woodlawn Cross Mausoleum in Nashville Wednesday.

Wynette's daughters had been fighting their step-sister, Deirdre Richardson Hale, over the issue for the past few years.

Hale, who owns the crypt, changed the name on the grave to Virginia Wynette Richardson in 2012 ahead of a planned challenge of Wynette's intellectual property.

Richardson was the last name of Wynette's fifth husband, George Richardson, who died in 2010.

Wynette's daughters originally thought the name would be changed to Virginia Wynette Pugh, their mother's birth name.

The daughters started a media campaign to have Wynette's stage name restored to the site.

They had a Facebook page which had more than 3,700 members.

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