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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 26, 2021


Charles Mitchell Hammond Jr.

By Community Member | November 16, 2020 7:15 pm

Charles Mitchell Hammond Jr., known as Mitch, passed away suddenly and peacefully at his home in New Kent, Virginia, on Nov. 10, 2020. He was born on Mar. 14, 1937, the first of five children to the Rev. Charles Mitchell Hammond Sr. and Altha Hammond. Mitch graduated from Lock Haven Area High School and enlisted into the United States Navy. He attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating in 1960. He served his country as an officer in the Navy until 1968 before pursuing a career in physics. Mitch received his PhD in physics from Pennsylvania State…
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Betty Abernathy Brime

By Community Member | November 9, 2020 2:14 pm

Betty Abernathy Brime, born on Feb. 2, 1954, passed unexpectedly on Oct. 15, 2020. In lieu of flowers, a remember Betty Brime account has been set up at BB&T with the last four account numbers being 8134. A meal train and fund me page have also been set up in her memory. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The family thanks everyone for their patience and outpouring of support during this extremely difficult time.

Christopher Martel Adkins

By Andre Jones | November 2, 2020 9:39 pm

Christopher Martel Adkins, 26, of New Kent, Virginia, passed suddenly on Oct. 28, 2020. Chris graduated from New Kent High School on June 9, 2012 and was baptized at Elam Baptist Church when he was a teenager. He was employed by West Rock in Richmond. He was a family man who sincerely loved his wife, Mary, and their daughter, Addison. At heart, he was truly an outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing with his father, working on cars with his brother, Rico, and hanging out with his older brother, Brandon. Chris was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and…
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James Howard Smith III

By Community Member | October 28, 2020 9:07 am

James “Jay” Howard Smith III, 53, of Charles City, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 22, 2020. Jay was a graduate of the Class of 1985 from Thomas Dale High School. He was the owner of Smith Plumbing Service and Repair for over 20 years. He dearly loved spending time with family and friends. Jay enjoyed life to the fullest and could be found hunting, fishing, or attending auctions in his free time. Jay was preceded in death by his parents, James “Jamie” H. Smith Jr. and Patricia S. Blankenship; paternal grandparents, James Howard Smith Sr. and…
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Linwood Wilford Throckmorton Sr.

By Community Member | October 25, 2020 2:38 pm

Linwood Wilford Throckmorton Sr., 84, of Quinton, Virginia, left his earthly home for his eternal home on Oct. 15, 2020. Wilford was a caring husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He graduated from New Kent High School as a member of the Class of 1954. He was the co-owner of Betty’s Catering Service and a member of Black Creek Baptist Church. He and his wife worked on the electoral board for over 25 years. Wilford retired from the GM parts department after 23 years of service and then worked on the farm at Throckmorton Greenhouses until his health condition did not…
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Richard Edward Green

By Community Member | October 9, 2020 4:37 pm

Richard Edward Green, 73, of New Kent County, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 25, 2020 after a prolonged illness. Richard is survived by his wife, Janice; brother-in-law, Bruce Griggs and wife Joanne; nephew, Daniel Griggs and wife Rachel; niece, Macy Riegerix and husband Andrew; along with two great-nephews and a great-niece. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, 10 a.m. at Christ Fellowship Church of Williamsburg, 5000 Easter Circle, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Tributes may be posted at

Kara Lynn Patrick

By Community Member | October 2, 2020 12:37 am

Kara Lynn Patrick, infant daughter of Katelynn Stamper and Austin Patrick, drifted from earthly rest to heavenly rest on Sept. 25, 2020. Undoubtedly, she was welcomed into heaven by two of her great-grandmothers, Kathy Ashburn and Mildred Wiley. For seven months, Kara’s smile and joy was shared with her parents; her grandparents, Bill and Terri Stamper, and Justin and Crystal Myers; great-grandparents, Edward C. and Sharon Robbins, Mildred Kestner and Mark E. Myers; uncles, Peyton Stamper, Brandon Stewart, Tristian Myers, Matthew Myers, Dawson Myers, Cian Minter, Conner Patrick, and George Stamper III; aunts, Abigail Alford, Shannon Lowry, Martha Jackson, and…
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Angela Sink Kelley

By Community Member | September 29, 2020 5:48 pm

Angela “Angie” Sink Kelley, 54, made her ascent into heaven on Sept. 26, 2020 to be with Jesus and reunite with her beloved husband, Vernon “Anthony” Kelley, who preceded her in death. Angie’s passion for helping people led her to managing an elderly community where all loved her dearly. Her charismatic personality and love for her family and others will be what is truly missed. She was anointed by the Holy Spirt and had an impact on so many lives. Angie was a warrior, especially in her final days as she battled cancer with her family by her side. Angie…
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Kurt Edward Gran

By Community Member | September 28, 2020 10:12 pm

Kurt Edward Gran, 77, of Quinton, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 26, 2020 at his home. Kurt is survived by his wife of 55 years, Doris; son, Kurt E. Gran (Tracy); daughter, Marnie Creech (Kevin); four grandchildren, Victoria, Joseph (Kylee), Hunters, and Kensington; great-grandson, Grayson; and two step-grandchildren, Conner and Lauren. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Oct. 10, 12-4 p.m. at the American Legion Post #175, 8700 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, Virginia, 23116. Tributes may be posted at

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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