Community Mourns Death of “Dr. A”

A well-loved Laurens County educator died late last week. 60-year-old Dr. William “Bill” Alexander died Friday at his residence on Lake Greenwood near Cross Hill. Bill had devoted the majority of his life to educating and teaching young people thorugh the classroom, administrative posts and as a coach. After serving for years as the Principal of Thornwell High School, where he was affectionally known by his students as “Dr. A,” Alexander was currently serving as an administrator at Bell Street Middle School.

Prior to his 40-year career in education, Bill Alexander earned his bachelors degree from Apalachain State University and his EDS from Clemson University. He obtained his doctorate degree from Oklahoma State University. Bill was a member of 1st Presbyterian Church of Clinton. He was well known by students, parents and fellow educators for always greeting you witha big smile and a kind guesture.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be conducted this afternono at 4 pm at 1st Presbyterian of Clinton. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory may be made to the Martha Dendy Redevelopment Fund in care of the City of Clinton, PO Box 748, Clinton, 29325; attention Diane Wyatt.