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06/20/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Ronnie Holloway

Ronald D. Holloway
(d. 15 June 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 1965

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Sunday morning.   Ronnie Holloway, Class of 1965, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at the age of 65.  He was the brother of Glenn Holloway and his fiancée,   Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA.

   His mother, Hazel Fenton Holloway Roman, Class of @ 1935, died just two years ago:

From the Daily Press - 06/20/10:

             Ronald D. Holloway           
    NEWPORT NEWS - Ronald D. Holloway, a lifelong resident of Newport News passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at the age of 65. Anyone who knew Ronnie knows that music was his life.

Ronnie was a member of Bethany Gospel Chapel and he was an extraordinary man of faith and a true Christian.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Denny Holloway.

Survivors include his brother, Glenn Holloway (Belinda Langston); one nephew, Glenn Christopher Holloway and wife, Elizabeth and their children, Preston, Grayson and Lily; uncle and aunt, Ben and Anne Fenton Jr.; special cousin, Audrey Lawson; and several other cousins.

The family wishes to thank the Leifer House Staff and care takers, Kathy and Debbie.
Ronnie Holloway

Donations may be made to Eggleston Services Residential Program, 1161 Ingleside Road, Norfolk, VA 23502, 757-858-8011.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 21, 2010, in Peninsula 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 June 20 to June 21, 2010.
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20, 2010

Dear Glenn,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

~ Donna Fitzgerald, Riverside PACE

June 20, 2010

Ronnie and I went to NNHS together. He was always happy and had a smile on his face. I remember watching him arrive at NNHS each school day, emerging from that little Nash Rambler. I wondered how such a tall guy got into a such a small car.
~ Ron Smith, Scottsville, Virginia
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June 20, 2010

Glenn, I am sorry for your loss. After many years away from the area, I met up with Ronnie at the ARC workshop about ten years ago and we talked about growing up in Stuart Gardens and he always said he would pass along my best wishes to you and your mother. It was so nice seeing him again and hearing so many nice things about him from the other workers there.

~ Stan Glasofer, Newport News, Virginia
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June 20, 2010

I am very sorry that Ronnie passed away. He was one of my very best friends. I enjoyed his visits and working with him at Sarah Hudgins. I will miss Ronnie. Your Friend, Doris Nelson.
~ Doris Nelson

June 20, 2010

I worked with Ronnie at the Seniors program. I only knew him for a short time, but in that time I learned he was an amazing person. His voice and smile would light up a room and his loving and caring spirit will be missed by many people.

~ Martha

June 20, 2010

Glenn, sorry to hear about your sweet brother. I know you will have many wonderful memories to ease your pain.

~ Patty Cash, Seaford, Virginia

June 21, 2010

Glenn and family,
I was so sorry to read about the passing of Ronnie. When I came to visit Audrey and my dad, he would always smile and say hi to me when I would see him on his bicycle. My heart is heavy for the loss, and may God be with everyone in this sad time.

~ Bill Lawson, Jacksonville, Florida

June 21, 2010

Ronnie lived up the street and around the corner from us here in Hidenwood. You could usually hear him coming up the street on his bicycle. He was either singing or he had his radio turned up loud so he could enjoy the music. He always had a smile for you, maybe a story or two....and his presence was noticeably missed after his departure from the neighborhood. Rest easy, my friend, and sing....sing....sing....

~ The Knight Family, Newport News, Virginia

June 21, 2010

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

~ Dianne Fennell, Hampton, Virginia

June 21, 2010

Ronnie had this wonderful ability to quote verbatim the Meteorologist Joe Folkes and he even had Joe Folkes' voice down pat. I remember Ronnie singing in the Men's Choir at Newport News High School and like everyone else, I remembered his smile along with his Height because he was a tall man not only in Height but in Stature. May his memory always be for a Blessing and may we honor his memory by singing and smiling, two traits that he brought to all of us and have taken with him to Heaven I am sure.

~ Ed Olshansky

June 21, 2010

I always appreciated Ronnie's willingness to sing a solo at Bethany Gospel chapel. I also appreciated how he made my young son feel so important. Mark, now a missionary in Prague, Czech Republic, still remembers Ronnie with great fondness.
~ Gary Stewart, Durham, North Carolina
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June 23, 2010


June 23, 2010




   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Ronnie's entire family and their friends at this time.

   This information is also posted here:

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Trust and Obey

Lyrics by John H. Sammis, 1887
Music by Daniel B. Towner

When we walk with the Lord
In the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise,
Not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear,
Not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide if we trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear,
Not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss,
Not a frown or a cross,
But is blest if we trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

But we never can prove
The delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows,
For the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet
We will sit at His feet.
Or we'll walk by His side in the way.
What He says we will do,
Where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

"Trust and Obey" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of - 11/22/08

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