Montgomery, Alabama: This past week, Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Reneau Almon passed away at the age of 74. He was elected into the Supreme Court in 1974 and served through 1999. Prior to that election, he was appointed and later elected to the Alabama Court of Appeals from 1969 until 1974. He also served on the Circuit Court from 1966-1969, thus serving on every level of the Alabama court system. He earned his B.A. from the University of Alabama and his JD from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Alabama State Bar President Jim Pratt mourned the loss of the judge, telling the press, "Justice Almon was one of the brightest individuals who has served on the court in the years I've been an attorney." Justice Almon is survived by his wife Debbie, and his three sons. The family has requested that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Foundation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham or the Arthritis Foundation in Montgomery.