Archive for 'Obituaries'

Former FBI agent, Alexandria resident dead at 79

Former FBI agent, Alexandria resident dead at 79

By Times staff (Courtesy photo) Billy Joe Garner, 79, formerly of Alexandria, died early Saturday morning, December 13, 2014 in Grand Rapids, Mich. He had advanced Alzheimer’s disease. Garner was born June 10, 1935 in Haralson [...]

Celebrated policymaker dead at 88

Celebrated policymaker dead at 88

By Derrick Perkins (Courtesy photo) David M. Abshire, whose resume included co-founding a major think tank, serving as U.S. ambassador to NATO and repeatedly assisting former President Ronald Reagan, died Friday at age 88. Though a [...]

John McEnearney dead at age 87

John McEnearney dead at age 87

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) John McEnearney, founder of prominent Old Town-based real estate firm McEnearney Associates, died October 8 of renal failure at the age of 87. McEnearney was a staple of the Alexandria realtor [...]

Noted author, historian Ruth Lincoln Kaye dead at 95

Noted author, historian Ruth Lincoln Kaye dead at 95

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Roger Sullivan) The Rev. Oran Warder of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church keeps three books on his desk: a Bible, prayer book and a copy of Ruth Lincoln Kaye’s history of the Old Town [...]

Local attorney dies helping neighbor

Local attorney dies helping neighbor

By Derrick Perkins (Courtesy photo) Mourners turned out in droves Tuesday to remember attorney Peter Williams, who died helping a neighbor clear a driveway of snow after last week’s storm. Though a Fairfax County resident, Williams, [...]

Prominent Alexandria attorney drowns while vacationing

Prominent Alexandria attorney drowns while vacationing

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy Photo) Renowned Alexandria real estate and tax attorney John Braswell died Friday while swimming in a lake while vacationing in Michigan. Braswell, 58, was a partner at local law firm Redman, Peyton [...]