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01/21/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Billy Griffith

William Stewart Griffith
(d. 19 Jan 2018)

Newport News High School Class of 1967

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have still more sad news today.  Billy Griffith, Class of 1967, Senior Tackle for the Football Team, passed away in Hampton on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the age of 69. 

     Brother of Linda Griffith King ('68) and Carol Griffith Moody ('73), Billy's wife, Glenda Anzio Griffith (NNHS / Hampton HS - '74), preceded him in death two years ago.

From the Daily Press - 01/21/18:

    William S. Griffith


    HAMPTON - William S. Griffith, 69, died Friday, January 19, 2018.

A lifelong Peninsula resident, he retired from Civil Service with the Department of Defense, DCMA.

Billy was a family man, always glad to have his daughters and granddaughter around. He also loved his dogs.

Preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Anzio Griffith, and his father, William Leroy Griffith; survivors include his daughters, Mallory Teal Griffith and Sherry A. Griffith (Gary); his mother, Freda K. Griffith; his sisters, Linda K. King and Carol A. Moody (Bruce); his granddaughter, Lucinda Custis; and three grandpuppies.

Billy Griffith
  The family will receive friends from 4 - 5 PM Monday, January 22, 2018 at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home with a memorial service to be conducted at 5:00 PM by Pastor Tom Andrews. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on January
21, 2018.
View Guest Book

January 19, 2018 


January 19, 2018 

I am so very sorry to learn of Bill's passing. I worked at the DCMA office in Richmond in contracting and Bill was the quality assurance representative at many of the contractors I handled in the Hampton area. We spent a lot of time together visiting plant facilities. Bill was always fun to be with and he readily shared his abundant knowledge. We shared lots of laughter and good times!! I'm so sorry you've lost both your mother and father. May God bring you comfort and peace through this difficult time.

~ D. Sherman, Richmond, Virginia

January 20, 2018   

Philip and I are very sorry for you loss. The few times I met Bill and from the stories Carol tells, I know he was a special guy.

January 20, 2018 

May you rest in peace, dear brother.
Love you.

~ Linda King, Newport News, Virginia

January 21, 2018  

Griffith Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a special guy and will be missed. I went to high school with Bill and worked with him at DCMA. May God Bless his soul and may he rest in peace. Keeping you in my prayers during this time of your loss.
My sincere condolences.
Greg Campbell

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Billy's family, friends, classmates, and fraternity brothers at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:


  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

The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

Text: Anonymous Latin; translated by Francis Pott (1832-1909)
Music: Giovanni P. da Palestrina; arranged by W.H. Monk (1823-1889)
Tune: VICTORY, Meter: 888 with Alleluias

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shout of holy joy outburst.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
He closed the yawning gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Lord! by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee.

"The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done" midi (extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of - 10/26/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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