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02/03/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Jim Botelis

James Botelis
(d. 26 Jan 2019)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.   Jim Botelis, husband of Gayle Bridgeman Botelis ('66) of VA, passed away in Newport News on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the age of 72.

From the Daily Press - 02/03/19:

                James Botelis
      NEWPORT NEWS - James Botelis, 72, departed this life on 26 January 2019.

He was born in Washington, DC to Tom Botelis and Pauline Sakallarides and grew up in Alexandra, VA.

After serving in the Army, Jim relocated to Newport News, where he met his wife of 47 years, Bessie Gayle Bridgeman.

He worked locally in the automotive business for over 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, two children, two grandchildren, and many family members and friends.

Jim Botelis

A private service was held.

In lieu of expressions of sympathy, Jim and his family request you honor his life by enjoying time with your own family and friends over a nice meal, which he so frequently loved to do.

Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on February 3, 2019.

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February 03, 2019
Gayle and family ~ We were so saddened to hear about Jim's death. Please know we are thinking about you and send our condolences. We last saw Jim at another service and talked quite a while. The memories we have of you both will be with us forever. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family.
Our Deepest Sympathy,

~ Janice and Richard Neff

February 03, 2019
Gayle and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers are being sent your way.

Dee and Larry Bartram

~ Dee Bartram, Poquoson, Virginia

February 04, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. Sounds like you had many wonderful years together and are blessed to have so many memories to cherish.
Love and Prayers,
Chuck and Marilyn Springfield

~ Chuck and Marilyn Springfield, Marco Island, Florida

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Gayle and her family and their friends.

  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

Lead On, O King Eternal

Words by Ernest W. Shurtleff (04 Apr 1862 - 24 Aug 1917), 1888
Music (Lancashire) by Henry T. Smart (26 Oct 1813 - 06 July 1879), 1836

Shurtleff wrote this hymn wrote this hymn for the graduation ceremony at Andover Theological Seminary, where he was a member of the class of 1888.

 Lead on, O King eternal,
The day of march has come;
Henceforth in fields of conquest
Thy tents shall be our home:
Through days of preparation
Thy grace has made us strong,
And now, O King eternal,
We lift our battle song.

Lead on, O King eternal,
Till sin's fierce war shall cease,
And Holiness shall whisper
The sweet amen of peace;
For not with swords loud clashing,
Nor roll of stirring drums,
But deeds of love and mercy,
The heav'nly kingdom comes.

Lead on, O King eternal,
We follow, not with fears;
For gladness breaks like morning
Where'er thy face appears;
Thy cross is lifted o'er us;
We journey in its light:
The crown awaits the conquest;
Lead on, O God of might.

"Lead On, O King Eternal" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 12/07/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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