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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 26, 2021

Obituaries

Rufus V. Lemon

By Community Member | February 22, 2021 11:55 am

Rufus V. Lemon passed away on Feb. 15, 2021. Rufus was born on Sept. 12, 1948. He lived a majority of his life in Charles City before moving to Princeton, New Jersey, at the time of his passing. He is survived by his daughter, Shelly B. Archer; son, Alphonso Jefferson; grandchildren, Alyssa Thompson, Alston Archer, and Alyson Moses; and brother, Luster Lemon.

Otis Eugene Timberlake Sr.

By Community Member | February 12, 2021 11:13 am

Otis Eugene Timberlake Sr., 95, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed away Feb. 11, 2021. Otis was a member of the “Greatest Generation” and bravely served his country as a Private First Class in the 63rd Infantry of the United States Army during World War II. While fighting in the European Theater, Otis was captured by the German Army as a Prisoner of War. After serving his country, Otis went to work for Chesapeake Corporation for 43 years, most of which were spent in the marine department. After retirement from the paper mill, you could find Otis building furniture on tinkering…
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Joseph Albert Theimer

By Community Member | February 1, 2021 2:12 pm

Joseph Albert Theimer, 86, of Deltaville, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 29, 2021 after losing his battle with COVID-19. Joseph retired from Reynolds Metal Company where he worked since the age of 19. He was a member of Philippi Christian Church and was a devoted member of Middlesex Moose Lodge 2401. Joe loved his river life, boating, and fishing. He loved hunting all his life and for years with the Davis family, who to this day still have “Joe’s hunting stand.” He was quite the handyman and could build or fix just about anything. Joseph was…
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Ronald John Trepanier

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

Ronald John Trepanier, 79, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed way on Jan. 28, 2021 from COVID-19. A Wisconsin native, Ron played halfback for the Racine Raiders and was a United States Air Force Airman 2nd class before marrying and moving to Richmond to pursue a career in advertising. He worked for several local companies including Kings Dominion and Ethyl Corporation before starting his own successful marketing agency, RJT Creative Communications. Ron was an avid fisherman and golfer. He always enjoyed a game of cards, a martini, and stogie with his friends. Ron will be greatly missed by his caretakers, neighbors,…
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Robin Elizabeth Mills Seeterlin

By Community Member | January 25, 2021 12:55 pm

Robin Elizabeth Mills Seeterlin joined her Lord in Heaven on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Robin was an avid gardener and horticulturist, earning her designation as a Professional Certified Landscape Designer from George Washington University. She loved her flowers, operating a cut flower business with her sister Elaine for 10 years, as well as two greenhouses at her home. She always enjoyed playing in dirt. Robin was a lifelong member of Pamunkey Memorial Association, serving as recording secretary for over 15 years. She found joy and love in horses, especially her Chincoteague pony Asa. Robin had a close relationship with Jesus…
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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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