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Obituaries September 24, 2019

AMBS, Evelyn Gordon, 92, of Chesterfield, widow of Harry Paul Ambs. BRANZELLE, William Allen, 78, of South Chesterfield, an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, husband of Joyce A. Branzelle. CARICOFE, Earnest J., 83, of Chester. DuVON, Kenneth Gamble Jr., 76, of Chesterfield, an Air Force veteran, husband of Marsha E.... Read more
Ramsey honored
Family and friends gathered at R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks on Sunday, Sept. 1, to celebrate the life of Chesterfield County resident Wanda Castelow Ramsey, who died Aug. 18, 2019, at age 70. Each person who attended was asked to write a message on a balloon... Read more
It was an odd procession that headed through Chester on Thursday, Sept. 5. A tractor-trailer, wrecker and multiple police cars went to what may seem to be an unlikely destination: the Shoosmith landfill off Lewis Road and Route 10. A broken-down trailer was discovered at Bells Road and Interstate... Read more
Flames roared from a house in the 6700 block of Wentworth St. around 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, and left five people without a home. “Fire and EMS personnel arrived on scene and found heavy fire showing from the side of the house,” Lt. Jason Elmore of Chesterfield Fire... Read more
Chesterfield firefighters honor 9/11 fallen
Imagine climbing a flight of stairs carrying about 50 pounds or more while wearing firefighter protective gear that weighs 50 pounds. That’s what some of the brave men and women of Chesterfield Fire and EMS recently did to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The... Read more
William (Billy) W. Sovine, 58, hit his last low fastball out of the park on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Billy was born on Jan. 31, 1961, in Huntington, W.Va., to Gary and Carolyn Sovine. He loved to cook and fed everyone he could (best barbecue ever). He loved camping... Read more
Chesterfield police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the 14100 block of Drumvale Drive, east of Jefferson Davis Highway, around 1:25 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Police said the victim was exiting his vehicle when three suspects approached and displayed a firearm. One of the suspects struck the... Read more

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Obituaries September 17, 2019

BADER-PARNELL, Jeanette, 84, of North Chesterfield, widow of Joseph R. Bader. BRANCH, Karnelle, 91, of Chesterfield, wife of Carroll Branch. CALL, Linda G., 72, of Chesterfield. CHAPIN, James D., 67, of Chesterfield, husband of Gail Chapin. CHILDS, Jean Knight, 93, of Chesterfield, widow of William Childs. DODDS, Carole Jeanne, 73, of Chesterfield, widow of Ronald... Read more
Four occupants were displaced and 17 cats died after a fire ripped through a home at the 2700 block of Milhorn Street on Thursday, Sept. 5. Milhorn Street is located west of Jefferson Davis Highway, just south of Woods Edge Road. The call came in at 5:33 p.m. “The... Read more
Obituary: William David Morrissette Sr.
William “Bill” David Morrissette Sr. of Chester, Va., passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. Born in Tazewell, Va., to the late Clarence L. and Vicie Ratcliffe Morrissette, he was also preceded in death by his sisters, Nancye Woods, Violet and his twin, Betty Whitlock. Bill was a member of... Read more