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Obituaries October 29, 2019

CLEARY, Francine Garber, 70, of Chesterfield. DRAHMS, Kenneth Robert, 66, of Chesterfield, husband of Sandy Drahms. EPPS, Thomalyn Ann, 42, of Chesterfield. GOMEZ, Diana Lucia, 62, of Chesterfield. HICKS, Grace Marie, 82, of Chesterfield. JORDAN, Ruth Hope, 84, of Chester. LANE, Robert, 58, of North Chesterfield. LEWIS, Tracy Laverne, 52, of North Chesterfield. LOOTENS, John Robert, 67, of... Read more
Ruth Hope Jordan

Ruth Hope Jordan

Obituaries October 22, 2019

Ruth Hope Jordan, 84, of Chester, Va., passed away peacefully in her home on Oct. 12, 2019. Ruth was born on Dec. 25, 1934, in Colonial Heights to John David Jordan and Ruth Alma Pate Jordan. She was born prematurely, so small that her first crib was just a... Read more
Ryan Thomas Newport

Ryan Thomas Newport

Obituaries October 22, 2019

Newport, Ryan Thomas, of Richmond, Va., passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully, on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. He was 38. He lived and loved courageously. Ryan was the ever-loving, ever-caring son of Fonda Jo Newport and Thomas Asher Newport, and the father of Isabel (age 11) and Tristan Newport (age... Read more
School teacher supports Coyner
I am ready for this election to be o-v-e-r as I have just about decided that, collectively, we have lost our minds. This occurred to me recently during a conversation with a friend about the Virginia House of Delegates race, during which my friend unapologetically said, “It’s party over... Read more
BLAYLOCK, Beverly Oakes Sobrito, 72, of Chesterfield. BRANCH, Deloris M., 79, of Chesterfield, widow of Alonza Branch. BRUBAKER, Flora Kidd, 94, of Chester, widow of Lowell Edward Brubaker. CLEARY, Francine Garber, 70, of Chesterfield. COFFEY, Alvin Dean Jr., 79, of Chesterfield, served in the Navy, widower of Barbara Webb Coffey and husband of Winnie... Read more
B-17 bomber crashes
The Nine-0-Nine – a U.S. Army B-17G Flying Fortress bomber that was built in 1944 and had visited the Chesterfield airport several times – crashed Oct. 2 at Bradley International Airport near Hartford, Conn. The aircraft was destroyed by fire, with only a portion of a wing and the tail remaining.... Read more
The Chesterfield Bar Association recently released the rankings of eight candidates who could fill the upcoming vacancy on the 12th Judicial Circuit Court District due to Judge T.J. Hauler’s retirement. Candidates were evaluated based on character, temperament, professional aptitude and experience. D. Gregory Carr and Jayne A. Pemberton were... Read more
The Chesterfield County Police Department is investigating the death of a male infant whose remains were discovered in the area of the 21400 block of Rutledge Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 10, in Ettrick. While responding to the area of Rutledge Avenue to serve outstanding warrants, officers learned that the... Read more
BARKER, Audrey Tate, 91, of Chesterfield. BRADLEY, Dempsey L. Sr., 84, of Chesterfield, an Army veteran, husband of Gayle Bradley. BRIGHAM, Vivian Alice Gick, 74, of Chester, wife of Charles Brigham. BURNER, Wayne Lee, 71, of Chesterfield, an Army command sergeant major, husband of Barbara Burner. GARTRELL, Wilma Jean, 79, of Chester, wife of... Read more
Two-vehicle crash
A crash involving a blue Hyundai Elantra and a black Toyota Corolla took place at 2:09 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, on Iron Bridge Road near Starbucks and Beach Road. A man driving the Elantra was transported to a hospital, according to witness Melissa Griffin. A man driving the Corolla... Read more