07/15/04 - NNHS Newsletter - Charlie Wiggins and Judy's Father

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have two more batches of sad news today.

From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of the Virgin Islands - 07/15/04:

Dear Carol,
I am finding too many friends in the obituaries these days. From the class of NNHS '62 we have lost another, Charles Wiggins.
Take care, Brownie

   Sigh.  Thanks, Brownie.

Charles Leonard Wiggins

NEWPORT NEWS - Charles Leonard Wiggins, 61, passed on the 14th of July, ending a courageous battle with cancer. He was a lifelong Peninsula resident, graduated from N.N.H.S. in 1962. He was an Army veteran. He earned a degree from Old Dominion University in 1967 as well as a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Hampton Institute in 1973. He retired from Civil Service after 31 years. He was a Senior Systems Analyst for Unidyne until June this year. He was rewarded with a government patent in 1997. He was also a Master Electrician. He was a member of Parkview Baptist Church and served as a Sunday School teacher and Chairman of the Finance Committee. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Rose Wiggins; daughters, Charlene, Kari, Cathlene and her husband, Cory; grandchildren, Casey and Cory Jr., all of Newport News. Besides his mother, Dorothy Wiggins, he is also survived by his sisters, Phyllis Dees of Colonial Heights, Rebecca Wiggins of Va. Beach, and brothers, A. James Wiggins Jr. of Prince George and Walter Wiggins of Hampton. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. July 31, at Parkview Baptist Church in Newport News by Rev. Biermann. Following the service, the family will receive friends in the church social hall. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions to be made to Relay for Life.

Published in the Daily Press on 7/15/2004.


   This obituary, plus the growing Guest Book and two images, is permanently attached to both these pages: 



   Charlie's name has also been added to "Famous Soldiers":


   We extend our deepest sympathies to Rose and all of Charlie's family and friends.


From Ron Smith ('65) of VA - 07/13/04:

Sorry for not writing sooner, but Judy White (Class of '64) lost her father last week. Services were at Chestnut Memorial UMC yesterday. Judy's married name is Hoyle. Ron

And from Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) - 07/13/04:

The father of Judith White, class of '64 died last week. His name was Claude White, he retired from the C& O railroad...
Peace & Blessing,

Claude Mitchell White

NEWPORT NEWS - Claude Mitchell White, 83, a native of Richmond and a Peninsula resident most of his life, died Thursday, July 8, 2004. Mr. White retired from the C&O Railway Company in 1977 as a Yard Conductor after 36 years of service. A member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church, Mr. White had served as president of the United Methodist Men, and was a member and past president of the Men's Bible Class. He was also a member of the Warwick Chapter, Loyal Order of Moose and the United Transportation Union, Local #662. Preceded in death by his parents, James Holmes White and Della Vivian White, and his brother, James Allen White, he is survived by his wife, Velma Mays White; two daughters, Judith White Hoyle of Yorktown, and Pamela White Hamilton and her husband, Howard Douglas Hamilton, of Petersburg; three sisters, Willodae Sternfield and Shirley White, both of Newport News, and Peggylou Lash of Santa Rosa, Calif.; four grandchildren, Howard Douglas Hamilton II, Bonnie Hamilton Stefaniack, Chanon McQuoid Juhl, and Chandler Ryan McQuoid; three great grandchildren, Joshua Hamilton Stefaniack, Mitchell Douglas Hamilton, and Garrett Hamilton Stefaniack. The family will receive friends Sunday, July 11, from 6:30 until 8 p.m. in Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 12, in Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Dennis Lipke officiating assisted by Rev. Rita Staul. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorials may take the form of contributions to Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church, 1024 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601 or a favorite charity.

Published in the Daily Press from 7/10/2004 - 7/11/2004.

   Thanks, Ron and Cheryl.  I haven't yet done it, but this information will shortly be posted here:


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Judy and her family at this time.  Happier news and updates

will follow soon - really.  Y'all take care.

     Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9305

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