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Edward L. Chambers Jr.

Retired Yorktown attorney Edward L. Chambers, Jr. died at his home in Williamsburg on Dec. 25. He was 73. Born in High Point, North Carolina, Mr. Chambers practiced law for more than 40 years. A graduate of the College of ...

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Gerald Baliles

(AP) Former Gov. Gerald Baliles, a Democrat known as the “transportation governor” and for his work to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and to increase foreign trade, has died. He was 79. Gov. Ralph Northam issued a statement saying Baliles ...

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Alan Diamonstein

Former Del. Alan Diamonstein, who practiced law in Newport News, died Oct. 17. He was 88. A devoted public servant and community leader, Mr. Diamonstein graduated from the University of Virginia law school in 1958 after serving in the U.S. ...

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Lewis McCauley Chenault (access required)

Hanover County lawyer Lewis McCauley “Mac” Chenault died of cancer Sept. 6. He was 67. Mr. Chenault grew up in Aylett and graduated from high school in King William. After earned his B.A. in 1974 from the College of William ...

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James F. D’Alton Jr. (access required)

Retired Petersburg Circuit Judge James F. D’Alton Jr. died Sept. 13. He was 75. Born and raised in Petersburg, Judge D’Alton earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Randolph-Macon College and the University of Richmond, respectively. After graduation, he worked ...

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Prescott H. Gay (access required)

Lynchburg attorney Prescott Hamner Gay died Sept. 14. He was 67. A Lynchburg native, Mr. Gay graduated from Hampden Sydney College in 1974 and the University of Richmond law school in 1977. He went on to practice law in Lynchburg ...

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Arnold Snukals (access required)

Richmond attorney Arnold Snukals died Aug. 9. He was 63. Born in Richmond, Mr. Snukals attended the University of Virginia on a baseball scholarship and graduated in 1978. He graduated from the University of Richmond law school in 1981 where ...

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Robert “Butch” Williams (access required)

Martinsville attorney Robert L. “Butch” Williams, Jr. died Aug. 19. He was 75. A Danville native, Mr. Williams graduated from Howard University in 1966 and attended law school at the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1969 as one of ...

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Thomas J. Michie (access required)

Retired Charlottesville lawyer and former state legislator Thomas Johnson Michie, a resident of Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, died on Aug. 27 following a gradual decline due to Alzheimer’s. Sen. Michie was born in Pittsburgh, the son of Judge Thomas ...

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Lawrence Hoover (access required)

Retired Harrisonburg attorney Lawrence Hoover Jr. died Sept. 6. He was 85. Mr. Hoover graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1956 and the University of Virginia law school in 1959. Following graduation, Mr. Hoover practiced law with his father in Harrisonburg ...

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