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07/07/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Janet Peebles Host

Janet Lee Peebles Host
(16 Jan 1930 - 03 June 2015)

Hampton High School / Newport News High School Class of June 1947

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

    The sad news has returned to us this Tuesday morning.
   Janet Peebles Host, Hampton High School / Newport News High School Class of June 1947, sister of David Peebles and Kenneth Peebles, and of the late     Bev Peebles Kelly (June 1942) (04 Jan 1926 - 08 Jan 2009), passed away in Gloucester on Saturday, July 04, 2015 at the age of 85. 

   She was the niece of the late Miss Amanda Gray (June 1923) (05 Sept 1906 -15 Jan 1991).

From the Daily Press - 07/07/15:   

                   Janet Peebles Host


GLOUCESTER - Janet Peebles Host passed away at home on July 4, 2015 at the age of 85.

Janet attended Hampton Public Schools and graduated from Newport News High School in 1947. She attended Southern Seminary Preparatory School and Farmville State Teachers College (now Longwood University.)

She loved Ware Episcopal Church and all aspects of parish life.

She was president of the Hampton Roads Garden Club and served in many endeavors in the Garden Club of Virginia and a member of King's Daughters and Junior League of Hampton Roads.



Janet had a great love of nature, animals to include stray cats, foxes and an ever present dog. She loved her little home in a wooded setting with meticulous manicuring.

Janet was a mother and wife as her sons grew up and later was associated with Swan Tavern Antiques in Yorktown. She was truly a lady of grace, dignity, compassion and love.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Collins Peebles; father, Benjamin Walter Peebles; parents, Dora Lee and Hubert Kenneth Peebles; grandparents, Edna and James Judson Peebles and Dora Bunkley and James Gray; sister, Beverly Peebles Kelly; and a favorite aunt, Chubby Gray. Her only husband T. Parker Host, Jr. died in 2013 with whom she shared a caring friendship over many years.

She is survived by her sons, Thomas Parker Host, III and wife, Patti and David Findlay Host and wife, April; grandchildren, Kelsey Host Sarcone and husband, Jay Sarcone of Newport, RI, Wesley Parker Host of Norfolk, VA, David Findlay Host, Jr. and wife, Bridget of New Orleans and Amelia Forbes Host and fiancé, David Buckman of New Jersey; brothers, David Peebles and wife, Mary and Kenneth Peebles; nieces and nephews, Lee Kelly Bowditch, Bert Kelly, Melinda Peebles Smith, Laurie Peebles Corr, David Peebles, Jr., Jonathan Peebles, Kay Peebles Ferguson and Butch Peebles; and 19 great nieces and great nephews.

A funeral service officiated by The Reverend T. Grant Ambrose will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday July 8, 2015 at Ware Episcopal Church. Interment will be private.

In our mother's memory contributions may be given to Ware Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 616, Gloucester, VA 23061 or Gloucester Mathews Humane Society, P. O. Box 385, Gloucester, VA 23061 or the Rosewell Foundation, P. O. Box 1456, Gloucester, VA 23061.

Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point. Family and friends may share condolences and memories at View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on July 7, 2015. 

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Dear Tom, David and Family,

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother. Though I had not had the pleasure of knowing her, she must have been a very distinguished lady to have been one of your grand family members.

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Host's family and friends at this difficult time.

         From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 07/08/15 - "   Janet Lee Peebles (Host - HHS / NNHS - June '47) trivia":

  FYI, in 1942 she christened one of the Landing Ship, Tanks built at NNS. There were eighteen of these vessels built - six at a time. They were all christened by daughters of shipyard officials.

The LST she christened - LST-385 - was in the first group of six of these sea-going amphibious craft; all of them were christened and floated out of their common building dock on September 28, 1942. In the attached image, Janet Lee Peebles is shown alongside her father, in company with the other young ladies (and their proud poppas) who shared that honor of being a sponsor of a NNS-built ship with her.
Monday, September 28, 1942

Kenneth Peebles,
the s/y's purchasing agent during WW II and his daughter Janet are the third couple from the left.
Bill Lee

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much for this valuable piece of information, Bill!

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


For All the Saints

- Lyrics by William W. How (1823-1897) , 1864
Music (Sine Nomine) by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), 1906

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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