04/12/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Beth Fleenor Davis
Marian Elizabeth Fleenor Stoutamyer Davis
Newport News High School Class of 1955
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
There is more sad news today. Beth Fleenor Davis, Class of 1955, passed away in Mooresville, North Carolina on Saturday, April 08, 2017 at the age of 80. She was preceded in death by her sister and brother, Doris Fleenor Wilson ('41) and Eddie Fleenor (June 1944).
From the Daily Press - 04/12/17:
Marian Elizabeth Fleenor Davis
NEWPORT NEWS - Marian Elizabeth Fleenor Davis, affectionately known as Beth, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the age of 80.
Beth was born on February 4, 1937 in Newport News, VA, to the late Edward and Eleanor Scott Fleenor. She was a 1955 graduate of Newport News High School.
Beth was a career Custom Service Representative for Capital Airlines and then United Airlines until her retirement. She was born with an adventurous spirit, and her family and her career took her to many places around the world, including Japan, Hawaii, Chicago, Washington and Atlanta. But her heart was firmly planted in the Tidewater area and that is where she chose to retire.
Beth spent her later years in her beloved beach house in Buckroe. She generously volunteered her time at the Riverside Rehabilitation Hospital, The American Theater, and The American Cancer Society.
Two years ago, Beth chose to move closer to her daughter in North Carolina. There she continued to stay active in her new church, Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church and the Habitat for Humanity organization.
There will be a celebration of life this summer in her home town of Hampton, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Towns Habitat Restore, 121 Norman Station Blvd, Mooresville, NC 28117 and/or First United Methodist Church Foxhill, 1 Salt Pond Rd, Hampton, VA 23664.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, NC, is serving the Davis
family. Condolences may be made to the family at
www.cavin-cook.com. View and post
condolences on our online guestbook at
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Beth's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Lead, Kindly Light
Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865
Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.
I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!
So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!
Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.
"Lead, Kindly Light" midi (MIDI sequence copyright © 2002 Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of http://junior.apk.net/~bmames/ht0320_.htm - 12/20/04
Downloadable Sheet Music (Craig Petrie's TTBB arrangement) available at http://www.petriefamily.org/ldsmusic/pdfs/leadkind.pdf - 01/01/04
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05
Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Line 69 Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/images/line69.gif - 03/14/10
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