Find Real Estate Agents and Homes for Sale

Real Estate News --> Alabama News

Lee, lawyer and sister of "Mockingbird" author, dies at 103

Alice Lee, the sister of the famous "To Kill a Mockingbird" author and an influential Alabama lawyer and church leader in her own right, died Monday at 103.

Archived Story

Print   Email   Font ResizeObituariesLee, lawyer and sister of "Mockingbird" author, dies at 103The Associated Press Posted:   11/19/2014 12:01:00 AM MSTUpdated:   11/19/2014 12:33:23 AM MST var requestedWidth = 0; if(requestedWidth > 0){ document.getElementById('articleViewerGroup').style.width = requestedWidth + "px"; document.getElementById('articleViewerGroup').style.margin = "0px 0px 10px 10px"; } MONROEVILLE, Ala— Alice Lee, the sister of the famous "To Kill a Mockingbird" author and an influential Alabama lawyer and church leader in her own right, died Monday at 103.Lee practiced law until a few years ago, following the footsteps of her father — the model for small-town lawyer Atticus Finch, the driving character in "Mockingbird." For a time, Lee was Alabama's oldest practicing lawyer.Perhaps most famously, Lee helped guard the privacy of her sister Nelle Harper Lee, who in 1961 won the Pulitzer Prize for her only published novelRequests to interview Harper Lee often landed on the desk of Alice Lee, and the answer was always a firm but polite "no."Johnson Funeral Home in Monroe ville, the sisters' longtime south Alabama home, posted an online notice saying Lee died Monday.Retired United Methodist minister Thomas Lane Butts of Monroe ville said she had been in declining health for a few weeks and "her heart wore out." Funeral arrangements were not complete, he said.Butts said her death means all three of Harper Lee's siblings are now deceased, and it will be a difficult time for the 88-year-old author.Lee had an active real estate law practice until her retirement in 2012 and a reputation for knowing the real estate records in the Monroe ville area better than anyone else, said Keith Norman, executive director of the Alabama State Bar.Advertisement

Trending Alabama News:

  • Salem, AL Homes For Sale & Real Estate
  • Recy Taylor, black Alabama woman raped by 6 white men, dies
  • Marijuana company native to Alabama is now a major national brand
  • Finebaum perfect for SEC Network
  • Alabama man starts foundation to help others
  • Real estate firm breaks ground on $6 million storage project in Huntsville
  • Ala. Rep. Chad Fincher running for US House
  • Hurricane Irma: Quarter of Florida Keys homes 'destroyed'
  • Analyst Review: Inland Real Estate Corporation (NYSE:IRC)
  • Police Chief: Huntsville should not be listed on ‘Top 10 Most Dangerous City Report’
  • Huntsville home prices for January down 11 percent compared to a year ago
  • Alabama, Clemson in title game rematch
  • Rescued Dogs Now Have Homes
  • JC Penney closing some stores
  • 5 Tips for Real Estate Crowdfunding
  • Golf industry huge for Alabama tourism
  • Jim Kaplan named principal broker for Triad Properties' brokerage business in Huntsville
  • Houses damaged, roads blocked following storms in Henry County, AL
  • Atmore, AL Homes For Sale & Real Estate
  • All Aboard event benefits West Alabama Food Bank