06/25/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Joseph Powell

Joseph Irvin Powell, Jr.
(d. 24 June 2008)

Newport News High School Class of February 1948

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  
We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this morning. 
Joseph Powell, Class of February 1948, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 in Hampton at the age of 78. 


From Bill Gross ('48) of VA - 06/24/08 - "Joseph I. Powell, Jr.":

Check the Daily Press (Newport News, VA) in the morning for the obituary of Joseph I. Powell, Jr.  He was a June 1948 graduate of NNHS, a veteran of 20 years in the USAF.  We grew up together in East End many years ago.

Thanks,
Bill Gross

   I'm so very sorry for the loss of your good friend, Bill.  Thank you for letting me know. 


From the Daily Press - 06/25/08:

                     Joseph Irvin Powell Jr.

  HAMPTON - Joseph Irvin Powell Jr., 78, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2008.

Joseph was a native of Virginia, and a former resident of Cheyenne, Wyo., before retiring to the Peninsula in 1986. He was a 1945 graduate of Newport News High School. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1971, after 20 years of service. After his retirement, he was employed as the manager of Mini Mart in Cheyenne, Wyo., for 20 years.

Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Lee Powell.

He is survived by two sisters, Elsie Powell Thomas and her husband, Eugene of Carrollton, Va., Lois Powell Moore of Yorktown, Va.; and a brother, George Henry Powell of Hertford, N.C. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews; a special niece and caregiver, Tina Moore and her daughter, Stephanie Toliver; and a lifelong friend, William "Billy" Gross.
 
 
 

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2008, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to World Vision, P.O. Box 78481, Tacoma, WA 98481-8481. 
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


Published in the Daily Press on 6/25/2008.
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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Powell 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

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The Old Rugged Cross

Words and Music by George Bennard, 1913

(The Old Rugged Cross was written in Albion, Michigan.
Or Pokagon, Michigan.
Or Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
All three towns claim to be the birthplace of this hymn.)
 

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He'll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I'll share.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.


"The Old Rugged Cross" midi courtesy of http://www.divtune.com/dtmid.htm - 03/01/07
NOTE:  I felt strongly impressed that I should use this hymn.  After searching for over an hour for an arrangement I liked,
this version came closest in spirit, though I had hoped for an organ sound.

"The Old Rugged Cross" lyrics and history courtesy of http://synergy_2.tripod.com/lyrics/ruggedc1.html - 03/01/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 01/27/05

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

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

Animated United States Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

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