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Voice Of The Tigers Passes Away -Rosman, NC


Last updated 5/27/2020 at 4:15pm

Bill Ragland

Friday night football will never be the same for the Rosman Tiger community after the recent passing of a beloved figure.

William "Bill" Ragland, who for 43 years served as the "Voice of the Tigers," passed away last Tuesday at the age of 88. Born in Centreville, Ala., on Oct. 15, 1931, he moved to Transylvania County with his family in the early 1970s.

And while he quickly found a sense of community, his true home became the press box at Silverstein Memorial Stadium, which was renamed in his honor in 2018.

"I was used to always hearing his voice every Friday night," said Billy Ragland,...

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