Memorials, 1118 ALBJ, 79 The Alabama Lawyer 436 (2018)

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Vol. 79 No. 6 Pg. 436

Alabama Bar Lawyer

November, 2018

▲ Ronald Linwood Clark, Jr.

▲ William Wesley Cole, Jr.

▲ Chief Justice Clement Clay Torbert, Jr.

Ronald Linwood Clark, Jr.

Ronald Linwood Clark, Jr. was born May 3,1952 in New Bern, North Carolina to Mary Gibbs Mitchell Clark and Ronald Linwood Clark. He passed away in Lee County, Alabama on February 24, 2018 at the age of 65.

Ron is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his son, Taylor Clark; a host of nieces and nephews; a great-uncle; and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ronelle Poudre.

Ron attended high school in North Carolina and later earned several degrees in higher education. He was certified as a polygraph examiner by the Virginia School of Polygraph in December 1979. He was president and CEO of Tidewater Security and Polygraph Services, Greenville, North Carolina, from 1979-1991, and he was a licensed polygraph examiner in North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and South Carolina. He was also a licensed private investigator in North Carolina.

In 1993 he moved to Montgomery, where he attended Jones Law School and earned his J.D. degree. He practiced law in several counties, but after 2009, his practice was mostly in Chambers County, where he was well-known for his work in juvenile court. His favorite role was guardian ad litem for children.

Ron was a past member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, American Polygraph Association (1982-1993), North Carolina Polygraph Association (1979-1983), Virginia Polygraph Association (1980-1989), South Carolina Association of Polygraph Examiners (1982-1989) and the International Polygraph Association (1980-1989). Ron was also a member of the Alabama State Bar.

W. Gregory Ward, Lanett

William Wesley Cole, Jr.

William Wesley Cole, Jr., 88, of Naperville, Illinois, passed away on August 17,2018.

Bill grew up in Chattanooga, and in the late 1940s, worked on the railroad with his father as a telegrapher at the Wauhatchie signal tower in Chattanooga. In the early 1950s, he served in the 28th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army as a regimental radio operator stationed in Germany. In May 1955, a job for a nighttime telegrapher became available at the train depot in Tuscaloosa, and Bill applied and was hired, and made the decision to attend the University of Alabama. He graduated in 1959 with a bachelor's degree and in 1962 with a...

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