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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 28, 2022

Obituaries

Richard Michael Tredway

By Community Member | January 23, 2022 11:37 pm

Richard Michael Tredway, 75, of New Kent, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Rick was a longtime member of Mechanicsville Christian Center. His passion was working with the Hermitage High School Class of 1965 Reunion Committee. His loss will be deeply felt in the multitude of friends his life touched. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jackson and Nancy Tredway. Rick is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Kathryn “Fran” Tredway; children, Adam D. Sorrell and wife Allisa, and Candice T. Pecka and husband Ken; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren….
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Edward Robinson Madill

By Community Member | January 11, 2022 2:09 pm

Edward “Ed” Robinson Madill, 75, of New Kent, Virginia, passed away on Jan. 7, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Born on Apr. 13, 1946, Ed was raised in Northern Virginia and was a 1969 graduate of Virginia Tech. He worked most of his career as a mechanical engineer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey before retiring to New Kent, Virginia, in 2012. A dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, he was the rock upon which others could tether their dreams. Though a man of few words, he had an innate sense of humor and quick wit and never failed to surprise…
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Judith Wade Bulheller

By Community Member | January 11, 2022 1:53 pm

Judith Wade Bulheller, 71, of Charles City, Virginia, and formerly of Varina, Virginia, passed away after a long illness peacefully at her home on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. Judith enjoyed working in her flowers and gardens, going to the movies, and making craft projects. She loved cooking for her family and friends. Her family held a special place in her heart and she loved them dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Margaret Clinton. Judith is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Henry Bulheller; two sons, Ricky Bulheller (Tammy) and Mark Bulheller; and three…
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Christine Jeanette Briggs Taylor

By Community Member | January 11, 2022 11:02 am

Christine Jeanette Briggs Taylor, 86, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed away on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Frank R. Taylor; her parents, Raphia “Ray” Parker Briggs and Emma Kate Hammock Briggs; a brother, Burhl Briggs; a daughter, Anita Norton; and a son, Elmer Stewart. Christine is survived by four daughters, Renee Priddy (Ted), Terry Petke (Mark), Elaine Odom, and Frankie Taylor; ten grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. A graveside service was held on Thursday, Jan. 13, at Rose Garden Cemetery, Lanexa, Virginia. Tributes may be…
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Jonathan Scott Oertel

By Community Member | January 11, 2022 10:53 am

Jonathan Scott Oertel, 61, passed away peacefully on Dec. 30, 2021. Scott was born on July 30, 1960, in Prince Edward County, Virginia, to the late Robert Joseph Oertel and Julia Ann Vogel Oertel. He was a graduate of New Kent High School and served in the United States Army. Though born in Farmville, Scott and his family grew up in New Kent County where his home is today. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Jacob Vogel, and father, Robert, Scott was a master brick mason and worked as a supervisor overseeing large masonry projects. A favorite adventure was…
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Tanya Lavon Pruitt

By Community Member | January 4, 2022 1:01 pm

Tanya Lavon Pruitt, 41, sadly passed away on Dec. 19, 2021. Tanya was born on Oct. 29, 1980 in Newport News, Virginia, and grew up in Charles City County. She later moved to Boynton Beach, Florida. Tanya is preceded in death by her father, Clyde Harrison Pruitt; her brothers, Vaughn Pruitt and Daniel Franklin; and her sister, Freeda Pruitt. She is survived by her two children, Robert Craige Jr. and Elizabeth Craige; her mother, Blenda J. Pruitt, her brothers, Glenn Pruitt (Jessica) and Kristopher Locklear; her sister, Ellen Kobussen (Steve), her siblings, Jane Pruitt, Jennifer Jones, China Thompson, and Rheannon…
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Stanley John Hula Jr.

By Community Member | December 30, 2021 12:45 am

Stanley John Hula Jr., 81, a lifelong resident of Charles City, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 28, 2021. As a longtime member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Stanley served in numerous roles including Deacon, Sunday school teacher, bible study leader, and occasionally filling in with a sermon. He was a lifelong farmer and collector of antique farm equipment. Stanley was a pioneer of the “no-till farming” and his land could be considered some of the oldest continuous “no-till” land around. A devoted and loving family man, Stanley was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years,…
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Charles Ryland Tench Sr.

By Community Member | December 30, 2021 12:37 am

Charles Ryland Tench Sr., 88, of Charles City, passed away on Dec. 27, 2021, and was reunited with his wife, Patricia. He was born Oct. 22, 1933 to the late Robert and Lucille Tench and grew to become an avid outdoorsman. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran who worked as a farmer and commercial fisherman. At one point, Charlie held the largest quota of rockfish tags in the state. He also enjoyed helping Virginia Marine Resources with tagging fish and fish quotas in the James River. “Big Charlie” or “Catfish” as he was often called never met a stranger….
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Judith J. Zummo

By Community Member | December 10, 2021 9:53 am

Judith “Judy” J. Zummo, of Locust Grove, Virginia, was born on June 27, 1944, and passed away Dec. 5, 2021 at her home surrounded by her husband, daughters, and fur babies. Judy began her teaching career at New Kent High School and later taught in King William County. She finished her teaching career at Ni River Middle School. In her retirement, she published several children’s books whose characters are based on her daughter’s childhood imaginary friends. Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Sumner and Gertude Jones. She is survived by her husband, Michael Zummo; two daughters, Tonya L….
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Victor R. Golderos IV

By Community Member | November 30, 2021 7:34 pm

Victor R. Golderos IV, 51, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 8, 2021. Victor loved spending time outdoors, especially gardening and landscaping. He was an avid reader and loved to cook. Victor is survived by his parents, Betty K. Golderos and Victor R. Golderos III; brothers Reuben M. Golderos (Lorrie) and Christopher M. Golderos; a special niece, Rebecca Borron (Kevin) and their children, Caroline and Kevin; a nephew, Reuben Golderos Jr. (Holly) and their children Josephine, Lola, and Vivian; along with a host of beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family will plan a Celebration of Life sometime next year with…
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