New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | March 20, 2023


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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Hyacinth W. Brown

By Community Member | November 1, 2022 12:46 pm

Hyacinth W. Brown passed away on Thursday, Oct. 20, surrounded by family and loved ones. Hyacinth was born on May 7, 1959 in Cornwall, New York. She lived her life the way she wanted with no complaints or regrets. One of her signature statements was “I got this”. Life will not be the same without her presence. Hyacinth leaves to cherish her son, Jason; hher siblings, nieces, nephews, co-workers, and friends. A public viewing was held on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, 11 a.m. at New Charity Funeral Home. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, 11 a.m….
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Barbara Ann Shoda Taylor

By Community Member | October 24, 2022 8:14 pm

Barbara Ann Shoda Taylor, 75, of New Kent, Virginia, was called home to our Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. Barbara was born in Bluefield, West Virginia, to the late Mary and John Shoda. She was a loyal and obedient servant of God. She passionately loved her family and friends, as well as sharing the love and warmth of our savior Jesus Christ with as many people as possible. Barbara always wore a radiant smile, remained kind and generous at all times, demonstrated the proficiency of a great listener, and possessed an incredible servant’s heart. She was truly…
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Carol Ann Hockridge Moon

By Community Member | October 11, 2022 7:51 pm

Carol Ann Hockridge Moon, of New Kent, Virginia, passed away on Oct. 8, 2022, after an unexpected hospital stay. Carol was born in Syracuse, New York, on May 10, 1944, to the late Edwin Hockridge and Edna Martin Hockridge. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. Carol was extremely proud of her son, daughter, and grandchildren. She was an active member of Liberty Baptist Church in Lanexa and especially loved working with the children. She was happiest when surrounded by all her family and cherished each one. Carol received great joy with their presence in her…
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Ann H. Seitz

By Community Member | October 4, 2022 4:59 pm

Ann H. Seitz, 95, of Quinton, Virginia, went home to the Lord on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Ann was the daughter of the late Edward and Hilda Hightower. Her greatest joy in life was her service to her church and her family. Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Harold K. Seitz; siblings, Evelyn and James Hightower; and two beloved grandsons, Paul Mula and Thomas Groves. She is survived by her children, Robert Seitz (Barbara), Catherine Hargan (Rick), Patricia Groves (Greg), and Brenda Cash (Krag-Stevens); seven beloved grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Oct….
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Louis Herbert Bell Jr.

By Community Member | September 29, 2022 1:47 pm

Louis Herbert Bell Jr., 66, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed away on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Louis retired from Ryder after working in trucking maintenance for 45 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, flying kites, listening to country music, and loved trips to the beach. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Herbert Bell Sr. and Hattie Gill Bell. Left to cherish Louis’ memories are his wife of 43 years, Barbara Glasheen Bell; sister, Barbara Bell Wilson; nephew, William Wirt Wilson Jr. (Marie); niece, Mary Ellen Cox (Richard); great-nephew, Thomas Ray Cox; great-niece, Carly Ellen Cox; and many…
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George Henry Haupt Jr.

By Community Member | September 10, 2022 7:27 am

George Henry Haupt Jr., 76, of Urbanna, Virginia and formerly of Charles City, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 7, 2022. Henry was an avid saltwater fisherman and outdoorsman. He loved fishing, golfing, and hunting with his friends and family. He dearly loved his sons and grandchildren and had a true soft spot for his dogs. Henry served in the Air National Guard. While Henry’s lifelong career was in banking, he felt especially blessed in recent years to continue his work in finance with the Evelyn family, a position he would describe as his dream job. Henry was preceded in…
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George Wallace Fisher

By Community Member | September 10, 2022 7:13 am

George Wallace Fisher, a life-long resident of New Kent County, passed away on Sept. 6, 2022 at the age of 87. George was born in Richmond, Virginia, on July 23, 1935, to the late Hugh Pearson and Alice Fisher Moore. He graduated from New Kent High School and furthered his education by attending and graduating from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1958 with a major in agronomy. While in college, he was in the Corp of Cadets, graduating as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force and was stationed in Texas. He enjoyed watching Virginia Tech football games on television and…
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