New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 19, 2022


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

Christopher M. Golderos

By Community Member | March 8, 2022 10:11 pm

Christopher M. Golderos, 44, passed away unexpectedly on Mar. 5, 2022. Christopher graduated from Fork Union Military Academy and later became a Journeyman out of Local 45 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. He loved being outdoors and working with his hand. Christopher is survived by his parents, Betty K. Golderos and Victor R. Golderos III; brother, Reuben Golderos (Lorrie); a special niece, Rebecca Borron (Kevin) and their children, Caroline and Kevin II; a special nephew, Reuben Golderos Jr. (Holly) and their children, Josephine, Lola, and Vivian; and a special friend, Jennifer Brown. A graveside service with family and friends was held…
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Alvin Hogge

By Community Member | February 19, 2022 3:05 pm

Alvin “Dennis” Hogge, 75, passed away on Feb. 1, 2022, in the loving care of his daughter at his home in Williamsburg, Virginia. Dennis was born in New Kent County and was the second of nine children. He was a United States Marine with an honorable discharge, a Vietnam veteran, a member of the Chickahominy Indians Tribe Eastern Division in New Kent County, and a member of Tsena Commocko Baptist Church. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest Kendrel Hogge and Althea Ardith Bradby; his brother, Lon Gregory Hogge; and sister, Shirly Sue Hogge. He is survived by…
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Sherry B. Tyler

By Community Member | February 15, 2022 1:09 am

Sherry Marcine Brown was born on Aug. 26, 1939, in Pennsylvania. She lived in the small town of Greencastle until her early teens, when her family sold the Greencastle Sanitary Dairy and moved to Clearwater Island, Florida. After high school at the beach, Sherry attended Florida State University, earning a master’s degree in speech therapy. While enrolled she practiced synchronized swimming and later appeared (underwater) in an Ester Williams movie. Sherry married George Keesee Tyler, who moved from Charles City, Virginia, to Florida with his friends, Charles Haupt and Ty Lovern. Sherry and George had two children, Barbara and Robert….
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