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Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo, head of Catholic Diocese of Richmond, dies at 75

A funeral Mass for Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo, who served for the last 13 years as bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond, was said Friday, Aug. 25, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond. Bishop DiLorenzo, ...

‘Tiger Tom’ Mitchell remembered at memorial service

“Tiger Tom” Mitchell was not only a Richmond broadcast legend, but he was an easygoing, deep-thinking family man who taught his children the importance of education, being open to different perspectives and respecting the viewpoints of others.

Memorial service Saturday for ‘Tiger Tom’ Mitchell

A memorial service for Richmond broadcast legend “Tiger Tom” Mitchell will be at noon Saturday, Aug. 19, at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, 4247 Creighton Road in Henrico County.

David S. Carter Jr., husband of School Board member Nadine Marsh-Carter, dies at 59

David Samuel “Big Dave” Carter Jr., the husband of 7th District Richmond School Board member Nadine Marsh-Carter, died Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Rev. Alexander ‘JJ’ James III, associate pastor of Trinity Baptist, dies at 42

Just a few hours after welcoming the Rev. Jesse Jackson to his church last Sunday, Trinity Baptist Church’s pastor, the Rev. A. Lincoln James Jr., and his wife, Mary P. James, suffered a shattering loss.

Sandra L. Wright-Bonner, former member of Wright Family Singers, dies at 73

Sandra L. Wright-Bonner touched the lives of untold numbers of people with her voice, her work and her leadership in her church.

Memorial service Aug.19 for ‘Tiger Tom’ Mitchell

A memorial service for Richmond broadcast legend “Tiger Tom” Mitchell will be noon Saturday, Aug. 19, at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, 4247 Creighton Road in Henrico County, the family announced Monday.

Broadcast legend ‘Tiger Tom’ Mitchell dies

“Tiger Tom” Mitchell built his life on the spoken and written word. For more than 30 years, the celebrated broadcaster entertained untold thousands of listeners with his radio show on long-gone WANT AM 990.

Dr. William C. Jones, 83, noted obstetrician, dies

Expectant mothers often filled the waiting room in Dr. William Collins Jones’ busy North Side office. They could be there for hours while Dr. Jones handled a delivery at a nearby hospital. But none of the women left because each ...

Margaret P. Howlette, 55-year city educator, dies

Margaret Poindexter Howlette mothered thousands of Richmond children, although she never had any of her own. For 55 years, Mrs. Howlette dedicated herself to the elementary students she came in contact with, first as a teacher for 29 years and ...

Shirley Clarke, former civic leader and community activist, dies at 86

Shirley Hagins Johnson Clarke enjoyed trying new career directions.

Rev. Joseph R. Young, pastor of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in Amelia, succumbs at 81

For The Rev. Joseph Roger Young, the call to ministry came late in life. The retired insurance claims adjuster was 65 when he entered Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond to begin his new career.

Claudette C. Harris, retired elementary schoolteacher, dies at 72

Claudette Chavis Harris touched the lives of hundreds of Richmond children during her 30-year career as an elementary schoolteacher.

Former Prince Hall Shriners top official dies at 88

Earl Haddon Gray, a former national leader of the Prince Hall Shriners, has died. Family and friends paid their final tributes to Mr. Gray on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel in North Side.

College star who broke color barrier dies at 85

Solly Walker was front and center in the desegregation of NCAA college basketball. The South Carolina native, who broke the color barrier on the team at St. John’s University in 1950, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in New York at ...

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