New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | December 8, 2019


Gregory Vann Adams

By Community Member | September 17, 2019 5:39 pm

Gregory “Greg” Vann Adams of Charles City, Virginia, born on Sept. 21, 1961, was called home to the Lord on Sept. 11, 2019. Fittingly, he left this world on a day of remembrance as an Air Force Veteran! Greg worked 16 years for Henrico County at both the General Services and Public Utilities Pumping Divisions as an Electronic Controls Technician, and lastly as a Senior Master Electrician. He humbly served others above self in many ways, namely for the Providence Forge Ruritan Club, Westover Church, Dinwiddie Youth League, Langley Basketball Association, and as a volunteer with the Department of Game…
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William Chandler Forrest

By Community Member | September 10, 2019 12:26 pm

William Chandler Forrest, 74, of Quinton, VA, passed from this life on Sunday, September 8, 2019. He was a beloved husband and father and was a devoted family friend to many. Chandler pursued a career in law enforcement and joined the Virginia State Police Department in 1968 where he served 27 years. After 20 years as a uniformed trooper, he was appointed to the Department of Internal Affairs where he was promoted to Sergeant and eventually retired in 1996. After his retirement from the Virginia State Police, he joined New Kent Sheriff’s Department where he served the county for an…
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Christine Diane Trepanier

By Community Member | August 28, 2019 9:25 am

Christine Diane Trepanier, 73, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed away Aug. 25, 2019, after an extended battle with cancer. Chris was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a loyal and kind friend what giving, witty, and fun loving, bringing humor and laughter wherever she went. Her friends and family will forever keep her in their hearts. Christine is survived by her husband, Ron Trepanier; two daughters, Kim T. Minor of Key West, Florida, and Heide Trepanier of Richmond, Virginia; and three grandchildren, Ryan Minor, Sydney Minor, and Lillian Snyder. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Sept….
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Estelle Iris Fowlkes Mountcastle

By Community Member | August 24, 2019 3:36 pm

Estelle Iris Fowlkes Mountcastle, 92, of Providence Forge, VA, passed away in her home surrounded by family and wildlife on Aug. 21, 2019. Born at home on June 30, 1927 in South Richmond, Estelle flourished into a beautiful young woman, wife, mother, and community member. She was equally a woman of nature who hunted, fished, and trekked in the woods with her beloved husband, George. George and Estelle met in grade school, where a more serious Estelle at firs rebuffed George’s mischievous play. As all who knew them can attest, he won her heart, and theirs was an enduring love…
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Mike Kamits

By Community Member | August 14, 2019 10:53 am

Mike Kamits, 70, of Charles City, Virginia, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. He loved fishing and spending time with his family. Mike was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Andrea Kamits; and father, George Kamits. He is survived by his son, Timothy Michael Kamits and his wife, Lindsay. All services will be private. Memorial donations can be made to the VFW Post 9808, 7168 Flag Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Tributes can be posted at

Alice Whittaker Stewart

By Community Member | August 5, 2019 7:49 pm

Alice Whittaker Stewart, 67, of Henrico, journeyed safely home to her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 29, 2019. Alice was born in West Virginia and moved to New Kent County at an early age where she attended New Kent Schools and graduated as a member of New Kent’s “Class of 69.” She worked for Reynolds Metals Company, the law firm of Hunton, William, Gay, Powell, and Gibson law firm (now Hunton and Williams), and retired as an officer of Franklin Federal Savings and Loan (now Townebank). Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Blankenship Stephens and Charles…
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Glenda Chavis Adkins

By Community Member | July 7, 2019 8:51 pm

Glenda Chavis Adkins, 83, of Providence Forge, VA, entered her heavenly home July 4, 2019. Glenda was a proud member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. She was also a wife, mother, teacher, and business owner. Glenda was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Herman Adkins; and by her brother, Randall Chavis. She is survived by her son, David Adkins; daughter, Becky Branch and her husband Eddie; three adopted daughters, Beth Locklear, Bunny Lynch (Archie), and Consuela Richardson; three brothers, Buddy, Lib, and Kenny Chavis; sister, Dorothy Lowery; six grandchildren, Dolly, Leann, Dyani, Ayani, Sierra, and…
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Donald Earl Hayes

By Community Member | July 3, 2019 1:12 pm

Donald Earl Hayes, 80, of Charles City, VA, passed away on June 29 after a long illness. He was surrounded by his family, friends, and dog. Donald worked for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for 30 years as a natural resource manager. He was an avid outdoorsman and trained thoroughbred race horses in Maryland. Donald was dedicated and worked diligently for the restoration of the Charles City County Historical Courthouse. Donald is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Barbara Hayes; his daughter, Kimberly Hayes Moyer (Kevin); his son, Philip Avery Hayes; his dog, Bubba; and…
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Alice Elizabeth Wickersham

By Community Member | June 24, 2019 9:03 pm

Alice Elizabeth “Betty” Wickersham of Bakersfield, California, formerly of New Kent, Virginia, loving mother and grandmother, was welcomed home by her Lord on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Betty was born on Dec. 6, 1941, in Richmond, Virginia, to Roger and Emma Gregory. She was raised on the “Castle Farm” in New Kent County, Virginia. Betty graduated from New Kent High School in 1960 and Mary Washington College in 1964. She moved to Bakersfield to teach English at Foothill High School. Betty met and married local jewelry Gordon Wickersham. After taking several years off to raise her three sons, she worked…
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Karen Ann Lambert

By Community Member | June 10, 2019 5:01 pm

Karen Ann Lambert, 63, of New Kent, died peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, June 3, 2019. She was born on August 26, 1955, in Marrero, Louisiana to Otis and Dorothy Lege’. She moved to New Kent, Virginia, in 1987 where she spent the remainder of her life loving trips to the mountains, gardening, cooking, and spending time with family, especially her beloved grandchildren. Karen was preceded in death by her father, Otis Lege’; brother, Nelson “Rickey” Lege’; and sister, Lisa Lege’. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Tommy Lambert; two daughters, Courtney Lambert and Casey Stowe;…
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