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Thomas H. Willcox Jr. (access required)

Norfolk attorney Thomas H. Willcox Jr. died Dec. 17 from Parkinson’s disease, which he had been fighting for 15 years. He was 75. In Norfolk, Mr. Willcox had the reputation as the man to turn to for help in delicate ...

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Col. Walter L. Lewis (access required)

Walter Laughn Lewis, an Air Force colonel who retired in 1980 from the judge advocate general’s office as director of the lawyers who handled criminal justice for the Air Force, died Nov. 19 at the age of 76. Col. Lewis ...

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John B. "Bunny" Spiers (access required)

John B. “Bunny” Spiers, longtime Radford city attorney, died Nov. 7 of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash during a ride across Fancy Gap Mountain in Carroll County. He was 74. An active Democrat, Mr. Spiers unsuccessfully ran for the ...

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Howard Palmer Anderson (access required)

Howard Palmer Anderson, a former Virginia legislator who represented Halifax County for almost 34 years in both the House and the Senate, died Nov. 1. He was 85. A native of Crystal Hill in Halifax, he earned his undergraduate degree ...

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Charles L. Reed (access required)

Charles Lathrop Reed, a founding partner of the Richmond-based law firm of Mays & Valentine LLP, died Sept. 28. He was 80. Mr. Reed received both his undergraduate degree and his law degree from the University of Virginia. He joined ...

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William Franklin Davis (access required)

William Franklin Davis, a prominent civic leader and attorney in Suffolk, died Sept. 13. He was 78. A native of Caroline County, Mr. Davis graduated from the University of Richmond, where he participated in the Honor Society of the university ...

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Beverly T. Fitzpatrick Sr. (access required)

Judge Beverly Thomas Fitzpatrick Sr., former chief judge of Roanoke’s Municipal Court and of the 23rd General District Court, died Sept. 16 of lung cancer. He was 80. Judge Fitzpatrick was born in Roanoke and received his bachelor’s and law ...

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Irving J. Held Jr. (access required)

Irving J. Held Jr., a lawyer who spent his career in the life insurance business, died Aug. 14. He was 85. A native Richmonder, he graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1935 with a B.S. ...

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Judge Robert S. Wahab Jr. (access required)

Retired Virginia Beach Circuit Judge Robert S. Wahab Jr., who served on the bench for 20 years, died Sept. 6. He was 83. He was born in Norfolk and attended public schools in Baltimore and Norfolk. Judge Wahab graduated from ...

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