06/25/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Edna Adams Allen

Edna Mae Adams Allen
(27 May 1916 - 11 June 2007)

Washington High School (NC) Class of 193_

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still more sad news this morning.

  From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA via phone call - 06/24/07 - "  Anne Allen's Mother":

Hi Carol, I saw in the paper a few days ago that Anne Allen's mother had passed away.....

   Thank you so much for telling me, Linda.  I'm beginning to wonder why I read these notices so carefully every morning when so often I read, but I do not see.

   I had seen Mrs. Allen while I was shopping in Sear's once in about 1968 before I moved away from the peninsula, and we had a nice chat.  I wasn't to see her again until several years ago.  It was just before Christmas - I believe in 2002.  Anne and her mother were traveling, and spending the night in Fayetteville.  We drove over to meet with them in their motel room, and had a great visit.  I'm so glad we were able to do that.

  From the Daily Press - 06/21/07:

          Edna Mae Adams Allen

  NEWPORT NEWS - Mrs. Edna Mae Adams Allen, 91, a resident of Newport News, Va., died Monday, June 11, 2007, at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, Va. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 22, from the chapel of Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Dr. Jimmy Moore. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Mrs. Allen was born May 27, 1916, in Washington, N.C., daughter of the late James E. and Lucy Waters Adams. She graduated from Washington High School and in 1937 married the late Benjamin Earl Allen. Mrs. Allen worked for 20 years with the Sears Roebuck Company, retiring in 1976, and had been a homemaker since her retirement. She had made her home in Newport News since 1942. Mrs. Allen is survived by a son, Benjamin Earl Allen Jr. of Springfield, Va.; and a daughter, Lucy Anne Allen of Panama City, Fla.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Condolences may be directed to the Allen family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Allen Family.

Published in the Daily Press on 6/21/2007.
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Edna Adams Allen  
To the family of Edna
I want to express my sympathy to the family. I worked with Edna for several years at Sears. We worked in the Lingerie department together and she taught me a lot about measuring people. She was really good. God bless each of you in your loss. Anna
Anna Warf (Newport News, VA) - June 22, 2007
Anne, I am so sorry to hear about y our mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please contact me when you can.
Linda L. Lane (Williamsburg, VA) - June 22, 2007
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I am so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. Please accept my most sincere and heartfelt condolences.
Joe Wingo (Charlotte, NC) - June 25, 2007
To the Allen Family: I worked at Sears '69 'til '74 in Newport News. It was a nice, family experience that your mother contributed as a salesperson. My prayers are with you.
Barbara Brewer (Norfolk, VA) - June 25, 2007
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Anne, I am sorry to hear about your mother. I have fond memories of being neighbors on Maple Avenue and the fun we had. Love, Jean Poole Burton, NNHS '64
Jean Burton (Portsmouth, RI) - June 27, 2007 
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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Anne and indeed to all of Mrs. Allen's friends and family at this difficult time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

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?

"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of http://www.norbry.net/midi/archive/hymn/ - 01/13/06

"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/e/servogod.htm - 01/13/06

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05

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