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Charles H. Stubblefield, 75, of Hayes, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.

Charles was Commissioner of Revenue for 30 plus years in Gloucester County. During his tenure of service he implemented the use of computers for tax programs and oversaw numerous tax programs. He was a public official who always enforced the laws of the county and Commonwealth with compassion and understanding, taking time to sit with citizens explaining the complexities of the law and helping to complete documents when necessary. Charles was knowledgeable in the laws of taxation and had a broad knowledge of the history of Gloucester. He performed his duties with honor and integrity, treating everyone with dignity and respect. He was very well respected across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Charles worked with the Gloucester Fair Association for 30 years, was treasurer for two years of the Master Gardeners, and worked with the 4-H Group. He tirelessly volunteered in nursing homes, Free Clinic and the Gloucester Museum. Charles always had a kind word for everyone he met. Everyone was a friend and he spent his life helping people. He was a devoted husband, mentor and friend who will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Garnett Stubblefield; sisters, Jessie Smith and Mamie Powell; brothers, Robert Stubblefield and Jack Stubblefield.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Stubblefield; sister, Bettie Stubblefield; nieces and nephews, Ann Gentry (Steve), Belinda Hicks (Brian), James Powell Sr. (Patsy), John Powell, Joseph Powell, Rebecca Hibbard (Francis), and Robert K. Stubblefield (Shelby), and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral service conducted by the Rev. Bill West was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. Interment followed in Gloucester Point Cemetery. The family received friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at the funeral home.

In memory of Charles, contributions may be given to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, P.O. Box 385, Gloucester, Va. 23061 or the Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 9, Bena, Va. 23018.

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