Jimmie Rodgers Wreath Laying Sunday

Meridian, Miss. The public is invited to the traditional wreath laying ceremony at the burial site of The Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers.

This is the 80th anniversary of Rodgers' death. He died at the age of 35 May 26, 1933, at the Taft Hotel in New York City, two days after his last recording session.

Rodgers is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, 801 Oak Grove Drive, in the Bonita community. A wreath is laid there each year. The service is Sunday at 2 p.m.