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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | December 14, 2017


Glenn Samuel Ratcliff

By Community Member | December 7, 2017 3:16 pm

Glenn Samuel “Sam” Ratcliff, 67, of Charles City, passed away quietly at home surrounded by the love of his family on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. After a long battle with illness, Sam passed on peacefully to his home in heaven. Sam was born in Richmond and was of the Baptist faith. He was a heavy equipment operator for many years and well known within the construction company. Sam was a loving and devoted husband, father, and friend who was loved by everyone he ever met. Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Glenn Ratcliff and Martha Elliott Ratcliff;…
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Gertrude Davis Lindsay

By Community Member | December 3, 2017 12:50 am
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Gertude “Gigi” Davis Lindsay, 96, of Eltham (New Kent), Virginia, went to Heaven peacefully on the early morning of December 2, 2017 at home with a warm embrace from her children and grandchildren. How fitting it is that we are able to celebrate her life during the Christmas Season, her favorite time of the year. Gigi was born on the farm in New Kent County on May 3, 1921. She grew up bagging groceries during the great Depression, milking “Bessie” the cow (who frequently knocked off her glasses with her tail), and playing with the dollhouse before it fell off…
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Frances Reid Radwani

By Community Member | November 28, 2017 9:50 pm

Frances Reid Radwani, 88, of Quinton, passed away on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. She was a long-time, dedicated member of Emmaus Baptist Church. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Radwani. She is survived by her son, Kent Radwani and his wife, Pamela; four grandsons, David (Donna), Klint (Sarah), Jonathan (Maria), and Chase; two great-grandsons, Brandon and Nicolas; and a great-granddaughter, Lucille. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. at Emmaus Baptist Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road, Providence Forge, VA 23140. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Emmaus Baptist Church,…
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Rose Bollinger Harris

By Community Member | November 6, 2017 4:03 pm

Rose Bollinger Harris, 75, of Providence Forge, VA, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Bollinger Jr. She is survived by her second husband, Gordon Harris; her children, Trey Bollinger III, Cynthia Lawson, John Harris (Kaye), and Gary Harris (Jackie); two sisters, Carol Stewart and Theresa Morris; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA, with burial following at Washington Memorial Park, Sandston, VA. The family…
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James Waverly Smith

By Community Member | November 1, 2017 6:40 pm

James Waverly Smith, 76, of New Kent, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Calvin and Annie Louise Smith. James is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Carolyn Smith; two sons, Mark (Monika) and Michael (Ashley) Smith; grandchildren, Mathew, Allie, Elliott, and Waverly Smith; brothers, Calvin (Mary Anne), Linwood, and Charles (Esther) Smith; sisters, Elise Mae Allen (Herman), Mary Lou Rowe, and Carolyn Washburn (Claude); and many nieces and nephews. James served in the Army Reserves and retired as an electrician from Hill Electric. He…
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Juliet Louise Walls

By Community Member | November 1, 2017 6:38 pm

Juliet Lousie Walls, 69, of Providence Forge, VA, passed away October 31, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Louise Walls. Juliet is survived by her sister, Betty Batkins; nephew, Edward Batkins (Karen); two great-nieces, Evelyn and Audrey Batkins, all of Quinton. A funeral was held on Friday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m. at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA. Interment followed in Bethany Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 8101 Adkins Road, Charles City, VA, 23030. Tributes may be posted at

Joseph Washington

By Community Member | October 31, 2017 6:39 pm
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Deacon Joseph Washington, known to all as “Joe”, gracefully and peacefully departed this life at the age of 89 years to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born on Jan. 3, 1928, to the late Harmon B. Washington and Pearly P. Morris. Joe will be remembered as a father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, faithful member, and a very special friend. He will be missed and cherished by all.

William Eugene Sweat

By Community Member | October 30, 2017 8:45 pm

William Eugene Sweat, 89, of New Kent, passed away October 28, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet L. Sweat; parents, Liston and Lettie Sweat; daughter, Susan Sweat Taylor; and son, William “Bill” Sweat Jr. He is survived by his son, John P. Sweat (Victoria); daughter, Lee Pope (John); six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 2, 5-7 p.m. at Billey’s-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. A funeral will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m. at Billey’s-Central. Interment will follow in Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia. Condolences can be made online…
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Jess Goodman Jr.

By Community Member | October 16, 2017 5:59 pm

Jess Goodman Jr., of Quinton, Va., son of Jess Emory and Nannie Craft Goodman, died peacefully Sept. 18, 2017 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Mechanicsville, Va. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Grace Anne Goodman; son, Ralph Goodman (Kathy); daughter, Audrey Ritenour (fiancé, Charles); two stepchildren, John Lewis and Regina Noel, both of Rockbridge County; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jess graduated in 1953 from New Kent High School where he learned to love sports while playing football, basketball, and track. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served two years of duty in Japan. Jess…
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Brunhilde Hitze Boughman

By Community Member | September 30, 2017 10:02 am

Brunhilde “Hilda” Hitze Boughman, 73, went on to the land of Glory on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell, VA. She was born in Frankfort, Germany to the late Herman Hitze and Brunhilde Moerschel Hitze. She lived in the Raleigh-Durham area in North Carolina and worked at Harris-Teeter in the deli where she made a lot of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim” Ray Boughman, who passed on Mar. 21, 2009. She is survived by her three daughters; Michele Haynie (Richard) of Parksley, VA, Amy Grubbs (Leroy) of Charles City,…
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