Retired Richmond Circuit Court Judge Robert L. Harris Sr. died March 2. He was 87. Born in Spring Hope, North Carolina, Judge Harris attended high school in Portsmouth, graduating from Cradock High School in 1954. He used the money he ...Read More »
Obituary: Alexander Wayne Bell
Retired Lynchburg attorney and University of Virginia Law Professor Alexander Wayne Bell died Feb. 2. He was 79. Born in Lubbock, Texas, Mr. Bell’s family frequently moved throughout his childhood before moving to Shreveport, Louisiana, in the mid-1950s. Following high ...Read More »
Obituary: William T. Mason Jr.
Norfolk attorney William T. Mason Jr. died Feb. 1. He was 96. Born in Norfolk, Mr. Mason spent many of his formative years in New York, graduating from A.B. Davis High School in Mt. Vernon, New York. Mr. Mason spent ...Read More »
Obituary: Howard C. McElroy
Abingdon attorney Howard C. McElroy died Jan. 5. He was 76. Born in Louisiana, Mr. McElroy attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, commissioning in the Signal Corps and Military Intelligence after graduation. He served in I-Corps in Vietnam ...Read More »
Obituary: Henry Duncan Garnett Jr.
Newport News attorney Henry Duncan Garnett Jr. died Jan. 13. He was 78. The son of Newport News Circuit Court Judge Henry D. Garnett, Mr. Garnett was born in Norfolk and raised in Newport News. After graduating from Warwick High ...Read More »
Obituary: Judge John Samuel Johnston Jr.
Retired Campbell Circuit Court Judge John Samuel Johnston Jr. died Dec. 10. He was 76. Born and raised in Alabama, Judge Johnston earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama in 1968, where he was a member of the ...
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Obituary: Franklin ‘Lyn’ Swartz
Virginia Beach attorney Franklin Alex “Lyn” Swartz died Dec. 11. He was 84. Born in Norfolk on Dec. 11, 1938, Mr. Swartz graduated from Norfolk’s Granby High School in 1957, where he played both football and basketball, the latter under ...Read More »
Obituary: Thatcher Stone
Retired Charlottesville attorney Thatcher Stone died Nov. 29. He was 67. Born in Massachusetts, Mr. Stone was raised in Washington, D.C. before attending Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northern Massachusetts. Following a year in England at the Brentwood School, he ...
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Obituary: Judge Dale Hutter Harris
Retired Lynchburg Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge Dale Hutter Harris died Oct. 21. She was 90. A Lynchburg native, Judge Harris earned her bachelor’s degree from Sweet Briar College, where she served as president of student government and was ...Read More »
Obituary: Joseph J. ‘Joe’ Stellute
Hampton attorney Joseph J. “Joe” Stellute died Oct. 2. He was 79. Born in Gloucester, Mr. Stellute was raised in Hampton and attended Hampton High School, where he was a standout football player. He was offered a scholarship to play ...Read More »