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Obituaries

NBA legend Wes Unseld succumbs at 74

The basketball world mourns the loss of a legend. Westley “Wes” Unseld, among the most powerful inside forces in college and NBA history, has died.

Former NFL player Roosevelt ‘Rosey’ Taylor dies at 82

Roosevelt “Rosey” Taylor, who played on championship teams in college and with the NFL, died Friday, May 29, 2020. Mr. Taylor was 82.

Richmond native Dr. Elizabeth Bouey-Yates, educator and philanthropist, dies in S.C.

Resource-starved schools in South Africa are benefiting from the work of Richmond native Dr. Elizabeth “Bettye” Bouey-Yates.

Dr. Clinton V. Turner Sr., former Virginia commissioner of agriculture and consumer services, dies at 76

Dr. Clinton Vassett Turner Sr., the first African-American to serve as Virginia commissioner of agriculture, has died.

Final tribute

Richmond Police Chief Will Smith salutes and the department’s Honor Guard stands at attention as the family of the late Master Patrol Officer Dextor Lee Gadson Sr. prepares to enter the Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home last Saturday in the ...

Funeral arrangements announced for Bishop Glenn

A celebration of the life of Bishop Gerald O. Glenn, late founder and pastor of New Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Chesterfield County, will be held next week, it has been announced.

Dolson B. Anderson Jr., a leader and deacon at Westwood Baptist Church, dies at 72

For more than two decades, Dolson Barnett “Butchie” An- derson Jr. was the volunteer leader of the media ministry for Westwood Baptist Church in Richmond’s West End.

'Architect of rock 'n' roll,' Little Richard, dies at 87

Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” who built his groundbreaking sound with a boiling blend of boogie woogie, rhythm and blues and gospel, died Saturday, May 9, 2020, at the age of 87.

Grammy-winning singer Betty Wright succumbs at 66

Betty Wright, the Grammy-winning singer and songwriter whose influential 1970s hits included “Clean Up Woman” and “Where Is the Love,” is dead at age 66.

Andre Harrell, who founded Uptown Records and launched many careers, dies at 5

Andre Harrell, the Uptown Records founder who shaped the sound of hip-hop and R&B in the late 1980s and 1990s with acts such as Mary J. Blige and Heavy D and also launched the career of mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, ...

State executioner who turned against the death penalty dies at 67

For 17 years, Jerry Bronson Givens carried out death sentences as Virginia’s chief executioner. The Richmond native then spent the rest of his life crusading against the death penalty.

David C. Driskell, noted artist, art historian, curator and collector, dies at 88

David C. Driskell, one of the nation’s most influential African-American artists and a leading authority on black art, has died. He was 88.

Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney dies

Award-winning jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney, who studied under and collaborated with the Miles Davis, Art Blakey and other jazz greats during his 40-year career, died Tuesday, March 31, 2020, of complications from COVID-19.

Rev. Frank Lomax Jr., minister of stewardship at Quioccasin Baptist Church, dies at 89

The Rev. Frank Lomax Jr. spent his working life as an auditor for the Internal Revenue Service. But after retiring, he found his way into the ministry.

Popular Richmond musician Herbert Allen ‘Debo’ Dabney III dies at 68

Herbert Allen “Debo” Dabney III, a popular and beloved Richmond musician, died Thursday, April 9, 2020. He was 68.

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