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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 24, 2020


James “Willard” Redman

By Community Member | September 12, 2020 11:08 am

James “Willard” Redman, 78, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 10, 2020. Willard was a self-employed construction worker, building homes in New Kent County for decades. He was well-known for his attention to detail in everything he did. Willard also enjoyed working outside, whether taking care of the yard or building and fixing anything he could. He took a special pride in building things for his family, including his wife’s dream home. He also loved basketball and played up until he was in his 60’s. Willard was preceded in death by his loving wife of…
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Bobby Ogle

By Community Member | August 31, 2020 1:30 pm

Bobby Ogle, 79, of New Kent, Virginia, passed away after a long illness on Aug. 29, 2020. Bobby retired from the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station after 40 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Bobby is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Sally Ogle. A private family gathering to honor Bobby’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Massey Cancer Center. Vincent Funeral Home, Providence Forge Chapel, is handling the arrangements. Tributes can be posted at

Donna Lee Faunce

By Community Member | August 31, 2020 1:26 pm
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Donna Lee Faunce, 83, of Charles City, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Donna was born on Nov. 12, 1936 in Titusville, Pennsylvania. She enjoyed learning about history, genealogy, traveling, gardening, birds, music, reading, and finding delight in the simplest aspects of life. Her unwavering love for her family and contagious laughter will be missed by those who knew and loved her. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Georgia Ella Frank and Admiral Dewey Faunce; her siblings, and her son, Charlie. Donna will be lovingly remembered by her children, Rick, Jeanne, Butch, Daryl…
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Leah Y. Handley

By Community Member | August 25, 2020 10:51 pm

Leah Y. Handley, 59, of Barhamsville, Virginia, passed away on Aug. 23, 2020. She had worded at the Medical College of Virginia. Leah is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Glen Handley. A graveside service was held on Thursday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m. at Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery, with a walkthrough visitation held on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, Virginia. Tributes may be posted at

Larry Thomas Parker

By Community Member | August 20, 2020 4:31 pm
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Larry Thomas Parker, 71, of Providence Forge, Virginia, and formerly of Shreveport, Louisiana, departed this earth on July 21, 2020. Larry graduated from Fair Park High School in 1967 where he played football and baseball, and was the “Big Indian” during his senior year. He attended Louisiana Tech University and went on to graduate from Ocean Tech in Fort Walton Walton Beach, Florida, as an outstanding graduate as an Open Water Scuba Instructor with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Larry was currently a special duty and city marshal for Bossier City, Louisiana. Diving was his true passion as…
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William Benjamin Caldwell

By Community Member | July 30, 2020 10:46 pm
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William Benjamin “Ben” Caldwell, 63, passed away at home holding the hand of his loving wife after a courageous battle with cancer on July 28, 2020. Ben was an outdoors-man who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandkids. Ben was preceded in death by his parents, Charles R. Caldwell Jr. and Bernice K. Minter; and a son-in-law, Richard C. Salvatore II. He is survived by his wife, Denise M. Caldwell; his daughters, Melanie “Nicki” Byrd (Eric) and Elizabeth “Betsy” Salvatore; his sons, Devin Caldwell (Kathen) and Timothy Caldwell (Mindy); three brothers,…
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Elvin Luis Zayas

By Community Member | July 22, 2020 6:04 pm
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Elvin Luis Zayas, 59, of New Kent County, peacefully ended his battle with cancer on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Elvin was preceded in death by his mother, Carmen Maysonet; and father, Jorge Zayas. He is survived by his wife, Aida Zayas; his children, Steven, Adam, and Emily; his sister, Carmon Ramos; his brothers, Frank Ramos, Eddie Ramos, Eric Cruz, and Felix Cruz; brother-in-law, Peter Ponga; sister-in-law, Anna Williams; honorary family members, Samantha Cunningham and Jackson Bush; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family. Elvin recently found peace and comfort through…
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Richard Charles Salvatore II

By Community Member | July 20, 2020 10:05 pm
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Richard Charles Salvatore II, 33, passed away Monday, July 13, 2020, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 31, 1986 in Los Angeles California, but was raised in New Kent County, Virginia, which he called home. Richard was an electrician with Dudley Electric and loved working there. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family, and was a “grill master”. Richard enjoyed working with wood and his antique trucks. He loved teaching new things to his girls, who were his pride and joy. Richard enjoyed anything fun and was the life of the party. Richard is survived by his…
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Jane Goodwyn Wood

By Community Member | May 26, 2020 3:40 pm

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

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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