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7-term Alabama state Sen. Pat Lindsey dies at 72

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A seven-term member of the Alabama Senate, W.H. "Pat" Lindsey of Butler, has died. He was 72. Lindsey was found dead in his bed Sunday morning while on a hunting trip in Boligee in west Alabama.

State Sen. Roger Bedford and Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr., who were also on the trip, said Lindsey was found in his bed when the others started preparing to leave from a home of friends who had invited them hunting. Folsom said Lindsey was in good spirits the previous evening and showed no signs of any pain.

Gov. Bob Riley said Lindsey's leadership will be missed. Senate Majority Leader Zeb Little of Cullman says Alabama lost a great public servant, calling Lindsey "a senator's senator, who with intellect, grace and wit, could outplay, outwork and outmaneuver anyone when fighting for the people of Alabama."

Lindsey's district included Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe and Washington counties. In Mobile, University of South Alabama President Gordon Moulton said during Lindsey's 12 years on the USA board of trustees, Lindsey was interested in helping the people of Alabama by improving USA's academic and health care missions. Moulton added: "We will truly miss him."

Survivors include a sister, Kay Kimbrough; two children, Patrick Lindsey and Lori Champion; and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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