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Booth Entertainer Dies in Crash

Police are investigating the early-morning traffic accident that involved two vehicles on Felton Road at Tennessee Street.

Authorities say the this morning was 's Entertainment and Sponsorship manager Doc Stovall. He was in his mid 70s, according to Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton.

say they responded to the two-vehicle crash at the intersection of North Tennessee Street and Felton Road about 6:45 a.m. Despite treatment attempts by emergency medical crews, Stovall, the driver of a black truck, passed away at the scene.

"A sad day at Booth Museum as we mourn the loss of our good friend Doc Stovall," the museum's Facebook page says. "Please keep Doc's family in your thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed by the entire Booth family."

A well known Western singer and cowboy poet honored in 2002 as Georgia’s Official Cowboy Balladeer and in 2004 as the first cowboy singer inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame, Stovall led discussions, gave presentations and performed at the museum, according to the Booth's website.

Police are continuing to investigate the collision, and have not released details.

SUSAN March 21, 2012 at 07:57 PM
So sorry for the loss, my Grandchildren went to Booth Museum a lot.
J.M. Prince March 22, 2012 at 07:49 AM
Yet another tremendous loss to our community. Doc was a real gentleman who knew everyone and had a vast store of knowledge about the living art that went behind the cowboy legends. He was one of the Booth's oft unheralded secrets behind their stellar early success, especially with their 'outdoor' & music & poetry programming. He'll be sorely missed by everyone who's ever heard him tell a tale or sing a ballad. JMP


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