A local historian has died of a heart attack. Dr. Norman Black died on Sunday, just three months after his 79th birthday. Dr. Black served as the Gregg County Historical Chairman for more than 18 years. He became known as the county's historian.
Friends say his death is a great loss to the community. Judge Bill Stoudt of Gregg County says, "I've never seen someone that had so much passion for the historical data of Gregg County as Dr. Black. He is a great loss for this county in terms of history and all the information we are trying to accumulate over the last 125 years."
Dr. Norman Black was honored by the Texas Historical Commission for his outstanding accomplishments to preserve Texas history.