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01/19/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Bill Kelley

William Edward Kelley
(06 May 1934 - 12 Jan 2012)

Newport News High School Class of 1954

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 
 We have another sad if somewhat belated edition of the NNHS Newsletter tonight.    Bill Kelley, Class of 1954, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2012 in Clayton, North Carolina at the age of 77.  His sisters are Shirley Kelley Upton, Carol Kelley Holt, and Diane Kelley Rabb.


    From Don Coffey ('54) of VA - 01/19/12, 4:50 PM - "   William E. Kelley class of 54":

It is my sad duty to send this for William E. "Billy" Kelley. He died on Jan. 12, 2012 at 77 years old. He attended NNHS from 1949 - 1954.

   Oh, Don, I'm so sorry to hear this.  I read Billy's obituary, but as I did not know him, I failed to make the connection.  Thank you so much for letting me know.  Please accept my condolences on the loss of your friend and classmate.


From the Daily Press - 01/15/12:

       William E. Kelley
   

 

 
    CLAYTON, N.C. - William "Bill" Edward Kelley, 77, passed away on Jan. 12, 2012.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. today, Jan. 15, 2012, at McLaurin Funeral Home. Private entombment will be held at the Pinecrest Memorial Park Mausoleum.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kay Sams Kelley; daughter, Kimberly Bufkin; son, Todd Kelley and wife, Julie; daughter, Elizabeth (Beth) Bass and husband, Thomas; six grandchildren, Megan Bufkin Matticola, Hunter Bufkin, Christian Kelley, Jordan Kelley, Corey Bass, Conner Bass; sisters, Shirley Upton, Carol Holt, and Diane Rabb.
 
Bill Kelley
 
 
  Condolences may be made to the family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com.

Arrangements by McLaurin at Pinecrest, Funerals & Cremations, Clayton. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press from January 15 to January 16, 2012.
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January 14, 2012 
 
Kim, Megan, and Hunter,
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and all your family are in our prayers.
Cindy and David Joy

~ Cindy Joy, Oxford, North Carolina
 

January 16, 2012 

To Todd and the family of Billy Kelley,
We were teammates in 1949 on a championship football, the Hurricanes coached by Herbie Morewitz. We also went to the Boys Club together and he was a good member of the team and the club. He was a good father and a good person and I was proud to be his friend. Sincerely, Mickey Marcella and family.
 


January 16, 2012 

To Kay and family,
My heart is saddened by the loss of this very sweet and kind man that I have known all my life. My prayers are with each of you. Thinking of you--Linda R. Boyd and family.

~ Linda R. Boyd
 

January 16, 2012 

Dearest Kimberly

I just heard and I am truly sorry about your Dad's passing. I know you loved him very much and you will miss him. At least he was able to see Megan so very happy at the beginning of her new journey.

All the best my Love
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January 19, 2012

Billy and I were in high school home room for five years, and we got to be good friends. I am sorry for your loss.
The world lost a fine man.
Donald Coffey
 
 

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Kelley family and their friends at this difficult time.


   This information is also recorded here:

http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam-all.html 

     http://nnhs65.com/memoriam54.html


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

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048


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.


"Abide with Me" midi courtesy of http://www.mommydearest.com/midi.html - 06/01/06

"Abide with Me" lyrics and available history courtesy of http://synergy_2.tripod.com/lyrics/abide.html - 06/01/06

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 03/15/05

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

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