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Hubert A. Ruff Jr. (access required)

Franklin County Assistant Common-wealth’s Attorney Hubert A. “Hugo” Ruff Jr. died Aug. 14, as the result of an automobile accident. He was 52. He had been attending a Salem Avalanche baseball game and was on his way back to Boones ...

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James M. Thomson (access required)

James M. Thomson, a lawyer who served in the House of Delegates for 21 years, died July 24 in Berryville. He was 76. A native of New Orleans, Mr. Thomson served in the United States Marine Corps during World War ...

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Robert W. Lawson Jr. (access required)

Robert W. Lawson Jr., a Virginia native who went on to be a senior member of the bar in Charleston, W.Va., died May 28. He was 92. A native of South Boston, Mr. Lawson graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1930, ...

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Wilbur L. Fugate (access required)

Antitrust attorney Wilbur Lindsay Fugate, who helped lead the landmark antitrust case of U.S. v. Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey in the 1950s, died July 5 in his Alexandria home. He was 88. After the Standard Oil case, Fugate ...

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W. Byron Gochenour (access required)

Retired Roanoke County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Judge W. Byron Gochenour died July 4. He was 83. A native of Elliston, Judge Gochenour served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years before his honorable discharge in 1946. He earned his ...

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C. Torrence Armstrong (access required)

Charles Torrence “Torrey” Armstrong, a former leader of several bar groups in Northern Virginia, died June 23 at his vacation home in Slanesville, W.Va. of a heart attack. He was 55. A partner in the Tysons Corner office of McGuireWoods, ...

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Louis W. Kershner (access required)

Louis Withers Kershner, a long-time attorney in Virginia Beach, died of lung cancer June 20. He was 70. After serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, Mr. Kershner earned his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University. He worked in ...

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George Anthony Horkan Jr. (access required)

Attorney George Anthony Horkan Jr. of Upperville, a former member of the Loudoun County Planning Commission and beef farmer, died April 10 in Marshall. He was 78. After serving in the United States Army in World War II, Mr. Horkan ...

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Clarence Piercall Kearfott (access required)

Clarence Piercall Kearfott, who practiced law in his native Martinsville for more than 50 years, died May 13. He was 89. Mr. Kearfott graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1933 and the T.C. Williams School of Law in 1936. Subsequently, ...

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James P. Hart Jr. (access required)

Retired Roanoke lawyer James P. Hart Jr. died May 2 in Roanoke. He was 93. A native of the Star City, Mr. Hart graduated from Virginia Military Institute. He took and passed the Virginia bar examination in the summer of ...

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