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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 4, 2023


Dorothy Douglas Moore

By Community Member | September 14, 2023 9:46 pm

Dorothy Douglas Moore, 85, of New Kent, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023. Dorothy loved nature that spanned from flowers and plants, all the way to animals. She enjoyed getting out and about traveling by the way of bus trips and cruise lines. She loved riding on the Gator with her dogs. Most importantly, Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family, especially on the days when they would sit under the carport eating crabs. She was a lifetime member of Hopewell Baptist Church in New Kent, where she will be missed by her church family. Dorothy was preceded…
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Albert Garnett Copland

By Community Member | September 2, 2023 10:54 am

Albert Garnett Copland, 62, of Charles City, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023. Garnett was an avid outdoor sportsman and never met a stranger. He was loved by all who knew him. He always lit up any room with his smile and fun-loving personality. Albert was preceded in death by his father, George F. Copland II, and his nephew, William Ruffin Creekmur. He is survived by his mother, Ridgely King Copland; brothers, George F. Copland III and Jeff Copland (Tammy); sisters, MaryPat Copland Davis (Curtis) and Carolyn Copland Haupt; nephews, Christian F. Davis (Shelby) and John C….
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Michael A. Martinez

By Community Member | September 2, 2023 10:46 am

Michael “Mike” A. Martinez, 70, passed away peacefully amongst family on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, after a long illness. Mike was born in Cuba and came to America with his mother, father, and brother at the age of six. The family set roots in the neighborhood of Oregon Hill in Richmond, Virginia. As a child, he played many sports to include baseball, basketball, and football, but he discovered later that fishing was his true calling. As a teenager, he met the love of his life, Patricia. Family and his love of fishing soon brought him to Lanexa in New Kent…
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Levi Grant Scott

By Community Member | August 20, 2023 11:39 am

Levi Grant Scott, 34, of Charles City County, Virginia, passed away on Aug. 12, 2023. Levi is survived by his parents, Larkin Scott Jr. and Dale Scott; brother, Luke; sister-in-law, Logan; brother, Larkin; sister-in-law, Nichole; nieces, Laura, Leslie, Leah, Lydia, and Lyla; as well as a large host of other relatives and friends. A private memorial service will be held at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sept. 16, 2023, 11 a.m., at New Kent Christian Center in New Kent, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to…
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Danny Joe Robinson

By Community Member | August 1, 2023 9:01 am

Danny Robinson, 64, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed away on June 6, 2023 at his home after a brief illness. Danny was a proud resident of Providence Forge for over 20 years where he shared a home with his wife and beloved dogs. He joined C&O Railroad when he was 17 years old and retired from CSX Railroad as a heavy equipment operator after 42 years of service. Danny will be remembered for his bright smile and outgoing personality. He never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anybody. Danny loved auctions and flea markets, as buying…
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Gary D. Mason

By Community Member | July 29, 2023 6:28 am

Gary D. Mason, 61, of Charles City, Virginia, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 22, 2023. Gary was preceded in death by his mother, Louise “Squeak” Mason; father, William Mason; and brother, William “Bubba” Mason. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted and loving wife, Annette Mason; daughter, Shaina Mason; his “fur babies”, Dash and Angel; sisters, Debra Madison (Hinman), Patty Mason, Sherry Bowman, and Sherrell Bowman; brothers, Mike Mason and Rick Mason; and a host of honorary nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. A visitation was held on Thursday, July 27 at Vincent Funeral…
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Ann Adams Evelyn

By Community Member | July 22, 2023 1:53 pm

Ann Adams Evelyn, 91, of Quinton, Virginia, passed away on July 18, 2023. Ann retired from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. She was a long-standing member of Good Hope Baptist Church for which she was the organist for many years. Her love of music also included providing piano lessons to those interested in the community and filling in as a temporary organist at several local churches. She was also previously an active volunteer for Quinton Volunteer Fire Department Ladies and Auxiliary. Ann’s love of gardening and birds was well known to all, in addition to her life’s later…
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Lindsay Gordon Frazier

By Community Member | June 29, 2023 3:24 pm

Lindsay Gordon Frazier, 93, of Quinton, Virginia, passed away on June 23, 2023. In his younger years, Lindsay enjoyed camping with his family and quickly became a fan of the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and loved gardening. Lindsay loved seafood and was quite the cook. He was known for “fixin’ up a mean rack of ribs” to share with family and friends. When things settled down, you could find him listening to classical music and enjoying time on his back deck appreciating nature. Lindsay was well loved and will be deeply missed by those who left behind. Lindsay…
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Marilyn Reach Layman

By Community Member | June 27, 2023 4:07 pm

Marilyn Reach Layman, 80, of Hanover, Virginia, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2023. Marilyn was a graduate of Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Virginia, where she earned her Nursing degree. She was also a member of First Christian Church in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and a cheerleader at Powell Valley High School in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Marilyn was a retired labor and delivery registered nurse at Henrico Doctor’s Hospital-Forest, and previously served as a cardiac technician with the Providence Forge Volunteer Rescue Squad. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Louie Reach and Cleo Shelton Reach; husband,…
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Brenda Gayle McKenzie

By Community Member | May 31, 2023 9:36 pm

Brenda Gayle McKenzie, 68, of New Kent, slipped peacefully into the arms of Christ on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. She was born to Frances Payne and the late James Rowe of Newport News and was the oldest of her four sisters. Brenda was a dedicated homemaker and an incredible cook. A Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots fan, she enjoyed the simple things in life. An avid reader, Brenda loved fishing, the colorful blooms in her yard, and watching the hummingbirds flock to her feeders. Brenda attended Hopewell Baptist Church and gave years of service as a leader of Cub…
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