03/01/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Grace Lyon Davis

Grace Lyon Davis
(3 May 1903 - 27 Feb 2007)

Newport News High School Class of 1924

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have sad news today.


  From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 03/01/07 - "NNHS alumni Obit":

   (Enclosed is Grace Lyon Davis' obituary.)

   Thank you, Cheryl.  I did see it, and had made note of it.  I just needed to give it a little more thought.


From the Daily Press - 03/01/07:          

        Grace Lyon Davis

  NEWPORT NEWS - Grace Lyon Davis, 103, passed away at Bayside of Poquoson Convalescent Center on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007. Born in Nelson County, Va., on May 3, 1903, she had been a Peninsula resident since 1918. Mrs. Davis was a 1924 graduate of Newport News High School. She was a longtime member of Orcutt Baptist Church and at the time of her death she was the oldest living member. She was also a member of the Dorcas Sunday School class. She retired from F.W. Woolworth, with over 40 years of service. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis S. Davis; her parents, William G. and Ida W. Lyon; and three sisters, Elizabeth Garrison, Evelyn Fitzgerald and Clara Thacker. She is survived by three nephews, Milton L. Garrison, Aubrey L. Fitzgerald and H. Donald Fitzgerald. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, in Greenlawn Memorial Park, with Dr. M. Reginald Warren officiating. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Bayside for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Orcutt Baptist Church, 653 Baxter Lane, Newport News, VA 23602. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 3/1/2007.
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Heaven has gained another sweet soul. May you take comfort in knowing she is with our Saviour...In sympathy,
John & Cheryl Mays Howard
Yorktown, Va.
Cheryl Howard (Yorktown, VA) - March 1, 2007
 
 
"Gracie," as we knew her, babysat my sister and me when we were little and also was a family friend. She was a kind soul and a positive influence on my life. I will never forget her sweet smile or the kind things she did for us, like baking us homemade cakes. She was definitely a lady of class.

My condolences to her family.
Jenny Payne (Richmond, VA) - March 2, 2007
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Gracie was our children's babysitter, as well as our friend. She was a caring and wonderful lady. My daughters loved her as did our whole family. We think of her with happy memories. Susan and John Payne
Susan Payne (Newport News, VA) - March 2, 2007
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My sincerest sympathy to all family members who survive Mrs. Davis. I have fond memories of her when we were members of Orcutt Baptist Church. She was a kind, loving person. I gave her a notebook on the history of the church when we celebrated the 100th Anniversary. I had compiled the material for the book. I know this made her so happy. She loved her church and showed kindness to all. God Bless each of you.
Frederick Mays (Newport News, VA) - March 5, 2007  
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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Davis' 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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The Old Rugged Cross

Words and Music by George Bennard, 1913

(The Old Rugged Cross was written in Albion, Michigan.
Or Pokagon, Michigan.
Or Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
All three towns claim to be the birthplace of this hymn.)
 

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He'll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I'll share.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.


"The Old Rugged Cross" midi courtesy of http://www.divtune.com/dtmid.htm - 03/01/07
NOTE:  I felt strongly impressed that I should use this hymn.  After searching for over an hour for an arrangement I liked,
this version came closest in spirit, though I had hoped for an organ sound.

"The Old Rugged Cross" lyrics and history courtesy of http://synergy_2.tripod.com/lyrics/ruggedc1.html - 03/01/07

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

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