New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 28, 2022


Eddie Parsley

By Community Member | August 9, 2022 10:09 am

Eddie “Mason” Parsley, 86, of New Kent, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Mason worked as a brick-laborer for most of his life. He loved being outdoors, his tobacco, gospel and country music, and his F150 truck. Most of all, he loved his family. Mason was a gentle and kind spirt and would always lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He will be missed by all who loved him. Mason was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mable; siblings, Wallace (Hobo), Alton (Shine), Paul, Jane, and Norman; and son-in-law, Scott….
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Dennis Ray Overman

By Community Member | August 5, 2022 11:24 pm

Dennis Ray Overman, 85, a longtime resident of Charles City County, Virginia, passed away on Aug. 2, 2022. Dennis was a lifelong farmer. He loved to hunt, fish, and spend time with his family. Dennis was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Helen Catherine Overman; his brother, David; and his sister, Marion. He is survived by three daughters, Debora, Peggy (Chuck), and Johnnie (Michael); a grandson, Christian (Brittany); five brothers and sisters, numerous other family members, and a host of friend. A funeral service was held on Saturday, Aug. 6, 11 a.m., at Vincent Funeral Home,…
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Kathy Sunbeam Owens Leftwich

By Community Member | August 5, 2022 11:17 pm

Kathy Sunbeam Owens Leftwich, 66, of New Kent, Virginia, passed away in her sleep unexpectedly and went to be with the Lord on July 31, 2022. Kathy loved spending time with her husband and her family. She especially loved spoiling her two grandsons. She loved the beach, sipping on a rum drink, and dancing to the twist. Kathy had an infectious laugh and would help anyone in any way she could. She truly made anyone around her feel like family. Kathy is survived by her loving husband of almost 48 years, Christopher Leftwich Sr.; a son, Christopher Leftwich Jr. (Danaire);…
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Mary Lou Kendall

By Community Member | August 1, 2022 10:36 am

Mary Lou Kendall, 62, of Barhamsville, Virginia, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022. She is survived by her sons, Douglas Smith of Barhamsville and Kevin Kendall of Chesterfield; grandchildren, Nathan, Brody, and Hayden Smith of West Point; siblings, Dixon Smith of Saluda, Shirley Mullins of Gloucester, April Heath of Waterview, and Pat Wilkerson of Toano; and many other family friends. A memorial service was held on Sunday, July 31, 3 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, 15810 Liberty Church Road, Lanexa, VA 23089. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Proclaiming Grace Outreach, 15730 Pocahontas Trail, Lanexa, VA 23089….
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Nathaniel Blake Atkins

By Community Member | July 25, 2022 9:59 pm

Nathaniel Blake Atkins, 31, of Richmond, Virginia, was called home on July 6, 2022. Nathan was born on July 18, 1990, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. His family moved to New Kent County, Virginia, in 1993, where his parents still reside. Nathan was an incredibly sweet soul that always gave everyone he met the benefit of the doubt. He had a kind heart and enjoyed giving to his loved ones. Nathan had a love for animals and had a particular gift with cats. He was extremely passionate about music and a skilled woodworker. Nathan was preceded in death by his grandfather,…
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George Dwight Adkins

By Community Member | June 27, 2022 4:05 pm

George Dwight Adkins, 66, of Charles City, passed away on June 26, 2022. George drove trucks for most of his life and worked D.W. Davis until he got sick. He enjoyed going to the drag strip and fishing. George was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Adolph Adkins; two songs, George D. Adkisn Jr. and Michael Diggs; a daughter, Leah Adkins; a grandson, Kellan Adkins; and son-in-law, Christopher Adkins. He is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Brenda Adkins; his mother, Madge Adkins; two sons, Jason Diggs (Kary) and Joseph Ellis; three daughters, Jessica Pruitt (Glenn), Tiffany…
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Vickie Thompson Roots

By Community Member | June 27, 2022 3:17 pm

Vickie Thompson Roots, 64, of Hague, VA, and formerly of Sandston, VA, passed away on June 10, 2022, after a medical emergency at her home. Vickie was preceded in death by her parents, Butch & Jerry Thompson, her husband, Walter Roots, and her son, Christopher Robertson. She is survived by her fiancé, Royal “Spanky” Kelvin, her two doggies, and a host of family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held in July near her birthday. Online condolences may be made at

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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