1952 to 2004
December 30, 1931 in Dry Ridge
September 19, 2004
Dry Ridge, Kentucky, United States
Mary Frances "Skeeter" Davis (December 30, 1931 - September 19, 2004) was a country music singer and a member of the Grand Ole Opry radio show for more than 40 years. She was best known for her hit song "The End of the World" (1963), one of the most popular American records of the 1960's. One of the first women to achieve major stardom in the country music field as a solo vocalist, she was an acknowledged influence on Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton. Mary Frances Penick was born on December 30, 1931 in the small Appalachian town of Dry Ridge, Kentucky.