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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 21, 2021


Harry L. McCartney Jr.

By Community Member | October 5, 2021 6:32 pm

Harry L. “Trooper” McCartney Jr., 56, of Lanexa, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Harry was born on Apr. 11, 1965 at Ft. Eustis, Virginia, to Master Sergeant Harry L. McCartney Sr. (USA-Ret) and Donna L. McCartney. He grew up in Newport News and graduated from Menchville High School in 1983. Trooper was active in sports as a youngster and became a great outdoorsman, loving all animals, hunting, fishing, building, and everything at the Outer Banks. He rarely met a stranger, was a friend to all, and mentor to many. Family, friends, and work ethic were top on…
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Nova Brady

By Community Member | October 1, 2021 2:03 pm

Nova Brady departed this life at sunrise on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Nova was born on Nov. 19, 1929, in Guntersville, Alabama, as the youngest of four children. Blessed with many talents, interests, and passions, she raised two children, became a pioneering computer programmer, wrote novels and a screen play, was a lifelong musician, a political activist, and loved to play Scrabble with family and friends. Nova’s work was of great consequence; and her love of family, extended family and friends was priceless. The pandemic took her, but she lives on in our hearts. Nova was preceded in death by…
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Willie Ashton Waitman

By Community Member | September 17, 2021 1:38 pm

Willie Ashton Waitman, 58, of Charles City, Virginia, departed his life on Aug. 23, 2021. Willie was known by many to enjoy old country music, John Wayne Westerns, riding horses, and driving big trucks. Willie was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Kathrine Waitman; and brother, Jason Waitman Sr. He is survived by his children, Christopher (Krystal) Waitman and Jennifer (Ryan) Shelton; brothers, Dwayne and Rodney Waitman; and the grandchildren he loved very much, Chevy, Stella, Ashton, Mckinsey, Sabrina, and Chad. We are thankful that he is no longer in pain, but he will be greatly missed. We…
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Clifton Warren Davis

By Community Member | August 28, 2021 12:58 pm

Clifton Warren “Boogie” Davis, 94, a life-long resident of New Kent, Virginia, died at home on Aug. 26, 2021, in the company of family following a short illness. Boogie, as he was known to all, was born on Apr. 22, 1927, in the family home in Barhamsville, Virginia, the last of 14 children of Lloyd Calvin Davis and Mary Slater Davis. Boogie attended New Kent schools, graduating from New Kent High School in 1944. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1945, where he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was selected to attend Officer Candidate…
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Elizabeth Violet

By Community Member | August 20, 2021 9:35 am

Elizabeth Violet, 89, of New Kent, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Margaret Boroughs; sister, Margaret Stertz; and brother, Sonny Boroughs. Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Margaret Seal (Ronny); sons, Kenneth Violet (Jackie) and George Violet; eight grandchildren, Susan Seal, Charles Seal, Sheree Violet, Shawn Violet, John Michael Violet, Tara Williams (Emile III), Kenneth Anderson, and Clinton Anderson; and great-grandchildren, Austin, McKenzie, Shawn Jr., Ember and Zoe Violet, Henry and Piper Burrage, Sophie Crowther, Jaylen, Elaina, Marlie Williams, and Lizzie Violet. Services will be private. Memorial contributions…
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Nancy Lee Bailey Wilder

By Community Member | August 17, 2021 12:47 pm

Nancy Lee Bailey Wilder, 79, of Toano, beloved daughter, wife, grandmother, and friend, departed this life on Aug 16, 2021. Nancy was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, to Robert and Myrtle Bailey. She enjoyed her family, crafts, games, and watching sports. She was a retired employee of Williamsburg-James City County school system and a dedicated member of Providence Forge Presbyterian Church. Nancy is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Robert Bailey Jr.; and a grandson, Griffin Wilder Clark. She is survived by her devoted husband, Thomas “Chip” V. Wilder Jr.; a son, Thomas V. Wilder III (Laura) of North…
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Marilyn M. Mills

By Community Member | July 21, 2021 6:08 pm

Marilyn M. Mills, 70, of New Kent, Virginia, passed away on July 20, 2021. Marilyn was a graduate of York High School in Yorktown, Virginia, and Smithdeal Massey Business College in Richmond, Virginia. She worked as a secretary for the New Kent County Economic Development Authority and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Riverview #69. She also enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and traveling in her free time. Marilyn is survived by her husband of 45 years, Monty Mills; son, John H. Mills; grandson, Travis H. Mills; sister, Rebecca Bathurst (David) of Williamsburg; brother, Keith McIntyre (Angela)…
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John W. Johnson Jr.

By Community Member | July 6, 2021 5:20 pm

John W. “Snook” Johnson Jr., departed this earth on July 1, 2021. Snook drove a truck for 52 years. He was a long time member of the Tater Run Hunt Club. He loved to hunt, fish, play cards on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as take trips to the casino. Snook was a very giving man who would help anyone who needed it. Snook was preceded in death by his mother, Rosa Johnson; father, John W. Johnson Sr.; brother, Ronnie Johnson; and sister, Rose Marie Mabry. He is survived by his son, Jason Johnson; grandson, Shaquan Johnson; brothers, Roy…
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Christina A. Stacy

By Community Member | July 6, 2021 5:07 pm

Christina A. Stacy, 74, of Charles City, died on July 2, 2021 at her home with her son by her side. Christina was born on July 2, 1947 to the late Joseph Mizkonis and Anne Miller Mizkonis. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Roy A. Stacy, and her son, Craig Stacy. Christina is survived by her son, Charles Stacy of Charles City. A graveside service was held at Rosewell Memorial Garden Cemetery on Thursday, July 8, 2021, 11 a.m. Services are under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home.

Jerry W. Snowa

By Community Member | July 6, 2021 4:59 pm

Jerry W. Snowa, a Vietnam-era Army Veteran, born on June 15, 1950, went home to be with the Lord on June 10, 2021, after a long fought battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Jerry was a pipefitter with the Local 10 Union. He was a life-long member of the Moose Lodge and an avid golfer. Jerry loved spending time with family the friends the most, always skeeping others laughing with stories and antics. A life-long dream was to retire to Myrtle Beach and thankfully, this is where he spent his last 11 years before returning home at the end of his illness….
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