November 12, 2005 |
When Bill Broughton heard about Katie Ruth Wills, he did what he always does to prepare for a death call: He took a bath. Then he combed his hair into a wavy pompadour and dressed in a freshly laundered white shirt and brown suit. He attached his tie to his shirt with a gold clip. Other men may transport bodies "with short pants on, and shoes with no strings," as he puts it, but Bill Broughton will never be one of them. It is a task he approaches with dignity. Wills died in Charlotte, N.C.