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07/23/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Bill Hornsby

Thomas William Hornsby
(06 Aug 1941 - 23 July 2018)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 I was quite saddened to learn of this news on Facebook today. Bill Hornsby, husband of Jeanette McDonald Hornsby ('66) of SC, passed away in the Lexington County Hospital, West Columbia, South Carolina on Monday, July 23, 2018, two weeks before his 77th birthday. 

From - 07/23/18:

                  Thomas William Hornsby, Jr.
      WEST COLUMBIA, SC - Thomas William Hornsby, Jr. of West Columbia, SC passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018 at the Lexington County Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas William Hornsby, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Lumsden Hornsby Kershaw, and his step-sister, Roxanne Kershaw Rone.

He is survived by his wife of almost 47 years, Laura Jeanette McDonald Hornsby; his son, Thomas William Hornsby, III of West Columbia; daughter, Laura Ellen Hornsby Yordy and her husband, Abraham of Lexington; stepson, Paul Madden and his wife, Jennifer Taylor Madden of Belton, SC; and his sisters, Elizabeth Kimbrough Hornsby McClain (Bill) of Woodland Hills, CA and Louise Celeste Spence (Allan) of Columbia. Surviving are his grandchildren, Aiden Hornsby, Emmaline Yordy, Taylor Crawford (Donny), Tommy Madden, Taylor Crowder and Wil Crowder along with 11 nieces and nephews and 7 great nieces and nephews.

Bill was born in Columbia, SC, on August 6, 1941. His father was a career US Air Force officer so he traveled the world at a young age, living in Panama and Germany as well as many states before settling back in Columbia in 1966. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served as a military policeman and sentry dog handler. His last duty station was in Tripoli, Libya.
Bill Hornsby

A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a BA in Geography, Bill won the Donald O. Bushman Award for outstanding student in cartography in 1976. In 2005, he retired from civil service after working with the Training Support Center at Ft. Jackson for 27 years. He and his son enjoyed restoring antique cars together and he was a member of the Model A Ford Club of America and their local chapter, The Palmetto A’s.

Funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Columbia, SC. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at the funeral home. Burial to follow the service in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road.

Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of his great niece, Chloe Majors, Trinity United Methodist Church, West Columbia, or a charity of one’s choice.

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July 23, 2018

Jeanette, I am so very sorry. It hurts and you will never over it completely life goes on and you trust God for strength to go on. Please if I can be of help let me know.
We go a long way back and I'll be here for you now. Love, Linnie.

~ Linnie Allsbrook Spires

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Jeanette and to all of Bill'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

Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by
George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 09 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

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