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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | December 12, 2019


Peter James Robinson

By Community Member | March 8, 2019 12:46 pm

Peter James Robinson, 77, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed away on Monday, Mar. 4, 2019, at Retreat Doctors Hospital, Richmond, Virginia. After months of failing health due to complications of Parkinsonism, he left peacefully with his wife and family by his side. Pete was born in Yonkers, New York, in 1942. He was able to call many places home due his stint in the Air Force. He lived for extended periods in Washington D.C., Dallas, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, and Leesburg, Virginia, before retiring near family in New Kent County, Virginia. Known to most as Dad, Grandpa, Poppa, Coach, or Petey,…
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Jeffrey Dupree Cotman

By Community Member | February 27, 2019 7:40 am

Jeffrey Dupree Cotman transitioned from this earthly tabernacle to his heavenly home on Feb. 11, 2019. He was born on July 21, 1977. He was surrounded by his family and his two favorite dogs, Lady Chole and Teddy, at the time of his passing. Jeffrey loved to cook and he was lovingly called “Chef Jeff.” Jeffrey also had a passion for technology, loved to travel, root for his favorite NFL team the Washington Redksins, and play golf. He was a member of Little Elam Baptist Church where he was discipled. He believed deeply in Jesus’ saying, “You are my disciple…
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Alyianna Faye Goodnite

By Community Member | February 26, 2019 9:08 am

Alyianna Faye Goodnite, of Quinton, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Alyianna is survived by her loving parents, Amanda Dunn and Joshua Goodnite; and numerous other family members. Services will be private. Memorial donations can be made to the American SIDS Institute, Tributes may be posted at

Robert “Greg” Fisher

By Community Member | February 23, 2019 6:42 pm

Robert “Greg” Fisher, 60, of Charles City, Virginia, and formerly of Henrico, Virginia, passed way unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Greg loved animals, history, relic hunting, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends. Greg was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Fisher. He is survived by his mother, Mary Lee Fisher; loving wife, Jo Anne Fisher; aunt, Kathleen Shultz; and numerous cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Mar. 2, 11 a.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church in Charles City. A potluck reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations…
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Margaret W. Mihalcoe

By Community Member | February 19, 2019 11:01 pm
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Margaret W. Mihalcoe, 81, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed away Feb. 18, 2019. She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed singing, sewing, crocheting, and gardening both flowers and vegetables, as well as cooking. No one ever left Margaret’s home hungry. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, John Mihalcoe Jr.; son, David James Mihalcoe; and son-in-law, Bill Long. She is survived by three daughters, Jackqulyn Violet (Kenny), Judith Dean (Gilly), and Cynthia Mihalcoe; son, John Mihalcoe III (Jane); daughter-in-law, Sarah Mihalcoe; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Friday,…
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John Mihalcoe Jr.

By Community Member | February 14, 2019 11:28 pm

John Mihalcoe Jr., 87, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed away Feb. 12, 2019. John loved his family dearly. He thoroughly enjoyed “mole” hunting around the farm, frog gigging, and deer hunting with his friends and family. John was preceded in death by his son, David James Mihalcoe. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Margaret Williams Mihalcoe; three daughters, Jackqulyn Violet (Kenny), Judith Dean (Gilly), and Cynthia Mihalcoe; a son, John Mihalcoe III (Jane); daughter-in-law, Sarah Mihalcoe; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 16, at Vincent Funeral Home, Providence Forge, and burial…
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Frances Payne Bouknight Tyler

By Community Member | February 12, 2019 1:25 pm
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Frances Payne Bouknight Tyler, 85, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Henrico, Virginia. She was born on Mar. 11, 1933 and is the daughter of William Miller and Frances Turner Bouknight. Frances was reared in Edgefield County, South Carolina at her family’s inherited plantation, Mulberry Hill. She was the wife of Harrison Ruffin Tyler, grandson of the tenth United States President, John Tyler. Mrs. Tyler attended Converse College, transferring after two years to the University of South Caroline where she graduated with a degree in Fine Arts. She then studied in New York and subsequently received another degree from the…
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Ann Catherine Jenson Lanzillotti Black

By Community Member | February 11, 2019 4:57 pm
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Ann Catherine Jenson Lanzillotti Black, 93, passed away peacefully February 10, 2019 after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her children and loved ones. She was born in Redwing, Minnesota on September 18, 1925. She was the only child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Eldred Jenson of Providence Forge, Virginia. She was a lover of music. A classically trained pianist, she obtained her music degree from Peabody Conservatory of Music/John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She taught public school music at Curtis and Butler Elementary schools in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, and obtained a Master’s Degree in Pastoral…
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Christopher Logan Browne

By Community Member | December 1, 2018 12:33 pm
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Christopher Logan Browne, 44, of Midlothian, VA, and formerly of Shelby County, KY, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Chris loved University of Kentucky basketball, classic country music, and spending time fishing and boating with his family and friends. He was a member of Pleasureville United Methodist Church and attended LifePoint Christian Church in Toano, VA. Chris was preceded in death by his brother, Dale Witt; paternal grandparents, Albert and Martha Brown; and maternal grandparents, Jay Applegate and Loraine Applegate Cates. He is survived by his daughter, Cheyenne Logan Browne; wife, Marielle Mattei; parents, Albert and Gayle Browne;…
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Dorothy Bailey Pomeroy

By Community Member | December 1, 2018 12:23 pm

Dorothy Bailey Pomeroy, 84, of New Kent, VA, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Dorothy loved spending time with her family watching Notre Dame, Navy, and Penn State playing college football. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, George Pomeroy; her infant son, Stephen Pomeroy; parents, John and Jennie Bailey; and nine siblings. She is survived by her daughter, Anne Phillips (Alan); and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Following cremation, a graveside service will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, 1 p.m. at Olivet Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 5700 Olivet Church Road, Providence Forge, VA. In…
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