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01/15/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Les Smith

Leslie Charles Smith, Sr.
(95 Nov 1932 - 02 Jan 2013)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1951

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad if somewhat belated edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.      Les Smith, Class of about 1951, passed away in Calhoun, Georgia on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 at the age of 80.


From the Daily Press - 01/15/13:

      Leslie Smith
 
    Calhoun, Georgia - Mr. Leslie Charles Smith, Sr., age 80, died January 2, 2013 following a year of declining health.

Mr. Smith was born on November 5, 1932, son of the late Olien Leslie Smith and Mildred Pauline Bennett Smith, both longtime Newport News residents. He was a graduate of Newport News High School and The College of William and Mary . He worked for many years at Newport News Shipbuilding in...

Survivors include his wife, Claudine Black Smith of Calhoun, GA to whom he was married for 26 years; a daughter, Sharon Gustafson of Williamsburg and two sons; David Wayne Smith of Newport News and Les Smith, Jr. of Chesapeake. His grandchildren Rachel, Faith, Michael, Joseph, Samantha, C.J., Megan, Mary, and Matthew and other relatives also survive. Services were held Saturday, January 5th in Calhoun, GA.

The family welcomes your thoughts and prayers.

 
Les Smith
 
 
  View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on January 15, 2013.

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From the Calhoun (GA) Times - 01/03/13:

      Les Smith
 
    Mr. Leslie Charles Smith, Sr., 80, of Calhoun, died Wednesday, January 2, 2013 following a year of declining health.

Mr. Smith was born in Buckhannon, W.V. on November 5, 1932, son of the late Olien Leslie Smith and Mildred Pauline Bennett Smith. He was a graduate of The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and was inducted into the US Army after graduation. After being discharged, he was employed with the US Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, Va. He was one of the first employed by the newly established Nuclear Division in charge of Nuclear Safety. He later moved to Atlanta, Ga. and retired from The Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. Even later he was employed with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn. as a Nuclear Safety Consultant. Prior moving to Calhoun, he lived in Big Canoe for 21 years and was an avid golfer.
 
Les Smith
 
 
  Survivors include his wife, Claudine Black Smith of Calhoun, to whom he was married for 26 years; a son, Leslie Charles Smith, Jr. of Chesapeake, Va.; a step-daughter, Danette Seward and her husband Kevin of China; a step-son, Davin Lewis of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Samantha, C.J., Megan, Rachael, Mary, and Matthew; a sister-in-law, Sandy Reese and her husband Gary of Calhoun; and two brothers-in-law, Billy Black of Calhoun, and Jim Black and his wife Tracey of Calhoun. Nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive.

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Leslie Charles Smith, Sr. were held Saturday, January 5 at 4 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Eddie Brannon, Leslie Charles Smith, Jr., and Carl Deane officiating. Music was arranged by Rebecca Lay Owen. Interment followed in Fain Cemetery.

The family requests flowers be omitted and memorial contributions be made to Tapestry Hospice, 1091 Red Bud Road NE, Calhoun, GA 30701.

Condolences may be expressed and the guest book signed at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, a legacy of compassion and care, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Published in the Calhoun Times on January 03, 2013.

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January 03, 2013

  May all his family find healing from God in this time of sadness. May Les be at peace knowing so many wonderful family and friends cared for him.

~ Jean & Paul Cleveland, Calhoun, Georgia
 


January 03, 2013

Thinking of you and all your family at this time of sorrow.

~ DOT FAULKENBERRY,
Calhoun, Georgia



January 05, 201
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~ Wilson and Louise Baxley,
Calhoun, Georgia
 

January 06, 2013

  Claudine, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to you. 

~ Debbie Hunter, Calhoun, Georgia


January 15, 2013

To Sheri and your family, we are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you & your family.
 
 

January 15, 2013

My name is Christine Price and my husband, Tommy, was a friend of "Skooks" during their high school days and beyond. Tommy was Jane London's brother. He thought a lot of "Skook" and their friendship meant a lot to him. My deepest sympathy goes out to you all for your great loss.

~ Christine Price, Yorktown, Virginia
 

January 15, 2013

A friend since we were teens. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Claudine and all of his family. He was so proud of you all.
We were so glad to see Skook and spend time with him when he was last here in Virginia.
Our love and prayers go out to you all.

~ Jack and Jane London
 

 

January 15, 2013

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Les' family and friends.


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

                          Love to all, Carol

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Rock of Ages

Words by Augustus Montague Toplady, 1763 (first published in The Gospel Magazine, 1775)
(04 Nov 1740 - 11 Aug 1778)

Music by Thomas Hastings
(15 Oct 1784 - 15 May 1872)


Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee,
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save me from its guilt and pow'r.

Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked come, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly,
Wash me, Savior, or I die!

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.


"Rock of Ages" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of http://users.stargate.net/~bmames/ht0061_.htm - 03/30/09

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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