God put me with him to help him get the devil out of him,” she said. “God put me there to do a job and I did it.

Nancy was relentless in her quest to save George. Although he would stop at times, he would always return to his habits. But Nancy never gave up, and eventually George became almost completely sober, thanks to her.

God told me, ‘If you leave him, he’s going to die.’ And I said, ‘You know what — you’re too good of a man to let go to hell and I’m not gonna let you do it,’” Nancy said.

Country music certainly owes a lot to Nancy, since George was able to continue making music for many years because of her determination and love.

Tune in below to watch a photo slideshow featuring pictures of George and Nancy throughout the years.

We’re sure Nancy must miss George so much, because we certainly do.