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Lee Orell Lenhart Sr. / October 20, 2020

Lee Orell Lenhart Sr., age 87, of Chase City, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. He was born May 14, 1933 in Chase City, and was the son of the late Claude Lee Lenhart and the late Della Champion Lenhart. He was a Untied States National Guard veteran and a retired building inspector for Mecklenburg County. Orell was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church in Chase City and a founding member of Arrowhead Gun Club. He was the past president for the Virginia Skeet Shooting Association and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008. 

Orell is survived by his wife, Pauline Lenhart; son, Lee Lenhart Jr. (Kim); granddaughters, Robin Bass (Jay), Alison Yost (Gene); and Kaitlan Lenhart; two great-grandchildren, Addison Bass and Jillian Bass; step-children, Kathy Seamster (Larry), Robert Tucker, and Lynn Moore (Garry); numerous nieces and nephews; and his close friend, Ed Ellis. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Lenhart; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Larry Gregory; stepson, Billy Tucker; brother, Claude Earl Lenhart; and sister, Nina Spake Lenhart Ashworth. 

Graveside services were held Thursday, Oct. 15, at Friendship United Methodist Church cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in Orell’s memory to Friendship United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. 

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