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01/03/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Charles Dorner

Charles Lewis Dorner
(d. 02 Jan 2014)

Newport News High School Class of 1943

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Friday.       Charles Dorner, Class of 1943, passed away in Carrolton on Thursday, January 02, 2014 at the age of 88. He was the father of        Albert Dorner ('66) of VA, Steve Dorner ('68), and David Dorner, and the stepfather of Keith Ricks, Nathan Gay, Kenny Gay, Michelle Gay Horton, and Heath Gay.

From the Daily Press - 01/03/14:

                Charles Lewis Dorner
      CARROLLTON - Charles Lewis Dorner, 88, of Carrollton, VA passed away on January 2, 2014. Charles graduated from Newport News High School in 1943 and enlisted in the U. S. Navy.

He was on the LST 498 and piloted a boat that took troops to the beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Eleanor Dorner, sisters Elsie Dorner and Joyce Dorner Hudson and his wife of 37 years Roberta Dorner.

Charles is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carole Gay Dorner; three sons Albert (Patty), Stephen (Karen), and David (Susie); five stepchildren Keith Ricks, Nathan Gay (Lolly), Kenny Gay, Michelle Horton (David), Heath Gay (Lori), 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Charles Dorner

He was a member of Benn's United Methodist Church in Smithfield where services will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, January 5, 2014. A reception will follow in the church social hall. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Benn's Church General Fund, 14571 Benn's Church Road, Smithfield. Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, VA. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on January 3, 2014.
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We are so sorry to hear of his passing; you are in our prayers.
Nathan, Mary Hassell

~ Mary Hassell, Smithfield, Virginia


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Albert and Patty,
Our prayers are with you and your family.
Dee and Larry Bartram

~ Dee Bartram, Poquoson, Virginia
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Albert and family, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. There are so many fond memories of your family as we grew up in Newport News. I pray your memories give you peace and comfort.

~ Wade Scott, Wentzville, Missouri

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Dorner family and their friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Abide With Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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