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07/12/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Cecil Baines

Cecil Randolph Baines, Jr.
(16 Jan 1930 - 20 June 2020)

Newport News High School Class of 194_

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have sad though somewhat belated news today.   Cecil Baines, Class of 194_, widower of Nancy Wood Baines, passed away in Newport News on Saturday, June 10, 2020 at the age of 90. 

From the Daily Press - 07/12/20:

    Cecil Randolph Baines, Jr.


    NEWPORT NEWS - Cecil Randolph Baines, Jr. passed away suddenly on June 20th, 2020.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 63 years, Nancy Wood Baines.

Cecil was a lifelong resident of Newport News, the only child of Ruby Smith Baines Jenkins and Cecil Randolph Baines, Sr. He was a veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his son, Edward (Becky) of Newport News; grandchildren, Erik (Meredith) of Richmond; Alan (Kimberly) of Christiansburg; and Sherry (Ross) of Newport News; and three great-grandchildren: Thor Bjoern, Thadeaus, and Sigrid. Cecil also leaves family and friends behind, including Wayne Reed, his fishing buddy.

Cecil was born in 1930, and attended and played basketball and ran track at Newport News High School. ,

Upon his return from Korea, he married Nancy Wood and started his career with Newport News Shipbuilding, where he worked until his retirement in 1991.

Cecil Baines
  Cecil and Nancy were active square dancers and traveled up and down the East Coast participating in competitions for many years. They were also avid fans of ODU's Women's Basketball team and went to countless games both home and away. In their later years, they spent a lot of time at the cabin they built themselves at Lake Gaston.

It gives us great comfort to think that Cecil is now happily reunited with his sweetheart Nancy.

With the COVID-19 spread, a private celebration of Cecil's life will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church, 38 Hoops Rd, Newport News, VA 23602.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Published in the Daily Press on July 12, 2020
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June 24, 2020 

Very sorry for your loss. Mr. Baines was a great neighbor and friend. It's sad to look next door and know he's gone.

~ Bradley Fox

July 12, 2020 

Great friend loyal round dancer to my wife and me and our club. Both he and Nancy were loyal supporters to our club, Susie Qs.

~ JC Collins

July 19, 2020   

Ed, I just now heard about the passing of your father. I know he will be glad to once again be with your mother.

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mr. Baines's family and friends at this difficult time.

  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

The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

Text: Anonymous Latin; translated by Francis Pott (1832-1909)
Music: Giovanni P. da Palestrina; arranged by W.H. Monk (1823-1889)
Tune: VICTORY, Meter: 888 with Alleluias

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shout of holy joy outburst.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
He closed the yawning gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Lord! by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee.

"The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done" midi (extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of - 10/26/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03    

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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