Eastern Kentucky country singer Marlow Tackett dies

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Marlow Tackett, the well-known country music singer from Eastern Kentucky, has died.

For 35 years, Tackett organized "Marlow Tackett's Christmas for the Needy" which provided toys and other items to needy children during the holidays.

Tackett was living in Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Family members say Tackett will be buried in Pike County. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Marlow Tackett was 69 years old.

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