State lost giants when Heflin, Bevill died

Published 12:08 am Wednesday, April 13, 2005

By Staff
Alabama lost two political giants the last week in March. Howell Heflin's and Tom Bevill's contributions to our state are immeasurable. Their years in Washington will leave an indelible mark for years to come.
It is an interesting twist of fate that they passed away within 12 hours of each other. They were the same age and enjoyed full and happy lives. Both enjoyed some rewarding retirement years.
Bevill died one day after Easter on his 84th birthday with his entire family spending the day with him.
I treasure having had the opportunity to spend a day visiting with Sen. Heflin last August. Many of us affectionately called him Judge. While we sat in a caf