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Loretta Lynn's Eldest Daughter Passes Away

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WAVERLY, Tenn. – The eldest daughter of Loretta Lynn passed away Monday morning.

Betty Sue Lynn died from complications of emphysema in Waverly, near her mother's ranch in Hurricane Mills. She was 64.

She is survived by two daughters, Lynn Markworth and Audrey Dyer, and five grandchildren.

A publicist said "Loretta and her family thank friends and fans for their thoughts and prayers during this time of great loss."

Loretta Lynn, who had six children, was born in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky and chronicled her life in an autobiography and song, both titled "Coal Miner's Daughter."

The 81-year-old married her late husband at age 15, and they had six children. In 1984, she previously lost her eldest son, Jack Benny, at age 34.

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