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Alabama Living writer will be missed

Ben Norman, a freelance writer for Alabama Living and other outdoor publications, passed away Nov. 15, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. Norman, a resident of Highland Home, was a longtime member of the South Alabama Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees. 

Norman wrote several articles over the years for Alabama Living, says editor Lenore Vickrey. “It was always a pleasure to hear from Ben, who never failed to come up with interesting ideas for stories about the fascinating people and places of south Alabama,” she says. His most recent article, published in June 2018, was about a Brantley resident who made traps to catch catfish. Although his specialty was writing about the outdoors, he also wrote about local personalities, took many of his own photos, and in 2017, penned a feature on the popular Sister’s Restaurant in Troy, which helped draw many new patrons to the business.

Donations in Norman’s memory can be made to:

Sardis Cemetery Fund

c/o Donald White

15403 Montgomery Highway

Highland Home, AL 36041