Longtime Wiregrass gospel radio announcer dies from illness

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Well-known radio announcer Hazel Wimes, also known as Lady T. Gospel, died Thursday at the age of 75, according to WOOF FM’s Deborah Pearson.

Wimes started at WXLE in Abbeville before joining WOOF in 1985 as its mid-day gospel announcer on AM 560. Wimes was the first female gospel announcer in the Wiregrass.

Wimes graduated from Carver High School and would later attend the Wenonah Trade School in Birmingham.

During her time at WOOF, she also worked as a library clerk at Dothan High School. However, she had to retire from her work after contracting her illness.

Wimes is survived by her daughter Lavato, her family at WOOF, and her long-time listeners.

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