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03/22/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes
(24 Mar 1944 - 05 Mar 2020)

Newport News High School Class of 1962

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.   Michael Barnes, Most Talented Boy in the Class of 1962, passed away in Hampton on Thursday, March 05, 2020, nineteen days before his 76th birthday. 

From the Daily Press - 03/22/16:

                        Michael T. Barnes
    HAMPTON - Michael T. Barnes, 75, died March 5, 2020.

Born March 24, 1944 he was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and amazing artist. Michael died unexpectedly on March 5 from injuries sustained in a fall the previous day.

A celebration of his exceptional life and talent will be held later this year.

Prior to that event, memorial contributions can be made to

Michael Barnes

View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on March 22, 2020.
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March 19, 2020

Offering my deepest condolences to the family, may our God of all comfort give you the strength you need during this difficult time

~ Unsigned

March 24, 2020



  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Michael's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

  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

This Is My Father's World

Words by Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901
Traditional English Melody (Terra Beata), arranged by Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915

This is my Fatherís world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Fatherís world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Fatherís world, the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Makerís praise.
This is my Fatherís world: He shines in all thatís fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Fatherís world. O let me neíer forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Fatherís world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heavín be one.

This is my Fatherís world, dreaming, I see His face.
I ope my eyes, and in glad surprise cry, ďThe Lord is in this place.Ē
This is my Fatherís world, from the shining courts above,
The Beloved One, His Only Son,
Cameóa pledge of deathless love.

This is my Fatherís world, should my heart be ever sad?
The lord is Kingólet the heavens ring. God reignsólet the earth be glad.
This is my Fatherís world. Now closer to Heaven bound,
For dear to God is the earth Christ trod.
No place but is holy ground.

This is my Fatherís world. I walk a desert lone.
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known.
This is my Fatherís world, a wanderer I may roam
Whateíer my lot, it matters not,
My heart is still at home.

"This Is My Father's World" midi and lyrics courtesy of  - 06/19/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of Ė 03/15/05

Tree Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment, but it's been in my files since 03/03/10.

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