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Patty Leigh Parsons (access required)

Labor lawyer Patty Leigh Parsons died Aug. 16 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. She was 48. A native of Salisbury, Md., she attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the University of Baltimore School of ...

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Judge Jack M. Matthews (access required)

Retired Pulaski County Circuit Judge Jack M. Matthews died July 25 at his home in Galax. He was 97. He served three terms as a circuit judge, but his legacy includes his interest as a conservationist: He donated hundreds of ...

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Carrington Williams (access required)

Carrington Williams, a McLean lawyer and former member of the Virginia House of Delegates, died Aug. 3 in Fairfax of complications following an auto accident. He was 83. Mr. Williams was a retired partner of McGuireWoods LLP, and served of ...

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Judge Richard H.C. Taylor (access required)

Retired Hanover County Circuit Judge Richard Henry Cardwell Taylor died Aug. 13. He was 72. Judge Taylor was a native of Hanover and a former chairman of the county’s Democratic Committee. He was a graduate of Randolph-Macon College, and he ...

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W. Edward Meeks III (access required)

W. Edward Meeks III, who had served as Amherst County Commonwealth’s Attorney since 1979, died Aug. 13, shortly after suffering a heart attack. He was 56. A native of Lynchburg, Mr. Meeks graduated in 1968 from Virginia Tech, where he ...

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Alfred J. Owings (access required)

Alfred J. “Jerry” Owings, a Richmond lawyer who was active in numerous local Catholic organizations, died July 26. He was 64. A Richmond native, Mr. Owings graduated from Benedictine High School and in 1959, from the University of Notre Dame. ...

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Kenneth T. Whitescarver (access required)

Kenneth T. Whitescarver, a lawyer and educator who served as president of Fork Union Military Academy for 22 years, died July 20. He was 82. A native of Salem, Mr. Whitescarver received a degree from Hardin-Simmons University in 1942. He ...

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Judge Robert L. Simpson Sr. (access required)

Retired Virginia Beach General District Court Judge Robert Lee Simpson Sr. died July 19. He was 89. Judge Simpson, a native of Washington, D.C., attended the College of William & Mary on a football scholarship, graduating in 1938. He earned ...

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Joseph R. Johnson Jr. (access required)

Joseph R. Johnson Jr., a veteran of the Lynchburg bar and former city councilman, died Saturday, July 6, 2002 in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was 75. During World War II, Mr. Johnson served in the U.S. Navy. In 1949, Mr. ...

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George Robert Brittain (access required)

George R. Brittain, a World War II veteran and former mayor of Tazewell, died June 24 at Tazewell Community Hospital at the age of 92. A Tazewell native, Mr. Brittain graduated from St. Christopher’s School in Richmond before attending Bethany ...

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