Retired 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal Judge William Norris, III, 79, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016. He earned his BA degree from Northeast Louisiana University in 1959 and his JD degree from Tulane University, where he served as student body president, in 1962. Norris served as West Monroe City Attorney from 1966 to 1972. He also served two terms on the Ouachita Parish School Board during that time, sitting as President from 1969-71. He was elected to West Monroe City Court in 1972. In 1974 he was was appointed to the 4th JDC, where he was elected without opposition in 1975. In 1981 he was elected to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal, where he served until his retirement in 2002.