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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 10, 2020

Obituaries

Emma L. Bowery

By Community Member | December 12, 2019 9:15 am
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Emma L. Bowery, 82, of Quinton, passed away peacefully at her home on Dec. 10, 2019. Emma could often be found at her home at White Oak Farm cutting grass, which was a favorite pastime. She also loved decorating her home and yard with lights for Christmas. Emma was a long-time dedicated member of Emmaus Baptist Church, where she served in many capacities. Emma was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Charles “Buddy” R. Bowery Sr.; her parents, Irvin and Mary Kirby; two brothers, Marshall Roy and Louis A. Kirby; and a sister, Mary Lou Cauthorne. She…
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Winfred Michael Jenkins

By Community Member | December 9, 2019 2:13 pm
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Winfred Michael “Bookie” Jenkins, 73, of Quinton, Virginia, passed away Dec. 6, 2019. Bookie attended St. Bridget’s School and graduated from Benedictine High School. He worked for Southern States, Seaboard Coastline Railroad, and finally the Duckpin Bowling business. Bookie worked for Major League Bowling, AMF Bowling, and achieved his dream of owning and running a Duckpin Bowling Alley. He became the proprietor of Plaza Bowl and retired from the Duckpin Bowling business eight years later. Bookie accomplished much in those years, running an establishment for families, leagues, tournaments, youth programs, and acquiring lifelong friendships with the bowlers and their families….
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Sandra Lynn Strickland Foley

By Community Member | November 25, 2019 11:55 pm
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Sandra “Sandy” Lynn Strickland Foley, 55, of New Kent, formerly of Roanoke Valley, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Sandy served as a registered nurse for 30 years. Sandy is survived by her mother, Alta Dunn; suns, Patrick, Hunter, and Jamison; brother, B.W. Dunn Jr.; former husband, Dan; and numerous friends. A funeral service was held on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2:30 p.m. at Orchard Hills Church, with the Rev. Scott McLucas officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Orchard Hills Church or…
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Mary Ellen Rose Ackermann

By Community Member | November 6, 2019 12:52 pm
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Mary Ellen Rose Ackermann, 81, of Charles City, Virginia, and formerly of Madera, California, passed away suddenly on Nov. 2, 2019. Mary was a writer, artist, master gardener, and college professor who was affectionately known by her neighborhood kids as “Grandma.” Mary Ellen survived by her son, David Ackermann; daughter, Lara Templin; her husband, Jay; grandson, Gordon Templin; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Heritage Public Library. Tributes may be posted at www.vincentfh.com.

Debbie Newland Perdue

By Community Member | October 30, 2019 12:40 pm
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Debbie Newland Perdue, 64, of Quinton, Virginia, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Debbie was a woman who found joy in decorating her home with flowers and cow knickknacks, taking trips to the mountains and caring for children, which she did throughout her life. More than anything, she treasured time spent with her family. Her beloved husband and children will forever cherish their final moments with Debbie, as she passed away with them by her side. Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin J. and Constance A. Newland; and her sister, Donna Fay Newland. She is survived by…
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Brenda Gayle Dawkins Lambert

By Community Member | October 23, 2019 9:24 pm
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Brenda Gayle Dawkins Lambert, 66, of New Kent, Virginia, passed away surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Brenda was born in Rockingham, North Carolina and is the daughter of Marjorie Carter Parker and James Alexander Dawkins Jr. She graduated from J.R. Tucker High School in Henrico, Virginia. Brenda loved the beach, amusement parks, renaissance fairs, cooking, and wine. She treasured her family and adored her grandson, was a loyal friend, and lived life to the fullest. Brenda was preceded in death by her father, James Dawkins; stepfather, Edwin Parker; and brother, Charlie…
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Roger Gomez

By Community Member | October 13, 2019 3:01 pm
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Roger “Chi Chi” Gomez, 85, passed away unexpectedly due to an accident on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2019. He was born in Mexico, immigrated to the United States, and became a U.S. Citizen. He was a long-time resident of Quinton, Virginia. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army where he also boxed on the U.S. Army team. He was a cancer survivor who loved to hunt, fish, golf, and play a good game of tick. Roger is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Grace; daughter, Trudy Mock (Kevin); sons, Michael Welch (Dianne) and Kelly Chestnut (Monique); seven…
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Jon Kyle Ernest

By Community Member | October 8, 2019 2:04 pm
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Jon Kyle Ernest, 62, passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, surrounded by his wife and children, who were with him the last several days of his life, a beautiful time for everyone. Kyle was born on Jan. 26, 1957, to Russell Dale Ernest and Virginia Lee (Armstrong) Ernest as the youngest of four brothers. He was born in Evansville, Indiana and raised in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. He graduated Mt. Carmel High School where he played football in 1975, and graduated from Wabash Valley Community College in 1977. While at Wabash Valley Community College, he was the chapter president of…
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Eric Warren Whitlow

By Community Member | October 5, 2019 12:14 am
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Eric Warren Whitlow, 49, received his golden halo on Sept. 27, 2019, due to a tragic accident. He was born on Oct. 17, 1969 and was a 1987 graduate of Hermitage High School. His first job was a machinist where he worked for approximately 15 years. He then married Janet Weymouth in October of 1994, and around that time also started his own business, Whitlow Tree Service. Eric and Janet were proud parents of three sons and were active with them in many sports and scouting activities throughout the years. Eric’s business grew and the couple moved their family to…
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Kenneth Carroll Moore Jr.

By Community Member | October 4, 2019 11:54 pm
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Kenneth Carroll Moore Jr., 84, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed way on Oct. 2, 2019. He was born on Nov. 7, 1934 in Kinston, North Carolina, to the late Kenneth Carroll Moore and Ruth Moore Kinosky. He was a 1952 graduate of Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia, and went on to attend Virginia Tech. Ken had a 37-year career with Verizon as a sales manager, was President/CEO of Colonial Woodcrafters, Inc., and retired from Henrico County as a deputy sheriff. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4, a former member of the Royster Memorial…
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