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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | June 27, 2022


James Jerome Brown

By Community Member | June 21, 2022 3:12 pm

James Jerome Brown, 82, of Quinton, departed this life on June 16, 2022. He is survived by his loving daughters, Antoinette Brown and Anita Johnson (Kevin); three grandchildren, Vanessa James (Mark), Jonathan Moody (Jayshawn), and Alesha Johnson; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Gladys DePriest; and a host of other relatives and friends. A viewing will be held on Friday, July 1, from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Avenue, Henrico, with family receiving friends from 3-4:30 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, July 2, 11 a.m., in the March Chapel (facemask required),…
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Charles F. Carter

By Community Member | June 15, 2022 12:05 am

Charles F. Carter, 77, passed on May 29, 2022, at his home in Ellsworth, Maine, after a long illness. Formerly of New Kent, Charles moved to Maine due to his illness. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley; sons, Howard (Patty) of Ellsworth, Maine, and Wiley (Lisa) of James City; three grandchildren, Michael Ellis, Brandie Brown, and Ryan Carter; sisters, Vivian Bland of North Carolinaa, Evelyn Brock of Virginia Beach, and Margaret LeRoche of Suffolk; brothers, Albert Carter (Janet) of North Carolina, and Robert Carter (Sandra) of Poquoson; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and close family friends….
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Charles Franklin Chisenhall

By Community Member | May 27, 2022 11:18 pm

Charles Franklin Chisenhall, 68, of Sandston, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 20, 2022. Charles was born in the mountains of Southwest Virginia and grew up in New Kent. He owned and operated Dan-Lor Electric Co. in Providence Forge and lived in Henrico. He was a proud member of Sandston Masonic Lodge #216, a deacon at New Life Baptist Church, and loved spending time outdoors with his family and friends. Charles was preceded in death by his father, Miles Chisenhall; and his mother, Wanda Chisenhall. He is survived by his wife, Sherri Chisenhall; son, Daniel Chisenhall; daughter, Lori Chisenhall…
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Nellie E. Holmes

By Community Member | May 24, 2022 5:22 pm

Nellie E. Holmes, 96, of Providence Forge, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 23, 2022. Nellie was a devoted member of Samaria Baptist Church, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, and Woodmen of the World. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Edward “Gus” Holmes, and grandsons, Hawkins, Devin, and Greg. Nellie is survived by her children, Merle (Drue), Linda, Rose (Wakie), Edith (Harley), Hilda (Dave), and Audrey (Lowell); a son of her heart, Alva (Janet); eight grandchildren, Darrin, Robbie, Michelle, Lisa, Farrar, Mary, Meagan, and Loren; 16 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; her siblings,…
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Gertrude Winbauer Gentry

By Community Member | May 17, 2022 11:28 pm

Gertrude Winbauer Gentry, 96, of New Kent, Virginia, passed away on May 14, 2022. Gertrude loved baking, with her lemon pound cake voted “best in show” last year. She also enjoyed gardening, flowers, and all of her dogs and other animals. Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. Gentry; son, Gerald Ellwood Ellgass; and sisters, Evelyn Enroughty and Josephine Knight. She is survived by her son, Glenn Ellgass; brother, Joseph Winbauer; two grandsons, Bobby Graves and Frank Haegela; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 18, 11 a.m. at Vincent Funeral…
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Alease Allen Johnson Braxton

By Community Member | May 17, 2022 11:20 pm

Alease Allen Johnson Braxton passed into the eternal presence of our Lord on Monday, May 2, 2022, surrounded by her loving and devoted family. Alease was born on Nov. 5, 1919, to the late Robert and Elizabeth Allen in Charles City County, VA, and was a life-long resident of the county. She was educated in the county schools and a graduate of Ruthville High School. She joined Union Baptist Church at 11 years of age and was a faithful member until her health began to decline. She served as a church clerk, deaconess, and for many years, her beautiful alto…
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Geraldine Rowe Hale

By Community Member | May 3, 2022 5:53 pm

Geraldine Rowe Hale, 86, gained her heavenly rest on Apr. 29, 2022, following a long illness. Gerri was the first-born child of Aldon and Gladys Rowe of Rowe, Virginia. She spent all of her adult life in the Lanexa, Virginia area. Ms. Gerri, as she was affectionately known by so many, was a Christian woman, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Ms. Gerri was a school bus driver for more than 40 years, serving New Kent County and Williamsburg-James City County. She spent her last five years of service as an aide for pre-school buses, retiring at the age…
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Judith J. Zummo

By Community Member | April 18, 2022 9:32 pm

Judith “Judy” J. Zummo, of Locust Grove, Virginia, passed away Dec. 5, 2021. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Apr. 25, 2 p.m., at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 8400 St. Peter’s Lane, New Kent, Virginia, 23124. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Vincent Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Tributes may be posted at

Eric Thomas Hula

By Community Member | April 12, 2022 11:38 pm

Eric Thomas Hula, 25, of Charles City, Virginia, passed away on Apr. 3, 2022, after a long battle with schizophrenia. Eric was born on Jan. 29, 1997, in Blacksburg, Virginia. He was especially close with his sisters Emma and Ellie. He was fiercely protective of them and always had their best interests at heart. Eric was gentle and loving with animals, including his cats Nip and Hum, and his cat Graystone, whom he was heartbroken to lose last year. Eric had a kind heart and loved his friends, whom he went out of his way to help and to spend…
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Joyce M. Turpin

By Community Member | April 5, 2022 11:56 am

Joyce M. Turpin, 80, of Charles City, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Apr. 2, 2022. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Apr. 9, 2022, 11 a.m., at New Elam Baptist Church, in New Kent, Virginia. A viewing will be held on Friday, Apr. 8, 2022, 6-8 p.m. at Vincent Funeral Home in Providence Forge, Virginia. Tributes may be posted at

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