07/18/12 - NNHS Old-Style Newsletter
Strictly Reunion News + More June/July Obituaries

 

Dear Friends and Classmates,

   Here are more items I've been "collecting" but may or may not have reported to you (probably not).  (The May obituaries are on an "All-May" Newsletter which I began but so hopelessly scrambled I've put it aside for a later day...)

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REUNION NEWS:

From H.P. Lucas ('65) of VA - 05/16/12, 10:56 PM - "65th Birthday Party for 1965 Grads":

Carol,

 
Hope you are doing well!!
 
I have spoken to Lynn Brothers and Dave Arnold about our 65th. Birthday party for all 1965 grads. Our plans are to have a birthday party get together at Lynn's home on Saturday, August 18th. from 7PM to quittin' time.
 
Specific details to follow.
 
Please post and have everyone to advise of their attendance no later than Monday, August 6th.
 
By keeping this simple we have enough funds in the bank and we will accept donations that night.
 
They can respond to my e-mail hpllgl@juno.com and I will link up with Lynn and Dave.
 
Thanks!!
 
HP Lucas
 

    Thanks so much, H.P.!   I'm hoping Paul and I can make it back from the midwest by then (we're taking our #5 son Nathaniel back home on August 8 after he fixes our computers, and attending back-to-back Harty and Lewis reunions on August 11-12) as we're looking forward to seeing everyone again; perhaps by August 6 I'll have our itinerary carved in stone.

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From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA - 05/28/12, 9:21 PM - "Idea":
 
Hi Carol,
 
Hoping my note finds you feeling better.
 
I have an idea and hope you can get the word out to see if there is enough interest for me to make it happen.
 
In Hampton at a place called Willis, and I'm not sure of the spelling, we danced, I think on Tuesday nights every summer for years in the 50's and 60's.  For many of us that is where we learned to dance. We came from Newport News, Hampton and Warwick.
 
My idea is to hold a "Willis Reunion" perhaps at the Chamberlin for all who would like to dance one more time to music from those years! We would have a DJ and would have to sell tickets for the event to pay for the DJ and the room. Once I know if there is interest I can begin making plans.
 
We all have reunions for our schools but we have never had anything that would put us together one last time like we were at Willis.
 
Thanks so much. There may not be any interest at all or there may be lots of people who would like to do this so it's worth finding out.
 
Brownie Shaffer Haracivet - NNHS '62

   That sounds like a super fun idea to me, Brownie - thanks!   I had forgotten they were on Tuesdays.

http://www.nnhs65.com/summer- dances.html

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From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 06/28/12, 10:03 pm - "HELLO FROM BRENDA NNHS 62":
 
Hi Carol,
 
I wanted to write to you now to invite you to our 50th Class reunion on Oct. 6th on us.  This is for all you do with NNHS and your website. We really want you and hubby to attend.
 
I also would like you to please put on your website that the NNHS Class of 62 would like to invite all NNHS classmates to attend our Friday nite social of our 50th Reunion.  It will start about 6-6:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Hampton, right next to the Air and Space Museum and the famous Buckroe Carousel.
 
We are looking forward to this special reunion, and are looking forward to seeing you and your husband.
 
Have a wonderful summer, see you for sure in October. :-)
 
Brenda A. Williams, NNHS Class of 1962 Reunion Committee

    Thank you so much, Brenda!  Paul and I are definitely planning to attend, and we hope to see many more of you there as well!

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SAD NEWS (JUNE AND JULY):

06/10/12 - Debbie Hobbs - Class of 1972 - Sister of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA and Jennifer Hobbs of VA:
http://www.legacy.com/ obituaries/dailypress/ obituary.aspx?n=deborah-l- hobbs&pid=157986925

06/10/12 - June Fox Freeman - Class of February 1941:
http://www.legacy.com/ obituaries/dailypress/ obituary.aspx?n=june-f- freeman&pid=157986923

From Fred Field (June '45) of CA, 06/12/12, 11:23 AM - "Obit Jane Fox Freeman":

Hello Carol,        Tue. June 12, 2012

The obit of Jane Fox Freeman is currently in the DP from June 10 through
12, 2012.

Jane Page Fox was in the Feb. 1941 NNHS Beacon Annual on page 21.

Nostalgic best wishes,

Fred
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Fred W. Field
Loma Linda & Fullerton, CA
fwfield@juno.com


   Thank you so much, Fred!  I'm always so grateful for your clarifications!

06/15/12 - Geraldine Grace Plumley Boland (23 Oct 1927 - 14 June 2012)
http://www.legacy.com/ obituaries/dailypress/ obituary.aspx?n=geraldine- boland&pid=158040035

06/24/12 - J. W. Rayfield - http://www.legacy.com/ obituaries/dailypress/ obituary.aspx?n=john-w- rayfield&pid=158173356

06/26/12 - Ray Price - Class of 1966 - http://www.legacy.com/ obituaries/dailypress/ obituary.aspx?n=raymond-w- price&pid=158228097

06/27/12 - Edward Peck - http://www.legacy.com/ obituaries/dailypress/ obituary.aspx?n=edward-peck& pid=158243893


From Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA - 06/29/12, 10:33 PM - "Jim Loudermilk":

Just want to let everyone know some sad news on one of our classmates .... Jim Loudermilk passed away last night - he had been sick for a couple months and was living in Philadelphia. Arrangements are being worked on and I will pass them on to you as soon as I receive any more information.

:-( Marty McCoy


   Oh, no!  I'm so sorry to hear this, Marty - thanks.   I've looked in vain for an obituary for Jim; if anyone finds one, please let me know.

07/15/12 - Gene Windley - Class of 1960 - http://www.legacy.com/ obituaries/dailypress/ obituary.aspx?n=richard-e- windley&pid=158540821

From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 07/16/12, 2:55 AM - "Joe Stevens":
 
Hi Carol,
 
I don't know if anyone has let you know about this yet. Our NNHS classmate, Joe Stevens, passed away in June. He and I reconnected on facebook last year, along with our friend and classmate, Stephany Hall. It was so good hearing from him after all these years. He was still the same lovable, funny, Joe we remembered from high school.
Facebook is a peculiar phenomenon. Just seeing him "out there"-- chatting with him from time to time, "liking" his pictures and comments--brightened my days. I'll miss him.
 
Here is a link to his obituary http://virginia.obituaries. funeral.com/2012/06/11/joseph- joe-stevens/
Hope you are well, nice to see you back.
 
Christine Wilson Starkman '68

    Oh, no - I missed this one!  I'm so sorry, my condolences on the loss of your friend.  Thanks for letting me know, Chris; good to hear from you!

06/11/12 - Joe Stevens - Class of 1968 - http://virginia.obituaries. funeral.com/2012/06/11/joseph- joe-stevens/

07/17/12 - Harry Strickland - Class of 1959 (26 Dec 1940 - 14 July 2012) - http://www.legacy.com/ obituaries/dailypress/ obituary.aspx?n=william-h- strickland&pid=158584911 - brother of Dennis Strickland of VA, Sylvia Strickland of VA, and Richard Strickland ('64) of VA and of the late Mitchell Strickland, Class of 1962 (d. 30 Aug 2010) - http://nnhs65.com/09-08-10- NNHS-Mitchell-Strickland.html

07/18/12 - Georgie Sawyer Ihlefield - Class of 1946 (14 Feb 1930 - 10 July 2012) - http://www.legacy.com/ obituaries/dailypress/ obituary.aspx?n=georgie-s- ihlefield&pid=158612073

   It's been a long, long time, but it won't be much longer now and we'll be up and running!

   Y'all take good care of each other!  Typhoons forever!

                               Love to all, Carol
 

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