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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 16, 2017

Obituaries

Jess Goodman Jr.

By Community Member | October 16, 2017 5:59 pm
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Jess Goodman Jr., of Quinton, Va., son of Jess Emory and Nannie Craft Goodman, died peacefully Sept. 18, 2017 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Mechanicsville, Va. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Grace Anne Goodman; son, Ralph Goodman (Kathy); daughter, Audrey Ritenour (fiancé, Charles); two stepchildren, John Lewis and Regina Noel, both of Rockbridge County; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jess graduated in 1953 from New Kent High School where he learned to love sports while playing football, basketball, and track. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served two years of duty in Japan. Jess…
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Brunhilde Hitze Boughman

By Community Member | September 30, 2017 10:02 am

Brunhilde “Hilda” Hitze Boughman, 73, went on to the land of Glory on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell, VA. She was born in Frankfort, Germany to the late Herman Hitze and Brunhilde Moerschel Hitze. She lived in the Raleigh-Durham area in North Carolina and worked at Harris-Teeter in the deli where she made a lot of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim” Ray Boughman, who passed on Mar. 21, 2009. She is survived by her three daughters; Michele Haynie (Richard) of Parksley, VA, Amy Grubbs (Leroy) of Charles City,…
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Arleen Iola Jump

By Community Member | September 27, 2017 6:56 pm

Arleen Iola Jump, 73, of Walthill, Nebraska, passed away on Sept. 23, 2017. She was born Sept. 29, 1943 to Opechancanough and Flossie (Stewart) Adkins in Charles City, Virginia. After high school, she received her Bachelor’s Degree from Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Arleen worked as a cook at the Omaha Nation School in Macy, Nebraska, for over 34 years. She volunteered at the Walthill Senior Center, was on the board and a member of the Latter-day Saints Church. Arleen was a member of the Chickahominy Tribe in Virginia. She loved to cook, sew, and enjoyed sending greeting cards to…
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Shirley Moon Morgan

By Community Member | September 19, 2017 9:34 pm

Shirley Marie Bigford Moon Morgan, 92, departed this life on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Shirley was born to Mrytle and Ira Bigford on Apr. 20, 1925 in central Michigan. She moved with her family at a young age to upstate New York before moving to Virginia to spend time with her son and family. She is survived by one son, Daniel F. Moon; daughter-in-law, Carol Hockridge Moon; one brother, William Bigford; four sisters, Beatrice James, Mary Greve, Opal Vanas, and JoAnne Silverman; one granddaughter, Cheryl Moon Kelly (Raymond); one grandson, Mark Kenneth Moon (Jill); all of Lanexa, VA; four great-grandchildren,…
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Catherine Suzanne Call

By Community Member | September 19, 2017 11:20 am
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Catherine “Cassie” Suzanne Call, 37, went to be with the Lord Sept. 15, 2017. She joins her mother, Patricia O’Leary, and her grandmother, Martha O’Leary, in heaven. Cassie leaves behind her loving husband, Gregory Allen Call Jr.; her beloved son, Daniel John O’Leary; as well as Jesse, Christa and Amber; her father, Troy Garrett and wife Tina; stepfather, Calvin Piercy; brothers, William and Jeremy O’Leary; sisters, Stephanie Hopkins and Desiree Emmett; her aunt Martha and cousin Heather. She was surrounded by many devoted and loving friends and family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Cassie’s fund at…
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Madison McKay Smorto

By Community Member | September 13, 2017 6:43 pm

Madison McKay Smorto, of Quinton, VA, gained her angel wings on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. She is survived by her loving parents, Devin and Aaron Smorto; twin sister, Savannah Elizabeth; grandparents, Mark and Fran Nevil, Diane Smorto, and Rick and Sue Smorto; great-grandparents, Betty and Wilford Throckmorton, Pat and Rusty Stockholm, and Dorothy Smorto; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Madison touched many hearts in her short time on Earth and was dearly loved by her family. Her memory will be forever cherished. All services will be private. Prayers for the family during this difficult time are appreciated….
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Jimmy Wayne Hargis

By Community Member | August 14, 2017 8:51 pm

Jimmy Wayne Hargis, 72, of Providence Forge, VA, passed away on Aug. 12, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noel and Mattie Lee Hargis; and his wife, Millicent Hargis. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Loretta; a daughter, Maria and husband Terry; two sons, Michael and his partner Harry, Charles and wife Molly; a very dear friend, Charlotte; and 21 grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA 23140. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. prior to the service. Condolences may be registered…
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Michael Wayne Cheatham

By Community Member | June 26, 2017 5:29 pm
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Michael Wayne Cheatham, 70, of Port Haywood, VA, was called home to be with the Lord on June 23, 2017. Wayne was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was a United States Army Vitenam War veteran. He enjoyed spending time in the mountains, watching NASCAR, duck and deer hunting, and loved being with family and friends. Wayne is survived by his wife of 31 years, Nita; his sons and their wives, Spencer and Carolyn Cheatham, and Matthew and Stephanie Cheatham; his grandsons, Jacob and Waylen Cheatham; a sister, Brenda Eddy; and many other family members and many…
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Victor Birdsong

By Community Member | June 26, 2017 5:19 pm

Victor Birdsong, 63, passed away on June 12, 2017. He was born on Jan. 19, 1954 to H.J. and Frances Birdsong. Victor enjoyed neighbors, gardening, cooking, reading, movies, and carpentry. He was a gentle soul who always extended a helping hand. Victor’s lifelong love of wood led to a career in building and carpentry. Invaluable friends in Victor’s life include George and Alice Duncan, Robert and Fran Thorpe, and David Hicks. Victor was preceded in death by his parents, H.J. and Frances Birdsong; sister, Pat McGowan; friend, Danny Brooks; his beloved dog, Trapper; and wife, Lorraine Birdsong. Victor is survived…
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James Thomas Mazzetti

By Community Member | June 17, 2017 2:28 pm
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James Thomas Mazzetti, 90, of New Kent, passed away on June 14, 2017. James loved his children and grandchildren and spending time with his family, to whom he devoted his life. He loved golf, which he enjoyed with his wife and children, and he was a skilled artist. He was a man of many facets and he had a great sense of humor. James served his country honorably and was proud of his service in the Army in World War II. He will be missed, especially by his loving wife, Marion, of 66 years. He is survived by his spouse,…
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