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Gordon D. Holloway (access required)

Retired York County Circuit Judge Gordon D. Holloway, who was elected county commonwealth’s attorney at 28, died Dec. 11. He was 82. Judge Holloway was elected York’s top prosecutor in 1959 when he was only 28, the youngest attorney to ...

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Albert A. Dawson Jr. (access required)

Albert A. Dawson, the first African-American to be elected a circuit clerk in Virginia, died Nov. 27. He was 66. Mr. Dawson was elected as clerk of the Petersburg Circuit Court in 1987 and held that office until 1996. Before ...

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William B. Hopkins Sr. (access required)

William B. Hopkins Sr., a longtime Roanoke lawyer who spent 20 years in the Virginia Senate, died Dec. 11. He was 90. A native of Rocky Mount, Sen. Hopkins left Washington and Lee University during his senior year after Pearl ...

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A. Dow Owens (access required)

Retired Circuit Judge A. Dow Owens died Nov. 28 after several lengthy illnesses. He was 86. Born in Bluefield, W.Va., Judge Owens grew up in Pulaski, Va. He entered the service as an aviation cadet in the U.S. Army Air ...

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R. Harvey Chappell Jr. (access required)

Robert Harvey Chappell Jr., who practiced law in Richmond for more than 50 years, died on Dec. 1 at age 86. Mr. Chappell spent his entire legal career commencing Jan. 1, 1950, with the law firm of Christian & Barton ...

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Jesse B. Wilson III (access required)

Jesse Birch Wilson III, a former president of the Virginia Bar Association, died Nov. 20. He was 78. Mr. Wilson spent his entire legal career with the Fairfax firm of McCandlish Lillard. He served as VBA president in 1979; he ...

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Woodrow A. Maust (access required)

Hampton lawyer Woodrow Alan “Skip” Maust died Nov. 7 He was 65. He had battled Pompe disease, a rare form of muscular dystrophy. A native of New York City, Mr. Maust earned his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and ...

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Donald H. Clark (access required)

Virginia Beach lawyer Donald H. Clark died Oct. 28. He was 75. A 1959 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he earned his law degree at night from the George Washington University law school while serving in the U.S. Navy ...

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William J. Cox (access required)

Retired Fredericksburg Juvenile & Domestic Relations Judge William Jerome Cox died Nov. 2. He was 81. Known as “Jerry,” Judge Cox attended Randolph-Macon College for a year and a half and then he was drafted into the Army. After discharge, ...

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Roy D. Turner (access required)

Bridgewater lawyer Roy Dale Turner died Nov. 2 of stomach cancer. He was 57. A native of Miami, Fla., he graduated from the University of Hartford in 1980 and received his law degree from the Catholic University of America in ...

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