05/20/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Doug Milne

William Douglas Milne
(31 May 1963 -  15 May 2006)


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I am dismayed to report even more sad news today.   

  From Cheryl Mays ('66) of VA - 05/19/06 - "Death of Two Typhoons Son":


I understand that he died of a brain tumor...both parents were Typhoons. His mother's maiden name was Moore.



  From Me of NC - 05/20/06:

   This is a classic case of my denial abilities.  I read this - twice - and dismissed it, as I did not know that Mary Ann ('60), Charles ('64) and Eleanor ('66) Milne had an older brother.  I was unable to locate him in any of my Anchors even after your note arrived, Cheryl, but I did find Phyllis Moore of the Class of 1960 (not to be confused with Phyllis Moore of the Class of 1965).  There is a notation by Mary Ann's name that she transferred from Ahoskie High School, so perhaps her brother graduated from there.

   What startles me is that I glossed right over the mention of his grandmother, Martha Jo Milne - and she was my eighth grade English teacher!  His grandfather, of course, was the pastor of Orcutt Avenue Baptist Church for many years.

   Thank you for pointing this out to us, Cheryl.  I'm so sorry to learn this.  Our sincerest sympathies are with his entire family.


From the Daily Press - 05/18/06:

William Douglas Milne

BRASSTOWN, N.C. - William Douglas Milne died on Monday, May 15, 2006, at his residence in Brasstown, N.C. Mr. Milne, who was born in Newport News, Va., on May 31, 1963, attended Tabb High School and Thomas Nelson Community College. Survivors include his daughters, Corrie Leigh-Anne Milne and Alison Milne of Newport News; his mother, Dr. Phyllis Milne of Newport News; father, William P. Milne III of Brasstown, N.C.; sister, Elizabeth Milne of Newport News; and grandmother, Martha Jo Milne of Brasstown, N.C. Services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Hickory Stone United Methodist Church (P.O. Box 152, Hayesville, NC 28904) where Mr. Milne played piano and guitar for the Praise Team. Jacob Kyker will officiate. Burial in the Hickory Stone Church graveyard will follow the service. Dr. Phyllis Milne and Elizabeth Milne will receive family and friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at 920 Prestige Court, Newport News.

Published in the Daily Press on 5/18/2006.
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Phyllis, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cathy Hodock (Yorktown, VA ) - May 18, 2006

Sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Just wanted you to know I was thinking about you.

Rhonda (Adams) Guilliams
THS Class of 86
Rhonda Guilliams (Tabb, VA ) - May 18, 2006
I am so sorry to hear of Doug's death. I remember him as a little boy. The years have flown so fast. May you feel comfort in knowing that you will see him again and he lives on.. Cheryl Mays Howard
Cheryl Howard (Yorktown, VA ) - May 19, 2006
I have read of your sorrow and wanted to tell you how much I am saddened by your loss. God bless.
Linda May Bond Crayton '66
Linda Bond Crayton (Hampton, VA ) - May 20, 2006
I am so sorry to learn of the death of your son, Doug Milne. Our love and prayers go to you and hope you draw from the One who bears all our burdens, if we allow.
Frederick Mays (Newport News, VA ) - May 21, 2006
Phyllis and all; I was very sorry to hear of your son's passing via the NNHS Class of 65 memorial newsletter. Our deepest sympathies to you and your whole family. Al Simms, Class of 60
Al Simms (Fredericksburg, VA ) - May 21, 2006
I just heard about Doug from my mom. We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking about you and your family.

Cynthia (Carter) Lorish
THS '86
Cynthia Lorish (Woolwich, ME ) - May 21, 2006

   Again, our deepest sympathies are extended to the Milne family.

  From Cheryl Mays ('66) of VA - 05/20/06 :


I realized after my email to you that Billy was just going to college when the Milne's moved here...so all were Typhoons but his dad! Billy was the oldest of the Milne children. Phyllis also went to Orcutt. The Milne children were the age of my siblings except Charles was the extra.. ha

Peace & Blessing,

   Oh, good.  Thank you for that clarification, Cheryl.


  From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 05/21/06:

Hi Carol: 

I just wanted to make it known that William Douglas "Doug" Milne was the son of Dr. Phyllis Moore Milne, class of 1960.  I was in the first grade with Phyllis at new Magruder School and I graduated with her in 1960.  She was married to Billy Milne, son of our minister, W. P. Milne, Jr. at Orcutt Avenue Baptist Church. It was correct that Billy had just graduated from Ahoskie High School when they moved to Newport News in 1958.  Billy's sister, Mary Ann, was in the class of 1960 with Phyllis and me.  Mary Ann was the one who was the most unhappy moving here as she missed Ahoski High and "Woody ?" so much.  Everyone who knew her at church knew of her unhappiness.  It was sad. 

Yes, Mrs. Martha Jo Milne taught English at N.N.H.S.  Everyone loved the Milne family.

Mr. Milne left a real mark on me personally.  I shall never forget him....On Wednesday night, February 23, 1965, six months after he married    Patty (Andrews - '61) and me, he was speaking at Prayer Meeting....He spoke about the fact that "as Christians we are always growing....we never feel we have arrived....we reach various plateaus and then grow some more....still never feeling the sense of arrival....but I say to you tonight, for the first time in my life I feel a sense of arrival!".  After saying this, he said, "At this point, I feel I can no longer continue."  He then fell to the floor with a massive heart attach that took his life there in front of all present.  I shall never forget this and this great man of God. 

Billy and Mary Ann had two younger siblings, Charles ('64) and Eleanor ('66).  Eleanor was always a real sweetheart. 

My love and prayers go to the entire Milne family, especially to Phyllis and Billy in the loss of their son.  There has been much sadness in the Milne family.
Tale care Carol....you are the greatest!
Fred Mays, class of ' 60 of Newport News, VA.



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

                          Love to all, Carol


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I Will Arise

Lyrics by Joseph Hart in Hymns Composed on Various Subjects (1759);

Music, "Arise", from William Walker's Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (1835)

1. Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity joined with pow'r.

Refrain: I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

2. Come, ye needy, come, and welcome,
God's free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.


3. Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Bruised and broken by the fall;
If you tarry till you're better,
You will never come at all.


4. Let not conscience make you linger,
Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness He requireth
Is to feel your need of Him.


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