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Granville farmer dies after tree falls on him

Posted August 1, 2009 6:34 p.m. EDT

— An 84-year-old farmer died Friday afternoon when a pecan tree was blown onto him during a thunderstorm, Granville County Sheriff Brindel Wilkins said.

Linville Strother, of Franklinton, was riding on a tractor and other farm equipment on farmland on Grove Hill Road when the incident occur ed, Wilkins said.

Strother died at the scene.