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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 23, 2020


Roger Z. Staskiel

By Community Member | January 21, 2020 10:53 pm
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Roger Z. Staskiel, 72, of Barhamsville, Virginia, passed away on Jan. 21, 2020. He was an outdoorsman, enjoyed gardening, and working on his tractor. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Z. Roger and Eva Staskiel; and a sister, Katherine Crump. He is survived by his daughter, Eva Marie Harper (Michael); son, Duane Staskiel (Andrea); sister, Margaret Mountcastle (Richard); brother, Mike Staskiel (Liz); four grandchildren, McKayla, Jessica, Nathan, and Drew; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m., at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 3570 King William Avenue,…
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James Clayton Fuhrman

By Community Member | January 21, 2020 11:43 am

James “Jim” Clayton Fuhrman went to with our Lord on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. He was born on Nov. 28, 1953. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Florence Fuhrman, and father, Harry Donald Fuhrman. James leaves behind his love, Susan Kelly and her son, Phillip Kelly (Crystal); his children, Brooke Fuhrman (fiancé Chris Sermons), and Randolph Grayson Fuhrman (Sarah); his grandchildren, Rowan, Pippa, Blake, and one on the way; sister, Deborah Fuhrman (Wayne); brothers, David Fuhrman and Harry Fuhrman III (Kim); nephew, Dusty (Tracy); and so many friends. A celebration of his life will be held Monday,…
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Thomas Hill Mountcastle

By Community Member | January 16, 2020 7:36 pm
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Thomas Hill Mountcastle, 89, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Thomas was born on May 13, 1930. He, with his four brothers, operated the former Mountcastle Lumber Company of Providence Forge and Newport News. He was an avid duck hunter, a member of the Providence Forge Volunteer Rescue Squad, and a member of the New Kent Historical Society. Thomas was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and wife of 54 years, Anne D. Mountcastle; his parents, Richard E. Mountcastle Sr. and Sallie C. Mountcastle; brother, Richard E. “Dick” Mountcastle Jr. and his…
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Frederick Charles Garand

By Community Member | December 26, 2019 6:16 pm

Frederick Charles Garand, 95, of Quinton, Virginia, passed away on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. He was born on Feb. 26, 1924 to Simon and Eva (Guaire) Garand in Montpelier, Vermont. Fred graduated from St. Michaels High School in Montpelier and Niagara Falls College in New York. He was part owner of S.L. Garand Company in Montpelier and owner of Garand-Teed Quarries in Adamant, Vermont. Fred moved to Quinton, Virginia, where he worked for CVS Pharmacy before going into business for himself. Fred went into the United States Army on March 17, 1943, where…
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Jerry Wayne Oliver Sr.

By Community Member | December 17, 2019 2:49 am
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Jerry Wayne Oliver Sr., 67, of Henrico, passed away peacefully on Dec. 1, 2019. Jerry will be remembered as a loving husband and father, dedicated employee with a passion for his work and those he worked with, and a fun-loving and loyal friend. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson and Jean Louise Oliver; sister, Jean C. Bowyer; and nephew, David Groome. He is survived by his loving wife, Laura Oliver; daughters, Christian Cogle (Dan) and Deborah Morris (Jon); sons, Jerry W. Oliver Jr. (Twinkle) and Charles Taylor Oliver (Brittany); brother, Leonard Oliver; sister, Grace Groome; grandchildren, Jonathan…
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Emma L. Bowery

By Community Member | December 12, 2019 9:15 am
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Emma L. Bowery, 82, of Quinton, passed away peacefully at her home on Dec. 10, 2019. Emma could often be found at her home at White Oak Farm cutting grass, which was a favorite pastime. She also loved decorating her home and yard with lights for Christmas. Emma was a long-time dedicated member of Emmaus Baptist Church, where she served in many capacities. Emma was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Charles “Buddy” R. Bowery Sr.; her parents, Irvin and Mary Kirby; two brothers, Marshall Roy and Louis A. Kirby; and a sister, Mary Lou Cauthorne. She…
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Winfred Michael Jenkins

By Community Member | December 9, 2019 2:13 pm
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Winfred Michael “Bookie” Jenkins, 73, of Quinton, Virginia, passed away Dec. 6, 2019. Bookie attended St. Bridget’s School and graduated from Benedictine High School. He worked for Southern States, Seaboard Coastline Railroad, and finally the Duckpin Bowling business. Bookie worked for Major League Bowling, AMF Bowling, and achieved his dream of owning and running a Duckpin Bowling Alley. He became the proprietor of Plaza Bowl and retired from the Duckpin Bowling business eight years later. Bookie accomplished much in those years, running an establishment for families, leagues, tournaments, youth programs, and acquiring lifelong friendships with the bowlers and their families….
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Sandra Lynn Strickland Foley

By Community Member | November 25, 2019 11:55 pm

Sandra “Sandy” Lynn Strickland Foley, 55, of New Kent, formerly of Roanoke Valley, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Sandy served as a registered nurse for 30 years. Sandy is survived by her mother, Alta Dunn; suns, Patrick, Hunter, and Jamison; brother, B.W. Dunn Jr.; former husband, Dan; and numerous friends. A funeral service was held on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2:30 p.m. at Orchard Hills Church, with the Rev. Scott McLucas officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Orchard Hills Church or…
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Mary Ellen Rose Ackermann

By Community Member | November 6, 2019 12:52 pm

Mary Ellen Rose Ackermann, 81, of Charles City, Virginia, and formerly of Madera, California, passed away suddenly on Nov. 2, 2019. Mary was a writer, artist, master gardener, and college professor who was affectionately known by her neighborhood kids as “Grandma.” Mary Ellen survived by her son, David Ackermann; daughter, Lara Templin; her husband, Jay; grandson, Gordon Templin; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Heritage Public Library. Tributes may be posted at

Debbie Newland Perdue

By Community Member | October 30, 2019 12:40 pm

Debbie Newland Perdue, 64, of Quinton, Virginia, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Debbie was a woman who found joy in decorating her home with flowers and cow knickknacks, taking trips to the mountains and caring for children, which she did throughout her life. More than anything, she treasured time spent with her family. Her beloved husband and children will forever cherish their final moments with Debbie, as she passed away with them by her side. Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin J. and Constance A. Newland; and her sister, Donna Fay Newland. She is survived by…
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