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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | July 21, 2018


James Alden Richardson Sr.

By Community Member | July 16, 2018 5:36 pm

James Alden Richardson Sr. passed in peace on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. James was raised in Charles City County by his adoring mother and father, Marguerite and Drummond. He was especially close to his aunt, Alden. James is survived by his wife, Alice; three children, Tricia, James, and Tiffany, and their mother, Janet; and devoted friend and stepson, Brian Allred and his family. He was the proud grandfather to Thomas, William, Elizabeth, Taylor, Sawyer, and Alden. A Celebration of Life service will take place on Sunday, July 29, 4-6 p.m. at Wallace Manor in Providence…
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Myrtle Geneva Marr Philbates

By Community Member | June 30, 2018 11:45 pm

Myrtle Geneva Marr Philbates, 97, of West Point, VA, passed away June 28, 2018. Geneva was a long-time member of Pamunkey United Methodist Church. She was an avid gardener and a member of the Lively Ladies Club. Geneva was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Philbates; her parents, Frederick Marr and Myrtle Buford; six brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Virginia Smither (Miller); son, Walter Philbates (Linda); two granddaughters, Donna Edmonds and Mary Bush (Dean); three great-grandchildren, Tiffany Bush, Justin Bush, and James Edmonds Jr.; one great-great-granddaughter, Ella Jane Edmonds; two sisters, Joyce Adams and…
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Warren Douglas Lampkin

By Community Member | June 5, 2018 2:11 pm

Warren Douglas Lampkin, 86, of Charles City, passed away on June 2, 2018. He was born July 2, 1932 to the late Milton and Hazel Lampkin. He went on to serve in the U.S. Navy, being stationed in Cuba during the 1950s. Warren was a deputy in Charles City County, serving under his father who was sheriff at the time, and also later worked in the lumber industry. He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter and was well-known for his extensive knowledge on the topics. Warren was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by…
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Jan Purcell

By Community Member | May 4, 2018 12:42 pm

Jan Purcell, 77, of Providence Forge, VA, formerly of Hampton and Richmond, VA, passed away May 1, 2018. Jan was born to Arnold and Irene Duggins of Ceclia, KY. She was the youngest of four children and the last surviving member of that generation. Jan moved to Richmond as a young woman and married Dick Purcell. They ran a successful coffee business together while they raised their only child, Michelle. Jan moved on to work in the cemetery industry in Virginia and North Carolina for many years until her retirement. Jan was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and…
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Patricia Ellen Shively Foley

By Community Member | April 23, 2018 11:22 am

After a life well lived, Patricia Ellen Shively Foley died March 14, 2018, in the comforting presence of family and friends. Pat was born July 13, 1953 in Northampton County on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. She spent her early years enjoying the sun, sand, and ocean breezes. Her enduring love of the best and passion for beach combing grew deeply in her soul. Pat also spent part of her childhood and young adulthood in Tampa, Florida, until a job opportunity at Shore Memorial Hospital as a cardiac tech brought her back to Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Later, when Pat found…
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Richard Rene Gingras

By Community Member | April 10, 2018 1:15 pm

Richard “Dick” Rene Gingras, of Quinton, VA, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, April 2, 2018. Dick was a veteran of the Vietnam War and was a resident of Quinton for over 30 years. Dick leaves behind his wife of 34 years, Debbie Gingras (Gooden); two daughters, Lisa Gingras of Quinton and Laura (Ben) Stanfield of Varina, stepson, Robert Own of Richmond; three grandchildren, Anna (12), Aurora (7), and Gideon (5); three brothers, Roger (Barbara) of Salem, NH, Raymond (Cindy) of Methuen, MA, and Ronald (Susan) of Windham, NH; two sisters, Celeste Beaulieu (John) of Concord, NH and Christine…
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Granton Hiawatha Adkins

By Community Member | April 9, 2018 9:10 pm
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Granton “Grant” Hiawatha Adkins, 49, went to be with the Lord on April 4, 2018. Grant will be remembered for his heart of gold, great sense of humor, singing, guitar playing, and the love he had for his children, grandchildren, family, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Granton and Fay Adkins; maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Varina Adkins; and paternal grandparents, E. Hiawatha, Doris, and Lucian Adkins. He is survived by his four loving children, Ryan (Heather), Leah (John), Tiffany (Jamie) and Samantha; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Hailee, John, Jonah, Layla, Conner, and Landen; brother, Jody; nephew, Logan; honorary…
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Danny J. St. Mary

By Community Member | April 9, 2018 8:30 pm

Danny J. St. Mary, 84, of Quinton, VA, passed away April 1, 2018. He was a strong, kind, gentle man who was immediately liked by everyone he met. Danny could be as happy in a shack in the woods as he would be in the grandest of mansions. For 35 years, he was a field service engineer for Interstate Electronics. After retiring, he worked 10 years for the Virginia Racing Commission. He truly loved horseracing and handicapping the races; sometimes they were good picks and he won money, but sometimes it didn’t quite work out in his favor. For a…
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Anna Hill Davis

By Community Member | April 3, 2018 4:04 pm

Anna Hill Davis, 85, of New Kent, VA, passed away March 31, 2018. She was born in Salem on Nov. 1, 1932, to the late Fred and Gertrude Hill. Anna graduated from Andrew Lewis High School and Roanoke Memorial School of Nursing. She received her nurse practitioner degree from the Medical College of Virginia. Her nursing career spanned 46 years and she exemplified the true meaning of a nurse. Anna enjoyed painting, playing bridge, collecting recipes and cookbooks. She was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church where she was a senior warden, a member of the altar guild, and…
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Janet Weymouth Whitlow

By Community Member | March 28, 2018 1:49 am

Janet Weymouth Whitlow, of Quinton, VA, received her angel wings on Mar. 23, 2018, defeating cancer and going to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born on July 11, 1964. She was a loving Christian wife, mother, and daughter. Janet’s father started Chesterfield Insurers Inc. in 1960, a company specializing in writing insurance polices for many volunteer fire and rescue squads and organizations within the state of Virginia and eastern North Carolina. Janet assumed the responsibility, ownership, and presidency of the company upon her father’s passing. Janet was a lifetime member of the VAVRS Women’s Auxiliary,…
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