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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Little Jimmy Dickens Dies At 94

Little Jimmy Dickens worked at WIBW in Topeka and stations in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Saginaw. Dickens died Friday of cardiac arrest after having a stroke on Christmas Day, a day after his 94th birthday. One of his first jobs was at a station in West Virginia where he had to crow like a rooster to begin the station?s broadcast for the day. Dickens was also the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry. A public visitation is being held Wednesday in Nashville and a celebration of life service is being held Thursday at the Grand Ole Opry House.
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