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Clay County says goodbye to country singer

Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy "Mars Attacks!," died Wednesday at a Florida hospital. He was 90. (Edward Miller)
Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy "Mars Attacks!," died Wednesday at a Florida hospital. He was 90. (Edward Miller)
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Updated: 6/29/2013 5:04 pm
MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- Funeral services were held for country singer Slim Whitman Saturday morning at the Rock Bible Church in Middleburg.

The singer died June 19 of heart failure at the age of 90 at Orange Park Medical Center.

Whitman is famous for his high-pitched yodeling and recorded more than 65 albums in his a career.
His last recording was "Twilight on the Trail" produced in 2010.

Whitman told the Associated Press in 1991 that he wanted to be remembered as "a nice guy."

"I don't think you've ever heard anything bad about me, and I'd like to keep it that way. I'd like my son (Bryon) to remember me as a good dad. I'd like the people to remember me as having a good voice and a clean suit," Whitman said during the interview.
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