Richard Neely, the outspoken former member of the West Virginia State Supreme Court, died Sunday at the age of 79. Neely had cancer and died at his Charleston home surrounded by family and friends. He was the grandson of former West Virginia governor and U.S. Senator Matthew Neely and began practicing law in Fairmont after a stint in Vietnam. Neely was defeated in re-election last year. West Virginia Governor Jim Justice says flags would be lowered to half-staff later in the week.