Retired 14th JDC Judge Alcide J. “Al” Gray, 60, died Saturday, June 21, 2008. He earned his undergraduate degree from McNeese State University and his Juris Doctor degree from Southern University School of Law. He served as Assistant District Attorney, Head of Child Support for the 14th Judicial District Court, 1977-1979 and as Indigent Defense Attorney, 14th Judicial District Court, 1979-1988. He served as judge ad hoc at Lake Charles City Court, 1984-1985 and as an instructor in Family Law at McNeese State University 1988-1990 and 1991-1992 prior to his election to the 14th JDC bench in 1993. Additionally, he was involved in a number of professional and civic organizations.