Note: ID: I059241 Name: Maybelle ADDINGTON Sex: F Birth: 10 MAY 1909 in Nickelsville, Scott Co., Va-part of the Grand Ole Opry Death: 23 OCT 1978 in Tennessee Burial: Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, Reference Number: 59241 Note: Maybelle Addington May 10,1909 -- October 22,1978 Maybelle Addington grew up in a musical family, winning first prize at a Copper Creek banjo contest at the age of 12. Her guitar skills matured quickly and her signature style of blending melody and chords became known as the "Carter scratch." Maybelle later formed a group with her daughters Helen, June, and Anita called The Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle. Their career included performances on various radio stations, regular appearances on the Grand Ole Opry and The Johnny Cash Show, and a tour with Elvis Presley. She and Sara Carter briefly reunited in the 1960s as a folk duo. Married Ezra Carter on March 13, 1926
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