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05/28/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Edward Holland

Edward Lee Holland
(d. 26 May 2010)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1938

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Friday morning.      Edward Holland, Class of @ 1938, passed away in Newport News on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at the age of 89.

From the Daily Press - 05/28/10:



  Edward L. Holland
  NEWPORT NEWS - Edward Lee Holland, husband of Lorraine Hurst Holland, passed away on May 26, 2010, at the age of 89.

He is the son of the late Sollie E. and Bessie Edmondson Holland of Newport News, Va.

Edward graduated from Newport News High School and was a designer at Newport News Shipyard. He was a WWII Veteran and received the Purple Heart; he was also a member of First United Methodist Church in Newport News.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Grace H. Mears and Lorraine H. Keene; and a brother, James C. Holland.
Edward Holland

Survivors include his children and their spouses, Gladys H. and Dr. Ron Tankersley of Newport News and David Lee and Kim A. Holland of Smithfield; stepsister, Shirley B. Highsmith; grandson, Dr. Ken Tankersley and wife, Christy and their daughters, Ava and Zoe; granddaughter, Dr. Christie T. and husband, Rick Bartels and their daughters, Autumn, Jewel, and Brooke, all of Williamsburg; and stepgrandsons, Jake, Luke, and Zach Luallin.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at Peninsula Funeral Home with funeral services following at 2 p.m. conducted by the Rev. John T. LeGault. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park followed by a reception at First United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 10246 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

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

Published in the Daily Press from May 28 to May 29, 2010.
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May 28, 2010

Dear Holland Family:
Please know that we are thinking of you and will keep all of you in our prayers. We're so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Kim Roivas and Rick Burnheimer and Family

~ Kim and Rick Burnheimer, Broadlands, Virginia 

May 28, 2010
Dear Holland Family:

We are sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you as you remember all the good times with Edward L. Holland.

~ Bill Schwamle & Carol Alwon, Longmont, Colorado

May 28, 2010
We'll always remember the fun times we had together. We'll miss him!
~ Evelyn & Bill Heath, Elkton, Florida

May 28, 2010

So sorry to hear the news about Eddie. With many thoughts and deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time.

~ Judy Heath Barlow & Linda Heath Sykes, Elkton, Florida

May 28, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

~ Charles (Butch) Thomas, Westberlin, New Jersey
June 01, 2010
Dear Gladys & family,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I will keep you in my prayers.

~ Jean Skorupa, Newport News, Virginia

June 06, 2010
My condolences to the Holland family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care.

~ Darryl Abbott, Acworth, Georgia
June 2
4, 2010


   Our deepest condolences are extended to the entire Holland family and their 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

Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 9 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

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Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/26/09
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