- Colin Escott
Williams, Hank (17 September 1923–01 January 1953), country songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist, was born Hiram Williams in Mount Olive, Alabama, the son of Elonzo Huble Williams and Jessie Lillybelle Skipper. His father was a strawberry farmer when Hank was born, although his usual occupation was that of an engineer on logging trains in the Chapman, Alabama, area. Williams spent his earliest years in and around the logging camps of south-central Alabama. Then, when he was six years old, his father went into a Veterans Administration hospital with a brain aneurysm, and his mother moved the family to Georgiana, Greenville, and then on to Montgomery in July 1937....