04/04/06 - NNHS Newsletter - William Burns
William Douglas Burns
Newport News High School Class of 1962
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We have still more sad news today.
From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 04/03/06 - "Another death to report":
I just wanted to report another death of a
relative of mine, a (first cousin, once removed)... William Douglas Burns, class of 1962.
To family, he was known as Doug; however, I noticed in the yearbook it says,
"William". He passed away late this morning, 04/03/06. He had an aneurysm
several days ago and this resulted in a stroke on one side and then another
on the other side. Doug was one of five children born to my first cousin,
Susie Coleman Burns (Feb., 1940). All of Susie's siblings graduated from N.N.H.S.
as did all the Burns kids. Doug's siblings are Alton in '60, Marie
(Wurtz) in '64, Mike in '65, and Carolyn Sue
(Cunningham) in '66.
Thank you so much for telling us, Fred. I didn't know Alton, but I did know Doug and all of his younger siblings. I am so sorry to learn of his untimely death. Our sincerest sympathies are extended to you and all of Doug's family and friends.
William's obituary should appear here from the Daily Advance, but they're not yet posted today:
I'll add it when it becomes available.
From the Daily Press - 04/05/06:
|William Douglas Burns|
|William Douglas Burns|
|Fall of 1961|
|Doug was my very, very good friend. I miss him and will keep him in my thoughts forever. My prayers are with the family.|
John Keck (Covington, GA
) - April 5, 2006
|Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time. I am terribly sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a husband, son, father, brother or uncle can be overwhelming. Therefore, how comforting it is to know that God is there for us. And at Psalms chapter eighty-nine verse twenty-six it tells us that God is our Father and the Rock of our salvation.|
(Hampton, VA ) - April 5, 2006
|My sympathies to the family. Dan Coleman, NNHS.|
Dan Coleman (Clinton, NC
) - April 5, 2006
|I am so sorry to hear of the sudden death of Doug. We grieve when our family and friends grieve. May you be comforted in knowing there is life after death and we will be with our loved ones again. Cousin, Cheryl Mays Howard|
Cheryl Mays Howard
(Yorktown, VA ) - April 5, 2006
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Steven & Colleen Souza
(Stuart, FL ) - April 5, 2006
|Gail and Girls: We were so sorry to read of Doug's death. Also sorry we have lost touch over the years. We have some happy memories of the both of you and want you to know we are thinking of you and praying for you and the girls.|
Carolyn & C.O. Setzer
(Lexington, NC ) - April 5, 2006
From Joe Wingo ('65) of NC - 04/04/06:
Not sure if you can but, if possible, please convey my most sincere sympathies to Marie, Mike, and Carolyn, all of whom I knew well. Take care of yourself.
-- Joe Wingo
Thank you, Joe. I'm trying to locate their addresses right now.
From Margaret Burns Edwards ('67) of VA - 04/04/06 (paraphrased from a phone call):
|..... The Memorial Service for my
cousin Doug will be held on Thursday at 2:00 PM at the Hayworth-Miller-Kinderton
Funeral Home in Advance, NC. It will be followed by a family
Thank you so much, Margaret. And again, please accept my deepest condolences for all the sorrows you've passed through lately.
From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 04/04/06 - "Death of Doug Burns":
I was so sorry to read Fred Mays' ('60 - of VA) note of the death of Doug Burns. They were active members of Noland Memorial United Methodist Church and neighborhood friends for a number of years. Being friends with Marie, I couldn't help but be aware of the fact she had 3 very nice looking brothers. I never saw Doug without a smile. My Deepest Sympathy to all of the Burns from both sides of 53rd Street. You are in my thoughts and Prayers.
Linda L. Lane
Thank you, Linda.
From Mimi Weger Green (Feb., 1940) of VA - 04/05/06:
|Just as a note of interest,
Susie Coleman Burns, the mother of William Burns, graduated from NNHS
with me, in the class of February l940.
I was greatly saddened when Susie passed away, and it hurts to realize that this is her son, who has now also passed away.
Miriam (Mimi) Weger Green
It is a very sad thing to contemplate, Mimi. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.
From Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA - 04/05/06:
I sadly noted in the obits this morning that two of my classmates passed away: Wilbur "Buddy" Gibson and William Douglas Burns. Both were really good guys. Take care.
Oh, my! I'm so sorry to hear this, Jimmy. Thanks for letting us know.
This information is also recorded here:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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Servant of God, Well Done!
Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 9 Dec 1893)
(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)
Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on
the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".
Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.
With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!
O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.
Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?
"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of http://www.norbry.net/midi/archive/hymn/ - 01/13/06
"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/e/servogod.htm - 01/13/06
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05
Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
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