LifeNotes: Songwriter Toni Dae Passes


Toni Dae (Helen J. Hamm )

Songwriter Toni Dae passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, June 3. She was 76 years old. The songwriter had cuts by such iconic artists as Alan Jackson, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Aaron Neville, Tammy Wynette, Tracy Byrd, Mark Chesnutt and many more.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, James E. Hamm and is survived by her children, Daffie Gayle (David) Moore, Janice Kay (James) Schlichting, Dennis (Lynda) Hamm; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Dae will be this afternoon at Nashville’s Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m. The funeral is set for tomorrow, Saturday June 6, at 1:00 p.m. All arrangements are listed under her legal name, Helen Jo. Hamm and can be viewed here.



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