Loretta Lynn’s Daughter Dies — Betty Sue Lynn Dead At 64

Tue, July 30, 2013 2:58pm EST by 6 Comments
Loretta Lynn Daughter Dies

So sad! Country great Loretta Lynn has survived her daughter, who died from complications of emphysema.

Betty Sue Lynn, the oldest daughter of country singer Loretta Lynn, has died at age 64, according to a family representative.

Loretta Lynn’s Daughter Dies From Emphysema At 64

Betty Sue died on July 29 from complications of emphysema in Waverly, Tenn., near Loretta’s ranch home in Hurricane Mills, according to People magazine.

The country star’s family issued a statement on Facebook, saying, “The Lynn Family appreciates all your prayers, love, and support of our family’s loss. Betty was Loretta’s oldest daughter. Betty leaves two daughters Lynn Markworth and Audrey Dyer.” Betty is also survived by five grandchildren.

Loretta Lynn Has Tragically Lost Two Children

Loretta, 81, who is known as “The First Lady of Country Music,” has charted 16 number-one hits, including “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind),” “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” “Fist City” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

She often sang about issues she faced in her own life such as philandering husbands and their mistresses. In 1976, she wrote a best-selling autobiography, Coal Miner’s Daughter, which was later made into an Academy Award-winning film.

Loretta, who was one of eight children, said she always wanted to have a big family.

“I think being one out of eight kids, and I was the second child, you kinda take care of all the sisters and brothers, and it was kind of like me takin’ care of my sisters and brothers when I had my first one. It wasn’t nothin’ that I didn’t know how to do.”

Loretta married her husband Oliver Vanetta Lynn, Jr. at the age of 15, and had six children with him: Peggy (Rita), Patsy, Jack Benny, Ernest Ray, Betty Sue and Cissy. Loretta tragically lost her son Jack Benny when he drowned at age 34.

– Tierney McAfee

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Robert Simmons

Posted at 10:25 AM on January 9, 2014  

well god bless loretta i name my daughter after her an loved all her music but my heart go;s out to her an her other children who have lost one of there own so i will say a prayer for all of you loretta our angels will take her to heavens doors for sure god bless you

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jojo

Posted at 10:08 AM on August 4, 2013  

I’m so sorry about ur lost

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Larry

Posted at 12:32 PM on July 31, 2013  

How sad can this be? I’ve always wanted to meet Betty Sue because I’ve always heard how warm and friendly she was. Like Loretta has mentioned about in her two autobiographies “my life has gone from misery to happiness, and right back to misery!” I’m sure that the loss of yet another child reflects those works. My heart goes out to the Lynn family! R.I.P Miss Betty Sue.

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Betty Boothby

Posted at 9:51 PM on July 30, 2013  

Such a sad time for Loretta. No one needs to lose a child. You are a strong lady and must overcome the sadness which is so hard to do. Best of luck to you Loretta.. Betty in Ontario Canada

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LINDA {WYNNE} YORK

Posted at 12:59 AM on August 19, 2013  

I WAS SO SAD TO HEAR ABOUT BETTY SUE, HER AND I PLAYED TOGETHER WHEN SHE LIVED IN WASHINGTON STATE. I STAYED ALL NIGHT AT HER HOUSE AND SHE MINE UNTIL THEY MOVED AWAY. SHE WAS ALWAYS SMILING AND HAPPY AND I HAVE SO OFTEN THOUGHT OF HER. WE WERE FRIENDS AND I REMEMBER HOW KIND LORETTA WAS WHEN I STAYED THERE. I AM SO SORRY AND I AM PRAING FOR ALL OF YOU.

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kat

Posted at 7:46 PM on July 30, 2013  

God bless u all

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