A house fire in Madisonville, Texas last Thursday, February 19th, claimed some irreplaceable country music memorabilia.  The home belonged to Sheila Richey, widow of country music songwriter and producer, George Richey. 

He was married to Tammy Wynette from 1978 until her death in 1998.  George Richey married Sheila Slaughter in 2001 and the two stayed married until his death in 2010.

According to a report, priceless items such as a gold records, pictures, and other mementos featuring Tammy Wynette and George Jones were lost in the blaze.  Sheila and George Richey had one daughter, Tatum.  Neither Sheila nor Tatum were injured in the fire which is suspected to have started in the attic of the house.