Obituary – Myrtle Dowdy Davenport

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Myrtle Dowdy Davenport, our precious “Grandmother,” passed away peacefully on July 6, 2021 at the age of 98. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hamlett Davenport Sr., whom she was married to for 35 years. She is survived by her sisters, Bernice Coakley of Ashburn, VA and Epsie Patterson of Evington, VA; her son, Hamlett Davenport Jr., and […]

Obituary – Walter W. Brooking, Jr.

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Brooking, Walter W. “Woody”, Jr., 79, of Henrico, passed away Friday, July 9, 2021. He was preceded in death by his “Angel” granddaughter, Bailey Bowman and is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Arthurene L. “Deanie” Brooking; his “four-legged baby”, Abigail; loving daughters, Terri B. Bowman (Mark) and Kimberly B. Reese (Paul); three grandchildren, Hannah Smothers (Hunter), McKenzie […]

Obituary – Arthur V. Myers, Jr.

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Arthur V. Myers, Jr., died peacefully in his sleep on July 7, 2021 at the age of 91. He was the son of Arthur V. Myers, Sr. and Anna Margaret DIffendahl Myers. He was the proud and loving husband of Priscilla Nason Myers, from whom he was widowed in 1992. He was predeceased by his sisters, Billie Lee and Peggy […]

Obituary – Ronald Miller Kelson

Ronald Miller Kelson, 89, of Sandston, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021. He served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War and was a charter member, member for life and past president of the American Legion Posts # 242 and 144. He was a retired employee of Thalhimers after 33 years of service. He was preceded in […]

Obituary – Linda Saunders Stocks

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Linda Saunders Stocks, 73, of Richmond, passed away July 6, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert J. and Mary L. Saunders. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Jerry E. Stocks; three daughters, Candace Stocks, Shannon Barber (Matt) and Tiffani Klimaszewski (Justin); six grandchildren, Megan and Tyler Lecarpentier, Hayden and Avery Barber, Mackenzie […]

Section of Richmond-Henrico Turnpike to close beginning July 18

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Bridge repairs to continue until early September; detours will guide motorists

Richmond-Henrico Turnpike will be closed between the Henrico County-Hanover County line and Azalea Avenue for bridge repairs beginning Sunday, July 18. The section of the road is expected to remain closed through early September. An 8-mile detour will be in place to direct motorists. • For eastbound travelers, follow Azalea onto Carolina Avenue and head south to Laburnum Avenue, south […]

Henrico supervisors advance several voting changes

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Henrico supervisors are preparing for this fall’s elections, advancing a number of measures relating to voting locations and practices during their meeting on July 13. Supervisors approved a resolution that officially begins the process of reapportioning Henrico’s population among its five magisterial districts by adopting criteria and procedures for considering reapportionment plans and encouraging public participation in the process. Henrico […]

Restaurant Watch

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JUNE 29 Clean Eatz Richmond, 11801 W. Broad Street – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: refrigerated prepared meals for customer pick-up do not have date marks; improper cooling methods used for chunk chicken and sweet potatoes; observed an employee handling food while wearing rubber bracelets; walk-in cooler fan guards are dusty. Jing Sushi, 7019-G Three Chopt […]

Henrico man hopes to inspire others to ‘run with a purpose’

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Daryl Simmons strives to empower people to reach their full potential in every element of life and hopes to raise awareness about the positive effects of exercise on mental health with his Running With A Purpose 5k. Set to take place on Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at Dorey Park in Varina, the first-ever event is designed to […]

Henrico News Minute – July 15, 2021

A Henrico man creates a 5k to benefit a mental health organization; the Henrico Board of Supervisors approves funding for improvements to Church Road; a traffic alert for Northern Henrico. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by Henrico County CSB Prevention Services.)