Nacogdoches Farmers Market mourns 2 deaths

Dr. Carroll Gregory passed away Sunday night.
Dr. Carroll Gregory passed away Sunday night.

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Nacogdoches Farmers Market has lost two popular vendors over the past two weeks.

"Hard to answer because it's like a favorite child. You really don't have one," said Dr. Carroll Gregory last year about why it was hard for him to pick a favorite cheese of all the varieties he sold at the Nacogdoches Farmers' Market. Gregory, in his mid-80s, died Sunday night.

Gregory sold flowers, plants and some produce, but it was Texas cheeses that attracted the buyers. The former physician was fondly called the "Cheese Man."

It's the second time in two weeks the Farmers' Market has lost a beloved vendor.

Last week, James Randolph Lynch passed away at the age of 90. The longtime gardener always had a wide selection of fresh produce.

Both men helped restart the market nine years ago.

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