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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 20, 2017


Rose Bollinger Harris

By Community Member | November 6, 2017 4:03 pm

Rose Bollinger Harris, 75, of Providence Forge, VA, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Bollinger Jr. She is survived by her second husband, Gordon Harris; her children, Trey Bollinger III, Cynthia Lawson, John Harris (Kaye), and Gary Harris (Jackie); two sisters, Carol Stewart and Theresa Morris; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA, with burial following at Washington Memorial Park, Sandston, VA. The family…
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James Waverly Smith

By Community Member | November 1, 2017 6:40 pm

James Waverly Smith, 76, of New Kent, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Calvin and Annie Louise Smith. James is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Carolyn Smith; two sons, Mark (Monika) and Michael (Ashley) Smith; grandchildren, Mathew, Allie, Elliott, and Waverly Smith; brothers, Calvin (Mary Anne), Linwood, and Charles (Esther) Smith; sisters, Elise Mae Allen (Herman), Mary Lou Rowe, and Carolyn Washburn (Claude); and many nieces and nephews. James served in the Army Reserves and retired as an electrician from Hill Electric. He…
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Juliet Louise Walls

By Community Member | November 1, 2017 6:38 pm

Juliet Lousie Walls, 69, of Providence Forge, VA, passed away October 31, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Louise Walls. Juliet is survived by her sister, Betty Batkins; nephew, Edward Batkins (Karen); two great-nieces, Evelyn and Audrey Batkins, all of Quinton. A funeral was held on Friday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m. at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA. Interment followed in Bethany Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 8101 Adkins Road, Charles City, VA, 23030. Tributes may be posted at

Joseph Washington

By Community Member | October 31, 2017 6:39 pm
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Deacon Joseph Washington, known to all as “Joe”, gracefully and peacefully departed this life at the age of 89 years to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born on Jan. 3, 1928, to the late Harmon B. Washington and Pearly P. Morris. Joe will be remembered as a father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, faithful member, and a very special friend. He will be missed and cherished by all.

William Eugene Sweat

By Community Member | October 30, 2017 8:45 pm

William Eugene Sweat, 89, of New Kent, passed away October 28, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet L. Sweat; parents, Liston and Lettie Sweat; daughter, Susan Sweat Taylor; and son, William “Bill” Sweat Jr. He is survived by his son, John P. Sweat (Victoria); daughter, Lee Pope (John); six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 2, 5-7 p.m. at Billey’s-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. A funeral will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m. at Billey’s-Central. Interment will follow in Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia. Condolences can be made online…
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Jess Goodman Jr.

By Community Member | October 16, 2017 5:59 pm

Jess Goodman Jr., of Quinton, Va., son of Jess Emory and Nannie Craft Goodman, died peacefully Sept. 18, 2017 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Mechanicsville, Va. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Grace Anne Goodman; son, Ralph Goodman (Kathy); daughter, Audrey Ritenour (fiancé, Charles); two stepchildren, John Lewis and Regina Noel, both of Rockbridge County; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jess graduated in 1953 from New Kent High School where he learned to love sports while playing football, basketball, and track. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served two years of duty in Japan. Jess…
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Brunhilde Hitze Boughman

By Community Member | September 30, 2017 10:02 am

Brunhilde “Hilda” Hitze Boughman, 73, went on to the land of Glory on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell, VA. She was born in Frankfort, Germany to the late Herman Hitze and Brunhilde Moerschel Hitze. She lived in the Raleigh-Durham area in North Carolina and worked at Harris-Teeter in the deli where she made a lot of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim” Ray Boughman, who passed on Mar. 21, 2009. She is survived by her three daughters; Michele Haynie (Richard) of Parksley, VA, Amy Grubbs (Leroy) of Charles City,…
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Arleen Iola Jump

By Community Member | September 27, 2017 6:56 pm

Arleen Iola Jump, 73, of Walthill, Nebraska, passed away on Sept. 23, 2017. She was born Sept. 29, 1943 to Opechancanough and Flossie (Stewart) Adkins in Charles City, Virginia. After high school, she received her Bachelor’s Degree from Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Arleen worked as a cook at the Omaha Nation School in Macy, Nebraska, for over 34 years. She volunteered at the Walthill Senior Center, was on the board and a member of the Latter-day Saints Church. Arleen was a member of the Chickahominy Tribe in Virginia. She loved to cook, sew, and enjoyed sending greeting cards to…
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Shirley Moon Morgan

By Community Member | September 19, 2017 9:34 pm

Shirley Marie Bigford Moon Morgan, 92, departed this life on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Shirley was born to Mrytle and Ira Bigford on Apr. 20, 1925 in central Michigan. She moved with her family at a young age to upstate New York before moving to Virginia to spend time with her son and family. She is survived by one son, Daniel F. Moon; daughter-in-law, Carol Hockridge Moon; one brother, William Bigford; four sisters, Beatrice James, Mary Greve, Opal Vanas, and JoAnne Silverman; one granddaughter, Cheryl Moon Kelly (Raymond); one grandson, Mark Kenneth Moon (Jill); all of Lanexa, VA; four great-grandchildren,…
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Catherine Suzanne Call

By Community Member | September 19, 2017 11:20 am
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Catherine “Cassie” Suzanne Call, 37, went to be with the Lord Sept. 15, 2017. She joins her mother, Patricia O’Leary, and her grandmother, Martha O’Leary, in heaven. Cassie leaves behind her loving husband, Gregory Allen Call Jr.; her beloved son, Daniel John O’Leary; as well as Jesse, Christa and Amber; her father, Troy Garrett and wife Tina; stepfather, Calvin Piercy; brothers, William and Jeremy O’Leary; sisters, Stephanie Hopkins and Desiree Emmett; her aunt Martha and cousin Heather. She was surrounded by many devoted and loving friends and family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Cassie’s fund at…
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