New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 20, 2017


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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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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