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05/02/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Rose Ward Mays

Belle Rose Ward Mays
(23 Jan 1919 - 28 Apr 2011)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   There is even more sad if slightly belated news this Monday evening.  Rose Ward Mays, mother of    Brenda Mays Robbins ('61) of OR and 
Candy Mays Edgerton ('65) of NC, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2011 in Newport News at the age of 92.

   She was also the aunt of Mary Anne Mays ('58) of VA,      Fred Mays ('60) of VA, and    Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA, and Frank Ivey ('59) of VA and   Dennis Ivey ('65) of VA.

   From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 05/02/11, 2:01 PM - "Obit":

My Aunt Rose Mays died last week. She is the mother of    Brenda Mays Robbins NNHS class of '61,  Candy Mays Edgerton NNHS class of '65 and also the aunt of    Dennis Ivey NNHS class of 65. Her obituary was in the Daily Press last Saturday.

Hope all is well with you,
Cheryl Mays Howard '66/67

   Oh, Cheryl, I'm so sorry!  Please accept my sincerest condolences - and thank you for letting me know.

From the Daily Press - 04/30/11:

              Rose Ward Mays

NEWPORT NEWS - Belle Rose Mays, 92, of Newport News, Va., passed away April 28, 2011.

She was born Jan. 23, 1919, in Newport News. She retired from Riverside Regional Medical Center as a nurse's aide.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivanhoe Mays.

She is survived by her two daughters, Candace Edgerton of Wilson, N.C., and Brenda Robbins of Medford, Ore.; five grandchildren, Brian Robbins of Newport News, Va., Lori Robbins of Medford, Ore., Jennifer Kautz of Seattle, Wash., Paul Edgerton of Wilson, N.C., and Jason Edgerton of Manassas, Va.; four great-grandchildren, Alexis, Micah, Isaac and Elizabeth Edgerton; two sisters, Nancy Hall of Newport News, and Inez Koreniowski of Lyndhurst, N.J.; and one brother, John Ward of Newport News.

Viewing will be held at noon Saturday, April 30, at Peninsula Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Park.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from April 30 to May 1, 2011.
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April 30, 2011

 May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

~ Cornelius & Catherine Braxton, Hampton, Virginia

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Mays' family and their friends 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

Abide With Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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