George Jones’ Widow Sells Former Estate
The palatial home that George Jones shared with his wife, Nancy Jones, has been sold.
Nashville's The Tennessean newspaper reports that Nancy Jones sold the 9,651-square-foot mansion and its surrounding 25 acres for $1.98 million to Nathan and Patricia Overton of Dickson, Tenn. The house features four bedrooms, seven-and-a-half bathrooms, two garages and a swimming pool. The gated property on Nestledown Drive in the affluent Nashville suburb of Franklin includes two barns, an RV or tour bus garage, an office, a guest house and a large pond.
The Overtons' attorney tells The Tennessean the couple — who made national headlines when they won half a million dollars in a lawsuit against Orlando-based Westgate Resorts over a timeshare — plan to live full-time in the house, with members of their extended family.
Jones previously sold 54 acres of the surrounding property for $2.4 million in 2013. The new transaction completes the sale of what was once called the Country Gold Estate, where George Jones often hosted his fellow country stars prior to his death in 2013 at the age of 81. At Jones' memorial service, Brad Paisley recounted buying a horse with some of his first big earnings, despite the fact that he lived in a condo at the time. Jones generously volunteered to let him keep his horse at the icon's farm, where the two shared many private talks when Jones would ride up in his golf cart as Paisley was saddling up.
Nancy Jones has devoted herself to keeping her late husband's memory alive. She was on hand at the recent launch of the George Jones Museum in downtown Nashville, and she is also in talks to bring the turbulent life story of the country legend to the big screen. She says No Show Jones will chronicle her husband's ups and downs, including his decades-long struggle with alcohol and substance abuse, and even his famously tempestuous marriage to Tammy Wynette.
"I don’t want any lies — I want it exactly the way George started the [script] when he started it six years ago," she says. "It will be an honest, honest movie.”
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