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Billy Easton

 

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Post  Posted 8 Feb 2018 1:57 pm    
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Am so sad to report that our Pal Cookie passed today around 3:00 pm from colon cancer. Arrangements are not complete, I will post them as they become available. Please keep his wife Claudette in your prayers.

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Jimmy Campbell


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Post  Posted 8 Feb 2018 2:23 pm    
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RIP Cookie.
Sympathy to his Family and friends.
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Chuck Campbell


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Manassas, VA, USA
Post  Posted 8 Feb 2018 2:28 pm    
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So Sorry to hear. Mike was a fine man and a good friend, he will be missed. Always enjoyed the conversations with him and Claudette. Wish I had called before it was to late, just kept putting it off. A good lesson for me, don't put off calling those who are important to you.
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Jerry Overstreet


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Louisville Ky
Post  Posted 8 Feb 2018 2:39 pm    
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RIP Mike Jones. Another icon gone. Condolences to the family.
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Paul King

 

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Gainesville, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 8 Feb 2018 4:08 pm    
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Once again I am shocked to hear of his passing. Another fantastic player has left us too soon.
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Ron Hogan

 

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Post  Posted 8 Feb 2018 4:28 pm    
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Sorry to hear.

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Nick Reed


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Russellville, KY USA
Post  Posted 8 Feb 2018 6:50 pm    
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R.I.P. Cookie . . . thanks for the friendship through the years.
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Tommy White

 

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Post  Posted 8 Feb 2018 6:52 pm    
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This was the saddest news I could have received today.
We have lost 2 of our best this week.
Stu Basore and Mike “Cookie”Jones. These wonderful people were such great steel players and sweet spirited people, welcoming me into the Nashville fold so many years ago.
Rest In Peace my heroes and friends. We will never forget you!
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Franklin

 

Post  Posted 8 Feb 2018 8:35 pm    
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This is a tough week...I first met Mike "Cookie" Jones in I believe 73...He always had a smile and snacked on a bag of cookies. Such a kind man and wonderful player. This is so sad!
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Tim Sergent

 

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Hendersonville, TN, USA
Post  Posted 8 Feb 2018 8:55 pm    
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This is just awful. I recently saw Cookie playing down on Broadway and shook his hand in the middle of a song and told him I was praying for him He was such a great guy. The only steel guitar show I've ever done was with him and Rusty Danmyer. No kind of preparation or rehearsal or anything. We just said that we were gonna "shuffle til we sh##".

Rest in peace, Cookie...
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Tony Prior


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Charlotte NC..
Post  Posted 9 Feb 2018 2:18 am    
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RIP Mike, prayers and peace to the family. Only met him a few times. Wonderful gentle man. Wonderful talent.
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Hook Moore


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South Charleston,West Virginia
Post  Posted 9 Feb 2018 4:43 am    
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Terrible news. My condolences to all family and friends.
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Jeff Harbour


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Western Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 9 Feb 2018 5:43 am    
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The greatest thing about the steel community is that for the most part 'the more talented the player... the more friendly they are'. I met Mike at a show a year or so ago. I was very impressed by some Jimmy Crawford runs he was doing (ones I've never heard anybody else attempt), so we had a great talk about them afterward. I wish I could've seen him play one more time. RIP.
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scott murray


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Asheville, NC
Post  Posted 9 Feb 2018 5:53 am    
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very sorry to hear this. I didn't know Mike personally but I've never forgotten how much he impressed me at the Knoxville show some 20 years ago. I caught him not too long ago at the Nashville Palace, totally by surprise. I was thrilled to see him again.

my condolences to his wife, family, and friends. gosh what a week
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Bill Ferguson


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Milton, FL USA
Post  Posted 9 Feb 2018 6:20 am    
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I am so sorry to hear this. I know that he really struggled for a while.

He will surely be missed.
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Walter Stettner


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Vienna, Austria
Post  Posted 9 Feb 2018 7:45 am    
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This is shocking. He posted on FB only a few days ago and sounded even a bit optimistic. I am so sorry to learn that another good guy has left us. My prayers and condolences go out to his family.

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Bruce Bouton

 

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Post  Posted 9 Feb 2018 7:58 am    
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Very Sad! RIP Michael!
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Terry Wood


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Marshfield, MO
Post  Posted 9 Feb 2018 9:33 am    
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We are very sorry to hear this! He was a great steel guitar player and great guy! Prayer for his family and friends!
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Mike Scaggs


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Post  Posted 9 Feb 2018 11:21 am     Rip
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RIP Cookie
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Leslie Elliott


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Madison, Tennessee USA
Post  Posted 9 Feb 2018 1:04 pm     re: Cookie Jones e-mail from Union #257
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Greetings Fellow AFM Local 257 Members:

With sadness I must report that steel guitarist Mike "Cookie" Jones, age 65, passed away Feb. 8, 2018. A life member of Local 257 and friend to many in the music community here in Nashville, Cookie played steel guitar with Barbara Mandrell for over 20 years, and with a multitude of other musicians as well. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him. Visitation will be held Feb. 11, 4-8 p.m. and Feb. 12, 4-8 p.m. at Cole-Garrett Funeral Home in Goodlettsville.

No funeral service is scheduled at this time.
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Herb Steiner

 

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Spicewood TX 78669
Post  Posted 9 Feb 2018 1:50 pm    
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About 10 years ago, when I started coming up to Nashville to play at the Super Jam in Sept. after being a TX player for 40 years, Mike was one of the first to come up and say "welcome to Nashville, what took you so long?" He and Jan Jones made me feel like one of the fellers right off the bat.

Rest well, buddy. You'll be remembered always.
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Donna Dodd


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Acworth, Georgia, USA
Post  Posted 9 Feb 2018 9:14 pm    
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Rest in peace, Cookie...
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Jim R. Harrison


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North Vancouver, B. C., Canada
Post  Posted 9 Feb 2018 11:32 pm    
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I am very saddened by this news! I'm also sorry that I don't have a better photo of Cookie. This was taken at the induction of Barbara Mandrell into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 2009.


R.I.P. Mike.
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barry wheeler


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Sumerco, WV, USA
Post  Posted 10 Feb 2018 5:48 am    
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Ran into Mike down on Broadway, invited me and my wife to the show that night at Roberts. This was summer 2016. Had met Mike a few months earlier at the Southern Illinois Steel Guitar Show.
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robert kramer

 

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Nashville TN
Post  Posted 10 Feb 2018 8:34 am    
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Mike Jones was a Life Member of AFM #257. Here he is receiving his Life Member pin:

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