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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | March 24, 2017


Sarah O’Brien Walker

By Community Member | October 27, 2016 6:50 pm

Sarah O’Brien Walker, 47, of Williamsburg, VA passed away suddenly October 16, 2016. She was preceded in death by her mother, Arrie Elizabeth O’Brien (Betty) and a brother, Shawn Patrick O’Brien. Sarah is survived by her son, James Austin Walker of Suffolk, VA; her father and step-mother, William B. O’Brien and Louise Owen O’Brien, of Portsmouth, VA; two brothers, William Stephen O’Brien (Cyndi) of West Palm Beach, FL and Christopher Scott O’Brien of Windsor, VA; seven sisters, Sharon O’Brien Burnette (Michael) of Providence Forge, VA, Mary Stephanie O’Brien of Williamsburg, VA, Salina O’Brien Bunn of Palm Bay, FL, Sheila O’Brien…
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Judith K. Welch

By Community Member | October 18, 2016 3:16 pm

Judith K. Welch, 79, of Kill Devil Hills, NC, went to be with her heavenly Father surrounded by family on Oct. 14, 2016. Judy was born in the Bronx, NY, on Dec. 28, 1936 as the only child of Emilie Katrina Hille and Arthur William Kane. She grew up in Harrington Park, NJ and attended Dumont High School, the New York Institute of Finance and Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York, known for preparing young women for successful business careers. She passed her Broker’s exam with the highest score recorded in 1957 and then began her career with Merrill…
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John William Long

By Community Member | October 17, 2016 4:39 pm

John William Long (Bill), 58, of Prince George, passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Cindy; sons, Chris (Cindy) of New Kent and Adam (Sarah) of Hopewell; daughter, Laurie of Prince George; five grandchildren, Cody, Gavin, Zachary, Hunter, and Kathryn; along with extended family. A memorial service will be held Oct. 23, 2016, 2 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 2901 Norfolk St., Hopewell, VA 23860. Bill battled a rare brain disease, CADASIL, for many years. He heroically donated himself to CADASIL research. In…
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Judy Lowe

By Community Member | October 15, 2016 4:58 pm

Judy Lowe, 66, of Charles City, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016. She had recently moved to Carswell, West Virginia. Judy was preceded in death by her father, Joshua Hagerman; brother, Jack Hagerman; and three grandsons, Eric, James, and Austin. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Gary Lowe; mother, Hattie Hagerman; three daughters, Tonya Williams (Butchie), Kim Burks and her fiancee’ (Dave), Donna Chandler (Mike); two sons, Ronnie Presnell and Shane Lowe (Jen); grandchildren Raymie and Joshua Williams; Megan, Raven and Nora Lee Burks; Chris, Katelyn, Ally, and Kodie Chandler; Chris, Ashton, Peyton, Olivia, Tripp, Benson,…
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Preston R. Davis

By Community Member | October 3, 2016 4:30 pm

Preston R. Davis, 90, of Eltham, passed away September 26, 2016. He was a lifelong farmer and fisherman who was preceded in death by his wife, Connie. Preston is survived by his four children; Randy Davis (Lisa), Michael P. Davis, David L. Davis (Dee) and Debbie Muench (Warren); seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three siblings, Lillian Blondek, Gertrude Lindsay and Boogie Davis (Anna). The family received friends from on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Vincent Funeral Home, 417 11th St., West Point with a memorial service beginning at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to…
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Melissa Rebman Hardy

By Community Member | September 12, 2016 4:03 pm

Melissa Rebman Hardy, 55, of New Kent, Va., passed away unexpectedly, after a brief illness, on August 30, 2016. She was predeceased by her loving husband Marvin Bradford Hardy, Jr.; her parents John and Mary Rebman III; and her oldest brother, John Rebman IV. She is survived by her children, Alexandra McPherson, Julia Hardy and William Hardy; and her siblings, Chris, Jeff, Mark and Emily Rebman. Melissa was a well-loved member of a large family that includes a soon-to-be born first grandchild. Melissa’s greatest wish and proudest focus was to be a wife and mother, and she excelled at both….
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Farrar Wakefield Howard Sr.

By Community Member | September 3, 2016 2:23 pm
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Dr. Farrar Wakefield Howard Sr., 91, graduated to Glory on September 1, 2016. He was the youngest of four children born to the late Samuel N. Howard and Malissa Brinder Martin. Dr. Howard was raised in the Glen Echo community of Henrico County and was a 1943 graduate of Highland Springs High School. During WW II, he served as a gunner in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Following his military service, he began his studies at the University of Richmond to become a physician, fulfilling his call to care for others. He graduated in 1949, and four years later received…
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Francis Anthony Masuicca

By Community Member | July 11, 2016 2:42 pm

Francis “Frank” Anthony Masuicca, 68, of Charles City, VA, passed away July 6, 2016, surrounded by his family, after a courageous fight with cancer. Frank loved making wine, spending time with his family, taking cruises, and hanging out at the beach. He was preceded in death by his sister, Corrine, and a granddaughter, Angelina. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Sally; a son, Tony Masuicca; a granddaughter, Savana; three sisters, Carol Near, Sandra Crotzer, and Donna Taylor; two brothers, Thomas (Deanna) and Charles (Evelyn) Masuicca; a brother-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be…
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Bertha Roberta Carter

By Community Member | July 4, 2016 11:45 am

Bertha Roberta Carter, “Bert”, transitioned from time to eternity on Monday, June 27, 2016. She was born on Nov. 19, 1950 in Charles City County, Virginia, to Herbert Hoover Carter Sr. and Kathleen Althea Bradby Carter, the oldest of six children from this union. She was preceded in death by her father, paternal grandparents, Thomas E. Carter Sr., Lillian Wallace Carter-Cotman and Robert Cotman; and maternal grandparents, Samuel A. Sr. and Arnella Cotman Bradby. She was educated in the Charles City County school system, graduating in June 1969. She furthered her education by attending John Tyler Community College, obtaining a…
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Barbara Berry Cook

By Community Member | June 30, 2016 6:10 pm

Barbara “Bobbie” Berry Cook, 71, of New Kent, VA, passed away on June 24, 2016 after a brief but relentless illness. Bobbie was the daughter of the late Herbert and Venda Berry. Bobbie had a huge heart and a giving spirit. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Left behind to cherish her memory is her husband, Richard H. Cook; two daughters, Susan (Rick) Herrmann of Alpharetta, GA, and Christina Cook of Providence Forge, VA; four grandchildren, Cameron and Emily Hermann, and Maia and Ava Cook; and brother, Herbert Berry, of Prosperity, SC. In keeping with Bobbie’s…
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