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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | June 18, 2018

Obituaries

Patricia Gale Gammon

By Community Member | March 6, 2018 5:58 pm
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Patricia Gale Gammon, 49, unexpectedly left this earth on Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018. She was born on Dec. 16, 1968 and resided in Providence Forge. Patricia was preceded in death by her father, Donald Wayne Gammon Sr. She leaves behind a son, Jason D. Waitman Jr. (Katelynn); mother, Sue D. Gammon; two brothers, Donald W. Gammon Jr. (Tina) and William A. Gammon (Darrell); her Lil’ Sis, Rebecca G. Wilkerson (Steven).; seven nephews, Gregory, Dale, Cody, Kevin Eric, Aaron, and Stevie (Goober); two great-nieces, Autumn and Terra; lifelong friend, Paula Sisk; and lots of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A memorial…
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Michael Ray Carpenter

By Community Member | March 4, 2018 11:40 pm
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Michael Ray Carpenter, 73, formerly of Oklahoma, passed away on Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018, after losing his battle with lung cancer. Michael enjoyed hunting, fishing, flying, and anything that was a new adventure for him. He is survived by his wife, Linda Carpenter; daughter, Misti Carpenter; son, Timothy Carpenter (Ginger); stepsons, Michael Hardwick and Gene Hardwicke (Ida); brother, Melvin Carpenter (Jacque); nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018, at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA, 23140. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the animal shelter…
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Verna Lee Grimm

By Community Member | March 1, 2018 7:34 pm
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Verna Lee Grimm, 75, of Quinton, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Verna graduated from Cleveland High School in 1959. She retired from A.H. Robins Pharmaceutical Company. Verna enjoyed her senior group outings and trips to the river at Bush Park Campground. Verna is survived by her husband of 34 years, Herman F. Grimm; daughter, Penny L. Althizer (Bob); stepsons, Dale, Allen, Frankie (Christina), and Richard Grimm; grandchildren, Ryan N. Collum (Amanda) and Anna L. Collum; great-grandchildren, Mason and Nolan; longtime best friend, Janet Houston; and many beloved friends. Arrangements were handled by Nelsen Funeral Home in Richmond. Interment…
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Robert D. Kardian

By Community Member | February 15, 2018 6:38 pm
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Robert D. Kardian (Bob), 69, passed to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 12, 2018. He resided in Providence Forge, VA, for the past 13 years. Bob was born on Feb. 6, 1949 in Richmond, VA. He attended Benedictine High School in Richmond and Virginia Military Institute via a basketball scholarship. Bob joined the U.S. Army in 1969 and was stationed in Germany where he carried atomic warheads while protecting the German borders. Upon returning home, he began working at Virginia’s Department of Transportation (VDOT) while taking classes at Virginia Commonwealth University. Bob earned a degree…
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Patricia Ann Kent

By Community Member | January 6, 2018 6:06 pm
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Patricia Ann Kent, 85, died peacefully at home in Murrells Inlet, SC, on Jan. 2, 2018. She was born July 11, 1932 to Alfred and Marguerite F. Kent in Denver, CO. While attended UNC-Chapel Hill, she met and married Hoytt P. Griggs in 1954, who preceded her in death in 1969. She later married Claude Williams, who also preceded her in death. Patricia was a parishioner at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Murrells Inlet, SC. Patricia was a teacher for 40 years in Virginia and North Carolina before retiring. She earned her masters degree in special education from the University…
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Helen Germaine Wooten

By Community Member | December 31, 2017 8:55 pm
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Helen Germaine Wooten, born Sept. 11, 1928 in Danville, VA, passed away on Dec. 28, 2017 at her home in Barhamsville. Known to family and friends as “Grandma”, she was loved by everyone who knew her. She always had something funny to say or a song to sing. No matter what you said to her, she had a little ditty for you. We know she is now in heaven making those loved ones who have gone before her laugh. Germaine helped her husband, Norris, build his tugboat business from the ground up. She drove a school bus for a number…
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Glenn Samuel Ratcliff

By Community Member | December 7, 2017 3:16 pm
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Glenn Samuel “Sam” Ratcliff, 67, of Charles City, passed away quietly at home surrounded by the love of his family on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. After a long battle with illness, Sam passed on peacefully to his home in heaven. Sam was born in Richmond and was of the Baptist faith. He was a heavy equipment operator for many years and well known within the construction company. Sam was a loving and devoted husband, father, and friend who was loved by everyone he ever met. Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Glenn Ratcliff and Martha Elliott Ratcliff;…
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Gertrude Davis Lindsay

By Community Member | December 3, 2017 12:50 am
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Gertude “Gigi” Davis Lindsay, 96, of Eltham (New Kent), Virginia, went to Heaven peacefully on the early morning of December 2, 2017 at home with a warm embrace from her children and grandchildren. How fitting it is that we are able to celebrate her life during the Christmas Season, her favorite time of the year. Gigi was born on the farm in New Kent County on May 3, 1921. She grew up bagging groceries during the great Depression, milking “Bessie” the cow (who frequently knocked off her glasses with her tail), and playing with the dollhouse before it fell off…
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Frances Reid Radwani

By Community Member | November 28, 2017 9:50 pm
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Frances Reid Radwani, 88, of Quinton, passed away on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. She was a long-time, dedicated member of Emmaus Baptist Church. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Radwani. She is survived by her son, Kent Radwani and his wife, Pamela; four grandsons, David (Donna), Klint (Sarah), Jonathan (Maria), and Chase; two great-grandsons, Brandon and Nicolas; and a great-granddaughter, Lucille. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. at Emmaus Baptist Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road, Providence Forge, VA 23140. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Emmaus Baptist Church,…
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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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