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04/19/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Swanson Hornsby

Claude A. Swanson Hornsby, Jr.
(05 Mar 1931 - 17 Apr 2013)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1949

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 
 There is more sad news this Friday.  Swanson Hornsby, Class of @ 1949, brother of the late Robert Hornsby and brother-in-law of Genis Bird Crowder Hornsby ('54) of VA, passed away in Newport News on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the age of 82. 


From the Daily Press - 04/19/13:

        Claude A. Swanson Hornsby Jr. 
   

 

 
    NEWPORT NEWS - Claude A. Swanson Hornsby, Jr., 82, of Newport News, passed away on April 17th, 2013.

He was born in Newport News, VA on March 5, 1931. He graduated from Newport News High School. Swanson graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1953. While at W&M, he lettered in football and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

He coached football at George Wythe Junior High, began a sales...

Swanson was preceded by his parents, C. S. "Red" Hornsby and Lucile "Hornsby" Colonna and his brother, Robert Hornsby.

 
Swanson Hornsby
 
 
  He is survived by his wife of 59 years Mary Ellen Booth Hornsby, three sons: Claude A. S. "Chip" Hornsby, wife Lynn, Hugh Booth Hornsby, wife Beth, and Steven Reed Hornsby, wife Pam; grandchildren: Meagan Morgan-husband Randy, Laura Meeker-husband-George, Caitlin Hornsby, H. "Booth" Hornsby, Jr., Aubrey Hornsby, Brice Hornsby, S. "Reed" Hornsby, Jr., Ellen Hornsby; sister-in-law: Genis Hornsby; niece: Genis Brown-husband Ben; nephews: Robert Hornsby, Jr.-wife Sandy, Mark Hornsby-wife Kandy, David Hornsby; and close family friend Rick Nelson-wife Martha.

There will be a family graveside service. The Memorial Service will be held at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church Saturday April 20th at 1:00 p.m. Contributions may be made to Hidenwood Presbyterian Church or your favorite charity.

View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press from April 19 to April 20, 2013.

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April 19, 2013 

Steve and Family,
Having lost our parents we know how hard this can be. Remembering all the good times all the special memories you have of your dad will help.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Pat and George Martin

~ Pat and George Martin, Smithfield, Virginia
 



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pril 19, 2013 

Chip, Lynn and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful Father. Try to stay strong as you make your way through this sad time. Focus on the great times you shared with him and you will get through it. I miss you.
 


April 19, 2013

   Our sincere condolences to the family in your loss. Death is hard on those left behind but you have your remembrances of him so cherish those.
 


April 19, 2013
 

Hugh, Steve and Chip. The thing I will remember the most is how your parents opened their home to all your friends, coming and going, at all hours. Your dad would ask if we thought we were quiet when we came in. My prayers and condolences.
 

April 19, 2013
 

JUNE AND I JUST LEARNED OF SWANSON'S DEATH...YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.........

~ JOHN TUTTLE, Midlothian, Virginia
 

April 19, 2013
 

The Hornsby family,
I have worked with Swanson for 30 years thru Pembroke Construction for insurance questions. I will miss him dearly. My condolences to you, Mary Ellen, and your entire family.

~ Jocelyn Wenrick, Hampton, Virginia
 

April 19, 2013

Morgan and Randy: I am so incredibly sorry to read of your grandfather's dying. May God hold you in the hollow of His hand through this valley.

~ Gayle Crissman, Gloucester, Virginia

 


April 19, 2013

Chip, Hugh, and the rest of the Hornsby family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. May the Lord bless and keep you.


April 19, 2013

Dear Chip, Lynn and family,
Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. We will always remember Swanson as a man of character, intellect and humor. I know you were a good son to him and he was proud of his family.
Our warmest condolences,
Norman & Karen

~ Unsigned
 


April 19, 2013

Dear Mary Ellen,
We are so sorry for your loss.
We wish you peace to bring comfort,
courage to face the days ahead and
loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
With sincere sympathy,
Norman and Karen Malo 

~ Unsigned
 


April 19, 2013


Mary Ellen, Chip, Lynn and family. We just learned of Swanson's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

~ Joey and Jodi Ritchie, Newport News, Virginia
 

April 19, 2013

Dear Chip Lynn and entire Hornsby family,
I was very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I understand the sorrow that you are feeling, God does heal in time. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time.
Regards, Mac and Marilyn McCord

~ Mac and Marilyn McCord, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

 


April 19, 2013

Dear Hugh: I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a great individual and his zest for life, character and southern hospitality and charm will live on forever in you and your brothers. I remember the fraternity get togethers we had at your house on the river where both he and your mom made certain we all had a fun time while keeping us out of trouble :-). My thoughts and prayers are with you, your mom and the rest of your family during this time... Godspeed, Mr. Hornsby.

In Phi, Steve

~ Steve Downie, Roanoke, Virginia


April 19, 2013

Dear Chip, Lynn and the girls,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your father. I know he influenced your life in so many positive ways. His memory will live on through all of you.

God Bless,

~ Stan, Deborah, Emily and Ashley Allen
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April 19, 2013

Mary Ellen, Margaret and I were sorry to hear of the the loss of Swanson,, you and your family are in our prayers.
Margaret and Carl Goodson

~ Carl Goodson, Nellysford, Virginia


April 19, 2013

Chip, Hugh and your family,
You have my sincere sympathy on the loss of your father, and loved one.

~ Grady McFarland


April 19, 2013

Brice - Jim and I were so sorry to read your granddad's obit in this morning's DP. Our prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.

~ Pat & Jim Martin, Suffolk, Virginia


April 19, 2013

Please know our prayers are with you. Your dad was a true gentleman, loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be missed but he leaves a wonderful legacy.

God Bless,

~ Michele and Ralph DeRosa


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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Swanson's family and friends at this difficult time.


 


   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
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 O God, Our Help in Ages Past

Words by Isaac Watts, The Psalms of David, 1719 (based on Psalm 90)
(17 July 1674 - 25 Nov 1748)

Music, St. Anne, by
William Croft, 1708
(10 Dec 1678 - 14 Aug 1727)


1. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

2. Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

3. Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

4. Thy Word commands our flesh to dust,
“Return, ye sons of men”:
All nations rose from earth at first,
And turn to earth again.

5. A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

6. The busy tribes of flesh and blood,
With all their lives and cares,
Are carried downwards by the flood,
And lost in foll’wing years.

7. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the op’ning day.

8. Like flow’ry fields the nations stand
Pleased with the morning light;
The flow’rs beneath the mower’s hand
Lie with’ring ere ’tis night.

9. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home.


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