HEATH, WILLIAM L., 1924-2007


Reporter; novelist. Born– September 29, 1924, in Lake Village, Ark. Parents– Charles Merrill and Ann Maples Heath. Grew up in Scottsboro, Ala. Married– Mary Anne Stahle.  Children–three.  Education– Baylor School in Chattanooga; University of Virginia, B.A., 1949. U.S. Army Air Corps, WWII. Employed by the Chattanooga Times; Maples Company, Scottsboro, 1955. Stories published in Colliers, Cosmopolitan, Argosy, Collier, and Esquire. Died February 2, 2007.


Library Journal, February 1, 1955; Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 3.


The Earthquake Man. New York; Beaufort Books, 1980.

Good Old Boys. New York; McCall Pub. Co., 1971.

Ill Wind. New York; Harper, 1957.

Max the Great.  1977.

Most Valuable Player. New York; Harcourt, Brace and Jovanivich, 1973.

Sad Clown. 1956.

Temptation in a Southern Town.  1959.

Violent Saturday. New York; Harper, 1955.