New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | July 14, 2020

Obituaries

Jane Goodwyn Wood

By Community Member | May 26, 2020 3:40 pm
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Jane Goodwyn Wood, 68, of Providence Forge, VA, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jane was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family, attending their sporting events and spending time at her house on the river. She became a member of Emmaus Baptist Church in 1977 and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Jane was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Edward “Eddie” Wood; her parents, Robert and Sara Goodwyn; and her brother-in-law, Alfred “Bubba” Holloway. She is survived by…
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William Howard Gammon

By Community Member | May 19, 2020 11:05 pm
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William Howard Gammon, 85, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed away May 18, 2020. Howard moved to Richmond from Dinwiddie with Southern States in 1954. He started Gammon Well Company in 1968 and was the owner and proprietor for 52 years. Howard was a National Certified Master Well Driller, Virginia Certified Master Well systems provider, and a member of the VWWA. Howard loved sports, especially watching New York Yankees baseball. He enjoyed golfing and was a dedicated gardener. Howard was a member of Providence Forge Presbyterian Church for 60 years, where he was a Trustee and an Elder. He was also…
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Paul D. Delivuk

By Community Member | May 12, 2020 11:44 am

Paul D. Delivuk, 66, of Quinton, Virginia, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020, at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up in Catonsville, Maryland. While still in high school, Paul began his career at Cy’s of Catonsville where he worked for over 40 years. All of those decades of employees coming and going had their own nicknames. At work, Paul created a style second to none for anyone needing a tuxedo. He would fit you to bring out flair and personality and make you ready for any red carpet. He took…
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Bernice W. Grizzard

By Community Member | April 30, 2020 6:22 pm
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Bernice W. Grizzard went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2020. Bernice was a thoughtful, kindhearted person. She loved her family and friends dearly and they loved her as well. Bernice will be missed by all. Rest in peace Mom. You will never be forgotten. She is survived by her sons, William Dennis Watkins (Julia) and Don Curtis Watkins (Barbara); five grandchildren, Tara Neeld, Keith Zahn, Christina Ulmer, Chad Ulmer, and Jacob Watkins; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A private graveside service will be held at Bethany Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Charles City, Virginia. Vincent Funeral Home is handling…
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Edward Burns Wood

By Community Member | April 19, 2020 9:18 pm
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Edward Burns Wood, 75, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed away on April 16, 2020. Eddie was born on August 30, 1944. He was a professional motorcycle racer, a barber, and was a lifetime member of the Richmond Motorcycle Club. He was the owner of Wood’s Body Shop from 1974 until his retirement in 2011. He had many hobbies, and in his youth rode a unicycle in parades and loved to dance. He enjoyed restoring automobiles and finding items at auctions and yard sales. He also loved to play practical jokes on his friends. He loved his family dearly and would…
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Joan Woolard Jones

By Community Member | April 14, 2020 7:23 pm
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Joan Woolard Jones, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed away on April 12, 2020, after a long and heroic battle with cancer. She was born in 1956 and graduated from Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in music from East Carolina University in 1978 and then received her Masters of Science in Educational Counseling from Old Dominion University in 1985. Joan was a longtime band director in the Porstmouth, Currituck, and Chesapeake Public School systems, ending her career at Oscar Smith Middle School. She was also a veteran flight instructor with nearly 12,000 hours…
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Katherine Mary Hewitt

By Community Member | April 14, 2020 7:11 pm
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Katherine Mary Hewitt, 71, of Lanexa, Virginia, passed away at her home on Thursday, April 9, 2020. Kathie, as she preferred to be called, was born on March 4, 1949 in Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from Saint Columbkille Catholic School, studied for a short time at Boston College, and in 1969 set out for a lifetime of traveling and adventure. She lived in California until 1980 before moving back to Boston for a short time and finally settled in Lanexa. Kathie’s love for travel took her all over the United States and around the world to such destinations as Australia…
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Terry David Tyson

By Community Member | March 24, 2020 8:51 pm
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Terry David Tyson, 67, of Quinton, Virginia, died peacefully on March 14, 2020. Terry was born in Fostoria, Ohio, on Feb. 24, 1953. He graduated from Elmwood High School in 1971, and served in the United States Army from 1972-1975 and the United States Navy from 1976-1978. He also served an additional year in the Ohio National Guard. In April of 1977, Terry married Kelly Jean Steiner. After his military service, Terry was hired by the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Railway (later becoming part of the Chessie System and then CSX Transportation) where he worked as a lineman, brakeman, and…
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Lurene Whittle Burke

By Community Member | February 17, 2020 11:24 am
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Lurene Whittle Burke, 86, of West Point, Virginia, and formerly of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away and was reunited with her “Valentine” and husband of 29 years on Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. She was a devout Christian and life-long member of San Jose Catholic Church in Jacksonville, Florida. She was an avid reader and loved spending time with her family. Lurene was preceded in death by her husband, John Burke; and sister, Bonnie Fisher. She is survived by her son, Benjamin J. Edwards III and his wife Debbie Woodmansee Edwards of West Point, Virginia; two stepsons, Joe Burke (Nancy)…
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David E. Harris

By Community Member | February 17, 2020 11:15 am
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David E. Harris, 76, of Providence Forge, Virginia, originally from Valdese, North Carolina, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. David was a retired Air Force Veteran. He continued by working in electronics for building broadcast television stations. He became a real estate broker until he retired in 2001. David was a member of New Kent County Lions’ Club with 44 years of perfect attendance. He was an avid Lions pin trader and a past International President of the Lions International Trading Pin Club. Dave loved golfing and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death…
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