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Howard Worth Smith Jr. (access required)

Alexandria lawyer and former commonwealth’s attorney Howard Worth Smith Jr. died Dec. 29. He was 89. Mr. Smith earned a law degree in what became George Washington University’s law school. He started his legal career with the Army during World ...

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Leslie M. Mullins (access required)

Leslie M. Mullins, attorney and longtime resident of Wise County, passed away in Los Angeles Jan. 15 at the age of 88. Mr. Mullins graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1942, where he was a member ...

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Judge James C. Roberson (access required)

Retired Wise County Circuit Judge James C. Roberson died at his home in Charlottesville on Jan. 16. He was 75. A 1952 graduate of the University of Virginia, Judge Roberson earned his law degree from the University of Richmond Law ...

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John W. Carter (access required)

Former Danville City Councilman and lawyer John W. Carter died at Feb. 9. He was 82. Mr. Carter practiced law in Danville for nearly 50 years and served on Danville City Council from 1958 to 1974. He was mayor from ...

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Ernest Ballou (access required)

Ernest Ballou, for 18 years a quick-tempered but widely respected Roanoke Valley Circuit Court judge, died Jan. 6 at age 82. He had suffered pneumonia, said his son, Robert Ballou. “Ernie Ballou, he was one of God’s noblemen,” said former ...

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Alvin O. West (access required)

Longtime metro D.C. lawyer Alvin O. West died in Arlington on Dec. 8. He was 90. Mr. West served as president of the D.C. Baptist Convention in 1977-78. He was the group’s legal advisor for many years. He was a ...

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Barry C. Beringer (access required)

Lawyer-civic activist Barry C. Beringer died Sept. 29 in Arlington. He was 57. Born in Manhattan and raised in Deptford, N.J, Mr. Beringer lived in the Washington D.C. area since he came to attend law school in the late 1960s. ...

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Basil C. Burke Jr. (access required)

Former Madison County General District Judge Basil Carne Burke Jr., died Oct. 23 at his home in Leon. He was 80. A native of New York City, he attended the University of Virginia law school after serving in World War ...

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Douglas W. Conner (access required)

Richmond attorney Douglas W. Conner died Aug. 27 after suffering a stroke. He was 67. Mr. Conner was the longtime president of the Historic Monument Avenue and Fan District Foundation, which he helped to establish. He led the group, which ...

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Judge James F. Ingram (access required)

Retired Danville Circuit Judge James F. Ingram died Aug. 28 at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. He was 66. Judge Ingram served on the bench in the 22nd Circuit for 23 years, retiring in 2000. A lifelong ...

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