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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 16, 2019


Mike Kamits

By Community Member | August 14, 2019 10:53 am

Mike Kamits, 70, of Charles City, Virginia, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. He loved fishing and spending time with his family. Mike was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Andrea Kamits; and father, George Kamits. He is survived by his son, Timothy Michael Kamits and his wife, Lindsay. All services will be private. Memorial donations can be made to the VFW Post 9808, 7168 Flag Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Tributes can be posted at

Alice Whittaker Stewart

By Community Member | August 5, 2019 7:49 pm

Alice Whittaker Stewart, 67, of Henrico, journeyed safely home to her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 29, 2019. Alice was born in West Virginia and moved to New Kent County at an early age where she attended New Kent Schools and graduated as a member of New Kent’s “Class of 69.” She worked for Reynolds Metals Company, the law firm of Hunton, William, Gay, Powell, and Gibson law firm (now Hunton and Williams), and retired as an officer of Franklin Federal Savings and Loan (now Townebank). Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Blankenship Stephens and Charles…
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Glenda Chavis Adkins

By Community Member | July 7, 2019 8:51 pm

Glenda Chavis Adkins, 83, of Providence Forge, VA, entered her heavenly home July 4, 2019. Glenda was a proud member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. She was also a wife, mother, teacher, and business owner. Glenda was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Herman Adkins; and by her brother, Randall Chavis. She is survived by her son, David Adkins; daughter, Becky Branch and her husband Eddie; three adopted daughters, Beth Locklear, Bunny Lynch (Archie), and Consuela Richardson; three brothers, Buddy, Lib, and Kenny Chavis; sister, Dorothy Lowery; six grandchildren, Dolly, Leann, Dyani, Ayani, Sierra, and…
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Donald Earl Hayes

By Community Member | July 3, 2019 1:12 pm

Donald Earl Hayes, 80, of Charles City, VA, passed away on June 29 after a long illness. He was surrounded by his family, friends, and dog. Donald worked for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for 30 years as a natural resource manager. He was an avid outdoorsman and trained thoroughbred race horses in Maryland. Donald was dedicated and worked diligently for the restoration of the Charles City County Historical Courthouse. Donald is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Barbara Hayes; his daughter, Kimberly Hayes Moyer (Kevin); his son, Philip Avery Hayes; his dog, Bubba; and…
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Alice Elizabeth Wickersham

By Community Member | June 24, 2019 9:03 pm

Alice Elizabeth “Betty” Wickersham of Bakersfield, California, formerly of New Kent, Virginia, loving mother and grandmother, was welcomed home by her Lord on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Betty was born on Dec. 6, 1941, in Richmond, Virginia, to Roger and Emma Gregory. She was raised on the “Castle Farm” in New Kent County, Virginia. Betty graduated from New Kent High School in 1960 and Mary Washington College in 1964. She moved to Bakersfield to teach English at Foothill High School. Betty met and married local jewelry Gordon Wickersham. After taking several years off to raise her three sons, she worked…
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Karen Ann Lambert

By Community Member | June 10, 2019 5:01 pm

Karen Ann Lambert, 63, of New Kent, died peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, June 3, 2019. She was born on August 26, 1955, in Marrero, Louisiana to Otis and Dorothy Lege’. She moved to New Kent, Virginia, in 1987 where she spent the remainder of her life loving trips to the mountains, gardening, cooking, and spending time with family, especially her beloved grandchildren. Karen was preceded in death by her father, Otis Lege’; brother, Nelson “Rickey” Lege’; and sister, Lisa Lege’. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Tommy Lambert; two daughters, Courtney Lambert and Casey Stowe;…
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Mary Ann L. Dick

By Community Member | May 17, 2019 3:45 pm

Mary Ann L. Dick, 84, of Lanexa, VA, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Hospice House of Williamsburg after a battle with lung cancer. Mary Ann was a faithful, caring, and loving wife and mother. She enjoyed cooking, dancing, and travelling during her retirement years. Most of all, she enjoyed meeting people and visiting with her family and friends. Her most memorable employment was a nursing unit secretary for nearly ten years at the SUNY Upstate Medical Center Emergency Room in Syracuse, NY. She greatly enjoyed working with hospital staff and interacting with patients and their loved…
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Emma Hall

By Community Member | May 17, 2019 3:38 pm

Emma Hall, of New Kent, VA, born on Aug. 26, 2003, passed away under the care of the compassionate team at VCU Medical Center with her family by her side on May 15, 2019. Through the difficult and the good, there is always a visionary- that person who will be brave, define creativity, and live and love in the most beautiful, honest way. This is Emma. She believed anything was possible and she made a choice to see the good in everything. Emma used her creativity and that was the way she came alive. It showed up in everything. Colorful…
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Juaneta P. McLaughlin

By Community Member | April 30, 2019 10:37 am
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Juaneta P. McLaughlin, 83, of Quinton, VA, went to her eternal home on Apr. 26, 2019, surrounded by family members. Juaneta retired from Plastic Products of Virginia in Richmond after a long career as the Executive Secretary. She was a charter and life member of the Providence Forge Volunteer Fire Department Company #2 Ladies Auxiliary, and a long-time member of Providence United Methodist Church where she served as Board Secretary for decades. She also volunteered for years at the Memorial Regional Medical Center Outpatient Desk. Juaneta was preceded in death by her husband, John Joseph McLaughlin Sr.; her parents, Irving…
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Noelle Reinhard-Howard

By Community Member | April 20, 2019 7:18 am

Noelle Reinhard-Howard, 31, of New Kent, passed away on Apr. 15, 2019, left her earthly body after a long battle with cancer and exchanged it for a robe of pure heavenly life and is now with her Creator and Heavenly Father. Noelle was born on Nov. 12, 1987. She graduated from New Kent High School in 2006. She worked as an infant development specialist for the local community services board. Noelle leaves behind her husband of seven years and high school sweetheart Joe “JoJo” Howard; a four-year old son, Liam; and one-year old daughter, Stella J. A Celebration of Life…
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