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Former General District Judge Frederick Combs II dies (access required)

The Honorable Frederick Harmon Combs II, former General District Court Judge of 20 years for the 29th District of Virginia, died on Aug. 7 from injuries sustained in a tractor accident. Judge Combs graduated from Grundy High School in 1964 ...

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Vernon M. Geddy Jr. (access required)

Vernon M. “Bud” Geddy Jr., a past president of the Virginia Bar Association and former mayor of Williamsburg, died June 27 of cancer. He was 79. Mr. Geddy was a lifelong resident of Williamsburg. During World War II, he served ...

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Veteran Roanoke Attorney Frank "Bo" Rogers Jr. Dies (access required)

Frank W. Rogers Jr., a longtime member of Woods Rogers in Roanoke, died of a heart attack on July 11. He was 76, Having celebrated 50 years as a Virginia State Bar member last year [see Virginia Lawyers Weekly, May ...

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John E. Greenbacker (access required)

Retired Navy Captain John E. Greenbacker, who was a lawyer in Baltimore and Halifax after leaving the service, died June 1 in South Boston. He was 87. A native of Connecticut, Captain Greenbacker graduated from the United States Naval Academy ...

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McClanahan Ingles (access required)

Gloucester lawyer McClanahan Ingles died June 10. He was 58. A native of Alexandria, he grew up in Gloucester. A 1968 graduate of Washington & Lee University, he earned his law degree from W&L in 1972. After traveling internationally for ...

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Arthur E. Smith (access required)

Longtime Roanoke attorney Arthur E. “Nurmi” Smith died March 22. He was 93. A native of West Virginia who moved to Roanoke when he was 4, he attended Roanoke College and earned his law degree from the University of Virginia ...

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Thomas R. McNamara (access required)

Retired Judge Thomas R. McNamara, who was a member of the House of Delegates and the state Senate before serving 19 years on the Norfolk Circuit Court, died March 13 at his home near Blue Grass in Highland County. He ...

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Charles A. Moreau (access required)

Danville lawyer Charles A. Moreau died March 14 after a two-year battle with melanoma. He was 42. A native of Louisiana, Mr. Moreau attended McNeese State University and the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. He ...

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Defense Attorney Richard G. "Dick" Brydges Dies At 83 (access required)

Known for the successful way he related to jurors, veteran Virginia Beach defense lawyer Richard G. “Dick” Brydges died on March 2 at age 83. Although ill in recent years, Brydges was still going into his office—formerly Brydges, O’Brien and ...

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Retired Judge Thomas R. Monroe Dies At 80 (access required)

Retired Arlington Circuit Judge Thomas R. Monroe, the first African-American Circuit Judge in Northern Virginia and a man roundly praised by his peers as an “exceptional” person, died Jan. 28. He was 80. Judge Monroe served on the bench from ...

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