Katherine Williams-Dunning, daughter of country music star Hank Williams Jr. and granddaughter of country legend Hank Williams, died this weekend at the age of 27.
Katherine Williams-Dunning an her husband Tyler Dunning were in a single-vehicle accident Saturday night, resulting in her 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe rolling over on a higway in Henry County, Tennessee.
Tennessee Highway Patrol later confirmed her death. Tyler Dunning survived after being airlifted to a hospital, but no information is available as of yet about his condition.
On Saturday night, country singer Sam Williams asked his followers to pray for his sister and her husband, who have two young children.
”My sister and brother -in-law have been in a terrible accident. Please pray for them so hard! Katherine Williams-Dunning and Tyler Dunning,” he wrote in one message.
”Need everyone who sees this to pray for Katie Williams right now and Tyler Dunning!!! Please!!! He added.
Singer Holly Williams paid tribute to her “precious little sister” on Sunday, and shared that her husband “is awake and responding.”
“I have no words. On Friday morning I talked the family into taking this picture and had no idea it would be our last together with my precious little sister Katie,” she wrote, alongside the family photo “We all went to my great aunts funeral on Thursday whom we all loved dearly, and now are faced with another one.”
“ALL we need is prayers. My daddy. My little brother. Katie’s husband (he is awake and responding don’t know injury extent yet). My niece and nephew. Her Mama. The Dunning family. All of us. So. Many. Prayers. Jesus is close. Thank you all 🙏🏼❤️ ” she added.
Williams-Dunning and her husband tied the knot on October 15, 2015. They share two children, son Beau Weston, 5, and daughter Audrey Jane, 2.
The mother of two ran a clothing company called Weston Jane, a company that’s built on the idea of “moms supporting moms.” All of the items sold on the company sells are either handmade by moms or printed by moms.
Williams-Dunning and her brother are the children of the country singer-songwriter, 71, and his wife Mary Jane Thomas. Williams Jr. also has three children from previous marriages.
Katherine Had Her Own Business
The mama of two was the founder of Weston Jane, a T-shirt company. The business’describes itself as “inspired graphic tees designed by [Katherine]” and seems to be based in Tennessee, as their handle is @westonjanetn.
Katherine Was On ‘Say Yes to the Dress’
The Weston Jane founder appeared on theduring season 7, when she was searching for her own wedding gown in 2014. Her father was also in attendance during filming, which undoubtedly made for an emotional moment.
Matthew Christopher, bridal gown designer, gushed over Katherine’s selection of one of his dresses on Instagram after she got married. “She said YES to the DRESS! Katherine, the daughter of Hank Williams Jr., said yes to our ‘Fantine’ gown and looked absolutely beautiful on her wedding day! We loved every minute of this episode,” he wrote on Instagram in January 2016.