Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


August 18, 2013

Robert “Bobby” Slone 1936-2013

ELKHORN CITY — Robert “Bobby” Slone, 77, of Elkhorn City, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, following a long battle with cancer.

He was born June 13, 1936, the son of the late Rudolph and Carrie Younce Slone.

Bobby was a well-known bluegrass musician, playing with J.D. Crowe for 24 years and at Renfro Valley for 18 years. Bobby also played with such greats as Keith Whitley, Ricky Scaggs, Doyle Lawson, Tony Rice, Don Rigsby and many others.  

He is survived by two brothers, Billy Slone of Wurtland and Roger Slone of Elkhorn City; and a sister, Peggy Ratliff of Elk Horn.  

Funeral services were Thursday at Bailey Funeral Home in Elkhorn City. Burial was in Dow Brooks Cemetery at Draffin.

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