Monday, September 14, 2009

GTLA Remembers the Life of Al Wall-- our President in 1966

Al Wall, past President of GTLA passed away on Saturday. His obituary from the AJC is below:

WALL, William Alford WILLIAM ALFORD (AL) WALL Renowned Trial Lawyer, William Alford (Al) Wall passed from this earth, Saturday September 12, 2009. He was 83. He was a no nonsense lawyer with a big heart. Al lived life to the fullest and when not occupied by a trial, he was enjoying horseback riding and fox hunting on his "gentleman's farm". Al was devoted to his family and friends.

Wall, who practiced law for 58 years in Atlanta, was recently retired in Athens, Georgia. He was past president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Georgia delegate to the American Trial Lawyers Association.

In addition to enjoying horseback riding, he served three terms as Chairman of the Shakerag Hounds. In his own words he made a career defending the rights of widows, orphans, and the maimed.

Wall attended Georgia Military Academy. While serving in the U.S Navy V-12 program, he attended the University of North Carolina, University of Miami and the University of South Carolina. He graduated from the University Of Georgia Law School and remained an avid Bulldog fan.

He will be missed by his family, and extended family of friends. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Marguerite Allgood Wall, his younger brother Clarence Watson Wall, Jr., wife Sally Coplan Wall and Clarence's son Clarence Watson Wall III, (Trey), daughters Victoria Maria Wall, her son William Kyle Wall, Patricia Elizabeth Wall Wells, her husband John and their son Adam John Wells. Mr. Wall was pre-deceased in 1977 by his first wife, Anita Delores Haltiwanger Wall. Extended family consists of nephews, nieces, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 16th at 11:00 a.m. at Roswell Funeral Home with interment to follow in Westview Cemetery . The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. The Shakerag Hounds will host a celebration in memory of Mr. Wall Sunday September, 20th at 4:00 pm in Hull, Georgia.

"There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it's the risk, the gamble. In any event, it's a thing I need." William Faulkner

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