Obituaries: Albert Edgar Norwood(1925-2008)

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Albert Edgar Norwood, 82, died peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 22, at his home in Crescent City.

Albert was born Oct. 8, 1925, in Lowell, Ark., son of Thomas and Ruth Norwood. He married Helen Inez Clark on Jan. 14, 1962. They resided in Antioch before moving to Northwest Arkansas, where they lived for many years. They then retired to Jackson in 1989 and then moved to Austin, Texas, in 2003.

Al moved to Crescent City last year where he resided with his daughter and son-in-law, Victoria and John Lentz.

Al served in the military and was in Korea during the occupation after World War II. After his medical discharge from the service, he owned and operated Green's TV and Appliance in Antioch. In 1972, he and Helen moved their family to Lowell, Ark., where they operated Norwood TV and Stereo for several years. He was also elected mayor of Lowell during this time. When he sold the business in 1979, he got more involved in public service, and ran for Benton County judge. He was elected and re-elected for 5 terms. After retiring, Al got his real estate license and worked as a real estate agent/broker for Jackson Realty in Jackson.

Al's life centered on his family and his church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; his parents, Thomas and Ruth Norwood; brothers, Thomas, Joe and Jack; and sister, Naomi.

Al is survived by his daughters, Victoria Lentz of Crescent City, Jaime Pisaruck of Seattle, and Deanna Norwood of Austin, as well as brothers, Gene and Miles Norwood. He is also remembered by seven grandchildren, one great-grandson, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.

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