04/16/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Curtis Bartholomew

Curtis Maxwell Bartholomew Sr.
(26 Jan 1914 - 15 Apr 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Sad news continues to arrive.  Curtis Bartholomew, father of    Max Bartholomew ('65) of VA has passed away in Franklin at the age of 93.

From the Daily Press - 04/16/07:






Curtis Maxwell Bartholomew Sr.

NEWPORT NEWS - Curtis Maxwell Bartholomew Sr., 93, passed away April 15, 2007, at Southampton Memorial Hospital in Franklin. Born in Rocky Mount, N.C., he was the son of the late Charles May and Nancy Lillie Neal Bartholomew and the widower of Susie Babb Bartholomew. Mr. Bartholomew was a graduate of Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Apprentice School, where he lettered in football. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps prior to serving in the Merchant Marines during WW II. He was retired as chief operator for the Hampton Roads Sanitation District Commission and a member of Morrison United Methodist Church of Newport News. Curtis loved deer hunting, fishing, and the Atlanta Braves and was an honorary member of Manry Hunt Club. He was a faithful blood donor, having donated over 75 pints of blood during his lifetime. Left to cherish his memory is his son, C. Max Bartholomew Jr. and wife, Liz, of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Curtis M. 'Tripp' Bartholomew III, and wife, Kristin, of Newport News, Andrew Scott Evans and wife, Lisa, of Fredericksburg, Tiffany Lynn Mosley of Louisville, Ky.; five great-grandchildren, Shane Lupo, Nicholas Mosley, Drew Evans, Chelsea Evans and Matthew Mosley; three sisters-in-law, Mary Kay Greig and husband, Dr. John Greig, of Charlotte, N.C., Mildred Poole Babb, and Mary Nell Turner and husband, Minnie, all of Courtland; special friends, Janet and Billy Alford of Newport News; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Bessie Rollins and Marie Whitley, and two brothers, Russell M. Bartholomew and L. T. Bartholomew. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery, Courtland, Va., with the Rev. Richard Gordon officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, and suggest memorials may be made to Morrison United Methodist Church, Courtland Volunteer Rescue Squad, or a favorite charity. Condolences may be offered at www.wrightfuneralhome.org.

Published in the Daily Press on 4/16/2007.

NEWPORT NEWS - Curtis Maxwell Bartholomew Sr., widower of Susie Babb Bartholomew, died Sunday, April 15, 2007. Graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery Courtland, Va. Arrangements by Wright Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press on 4/17/2007.
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God bless the Bartholomew family. I did not know Curtis but Max was a friend at NNHS. While reading the obit I could not help but think about Max. Once again, the acorn didn't fall far from the tree.
Bill Turner (Ovilla, TX) - April 16, 2007
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Max and family, I was so sorry to read of the death of your Dad. I'll never forget all the love and support my children and I received from him and your Mom while we were neighbors. We have such wonderful memories of them and you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mary Potter (Paducah, KY) - April 16, 2007
So sorry for your loss. Thought about Curtis many times over the years. He and Suzie were the best neighbors I ever lived by.
Timothy Potter (Lowes, KY) - April 16, 2007
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Max, I was saddened by the news that your dad passed away. I am truly sorry for your loss. I have a lot of good memories of your dad and mom. Mike Miller
Mike Miller (Pittsboro, NC) - April 16, 2007
Max, I was really sorry to hear about you Dad's death. He and your Mom both were really wonderful people. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Debbie (Potter) Wright (Smithfield, VA) - April 16, 2007
Hi, This is one of the nurses from the Hidenwood. I am sorry in the loss of your dad, Curtis. He was a good healthy man as I could ever imagine. My prayers are with you and your family.
Kim Johnson (Newport News, VA) - April 16, 2007  
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Max, I'm very sorry to hear that you lost your dad. I went through the same last year and I can only say that time helps a little however he will always be with you in your thoughts. God Bless.
Charles Phillips (Knoxville, TN) - April 17, 2007 
Max, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Although I did not know him, I'm sure he was a wonderful man, just like you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Liz.
Phyllis Katona (Hampton, VA) - April 17, 2007 
Dear Max and family,

Don't know if you remember me - I'm Jeannie's baby sister. I remember you and your family very well from 17th Street. So sorry for your loss.

Suzanne Collier McKown (Hampton, VA) - April 17, 2007 
Max, my thoughts are with you during this time of loss.
Van Rowell (Kannapolis, NC)  - April 28, 2007 
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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Max and his entire family.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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