New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | June 24, 2017


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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Lorraine Hensgen Christian

By Community Member | June 1, 2017 6:18 pm
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Lorraine Hensgen Christian, 81, of Providence Forge, VA, died on May 30, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 36 years, Wales M. Christian Sr. She is survived by her children, Ralph G. Davis III, Joni D. Wade (Reid), Curtis N. Davis (Mary), and Wales M. Christian Jr. (Allison); and eight grandchildren, Jonathan Haley, Samuel Clay, Wales Christian III, Laura Christian, Christian Davis, Hunter Wade, Jack Davis, and Christopher Wade. A memorial service was held on Friday, June 2, 1 p.m. at Providence Forge Presbyterian Church, 9130 Townsend Road, Providence Forge, VA 23140. A reception followed…
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James Alan Joyce Jr.

By Community Member | May 8, 2017 8:51 pm
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James Alan Joyce Jr., 37, of New Kent, Virginia, passed away on May 6, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Helen Joyce; father, James A. Joyce Sr.; daughter, Maggie Oakes; son, Jacy Babcock; sisters, Gina Diller (Billy) and her children, Holly Martin (Lance) and her children; brother, Tracy Love; and many other nieces and nephews. Alan was preceded in death by his girlfriend, Mary Oakes. He was an amazing son and brother. All that loved and knew him will miss him dearly. Alan had a heart of gold and was always willing to help everyone. Funeral services were held…
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Donald Eugene French

By Community Member | May 7, 2017 1:17 pm

Donald Eugene French passed away at his home on May 3, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Clearfield, Pa., Don was raised in Bowie, Md. He had a strong interest in geology, graphic arts, and printing. Like his father before him, Don entered the printing industry and became proficient in all phases of printing. As the industry changed, he transitioned to printing operations support. Employed by PressTek Corporation through 2016, his clients in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina thought highly of Don’s wealth and knowledge. Don began fly-fishing as a boy in the Pennsylvania mountains and grew into…
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Daniel Ray Fox

By Community Member | May 2, 2017 12:13 am

Daniel Ray Fox, 62, of New Kent, VA, passed away on Monday, Apr. 17, 2017. Daniel worked for many years at Alstom Power Company, but left to spend time with his wife and the animals at their business, Peticures Boarding & Grooming. Daniel is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patsy Fox; one daughter, Jennifer Fox (Jason); one son, Jeremy Fox (Megan); three grandchildren, Logan McDaniel, Nikolas Donathan and Camden Fox; along with two more grandchildren on the way; and two brothers, Michael and Wayne. The family received friends from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 21,…
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Jeremiah Park Harris

By Community Member | April 11, 2017 10:25 pm

Jeremiah Park “Bull Frog” Harris, 40, of Charles City, VA, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Jeremiah’s childhood home was in Rockwood, TN. He lived abroad in Germany and Italy and graduated high school at Aviano Air Force Base, Italy. He was a member of the “Booze Fighters” National Motorcycle Club. Jeremiah was a family man and a loving husband and father. He was preceded in death by his father, Randall Harris; paternal grandparents, Barbara and John Harris; and maternal grandfather, William Hunt. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Emmy Harris, who he had been together…
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Richard Allen Davis

By Community Member | March 27, 2017 9:38 pm
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Richard Allen Davis, 71, of Quinton, Virginia, passed away on Mar. 23, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Elizabeth L. Toler; beloved daughter, Hannah M. Davis; brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey F. and Donna Davis, of Peoria, Arizona; aunt, Iris A. Timmerman and her daughter, Luika Timmerman, of Walnut Creek, California. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Allen Trudel; and father, Alton K. Davis. Rick was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved with his family to Richmond. He attended Henrico County schools and graduated from Douglas Freeman High School. He earned a Bachelor…
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James “Marcus” Lambert

By Community Member | March 19, 2017 1:19 pm

James “Marcus” Lambert of Providence Forge, VA, beloved husband, father, and friend to all, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 11, 2017 after a short illness. He was born on Jan. 13, 1950 in Bastrop, Louisiana and also resided in the cities of Shreveport and New Orleans in that state. He later moved to Richmond, VA before relocating and retiring in Providence Forge, VA. He retired in 2012 as an automobile finance director with the Page Auto Group after being in finance for over 37 years, winning awards too numerous to mention. Marcus has always been an avid sports enthusiast…
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Sara Elizabeth Toy Zeman

By Community Member | March 5, 2017 6:23 pm
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Sara Elizabeth Toy Zeman passed away suddenly on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Kind and free spirited, Sara brightened up everyone’s life that she touched. She was born on Mar. 17, 1994 in Clarion, Pennsylvania to Barbara Duckett of Virginia and Richard Toy of Pennsylvania. Sara moved to New Kent at the age of two and attended New Kent schools from kindergarten to graduation. While attending, she participated in New Kent Middle School’s Beta Club and Band, New Kent High School’s Choir, and lettered in track. She graduated from New Kent High School in 2012. Sara enlisted in the United States…
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Shirley Harrison Carter Sr.

By Community Member | February 20, 2017 1:26 pm

Shirley Harrison Carter, Sr., 87, of Charles City, VA, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017. Shirley earned a Master’s Degree at Virginia Tech in 1953 and served in the U.S. Air Force and Civil Service for more than 40 years. He was stationed in North and South Carolina, Alabama, Iceland, and Virginia, retiring with a rank of Captain. He developed an interest in computer technology while in college, and worked with pioneering computer languages and training during his Civil Service career at Fort Lee. As a young man during WWII, he worked with the Virginia Protective Force. Later volunteer…
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