New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 19, 2018


Robert D. Kardian

By Community Member | February 15, 2018 6:38 pm

Robert D. Kardian (Bob), 69, passed to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 12, 2018. He resided in Providence Forge, VA, for the past 13 years. Bob was born on Feb. 6, 1949 in Richmond, VA. He attended Benedictine High School in Richmond and Virginia Military Institute via a basketball scholarship. Bob joined the U.S. Army in 1969 and was stationed in Germany where he carried atomic warheads while protecting the German borders. Upon returning home, he began working at Virginia’s Department of Transportation (VDOT) while taking classes at Virginia Commonwealth University. Bob earned a degree…
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Patricia Ann Kent

By Community Member | January 6, 2018 6:06 pm
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Patricia Ann Kent, 85, died peacefully at home in Murrells Inlet, SC, on Jan. 2, 2018. She was born July 11, 1932 to Alfred and Marguerite F. Kent in Denver, CO. While attended UNC-Chapel Hill, she met and married Hoytt P. Griggs in 1954, who preceded her in death in 1969. She later married Claude Williams, who also preceded her in death. Patricia was a parishioner at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Murrells Inlet, SC. Patricia was a teacher for 40 years in Virginia and North Carolina before retiring. She earned her masters degree in special education from the University…
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Helen Germaine Wooten

By Community Member | December 31, 2017 8:55 pm

Helen Germaine Wooten, born Sept. 11, 1928 in Danville, VA, passed away on Dec. 28, 2017 at her home in Barhamsville. Known to family and friends as “Grandma”, she was loved by everyone who knew her. She always had something funny to say or a song to sing. No matter what you said to her, she had a little ditty for you. We know she is now in heaven making those loved ones who have gone before her laugh. Germaine helped her husband, Norris, build his tugboat business from the ground up. She drove a school bus for a number…
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Glenn Samuel Ratcliff

By Community Member | December 7, 2017 3:16 pm

Glenn Samuel “Sam” Ratcliff, 67, of Charles City, passed away quietly at home surrounded by the love of his family on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. After a long battle with illness, Sam passed on peacefully to his home in heaven. Sam was born in Richmond and was of the Baptist faith. He was a heavy equipment operator for many years and well known within the construction company. Sam was a loving and devoted husband, father, and friend who was loved by everyone he ever met. Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Glenn Ratcliff and Martha Elliott Ratcliff;…
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Gertrude Davis Lindsay

By Community Member | December 3, 2017 12:50 am
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Gertude “Gigi” Davis Lindsay, 96, of Eltham (New Kent), Virginia, went to Heaven peacefully on the early morning of December 2, 2017 at home with a warm embrace from her children and grandchildren. How fitting it is that we are able to celebrate her life during the Christmas Season, her favorite time of the year. Gigi was born on the farm in New Kent County on May 3, 1921. She grew up bagging groceries during the great Depression, milking “Bessie” the cow (who frequently knocked off her glasses with her tail), and playing with the dollhouse before it fell off…
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Frances Reid Radwani

By Community Member | November 28, 2017 9:50 pm

Frances Reid Radwani, 88, of Quinton, passed away on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. She was a long-time, dedicated member of Emmaus Baptist Church. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Radwani. She is survived by her son, Kent Radwani and his wife, Pamela; four grandsons, David (Donna), Klint (Sarah), Jonathan (Maria), and Chase; two great-grandsons, Brandon and Nicolas; and a great-granddaughter, Lucille. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. at Emmaus Baptist Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road, Providence Forge, VA 23140. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Emmaus Baptist Church,…
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Rose Bollinger Harris

By Community Member | November 6, 2017 4:03 pm

Rose Bollinger Harris, 75, of Providence Forge, VA, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Bollinger Jr. She is survived by her second husband, Gordon Harris; her children, Trey Bollinger III, Cynthia Lawson, John Harris (Kaye), and Gary Harris (Jackie); two sisters, Carol Stewart and Theresa Morris; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA, with burial following at Washington Memorial Park, Sandston, VA. The family…
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James Waverly Smith

By Community Member | November 1, 2017 6:40 pm

James Waverly Smith, 76, of New Kent, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Calvin and Annie Louise Smith. James is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Carolyn Smith; two sons, Mark (Monika) and Michael (Ashley) Smith; grandchildren, Mathew, Allie, Elliott, and Waverly Smith; brothers, Calvin (Mary Anne), Linwood, and Charles (Esther) Smith; sisters, Elise Mae Allen (Herman), Mary Lou Rowe, and Carolyn Washburn (Claude); and many nieces and nephews. James served in the Army Reserves and retired as an electrician from Hill Electric. He…
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Juliet Louise Walls

By Community Member | November 1, 2017 6:38 pm

Juliet Lousie Walls, 69, of Providence Forge, VA, passed away October 31, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Louise Walls. Juliet is survived by her sister, Betty Batkins; nephew, Edward Batkins (Karen); two great-nieces, Evelyn and Audrey Batkins, all of Quinton. A funeral was held on Friday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m. at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA. Interment followed in Bethany Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 8101 Adkins Road, Charles City, VA, 23030. Tributes may be posted at

Joseph Washington

By Community Member | October 31, 2017 6:39 pm
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Deacon Joseph Washington, known to all as “Joe”, gracefully and peacefully departed this life at the age of 89 years to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born on Jan. 3, 1928, to the late Harmon B. Washington and Pearly P. Morris. Joe will be remembered as a father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, faithful member, and a very special friend. He will be missed and cherished by all.

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