Deal, Babs H(odges) 1929-2004
DEAL, Babs H(odges) 1929-2004
OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born June 23, 1929, in Scotsboro, AL; died of complications from an illness, February 20, 2004, in Montgomery, AL. Author. Deal was a novelist whose Fancy's Knell (1966) was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award. She was a graduate of the University of Alabama, where she earned her B.A. in 1952. During the early 1950s, she worked as a clerk and typist, but most of her time was spent as a wife and mother. Beginning in 1959, however, she embarked on a writing career, completing over a dozen novels through the 1970s, including Acres of Afternoon (1959), The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1968), which was adapted for television, The Reason for Roses (1974), and her last piece of fiction, Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979).
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
Los Angeles Times, February 23, 2004, p. B9.
Boston,http://www.boston.com/ (February 22, 2004).