Fall claims life of Monroeville man

Former Monroeville resident James Holley died Monday afternoon after falling from a tree stand on family property between Thomaston and Linden in Marengo County, Ala.

According to Marengo County Coroner John Scott, the 74-year-old Holley “was on the tree stand when it gave way causing him to fall approximately 8 feet” resulting in his death. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“He was marking trees for the logging crew to cut,” Jeffrey Holley, his son, said. “He was trying to take the tree stand down so the tree could be cut and he fell.”

Holley lived in Monroeville for 37 years moving here i...