The Washington & Lee website has this obituary for Senior Justice A. Christian Compton of the Virginia Supreme Court, on which he had served since 1974.
Some time ago, I met Chief Justice Hassell, who asked me if I had appeared before his Court, and I told him the following story about my second appearance before the Virginia Supreme Court:
Me: "Justice Compton glared at me and said, 'Mr. Minor, what you're saying can't possibly be true."
Chief Justice Hassell: "Then I bet it wasn't true."
Me: "You're right, the Court was unanimous on that point."