'Call-it' Man at Famed Beacon Drive-In Dies

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - J.C. Stroble, known as the "call-it" man at Spartanburg's famed Beacon Drive-In restaurant, has died at age 71.
 
Co-owner Sam Maw says Stroble died Monday after a fall at his home earlier this month.
 
Stroble had worked at the Beacon for more than 50 years, taking customers' orders and yelling instructions to the cooks.
 
Part of a street near the Beacon was named for Stroble in 2011. Diagnosed with glaucoma decades ago, a foundation also bears his name.
 
Funeral arrangements for Stroble have not been announced.
 
The Beacon is famous for its sweet iced tea and "a-plenty" plates that feature sandwiches topped with french fries and onion rings. It has become a popular stop for candidates in the months leading up to South Carolina's presidential primaries.

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