Martinsville, VA's Lewis Compton Dead At 80
March 2, 2009 at 5:29 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime WHEE-A/MARTINSVILLE, VA personality LEWIS COMPTON, who died FRIDAY (2/27) in MARTINSVILLE at 80.
COMPTON, known as "THE MOUTH OF THE SOUTH," worked in radio for 52 years, starting at WMVA-A/MARTINSVILLE, and served as the public address voice of MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY for 44 years. He also wrote several country and bluegrass songs, including HANK THOMPSON's hit "I've Run Out Of Tomorrows" and "Sawin' On The Strings," most recently recorded by ALISON KRAUSS.