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05/20/12 - NNHS Newsletter - J.R. Harrison

James Ray Harrison
(d. 18 May 2012)

Newport News High School Class of 1961

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   The sad news continues to arrive. 
     J.R. Harrison, Class of 1961, brother of    Alpha Harrison Paul ('59) of VA, passed away at home in Newport News on Friday, May 18, 2012, at the age of 69.

From the Daily Press - 05/20/12:

               James R. Harrison



NEWPORT NEWS - James "J.R." Harrison, 69, passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 at home.

He was a native of Tennessee, and had been a resident of Newport News for 56 years. J.R. retired from the Newport News Shipyard from the Steel Fabrication Department, after 30 years of service. He was a member of Central Baptist Church. He was a man who loved his family very much. He especially loved being a 'Grandpa' to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his daughters, Debi Vazquez and husband, Ted, Teresa Womble and husband, Ronnie; parents, Raymond and Maggie Harrison; sister, Alpha Paul and husband, Cecil, all of Newport News; grandchildren, Crystal, Christopher, Jimmy, Emily, Samantha, Greg, and Sheri; 11 great-grandchildren; niece, Deanna; and nephew, Cecil.


J.R. Harrison



The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the funeral home, with a burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Arrangements in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from May 20 to May 21, 2012.
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22, 2012

Aunt Maggie and Uncle Ray and Family. I am sorry to hear about JR. He will be missed by many. I am sorry I couldn't come to funeral but I just had foot surgery. Know I am with ya'll in heart and prayers. LOV U ALL

~  Peanut MacLeod, Carrollton, Virginia

May 22, 2012

You will be missed! Thank you for the laughs. My heart goes out to the family.

~  Joseph Lee

May 22, 2012

Dear Teresa, Deanna, and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Mary and Mike

~ Unsigned

May 22, 2012

~  Diane & Wayne Bigbie, North, Virginia
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May 21, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family remains in my thoughts and prayers

~  Melanie, RN, Newport News, Virginia

May 21, 2012

Teresa, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

~  Kim Vicik, Hampton, Virginia

May 21, 2012

Teresa and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I thought the world of him; he was a wonderful Gentleman, a one of a kind. He loved his children and grandchildren and was so very proud of you all. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Threasa (Burr) Hudgins

~  Threasa & Buddy Hudgins, Newport News, Virginia
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May 20, 2012

Teresa, We know two things for sure, your daddy loved you and so do we! God Bless You and your family. He is with our precious Lord......We will join him one day.

~  Chaplain Marie Boyd, Newport News, Virginia

May 20, 2012


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~  Regina Minton, Rescue, Virginia

May 20, 2012

Dear Aunt Maggie and Uncle Ray, Alphie. and girls. I am so sorry for our loss. I loved J.R. very much; I will never forget him. I love you all.

~ Regina

May 20, 2012

Teresa, and Harrison family, I am truly sorry for the sadness your family has had to go through. My heart hurts for you.

~  Scott Tyndall, Yorktown, Virginia

  Our sincerest condolences are extended to J.R.'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 Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Thine Be the Glory

Words by Edmond Louis Budry
(30 Aug 1854 - 12 Nov 1932)

Music by George Frideric Handel, 1947
(23 Feb 1685 - 14 Apr 1759)


Thine be the glory, risen, conq’ring Son;
Endless is the vict'ry, Thou o’er death hast won;
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes where Thy body lay.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
Let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
For her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life;
Life is naught without Thee; aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conq’rors, through Thy deathless love:
Bring us safe through Jordan to Thy home above.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

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