Eugene Varn Risher, age 83 of McLean, VA died Wednesday, August 30, 2017. He was born in Bamberg, SC on December 19, 1933 to the late Col. James F. Risher and Emma Jane Varn Risher. He graduated from Carlisle Military School and The Citadel. He did graduate work at the University of Edinburgh and attended Harvard University as a Nieman Fellow. He served in the US Army for two years before beginning his career as a journalist with the Charleston Evening Post. He later became affiliated with United Press International, serving as its Bureau Chief in Vietnam and as UPI White House Correspondent for many years. A graveside service will be 1:00 pm Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Cross Hill Cemetery where he will be interred beside his beloved wife of many years Mary Allen McDonald Risher. Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is assisting the Risher family. Online condolences may be made at

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Posted on: 2017-09-04

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