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05/27/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Alice Newell Bull

Alice Newell Bull
(01 July 1926 - 23 May 2012)

Morrison High School Class of 1943

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   There is still more sad news today.  
  Alice Newell Bull, Morrison High School Class of 1943, passed away in Newport News on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the age of 85.  She was the mother of Lee Bull ('64) of VA, Fred Bull of VA and Randy Bull of VA.

From the Daily Press - 05/27/12:   

                   Alice Newell Bull


NEWPORT NEWS - Alice Newell Bull died peacefully with her children at her side on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

She was born July 1, 1926, at Fort Eustis, the youngest of seven children born to the late William Riley and Mary Campbell Newell. She lived her entire life in Warwick County and Newport News.

She was a 1943 graduate of Morrison High School and a member of New Covenant Church. Alice loved her church and church family. Some of her fondest memories were those of being involved in the many activities of the church including her Home Group and the Palms.

Alice will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest joy came from looking after her family and feeding them well.


Alice Newell Bull

n addition to her parents and her brothers and sisters, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Bull.

She is survived by her three sons, Lee Bull, of Newport News, Fred Bull and his wife, Susie, of Surry, and Randy Bull, of Newport News; her grandchildren, Mary Bull of Williamsburg, Joey Bull and John Bull, both of Surry; and many nieces and nephews.

Alice's family will always remember the love, compassion, and concern of her friends, Carolyn Addison, Barbara and Gordon Joyner, Pastor Mark Johannson, Jeanette Keener, Libby Pickel, Doris Price, Priscilla Richardson and Eloise Woodard. The family also wishes to thank Roger and Jeanne Beasley who would call on her birthday to sing to her; Roger Tatum who would check on her from time to time, Ted and Toy Jenson and Jim and June Johnston.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 28, 2012, in the W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, 210 Harpersville Road, Newport News. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in the New Covenant Church, with Pastor Mark Johannson officiating. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Building Fund, New Covenant Church, 1079 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23666.
Please leave condolences at Arrangements by W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from May 27 to May 28, 2012.  (There were originally more entries in this Guest Book, but they unfortunately lost.) 
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May 27, 2012, 5:33 PM

Lee, Fred, Randy- I heard of your mother's passing from our cousin, Reese Bull. I'm deeply sorry for your loss, and I wish I could be with you at this time. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Carole Plouffe, Whitman, Massachusetts

May 27, 2012, 11:29 PM

Lee, Fred, & Randy: You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Although I haven't seen Aunt Alice in years, I have no doubt that she will be greatly missed by her sons, grandchildren, and many friends.

~ Janet (Plouffe) Giove, Whitman, Massachusetts

May 27, 2012 

Sorry for you loss my thoughts and prayers are with you.....

~ Stacey Wood

May 27, 2012 

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of.....

~ Diana Clements

May 25, 2012 

May 26, 2012

We are sorry for the loss of your mother. Hers was a life.....

~ Unsigned

May 29, 2012

Lee and family, What a tribute to your mother today at New.....

~ Linda L. Lane

March 06, 2012

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Bull's family and friends at this time.

  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

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And I know that it's the spirit of the Lord

There are sweet expressions on each face
And I know they feel the presence of the Lord

Sweet Holy Spirit
Sweet heavenly dove
Stay right here with us
Filling us with your love
And for these blessings
We lift our hearts in praise (hearts in praise)
Without a doubt we'll know that we have been revived
When we shall leave this place

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