07/01/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Ben Keeter
Benjamin James Keeter, Jr.
Newport News High School Class of 1956
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
It is my sad duty to inform you of the death of one of Newport News High School's most beloved graduates. Ben Keeter, Class of 1956, passed away in Jacksonville, FL on June 21, 2007 at the age of 70.
From the Daily Press - 07/01/07:
Benjamin James Keeter, Jr.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Benjamin
James Keeter Jr., 70, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Thursday, June 21st in
community hospice in Jacksonville, Fla. Born to Benjamin James Keeter Sr.
and Elizabeth Ross Keeter in Newport News, Va., Ben graduated from Newport
News High School – Captain of the football team. He graduated from NASA
apprentice school. Ben retired from his own business. He was also in the
National Guard. Ben moved to Jacksonville in 1990. He is survived by two
sons, Benjamin James Keeter III and Jimmy Keeter. He has five sisters, Hazel
Becker, Nell Hauser, Grace King, Sehma Tillich, and Wanda Burgess; one
brother, Alfred Ray Keeter; three grandchildren, Brianna Keeter, 9, Brett
Keeter, 6, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jane Pruitt of Williamsburg, Va. The
family would like to thank Hospice for the compassionate care they gave Ben.
Ben attended Oak Harbour Baptist Church in Jacksonville. He went to be with
the Lord in Heaven on June 21, 2007. A memorial service was held Thursday,
June 28, at Hospice of Jacksonville.
Published in the Daily Press on 7/1/2007.
|As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.|
Rob Acconcio (Kingsland, GA)
- June 24, 2007
Hank Ash (Kingsland, GA) -
June 25, 2007
JAMES BROWN (JACKSONVILLE, FL)
- June 25, 2007
DUANE PINKSTON (MIDDLEBERG,
FL) - June 25, 2007
|We will always have loving memories of the good times shared in our lives with Ben....Pray each family member will feel and know God's love at this time...Blessings always|
Charles/Gail Crocker (Virginia
Beach, VA) - July 1, 2007
prayers are with Ben's family.
From a friend of his in NNHS
Barbara Kemp Bostwick
(Hertford, NC) - July 1, 2007
|To the Family of Ben: sorry to hear of Ben's passing.|
Bubba Saunders (Blairs, VA)
- July 1, 2007
|In remembering Ben from high school, he always seem such a nice, easy going, gentle soul. I am very sorry for your loss.|
Linda Alfrey Walker (Hampton,
- July 2, 2007
|To Ben's family: May God bless you with peace of mind and sweet uplifting memories of Ben. I remember him as shy and sort of quiet...not the kind to be captain of the football team. I think maybe when he put his uniform on, he became our own Clark Kent!|
Sepi (Dimples) Dinwiddie-Prichard
- July 2, 2007
This information is also posted here:
sympathies are extended to the Keeter family and their friends at this
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
For All the Saints
Words by William
W. How (1823-1897)
Music (SINE NOMINE) by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
For all the saints
who from their labors rest,
Who thee by faith
before the world confessed.
Thy name, O Jesus,
be forever blest.
Thou wast their Rock,
their Fortress and their Might;
Thou, Lord, their captain
in the well-fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear,
their one true light.
O may Thy soldiers,
faithful, true, and bold,
Fight as the saints
who nobly fought of old,
And win with them
the victor's crown of gold.
And when the strife is fierce,
the warfare long,
Steals on the ear
the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again,
and arms are strong.
From earth's wide bounds,
from ocean's farthest coast,
Thro' gates of pearl
streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father,
Son, and Holy Ghost,
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