|Death: ||Jul. 24, 1932|
WILLIAM D. NORMAN, 65, is dead and Henry Southern is held in the Morgan County jail, the result of Southern having fatally wounded Norman, Saturday night when he is said to have called to Norman to "come out," while the latter was attending a revival meeting at the corner of Grove Street and Wilson Avenue. Southern is understood to have become enraged upon hearing that a grandson of the elder Norman and a Southern boy had been engaged in a quarrel and that the Southern boy had been told to go home. Southern is said to have come to the scene of the revival service armed and to have sought Jim Norman, a son of William Norman. The elder Norman is said to have told Southern that he did not know where Jim Norman was at that time, whereupon Southern is said to have told the elderly man "come on out, you'll do." Southern fired but one shot, the bullet striking Norman on the right side, passing through the stomach and coming out the left side of the body. The wounded man was taken to Benevolent Hospital, but expired about ten o'clock. Southern is understood to have given himself up to officers and was later transferred to the Madison County jail at Huntsville. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock at the Norman residence, 301 Grove Street, Rev Berkstresser and Rev Troglen conducting the service. Interment will follow at City Cemetery, Brown directing. The deceased is survived by his wife, four sons, James, B., Marvin and Woodrow; seven daughters, Mrs Mary Haddon, Mrs Kate Smith, Mrs Evie Smith, Mrs. Lula Ellen Hopper, Ruchia Mae Johnson,.....
DECATUR DAILY - July 25, 1932
Mr. Norman is survived by four sons, Jim of Guntersville, Brigham of Memphis, Marvin and Woodrow of Decatur; seven daughters, Mrs. George Guffer, Mrs. D.C. Norman, Mrs. Lula Hooper and Mrs. Rusha May Johnson of Decatur; Mrs. Evie Smith of Altoona, Tenn; Mrs. Kate Smith of Scottsboro and Mrs. Mary Haden of Winchester, Tenn.
Rosie Reed Norman (1877 - 1940)*
Lula N. Hooper (1907 - 1997)*
Ruchia Mae Norman Johnson (1915 - 1997)*
Decatur City Cemetery
Plot: Humes Addition/Section 23-Lot 89
Created by: FHTerry
Record added: Jan 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47335199
William D. Norman is my father's Grandfather. My father also named William D. Norman was the young man who had gotten into the fight with the son of the man who killed my Great Grandfather. My father was 7 years old at the time.|
Added: Sep. 7, 2011
Added: Jan. 30, 2010