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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | July 26, 2017


Sara Elizabeth Toy Zeman

By Community Member | March 5, 2017 6:23 pm
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Sara Elizabeth Toy Zeman passed away suddenly on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Kind and free spirited, Sara brightened up everyone’s life that she touched. She was born on Mar. 17, 1994 in Clarion, Pennsylvania to Barbara Duckett of Virginia and Richard Toy of Pennsylvania. Sara moved to New Kent at the age of two and attended New Kent schools from kindergarten to graduation. While attending, she participated in New Kent Middle School’s Beta Club and Band, New Kent High School’s Choir, and lettered in track. She graduated from New Kent High School in 2012. Sara enlisted in the United States…
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Shirley Harrison Carter Sr.

By Community Member | February 20, 2017 1:26 pm

Shirley Harrison Carter, Sr., 87, of Charles City, VA, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017. Shirley earned a Master’s Degree at Virginia Tech in 1953 and served in the U.S. Air Force and Civil Service for more than 40 years. He was stationed in North and South Carolina, Alabama, Iceland, and Virginia, retiring with a rank of Captain. He developed an interest in computer technology while in college, and worked with pioneering computer languages and training during his Civil Service career at Fort Lee. As a young man during WWII, he worked with the Virginia Protective Force. Later volunteer…
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Tammy Fowlkes

By Community Member | January 30, 2017 3:26 pm

Tammy Fowlkes, 50, of Providence Forge, passed away unexpectedly Friday January 20, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Nathan Byington and Sharon Buck. Tammy had a big heart which showed in her love for her family and friends. She also held a special place in her heart for her church family at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Tammy was married to Irvine Fowlkes for fifteen years. They were the proud parents of Ms. Olivia Fowlkes. Tammy is survived by her husband, Irvine Fowlkes; her loving daughter, Olivia Fowlkes; one sister, Wendy Cotrell (David); two brothers, Kevin Byington and Ben…
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Lorraine Mary Oakleaf

By Community Member | January 23, 2017 4:36 pm

Lorraine Mary (Rankert) Oakleaf, 93, of Williamsburg, VA originally from Lyons, New York, passed away January 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Duane Oakleaf. Lorraine is survived by her daughters, Linda Assessor (Jerry), Kathryn Oakleaf; a son, James Oakleaf (Lucy); three grandsons and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Providence Forge Volunteer Fire & Rescue, PO Box 181, Providence Forge, VA 23140. Tributes may be posted at

Roy E. Trent

By Community Member | January 13, 2017 4:07 pm
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Roy E. Trent, 79, of New Kent, VA, passed away January 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Marvin Lee Trent; a brother, Richard “Jack” Trent; and a sister, Nancy Trent Johnson. Roy is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sarah Trent; two daughters, Vicki Trent Whitman (Ernest, Jr.) and Lori Trent Lewis (Herbert, Jr.); a brother, Edwin “Ray” Trent; four grandchildren, H. Bruce Heath, Jr., Trent Ryan Heath, Victoria “Tori” Whitman and Ernest “Trace” Whitman, III. A graveside service was held on Friday, Jan. 13, 12 p.m. at Pamunkey United Methodist Church Cemetery, 15700 Pamunkey…
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Patricia Fitzgerald Haislip

By Community Member | December 28, 2016 3:30 pm

Patricia Fitzgerald “Mammal” Haislip, 72, of Quinton, passed away December 25, 2016 after a courageous fight against ovarian cancer. After many rounds of treatment, when the doctor said there was nothing more they could do for her, she refused to give up. Mammal found different doctors with different treatments. She never gave up hope, and she fought hard! Mammal was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Fitzgerald. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Larry Haislip; two daughters, Michelle Champion (Marty) and Stacy Neie (Steve); and her son, Steve Haislip (Debbie). She is also survived by…
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Robert Raymond Hart

By Community Member | December 23, 2016 9:26 pm

Robert Raymond Hart was called home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Robert was born on April 12, 1928 in Endicott, New York and raised by his paternal grandparents, the late Raymond Edward and Ruth Moody Hart. His entire life was dedicated to family and service to his country. Through his service and fellow Navy shipmen, he met his lifelong love and constant companion, Barbara Ann Hess Hart, his wife of almost 62 years. After various stations, Robert and Barbara made Woodbridge, Virginia, their home for over 30 years. To be closer to their daughter, son-in-law,…
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Doris Adams Slusser

By Community Member | November 25, 2016 8:58 pm

Doris Adams Slusser, 78, of Charles City, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Doris was a multi-talented woman who deeply loved her family. She was a tremendous cook, owned her own antique business, and was a talented musician. For three decades, she played the organ at Memorial United Methodist Church and was a lifelong member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Doris Adams; and by two grandchildren, Johnathan and Stephen. Doris is survived by her husband of 38 years, Richard Slusser; three daughters, Lisa Black (Chuck), Anne…
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Rosa Ella Poole Woodmansee

By Community Member | November 16, 2016 9:42 am

Rose Ella Poole Woodmansee, 86, of Henrico, formerly of West Point, passed away November 10, 2016. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Edwards (Ben) of Henrico; grandchildren, Charles Croswell (Brenda) of Highland Springs, and Emily Seal of Franklin; and her great-grandchildren, David Wright and Brian Phelps, both of Franklin. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 18, 1 p.m., at Vincent Funeral Home, 417 11th St., West Point. A second memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m. at Corinth United Methodist Church, 23 W. Williamsburg Rd., Sandston. Memorial donations can be made to…
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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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