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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 22, 2021

Obituaries

Sandra C. Bowers

By Community Member | December 21, 2020 11:16 pm

Sandra C. “Sandy” Bowers, 84, of Mechanicsville, Virginia, passed away as a result of COVID-19 on Nov. 19, 2020. Sandy retired from Wheat First Securities (Wells Fargo). She was a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), enjoyed boating, reading, and loving and caring for many dogs over the years. Sandy was predeceased in death by her parents, John and Dorothy Hill; husband, Robert W. “Bill” Bowers Jr.; and son, Joseph “Rocky” Clemmons. She is survived by her stepchildren, Robert Bowers III (wife, Vickie), and Linda Smith (husband, Mike); two grandsons, Chris Clemmons of Amelia and Rick Clemmons of Chesterfield;…
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Katelyn Marie Perger

By Community Member | December 20, 2020 9:54 pm

Katelyn Marie Perger, 23, of King William, Virginia, passed away on Dec. 16, 2020, on her way to work driving “Ole Molly”. Katelyn was a proud graduate of King William High School and the University of Mary Washington. She was employed as a pharmacy technician at CVS and worked part time at Food Lion. Always dedicated to her family, she shared many smiles and laughter with those close to her. Katelyn was ruled by her heart of gold. She loved to cook, shop, go to the beach, and fish on her father’s boat; but she hated to clean her room….
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Ronald Bennett McLenaghan

By Community Member | December 20, 2020 9:38 pm

Ronald Bennett McLenaghan, 66, of Providence Forge, VA, formerly of Napan, New Brunswick passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020. A true Canadian man, he would lend a helping hand wherever and whenever needed. Anyone who knew him knew he was full of life. His love for animals led him to Standardbred race horses including owning, breeding, training and driving many of his favorite horses to the winners circle. He was a self-employed concrete worker by trade and owner-operator of Canuck Construction. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben and Elda McLenaghan. He is survived by his loving wife…
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Jeffrey Bryan Galloway

By Community Member | December 15, 2020 10:30 pm

Jeffrey Bryan Galloway, 56, of 4411 Homestead Road, Lanexa, Virginia, passed away on Dec. 7, 2020 after a battle with cancer. Jeff was born in Huntington, West Virginia to Thomas Owen Galloway and Peggy Jane Mayenschein on June 19, 1964. He enlisted in the United States Navy in December 1986 as an Electronics Technician and served for 12 years. He married Lisa Marie Wasielewski on July 20, 1990 in Honolulu, Hawaii, where their daughter Kristy was born on May 21, 1993. Jeff was employed with General Atomics as an Avionics Technician for 11 years. He traveled around the world during…
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Kerman E. Ward

By Community Member | December 10, 2020 7:43 pm

Kerman E. Ward, 77, of Lanexa, Virginia, went to his heavenly home on Dec. 5, 2020. He was born on Aug. 4, 1943 in Bertie County, North Carolina, to the late Inez and Nathan Ward. Kerman served in the United States Army and then went to work for New Kent Sheriff’s Department for over 20 years, where he retired as a sergeant. Kerman had a passion for music, which led to the creation of the “Work-N-Progress” band. When he wasn’t playing music, he enjoyed camping and riding Harleys alongside his wife. In Kerman’s 77 years of life, he made a…
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Anne Tyler Netick

By Community Member | December 8, 2020 2:13 pm

Anne Tyler Netick died on Dec. 7, 2020 at Edgeworth Park in Williamsburg. She was born in Richmond on Sept. 28, 1934. The daughter of David Gardiner Tyler Jr. and Anne Morton Shelton, she was raised at Sherwood Forest Plantation. She was educated in the Charles City Public School system and at St. Catherine’s School in Richmond. She graduated from Randolph-Macon Women’s College where, like her mother, was a member of Phi Mu. Anne earned her master’s degree from Columbia University and her doctoral degree from Vanderbilt University. She taught Russian literature and language at the College of William and…
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Olivia Nokomis Adkins Bradby

By Community Member | December 8, 2020 2:03 pm

Olivia Nokomis Adkins Bradby went to be with the Lord on Dec. 6, 2020. Olivia came to know the Lord at a young age. She was a member of Samaria Baptist Church where she served as an assistant Sunday school teacher and was active with the Women’s Missions. Olive was also a member of the Chickahominy Indian Tribe. She was a schoolteacher for a short while where she became a mother to many. Olive was loved by many and will be greatly missed. She has gone home where there is no more pain or suffering. Olive was a wonderful wife,…
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Avis Donna Alexander

By Community Member | December 8, 2020 1:52 pm

Dr. Avis Donna Alexander departed this life on Nov. 30, 2020, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Donna led a life filled with accomplishment, beginning with her higher education at John Tyler Community College before continuing to complete her bachelor’s degree in English. She followed that with a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Psychology, earning them at Virginia Commonwealth University. She subsequently worked in different capacities as a medical grant coordinator at MCV before starting her career in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) as a professor of psychology at Northern Virginia Community College and John Tyler Community…
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Mary Spence King

By Community Member | December 1, 2020 12:59 am

Mary Spence King, 94, of Quinton, Virginia, passed away after a brief illness on Nov. 29, 2020. She was a pastor’s wife for 53 years, serving for the Assembly of God Church Organization in multiple churches on the East Coast and in Shacklefords, Virginia in a multitude of roles. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Earnest William King; daughter, Betty Gay Smith; and nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Luann Jose Roane and Lyndia Rose King; son, James “Jim” King; brother, Willie J. Spence Jr.; sister, Barbara G. McElroy; four grandchildren,…
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Charles Mitchell Hammond Jr.

By Community Member | November 16, 2020 7:15 pm

Charles Mitchell Hammond Jr., known as Mitch, passed away suddenly and peacefully at his home in New Kent, Virginia, on Nov. 10, 2020. He was born on Mar. 14, 1937, the first of five children to the Rev. Charles Mitchell Hammond Sr. and Altha Hammond. Mitch graduated from Lock Haven Area High School and enlisted into the United States Navy. He attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating in 1960. He served his country as an officer in the Navy until 1968 before pursuing a career in physics. Mitch received his PhD in physics from Pennsylvania State…
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