New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 24, 2024


David Linwood Curtis

By Community Member | October 31, 2023 8:28 pm

David Linwood Curtis, 49, a semi-pro wrestler known as “Gino Blanchard”, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023. David was preceded in death by his father, Dennis R. Curtis Sr., and stepfather, David Maxey. He is survived by his loving and devoted daughter, Davina Curtis; mother, Brenda K. Maxey; brother, Dennis R. Curtis Jr. (Jaime); sister, Jennifer Murphey and her fiancé’ Timmy Pulling; devoted aunt, Charlotte Brockwell “sha-sha” and Uncle Rickey Brockwell; two nieces, seven nephews, and many devoted friends and fans. At David’s request, there will be no funeral service. If desired, please make a…
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Carlyle Maurice Randall

By Community Member | October 17, 2023 10:56 am

Carlyle Maurice “Erskine” Randall, 69, of Lanexa, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, at his hope peacefully in Angeles City, Philippines. Carlyle’s dedication to his country was unwavering as he served in the Air Force for 20 years. His duties took him to various corners of the world, including Thailand, Greenland, and Japan. Carlyle, a cherished father, brother, uncle, and friend, was the fourth of nine children of the late James and Lucy Bernice Randall. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Barbara Wright, Diane (Willie) Jones, and James E. Randall. Carlyle will forever be loved…
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Sherry Christian Lawson

By Community Member | October 9, 2023 8:58 pm

Sherry Christian (Sher’Kay) Lawson, 67, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023, with her family by her side at her home in Quinton, Virginia. Sherry was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church. She was always willing to lend a hand to anyone that needed it, was an advocate for everyone, and put her family above all. Sherry had a love of reading, especially Nichloas Sparks, was a talented painter, and an amazing cook who was known for her deviled eggs. She had an outstanding work ethic and ended her career at Anderson and Strudwick, Inc., as Vice President…
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Michael Mayes III

By Community Member | October 6, 2023 12:28 am

Michael M. “Mikey” Mayes III, 17, of Gloucester, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023. Mikey and his brother Jake were an inseparable duo that spent countless hours “under the hood” of vehicles, working together. Mike and his brother were avid hunters and fishermen that enjoyed running their hound dogs. Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill Wolfe, and Amy and Mike Mayes. He is survived by his mother, Amanda Wooten-Mayes (John); father, Michael “Mike” Mayes (Jessica); brothers, Caleb Mayes and Christopher Hitt; maternal grandparents, Belinda Ciejek and Christopher Ciejek (Kim); great-grandparents, John “Stack” and Doris Wooten,…
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Jacob Wooten

By Community Member | October 6, 2023 12:27 am

Jacob “Jake” Wooten, of Lanexa, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023. Jacob was a graduate of New Kent High School where he was on the football, baseball, and wrestling teams. He was a Dallas Cowboys’ fan who loved spending time with his family and longtime girlfriend, Taylor Sheaffer. Jake and his brother Mikey were an inseparable duo that spent countless hours “under the hood” of vehicles, working together. Jake and his brother were avid hunters and fishermen that enjoyed running their hound dogs. Jacob was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Buck Tomlin, Ed and Ann Renick; and…
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Dorothy Douglas Moore

By Community Member | September 14, 2023 9:46 pm

Dorothy Douglas Moore, 85, of New Kent, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023. Dorothy loved nature that spanned from flowers and plants, all the way to animals. She enjoyed getting out and about traveling by the way of bus trips and cruise lines. She loved riding on the Gator with her dogs. Most importantly, Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family, especially on the days when they would sit under the carport eating crabs. She was a lifetime member of Hopewell Baptist Church in New Kent, where she will be missed by her church family. Dorothy was preceded…
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Albert Garnett Copland

By Community Member | September 2, 2023 10:54 am

Albert Garnett Copland, 62, of Charles City, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023. Garnett was an avid outdoor sportsman and never met a stranger. He was loved by all who knew him. He always lit up any room with his smile and fun-loving personality. Albert was preceded in death by his father, George F. Copland II, and his nephew, William Ruffin Creekmur. He is survived by his mother, Ridgely King Copland; brothers, George F. Copland III and Jeff Copland (Tammy); sisters, MaryPat Copland Davis (Curtis) and Carolyn Copland Haupt; nephews, Christian F. Davis (Shelby) and John C….
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Michael A. Martinez

By Community Member | September 2, 2023 10:46 am

Michael “Mike” A. Martinez, 70, passed away peacefully amongst family on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, after a long illness. Mike was born in Cuba and came to America with his mother, father, and brother at the age of six. The family set roots in the neighborhood of Oregon Hill in Richmond, Virginia. As a child, he played many sports to include baseball, basketball, and football, but he discovered later that fishing was his true calling. As a teenager, he met the love of his life, Patricia. Family and his love of fishing soon brought him to Lanexa in New Kent…
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Levi Grant Scott

By Community Member | August 20, 2023 11:39 am

Levi Grant Scott, 34, of Charles City County, Virginia, passed away on Aug. 12, 2023. Levi is survived by his parents, Larkin Scott Jr. and Dale Scott; brother, Luke; sister-in-law, Logan; brother, Larkin; sister-in-law, Nichole; nieces, Laura, Leslie, Leah, Lydia, and Lyla; as well as a large host of other relatives and friends. A private memorial service will be held at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sept. 16, 2023, 11 a.m., at New Kent Christian Center in New Kent, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to…
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Danny Joe Robinson

By Community Member | August 1, 2023 9:01 am

Danny Robinson, 64, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed away on June 6, 2023 at his home after a brief illness. Danny was a proud resident of Providence Forge for over 20 years where he shared a home with his wife and beloved dogs. He joined C&O Railroad when he was 17 years old and retired from CSX Railroad as a heavy equipment operator after 42 years of service. Danny will be remembered for his bright smile and outgoing personality. He never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anybody. Danny loved auctions and flea markets, as buying…
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