Final Notes, Clarence "Tater" Tate

Clarence "Tater" Tate, age 76, of Jonesborough, Tennessee, passed away on October 17, 2007. Mr. Tate had played fiddle and bass with Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Wilma Lee Cooper, and Red Smiley. After retiring from the Grand Ole Opry, he and his wife Lois Starnes Tate moved from Nashville to Jonesborough. He taught in the Bluegrass Department at ETSU for many years.


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