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01/08/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Carlton Gammon

James Carlton Garrett, Sr.
(04 July 1926 - 05 Jan 2019)

Newport News High School Class of June 1943

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.  Carlton Gammon, Class of June 1943, husband of the Best Looking Girl in the Class of June 1946, Jean Winn Gammon of VA, passed away in Newport News on Saturday, January 05, 2019 at the age of 92.

From The Daily Press - 01/08/19:

                  James Carlton Gammon, Sr.
      NEWPORT NEWS - J. Carlton Gammon, Sr. of Newport News, passed away on January 5, 2019, at the age of 92. Born on July 4, 1926, in Washington, D.C., he was a lifelong peninsula resident and owner of Gammon's Antique Shop.

Loving, kind and compassionate, Carlton was a dedicated family man, avid golfer, civic minded and a good friend to many. He was referred to by many as a true Southern Gentleman.

He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 70 years, Jean Winn Gammon, two sons, James C. Gammon, Jr. (JoAnne), Donald W. Gammon, daughter Vicky A. Gammon, granddaughters Carey Gammon Pierce (Ken), Leslie Gammon Rogers (Drew) and four great-grandchildren.

Carlton Gammon

Preceded in death by his parents, James Daniel and Vernell Skinner Gammon.

Carlton was a proud graduate of Newport News High School, attended William and Mary College, and served in the Army Air Corps during WWII.

He was past-president of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Jaycees, the Kiwanis Club of Newport News, and twice served as president of Williamsburg Country Club. Also, a member of The Hampton Roads Assembly and Hidenwood Presbyterian Church.

Carlton's greatest joy in life was being surrounded by family and friends.

Family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, January 8 from 6pm - 7:30pm at Peninsula Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at Peninsula Funeral Home, Wednesday, January 9 at 2:00pm, with a graveside service immediately following at Peninsula Memorial Park. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at  

Published in The Daily Press on January 8, 2019.  

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January 08, 2019

Mrs. Gammon and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Gammon's passing. He was a real nice man. Prayers for you all.

Judy Watson, Newport News, Virginia

January 14, 2019

Jean Paige, Jane Maddrey told me at church Sunday that Carlton died. You may not remember me, but our parents lived in Ivor many years ago, Shelly and Elizabeth Doles.
My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family.
So sorry for your loss. Blessings
Judith Doles Radford

February 04, 2019


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February 04, 2019


  Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mr. Gammon's family and friends at this difficult time.

  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

Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by
George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 09 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of - 01/13/06

"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of - 01/13/06

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 01/27/05

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