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Minute's silence for Queen's legend

A minute's silence will be held at Palmerston Park today to honour the memory of legendary goal-scorer Jim Patterson.

Players and supporters will hold the silence at 3pm before the derby game between Queen of the South and Stranraer.

Jim Patterson scored 251 goals in 14 seasons at Palmerston Park, including six goals in one game against Cowdenbeath making him the club's leading scorer.

His funeral was held in Dumfries on Christmas Eve.

Queen of South legend's funeral

Jim Patterson
Jim Patterson, Queen of the South all-time leading goal scorer Credit: ITV Border

The funeral of goal-scoring legend Jim Patterson takes place in Dumfries today.

The former player for Queen of The South joined the Dumfries side in 1949 and scored 251 goals in 14 seasons at Palmerston Park, including six goals in one game against Cowdenbeath.

He was one of the first players to be inducted into the Doonhamers' Hall of Fame.

His final appearance for the club was in 1963.

His funeral service will take place at 12pm at Jardine`s Chapel of Rest and then at the High Cemetery in Dumfries.

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Queen of the South goalscoring legend dies

Jim Patterson Credit: Queen of the South

Queen of the South's goalscoring legend Jim Patterson has died aged 84.

The 'King of Queens' joined the club in November 1949, and holds the record for the top goal scorer with 251 goals.

He played 14 seasons with the Palmerston Park side, and was their cup lucky charm, playing in five of their 13 Scottish Cup quarter finals and two of their semi-finals.

His final appearance for the club was in 1963.

Jim visited Palmerston in March 2008 where he met Stephen Dobbie- another top goal scorer for the club Credit: Queen of the South

His funeral service will be held on Monday 24th December at Midday at Jardine`s Chapel of Rest.

Jim was an inaugural inductee in the club Hall of Fame in 2011.

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