Grand Ole Opry Member & Region 8 Native Dies in Nashville

November 25, 2003 - Posted at 3:54 p.m. CDT

NASHVILLE, TN - Teddy Wilburn, half of the country music duo the Wilburn Brothers, has died in Nashville of congestive heart failure.  He was 71.

Wilburn and his brother, Doyle, had 30 songs on the country charts from 1955 to 1972, including the hits "Hurt Her Once For Me," "Trouble's Back In Town," and "Roll, Muddy River."

Doyle Wilburn died of cancer in 1982.

The two had performed regularly in the Grand Ole Opry.

A public funeral will be held at 1 p.m. CST tomorrow (Wednesday) at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

Teddy Wilburn was born in Hardy, Arkansas (Sharp County).

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