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Obituaries April 16, 2019

Adkins, Frankie S., 81, of Chesterfield Anderson, Corinna Shipp, 81, of North Chesterfield. Cahoon, June Woodfin, 83, of Chesterfield, widow of Eugene Cahoon Sr. Dabney, Lillie O’Dell, 98, of Chesterfield, widow of James Dabney Jr. Fisher, Lyndon Kelsey, 92, of North Chesterfield, an Army Air Forces veteran who served in World War II,... Read more
I would like to tell you a story. This story is about the one true God; an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present, unchanging and eternal God. This story will come from a book known as the Bible, written by 40 different men over about 1,500 years. God inspired the writing of... Read more
Phyllis Kellar Bass
Phyllis Kellar Bass, 84 of Chester, Va., passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019. She was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and a daughter of the late Kendall Hubert Kellar and Camilla Fauntleroy Hughes. Phyllis was a graduate of Randolph Macon Woman’s College and a school teacher for 37... Read more
Candidates file for primary, general elections
The candidates who have filed to run as of March 29 who represent the Village News’ coverage area are listed below. The primary election is June 11 and the general election Nov. 5. *indicates incumbent State House Dist. 62: Lindsey Dougherty (D), Tavorise Marks (D), Carrie Coyner (R) Dist.... Read more
Former teachers walk through life together
“We knew each other before we knew our husbands,” Nancy Byrd said of her friend, Ann Robbins. “So it’s funny that Nancy married a Byrd and I married a Robbins,” Ann said, pointing out the avian connection to their married names. But their strikingly related surnames are not the... Read more
Fashion show raises scholarship funds
The Woman’s Club of Chester hosted their annual fashion show Saturday, April 6, at Chester Baptist Church. The outfits were provided by Peebles Department Store of Colonial Heights, as they had prior years. A local nonprofit, Fishes and Loaves, catered the event, and 62 door prizes, raffles, and a... Read more
Walker left a legacy of helping others
Bryan H. Walker, 87, of the 6700 block of Wentworth St., was found deceased in his home at 10:15 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, and showed signs of trauma. His death has been ruled a homicide. Walker was known as a pillar of the Bensley community, stalwart in his dedication... Read more
Local artist’s wares on display at Petersburg art gallery
Steve Harris gets his art inspiration from dreams and current events, with almost all of his drawings and sculpture telling a story. Those stories will be on display at his show “19 Sculptures and Nine Drawings” at the Petersburg Area Art League Gallery this month. “Each piece I do... Read more
Navy veteran gets assistance dog
Chester resident Kathy Tilbury, U.S. Navy retired, recently received an assistance dog from Canine Companions for Independence. Tilbury was matched with Koa II, a 3-year-old lab/golden retriever cross who was trained to respond to over 40 commands. Koa can turn light switches on and off, open and close doors... Read more
Shoosmith fire
Firefighters were dispatched to 11800 Lewis Road on Monday, April 1, for a building on fire. Firefighters discovered smoke and fire coming from a recycling plant. The fire was declared under control at 12:52 p.m. No injuries were reported. The cause is under investigation. It was the second fire... Read more