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Retired Justice George M. Cochran passes away at 98 (access required)

Retired Virginia Supreme Court Justice George Moffett Cochran died Jan. 22 at his home in Staunton. He was 98. A native of Staunton, he attended the University of Virginia, earning his undergraduate degree in 1934 and his law degree two ...

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Wilbur C. Allen (access required)

Wilbur C. Allen, a founding partner in the Richmond-based personal injury firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, died Jan. 18. He was 85. A native of Lunenburg County, Mr. Allen grew up in Richmond and graduated from the University ...

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Thomas H. Wood Sr. (access required)

Thomas Hutton Wood Sr., a retired Augusta County circuit judge, died Jan. 14 from renal failure related to lung cancer. He was 68. A native of Clifton Forge, Judge Wood graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and the University of Virginia law ...

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Willard Finney (access required)

Willard R. Finney, a retired Rocky Mount lawyer and a former member of the House of Delegates, died Jan. 10 after a lengthy illness. He was 84. A native of Franklin County, Mr. Finney served in World War II and ...

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Martin Fillmore Clark Sr. (access required)

Martin Fillmore “Fill” Clark Sr., the Patrick County commonwealth’s attorney for 28 years, died Dec. 24 at his home in Stuart. He was 90. A native of the county, Mr. Clark served in the Navy during World War II and ...

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Douglas M. Smith (access required)

Douglas M. Smith, who served 28 years on the Newport News Circuit Court after being appointed at age 31, died Dec. 29 after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for 12 years. He was 81. A graduate of Newport News High School, ...

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Clarence E. Knight III (access required)

Clarence Edward Knight III, a retired Hampton general district judge and a former member of Hampton City Council, died unexpectedly on Jan. 3. He was 67. Judge Knight had gone to the hospital two days earlier with symptoms of the ...

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Solo suspended after use of “& Associates” in firm name (access required)

A Virginia Beach lawyer whose advertising made his solo practice look like a multi-lawyer firm has had his license suspended by a three-judge panel in Virginia Beach Circuit Court. The advertising issue was just one of the transgressions charged against ...

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B. Mark Fried (access required)

B. Mark Fried, an Albemarle County developer and lawyer, died Dec. 11 from complications of back surgery. He was 78. A graduate of Syracuse University and the University of Chicago law school, Mr. Fried was admitted to the Virginia bar ...

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James B. Fray (access required)

James Burks Fray, a retired Campbell attorney, farmer and World War II veteran, died Dec. 7 at a Lynchburg hospital. He was 95. A Campbell County native, Mr. Fray graduated from Virginia Tech and worked for the Lynchburg Chamber of ...

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