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Bess Castle Wendell (access required)

Bess Castle Wendell, the 20-year associate editor of the Virginia Bar Association Journal, died July 4 after a long illness. She was 80. As associate editor beginning in the 1980s, Ms. Wendell handled the production end of the Journal’s publication. ...

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Roderick B. Mathews (access required)

Former Virginia State Bar President Roderick B. Mathews died of cancer April 27 at his home in Richmond. He was 71. The retired Troutman Sanders partner helped launch the World Justice Project in 2006 and was serving as its treasurer ...

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L. Farnum Johnson Jr. (access required)

Former Falls Church lawyer L. Farnum Johnson Jr. died March 31 in Littleton, Colo. He was 82. Mr. Johnson was a sole practitioner who maintained a law office in Falls Church from 1955 until his retirement in 2007. He was ...

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Richard L. Lawrence (access required)

Richard Lee Lawrence, who served as Roanoke’s commonwealth’s attorney from 1971 to 1973, died March 18 in a three-vehicle crash in Roanoke County. He was 74. According to Roanoke County police, his vehicle crossed the center line and struck another ...

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John F. Carroll IV (access required)

University of Richmond law Prof. John F. Carroll IV died March 8 at age 44. A native of New Jersey, Prof. Carroll attended school in Chesterfield County, graduating from Midlothian High School in 1985. He received a B.S. in Mechanical ...

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Thomas L. Bricken (access required)

Thomas L. Bricken, who practiced law in the Fredericksburg area for more than 30 years, died March 6. He was 63. Mr. Bricken had battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, for two years. He was the head of ...

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Francis N. Crenshaw (access required)

Francis N. Crenshaw, a retired senior partner of the Norfolk firm of Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, died Jan. 26. He was 89. A native of Washington, D.C., he attended the University of Virginia, where he played on the football team. ...

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Peter G. Decker Jr. (access required)

Peter G. Decker Jr. of Norfolk and of Bal Harbour, Fla., died of cancer on Feb. 3. He was 76. Mr. Decker was widely known as a cheerleader and supporter of Norfolk and its people and a generous friend to ...

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Maurice H. Bell Jr. (access required)

Richmond lawyer Maurice H. Bell Jr. died Feb. 5. He was 70. Mr. Bell was a graduate of Randolph-Macon College, and attended the University of Richmond law school. He practiced law in Richmond for over 30 years, and he was ...

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Glenn B. McClanan (access required)

Former longtime state Del. Glenn B. McClanan, D-Virginia Beach, husband of former Virginia Beach Councilwoman Reba McClanan, died Jan. 26. He was 77. Mr. McClanan served in the House of Delegates from 1972 until 1991, when he lost his seat ...

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