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Dolly Parton’s younger brother, songwriter Floyd Parton, dead at 61

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He passed away last Thursday, according to an obituary from Atchley Funeral home.

Floyd Parton was described in the obituary as “a man of many talents and areas of knowledge.”

“He was an avid outdoorsman and had an abundant knowledge of nature as well as being an incredible cook,” the funeral home said

“Floyd was a talented songwriter and composer. Two of his most famous songs were ‘Rockin’ Years,’ recorded by Dolly Parton and Ricky Van Shelton and ‘Nickels and Dimes,’ recorded by Dolly Parton and later by George Burns.”

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Another sister, Stella Parton, posted a photo on Twitter on the day Floyd Parton died.

“I am spending the day with my beautiful brother, Floyd,” she said.

The family is asking for donations to the My People Senior Activity Center in Sevierville, Tennessee, in lieu of flowers.

The Parton family already held a private funeral service.

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