03/01/05 - NNHS Newsletter -
Matthew Allen Weiss
Patricia Ethel Allred Minga
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We have two very sad items to report today. A cheerier Newsletter is being prepared for our regular edition tomorrow.
I just received a phone call from Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA.
Matthew Allen Weiss, son of Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) and Ronnie
Weiss (Warwick HS - '68?) was
tragically killed in an automobile accident on I-64 near Charlottesville yesterday, two days after his 28th birthday. In this last
year, he had contracted bacterial meningitis, and had been traveling from his home in Newport News to Charlottesville
for regular treatments. In addition to his parents and sister, he is survived by his wife, Tracy Weiss, and their two children,
Ashley, age four, and Trevor, age eleven months. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. A trust fund is being set up
for the children, as their mother is not employed.
Susie requests your prayers on behalf of the family, who have already been through a very rough year.
Messages may be left with Susie at 757-596-0031.
Cards of condolence may be sent to Ronnie and Ellen Weiss at 71 Lakeside Drive, Newport News, VA 23606.
Our thoughts, prayers, sympathy, and tears are with you all, Ellen and Susie.
From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 03/01/05:
Carol ... one more obit of an NNHS grad ... I am friends with the family and am going to the funeral home tonight:
|Patricia Ethel Allred Minga|
Patricia Ethel Allred Minga
Patricia A. Minga passed away on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at her home. She was
born on April 10, 1937,
in Mt. Airy, N.C., to John H. and Edith S. Allred. Mrs. Minga graduated from Newport News High School in 1954 and retired
from Johnston and Beale, PC. She was a member of Benn's United Methodist Church, the Pam Stagg Day Circle, a charter
member of the Carrollton Woman's Club, Friends of the Carrollton Library and Wild Women on Main Red Hat Society. Her
spirit and determination have been and will always be an inspiration to those who knew her. She was preceded in death
by her parents; her husband of 50 years, Harry C. Minga Jr.; and two brothers, J. Richard Allred and Phillip R. Allred. She
is survived by her children, Pam and Lee Jordan of Windsor and Mark and Cathy Minga of Smithfield; her beloved
grandchildren, Sara and Christopher Jordan, Kyle and Courtney Minga; her sisters, Alice Midyette of Newport News, Faye
and Clenton Smith of Lillington, N.C.; her brothers, Henry and Bonnie Allred of Levittown, Pa., Agnew and Jackie Allred
of Hampton, William and Helen Allred of Bensalem, Pa.; her sisters-in-law, Mary Allred of Hampton and Stacie Allred
of Ruckersville, Va.; her brother-in-law, Melvin and Margarette Minga of Carrollton; and many nieces and nephews. A
Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, in Benn's United Methodist Church with Pastor
Mark Burgess officiating. Interment will follow at St. Luke's Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 1, in Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to American
Cancer Society, Relay for Life, 'Friends of Pat,' P.O. Box 659, Smithfield, VA 23431-0659. The family is grateful to Dr. Scott
Kruger and his staff at Virginia Oncology in Hampton for their special care of almost seven years. We want to thank Arnetta
Batten, Sylvia Flood, and Shirley Haskins for taking care of her in her home; also, Michelle Bunch of Personal Touch Home
Care. Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, is handing arrangements.
Published in the Daily Press on 3/1/2005.
Thanks for letting us know, Tom. Please extend our deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
I just noticed
as I was posting this that her sister, Faye Allred Smith, who was Queen
of the Senior Class of 1958, lives
just up the highway from me. I pass through Lillington frequently. The world grows ever smaller.
Y'all take extra good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" (sequenced by
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/10/05
Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
Greg Olsen Painting courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 02/10/05
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