William Edward Broughton, 82, died at his Perdue Hill residence on
Tuesday, July 26, 2005. He was a native and lifelong resident of Perdue
Hill, Ala.
    For many years, in partnership with his brother, Agee S. Broughton, Jr., he owned and operated W.E. Broughton Store and Broughton Timber Company,Inc. in Perdue Hill, Ala. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He was  a past president of the Monroe County Cattleman's Association; the director of Peoples Bank, Frisco City, Ala.,and later United Bank for over 40 years; the director of Farmer's Cooperative Market, Frisco City, Ala.; and a member of the Barbara Locklin Baptist Church. He attended the Marion Military Institute and the University of Alabama prior to serving in World War II. After the war he graduated from Auburn University.
    He did extensive farming and raised cattle and had many timberland
interests. In addition, he was an avid horseman. He bred, raised, trained
and showed Tennessee Walking Horses and was well-known and well-respected in the industry.
    Broughton was associated with such horses as Delta Generator, Gen's
Little Major, Clutch's Double Black Sails, Bright Sky, Santana's Hard
Harted, JFK Again and Spring Loaded Santana.
    Broughton was also the U.S. Postmaster at the Perdue Hill Post Office
for 34 years.
    Visitation was held Wednesday, July 27 at the Perdue Hill Masonic Hall.Grave side services followed at 4:00 p.m. at the McConnico Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The McConnico Cemetery
Association, Ind. P.O. Box 135, Perdue Hill, AL 36470.