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01/07/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Doris ("Doey") Tilman Muir

Doris Wayne Tilman Muir
(05 Apr 1921 - 05 Jan 2012)

Newport News High School Class of June 1938

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still more sad news this Saturday.       Doey Tilman Muir, Class of June 1938, passed away in Newport News on Thursday, January 05, 2012 at the age of 90 years and nine months. 

From the Daily Press - 01/07/12: 

                 Doris Tilman Muir




NEWPORT NEWS - Doris Tilman Muir, daughter of the late Marion and Hattie Tilman passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.

She was a native of Newport News, born April 5, 1921.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She worked and retired after 32 years as a secretary in the Machine Shop Dept., of the Newport News Shipyard. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and a charter member of the senior choir (Heart Throbs); a member of the TEL class and had been a member of other various organizations.





Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel C. Muir; sister, Vera Sigler; brother, M. Grayson Tilman; and grandson, Jeffrey Muir.

She is survived by her children, Danny Muir and his wife, Patty of Yorktown, and Donna Muir of the home; grandchildren, Lisa Berg and her husband, Don, Todd Muir and his wife, Magun; great-grandchildren, Hattie Berg, and Sarah and Chloe Muir, all of Yorktown; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Liberty Baptist Church, with a service to follow at 2 p.m., by the Rev. Joe Hunt. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from January 7 to January 8, 2012.
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January 07, 2012

Our sympathy goes out to Danny and all of Mrs. Muir's family. May God be with them and comfort them.

~ Frances & Clarence Hargus, Middlesex County, Virginia

January 07, 2012

Donna and family. I am so sorry to hear of Doey's passing. She was such a nice lady. Thoughts are with your family at this time.

~ Barbara Ewing, Poquoson, Virginia

January 07, 2012

You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Doey was such a special lady. She will be greatly missed. We are honored and blessed to know her and her beautiful family.

~ Steve, Lynn, Zack and Chelsea Gray
Ron and Carol Bruce (Gam and Gamp)


January 07, 2012

  Donna & Danny, My prayers are with you and your family. Doey will be missed so much. She taught me new crafts and started all my afghans. What will I do without her now? May God Bless you in your time of sorrow.

~ Doris Steele

January 07, 2012

Dear Ms Donna, Lisa and Hattie,
My heart is heavy having read the loss of Miss Doey. She was a sweet spirit and always made me feel so special. I know that she will be missed by many and yet she is preparing a home for all of you. Please know that you can call on me for anything and that I was pleased to have known Miss Doey thru POMOCO. GOD'S richest blessings on each of you in this difficult time.
Much love to you all. Cheryl and Jane Burnham (Mom)

~ Cheryl Nicholas, Newport News, Virginia

January 07, 2012
I am so glad I have had the blessing to have known Doris thru Frances (Grandma) Lyliston. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, You will be missed, Mrs. Muir; I will think of you always as we pick string beans.
Blessed are you in your heavenly arrival.
Brian & Steve Lyliston (Adcock)

January 08, 2012

Todd and family, so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

~ Frank Fitchett

January 08, 2012

Danny and Pat ,my thoughts and prayers are with you. Hope to see you soon.
~ Marie Hamilton, Yorktown, Virginia

January 08, 2012

Donna, Lisa, Hattie and family. So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Love Bud and Barbara Campbell

~ Barbara Campbell, Newport News, Virginia

January 08, 2012

Danny and Patty
So sorry to hear of your loss. Doris was a fine example of a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was caring, loving, thoughtful, and funny. She raised the bar for all who ever knew her. Sincere sympathy to you both and your entire family.

~ Eileen Wallace, Newport News, Virginia

January 08, 2012

I will always remember Mrs. Muir's smile and kind words. I am so sorry for your loss.

~ Terry Thompson, Yorktown, Virginia

January 08, 2012

Donna, Lisa & Family. I'm truly sorry for your loss. I think back to all the years of memories that I was fortunate to share in. She will be missed and I know your hearts are breaking, but she's still watching over you and smiling. Y'all are all in our prayers.

~ Joy Ashworth-Hatfield, Poquoson, Virginia

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to the Tilman and Muir families 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

Shall We Gather at the River

Words and Music by Rev. Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

 Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?


Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.


Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.


Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.


"Shall We Gather at the River" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 07/15/07
at the suggestion of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07
Thanks, Fred!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Purple Pansies Divider Line clip art courtesy of  - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 07/08/09

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