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01/09/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Sonny Elvington

Horace Edward Elvington
(d. 07 Jan 2013)

Newport News High School Class of 1957

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have still another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.       Sonny Elvington, Class of 1957, brother of    Terry Elvington ('58) of VA, passed away at James River Convalescent Center in Newport News on Monday, January 7, 2013 at the age of 74.

From the Daily Press - 01/09/13:

                Horace E. Elvington
      NEWPORT NEWS - Horace E. "Sonny" Elvington, 74, passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at James River Convalescent Center after a long illness.

He was born in Mullins, S.C. and had been a resident of Newport News for most of his life. Sonny was a 1957 graduate of Newport News High School and retired from Norshipco as a burner after 30 years of service.

He loved the Redskins, Jeff Gordon, TV, movies, and was of the Baptist Faith. Sonny was preceded in death by his parents, Horace B. and Winnie Ruth Elvington.

Survivors include his three children, Lori Cormier, Ed Cormier, and Glenn Elvington; he also raised four girls as his own. He is also survived by his brother, Terry Elvington; four grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; one niece, Sherry Thacker who was like a daughter to him; and one nephew, David Elvington.

Sonny Elvington

The family will receive friends on Wed., Jan. 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10 in Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Relay For Life "Blues Traveler's" of Hampton Family Practice.

Published in the Daily Press on January 9, 2013.
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January 09, 2013

Terry and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that your friends will keep you in our prayers during this sad time. NNHS Class of 1962

~ Brownie Shaffer Haracivet, Hampton
, Virginia

January 09, 2013
So sorry to here about your loss! Sending prayers from South Carolina!

January 09, 2013
In loving memory of my Uncle Sonny. I will definitely miss all your jokes and wisecracks. Now you can join Nana and Papa, give them a kiss for me. I will love you and miss you always.

~ Kim Hunter, Hampton, Virginia

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Elvington family and their friends at this difficult time.

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  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

Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton (24 July 1725 21 Dec 1807), 1779

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

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