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Carthage, TN – Mr. Hurshel Wayne Wiginton, age 79, of Carthage, Tennessee, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, and founding member of the singing group, The Nashville Edition, passed away Monday, March 6th, 2017, at his daughter’s residence.

Visitation, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Thursday, March 9th, 2017, at Poplar Log Church in Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 12:00 Noon, Friday, March 10th, 2017, at the church. Burial in Poplar Log Cemetery in Hamilton, Marion County, Alabama.

Hurshel Wayne Wiginton was born in Hamilton, Marion County, Alabama, the son of the late Walter Booker and Velar Mitchell Wiginton.  He started out in gospel music and performed harmony on recordings in Muscle Shoals, Alabama (including the Percy Sledge hit “When a Man Loves a Woman”), and Memphis before moving to Nashville in the 1960s.*  His group, The Nashville Edition, performed as regular cast members of the television show, Hee Haw (1969 – 1997).

Hurshel is survived by his ex-wife, Doris Wilson Wiginton; his daughters Dana Jo Swafford (Greg Swafford), Tina ReShea Goodrow (Robert Goodrow) and Anna Peteese Wiginton; son Barry Sean Wiginton; grandchildren Blake Allen Simmons and Chancelor Adam Wiginton; great-granddaughter Brooklynn Capri Simmons; and siblings Adgil Marie Wiginton Lovett, James Edward Wiginton and Roger Dale Wiginton.

“Our favorite bass singer may no longer be with us but will live on forever in the music he recorded,” his family said in a statement. “He now will serve in the greatest group of all times as one of God’s angels.”**

Watch Hurshel Wiginton and The Nashville Edition on YouTube.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., in charge of arrangements.

*Country Music Hall of Fame

**Tennessean

Photos provided by the family.

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