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Service Scheduled Friday For Broadcast Pioneer Wilkinson

Posted December 10, 2004 6:38 a.m. EST

— Family and friends will honor the memory of a trusted friend and broadcast pioneer on Friday.

Ray Wilkinson died on Saturday. he was 79.

Wilkinsonwas an award-winning agriculture reporter on radio and television. Many will remember him for his "Cecil and Leonard" stories.

Colleagues described Wilkinson as a walking encyclopedia of farm facts. Farmers recognized him as their voice, their friend and champion.

A visitation and memory service will take place to at the Bryan-Lee Funeral Home on Wake Forest Road between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.