Stories about the lives of prominent Alexandrians.

Community leader Townsend Van Fleet dies

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Townsend Van Fleet, a retired U.S. Army colonel and outspoken city advocate, died at his Alexandria home in his sleep...

Chet Avery dies at 85

By Kassidy McDonald │[email protected] Chester “Chet” Pike Avery Jr., a Living Legend of Alexandria and an advocate for people with disabilities, died on Sept. 8....

Former Mayor Kerry Donley dies at 66

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Kerry Donley, former Alexandria mayor and Living Legend, died on the evening of July 13 from an apparent heart attack....

Resa Hutt O’Flaherty dies at 98

By Kassidy McDonald | [email protected] Resa Hutt O’Flaherty, a beloved and involved community member, died on July 5 in Alexandria. She was 98. Resa was native...

Janice Mae Thomas

Janice Mae Thomas of Alexandria passed away at the age of 75 on March 18, 2022. Janice had two sisters and one brother and was born on...

Longtime Carpenter’s Shelter supporter Carson Lee Fifer dies

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Carson Lee Fifer, an Alexandria Living Legend and longtime supporter of Carpenter’s Shelter, died on April 21 after an extended illness....