Longtime RPS educator Eleanor R. Binford remembered

Eleanor Redd Binford influenced hundreds of elementary schoolchildren during the 35 years she taught in Richmond Public Schools.

Charles Ogletree, longtime legal and civil rights scholar at Harvard Law School, dies at 70

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Charles J. Ogletree Jr., a law professor and civil rights scholar with a distinguished career at Harvard Law School, and whose list of clients ranged from Anita Hill to Tupac Shakur, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2023, after a ...

Richmond fireman Rodney Jermaine Coles, 49, dies

The Richmond Fire Department has announced the death of a 15-year veteran, Rodney Jermaine “Cup” Coles.

Former VUU star Fairley dies

Nathan Fairley, a swift, bruising fullback during a highly successful era of Virginia Union football, died Monday, July 31, 2023, of natural causes. He was 65.

Services scheduled for Dr. Adelaide Winfree Simpson

Dr. Adelaide Winfree Simpson loved helping people learn to cope with challenges, deal with traumas and handle the troubles in their life. For more 36 years, she worked with a wide array of individuals as a practicing clinical psychologist in ...

Dr. Cora S. Salzberg, a state, national and international champion of education, dies at age 81

Dr. Cora Slade Salzberg, a leader in promoting higher education in Virginia and the leader of The Links’ national program aimed at aiding underachieving K-12 students to become more successful in school, has died.

Roxanne W. Brinson, former RRHA manager, remembered

Roxanne White Brinson wore multiple hats in seeking to benefit others.

Former city educator memorialized at Fifth Baptist Church

Emma Darlene Nunery, a veteran Richmond educator whose career spanned more than 40 years, has died.

Revered dentist, Dr. James ‘Mac’ McCain Jr., dies at 85

Dr. James “Mac” McCain Jr. was often described as the “philanthropist” dentist. During his more than 40 years of practice in Church Hill, he gained a reputation for taking on patients who could not afford his services.

Final tributes for August Moon announced

Funeral arrangements are now complete for Richmond entertainer and political advocate August Moon, who died at age 85 on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.

August Moon, a man of many names and vocations, dies at age 85

One of Richmond’s most colorful figures in entertainment and politics has died.

Christine King Farris, the last living sibling of Martin Luther King Jr., dies at 95

Christine King Farris, the last living sibling of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., died Thursday, June 29, 2023, at age 95.

Athlete, coach and educator Ethan M. Pitts Jr. dies at age 50

For the first time in at least 15 years, veteran Coach Ethan Matthew “Matt” Pitts Jr. was missing from the Richmond delegation to the Virginia Special Olympics summer games at the University of Richmond.

Agnes Wilder Nicholson dies at age 98

Agnes Wilder Nicholson, who spent much of her life in education and civic service, died Saturday, May 6, 2023, at age 98.

Agnes Abuom, global ecumenist, peacemaker and African church leader, dies at 73

Kenya Agnes Abuom, a global ecumenical leader and peacemaker, died on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at the age of 73 while undergoing treatment in a hospital in Nairobi.