Bill Emerson memorial service

The memorial service for Bill Emerson (William Hundley Emerson, Jr.) will take place at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Vienna, Virginia at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

Visitation will be held in the adjoining Chapel from 10:00 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. 

Face coverings are optional. However, to protect the vulnerable, those who are not vaccinated are asked to please wear a face covering indoors.

Bill Emerson, who was a Bluegrass Hall of Fame banjo player and a founding member of The Country Gentlemen, passed away on August 21, 2021

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.