Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Beatty dies

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HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) – A memorial service is planned Monday in Homewood for former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Sam Beatty.

Beatty died May 21 at the age of 91. Beatty grew up in Tuscaloosa, flew a B-25 in World War II, and served as dean of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, before returning to Alabama to open a law practice. He was elected to the Alabama Supreme Court in 1976 and re-elected in 1982. He retired in 1989.

His family announced that a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Homewood. Visitation will be at the church from 9 until 10:30 a.m.

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