New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 27, 2023


Christina Ammons

By Community Member | January 4, 2023 9:48 am

Christina Ammons, 72, of Providence Forge, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. Christina was a very vibrant and spunky lady. She enjoyed her retirement, loved gardening, bird watching, dancing, her family, and grandchildren. Christina was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rilda Newsome Sumpter. She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Steve Ammons; four children, Tony Stone, Cherry Stone (Craig), James Stone (Terri), and Chrisken Blaine (Scott Blaine); sisters, Geneva Wallen (Harry), Phyllis Conrad (Dave), Linda Lewis (Randy), and Diana Fannin (Paul); grandchildren, Zecherian, Amber, Brittany, and Uriah Stone,…
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Warren Lee Owens

By Community Member | January 3, 2023 9:37 pm

Warren Lee Owens, 79, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. Warren was born in Mathews County, Virginia, and raised in Highland Springs, Virginia, where he met his love of 53 years, Sandy. Warren and Sandy moved to New Kent County in 1981, where they raised their two children. Warren worked as a painter for W.W. Nash for 13 years. He moved on to being a painter/wallpaper hanger for Colonial Williamsburg for 25 years, where he retired as a foreman and master wallpaper hanger in 2007. As a master wallpaper hanger, Warren was asked to hang various unique wallpapers. Among…
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Robyn Taylor Arrington

By Community Member | December 27, 2022 2:30 pm

Robyn Taylor Arrington, 70, of New Kent, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 24, 2022, surrounded by her family after a long battle with breast cancer. Robyn was born on Dec. 23, 1952 and grew up in Chesterfield County. She worked at Phillip Morris as an executive secretary, retiring after 34 years of service. Robyn enjoyed attending special teas with her family and friends. She also loved traveling, was an avid reader, and enjoyed watching old movies. Robyn had such a big heart for all living things, especially children and animals. What she loved most of all…
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Leon Bailey Bowery

By Community Member | December 18, 2022 8:38 pm

Leon Bailey Bowery, 89, of Providence Forge, Virginia, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Leon loved buying and working on old cars. He was a lifelong member of Emmaus Baptist Church, and a member of the masonic lodge. Leon was preceded in death by his son, Mark Bowery; three brothers, Raymond, Charles “Buddy”, and Cecil Bowery; and one sister, Phyllis Butler. He is survived by his life of 67 years, Gerry Bowery; one son, Michael Bowery; two daughters, Joy Hamlin (Gary), and Tracy Meyer (Dale); four grandchildren, Jennelle, Jessica, and Taylor Bowery, and…
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Terry Hunkele Dillon

By Community Member | December 6, 2022 9:26 am

Terry Hunkele Dillon, 62, of Deltaville, Virgina, and formerly from Hideaway Marina, became an angel on Dec. 2, 2022. Terry was preceded in the angel corps by her parents, Tom and Helen Hunkele; grandparents, and godparents. She is survived by her husband, Michael Dillon; sons, Chase Leftwich (Ashley) and Hunter Leftwich; grandchildren, Avery, Peyton, and Cole; brothers, Tommy (Shelly), Timmy, and Teddy; nieces, nephews, cousins, as well as other members of her loving family, and her “spoiled” dog, Cora Kay. The family will make arrangements at a later date. In lieu of flowers, make a donation to a charity of…
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Lucille Paul Briere

By Community Member | December 5, 2022 10:35 pm

Lucille Paul Briere, 91, died on Nov. 18, 2022, in Richmond, Virginia, surrounded by the love of her family after having a long and abundant life. Lucille was born in Southbridge, Massachusetts, on Apr. 13, 1931, the only child of Claudio Joseph Paul and Irene McDonald Paul. Following the passing of her mother when she was quite young, Lucille traveled to the Convent of the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin in Nicolet, Quebec, Canada. There, she was raised and schooled by Catholic nuns. Lucille graduated from St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1952 in Worcester, Massachusetts,…
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Mary E. Minor

By Community Member | November 29, 2022 1:14 pm

Mary E. Minor, of Quinton, Virginia, passed away on Oct. 27, 2022, after a short and unexpected hospital stay. Mary was born on Feb. 29, 1940, in Powhatan County, Virginia. She was married to the late Thomas R. Minor Sr. She was funny, loving, resourceful, and a crafty woman who was also a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Mary was an excellent singer, seamstress, gardener, and loved the color “red”. She also loved traveling with her late husband and friends. Whenever you saw her, you would first see her smiling face accompanied by her saying, “Hey…How are you…
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Christopher Wayne Leftwich Sr.

By Community Member | November 28, 2022 9:55 am

Christopher Wayne Leftwich Sr., 67, of New Kent, Virginia, passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. Chris was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, and spending time at the river. If he wasn’t outside, you were almost guaranteed to find him in the kitchen, canning and cooking up a storm. Chris also loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Chris was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Leftwich; and three brothers, Chuck, Jeffrey, and Jimmy Leftwich. He is survived by his son, Christopher Leftwich Jr. (Danaire); two grandsons, Noah and…
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Robert Ashley Moore

By Community Member | November 27, 2022 8:35 pm

Robert Ashley Moore, 49, of New Kent, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, as the result of an automobile accident. Ashley was a 1992 graduate of New Kent High School and went on to attend Brevard College. A true outdoorsman, Ashley loved visiting the mountains, hunting, saltwater fishing, water-skiing, and “bare-footing.” He also enjoyed golfing, watching NASCAR, and was quite gifted with culinary skills, often cooking up greens, cornbread, seafood, and wild game. Ashley was an extraordinary storyteller and impersonator, someone who was constantly tinkering with a project, and an absolute “neatnik.” Ashley worked…
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Catherine Seitz Hargan

By Community Member | November 11, 2022 4:08 am

Catherine Seitz Hargan, 68, passed away quietly in her home after a lengthy battle with brain cancer on the morning of Nov. 5, 2022. Catherine was valedictorian of her high school class in 1972 and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Masters of Social Work. After graduating, she returned to her home of New Kent to work in the Department of Social Services and serve the communities of New Kent and Charles City. She later became a field instructor for VCU’s School of Social Work in New Kent, and trained many aspiring social workers while continuing to give back…
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