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03/30/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Elsie Balderson Croxton

Elsie Virginia Balderson Croxton
(04 Apr 1906 - 29 Mar 2009)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
There is more sad news to relate.
  Elsie Balderson Croxton, grandmother of    Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA and Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD, passed away in Warsaw on Sunday morning, March 16, 2009 just six days shy of her 103rd birthday.

  From Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA - 03/29/09, 9:50 AM - "Elsie Balderson Croxton":

My grandmother who would have been 103 on April 4th passed away in Warsaw, Virginia this am, Elsie Balderson Croxton.
Carolyn Ann Frizzelle Hogge (61)
Wayne Frizzelle ('65) (brother 65)
Thanks for all you do.

   Oh, Carolyn, I'm so very sorry to hear this! Please accept my deepest condolences, and pass them to Wayne as well.

From the Northern Neck News - 04/01/09:   

                   Elsie Virginia Balderson Croxton



Elsie Virginia Croxton, age 102, of Farnham, widow of James Marvin Croxton, was promoted from her earthly journey to her heavenly home on Sunday, March 29, 2009. She was a charter member, and also the oldest living member of Victory Baptist Church, Warsaw.

Elsie was the daughter of Eugene Dunaway Balderson and Mary Cash Balderson. She was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters; Margaret Mutispaw and Rachel Croxton, one son; Mitchell Croxton, a step-son; James Albert Croxton Sr., a grandson, Wesley Thomas; a step grandson; James Albert Croxton Jr. and a step-great-grandson; David Allan Stanley.

She is survived by three daughters; Thelma Frizzelle Ivey of Warsaw, Lucille Thomas and husband Reverend John Thomas of Warsaw and Dorothy Frizzelle of Millersville, Md., three sons; James Robert Croxton and wife Elfriede of Richmond, William (Bill) Emory Croxton and wife Mildred of Chester and Reverend Linwood Croxton and wife carol of Simpsonville, SC., a daughter-in-law; Mildred Croxton of Richmond, twenty five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, fifty great-grandchildren, seven step-great grandchildren, twenty six great-great grandchildren, eight step-great-great grandchildren, and one sister Cammie Thompson of Oldhams. She and her husband have a total of one hundred thirty one descendents.

The family will receive friends at Jones-Ash Funeral Home, Rainswood on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the Funeral Home chapel at 2 p.m. Burial to follow at Totuskey Baptist Church, Haynesville.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Lucille Thomas, P.O. Box 1106, Warsaw, Va. 22572, to be divided between Reverend Linwood Croxton Ministries and Warsaw Church of God Building Fund. Online remembrances may be made at

Published in the Northern Neck News on 04/01/09.



Richard & Jennifer Purdy and Family

Bristow, Virginia
March 30, 2009, 8:11 AM
Love and affection, The Purdy & Cassell Family


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Carolyn and Wayne and their families 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

Rock of Ages

Words by Augustus Montague Toplady, 1763 (first published in The Gospel Magazine, 1775)
(04 Nov 1740 - 11 Aug 1778)

Music by Thomas Hastings
(15 Oct 1784 - 15 May 1872)

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee,
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save me from its guilt and pow'r.

Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked come, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly,
Wash me, Savior, or I die!

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

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