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07/28/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Jack Lawrence

Jackie Lee Lawrence
(21 July 1940 - 25 July 2012)

Hinton High School (WV) / Newport News High School Class of 1959

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.      Jack Lawrence, Class of 1959, passed away in Pipestem, West Virginia on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 four days after his 72nd birthday from injuries received involving an automobile and cart near his home.  His siblings include Mary Lawrence Lively of VA, Fred Lawrence of VA,   Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA, and Bill Lawrence of VA.

   His mother, Virginia Lawrence, predeceased him by five years:

From the Daily Press - 07/28/12:

      Jack Lawrence
    PIPESTEM, W.VA. - Jackie Lee "Jack" Lawrence, 72, of Pipestem, died early Wednesday morning, July 25, 2012, from injuries received involving an automobile and cart near his home at Pipestem.

Jack finished high school in Newport News, Va. Jack worked as a supervisor for Newport News shipyard.

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 34 years, Joyce Ann Carter Lawrence; four siblings and their spouses, Mary and David Lively, Fred and Rita Lawrence, all of Yorktown, Va., Joyce and Cary Cahoon, of Highland Springs, Va., Bill and June Lawrence, of Newport News, Va.; a special cousin and his brother in Christ, David Pettry, of Florida.
Jack Lawrence
  A service to celebrate the life of Jack Lawrence will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor's Gregory Norris, Donald Hannah and David Pettry officiating. Burial will follow in the Pettrey Family Cemetery on Indian Ridge near Pipestem.

A time of sharing with the family will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolence may be shared via

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Gideon's, International Beckley Camp, P.O. Box 713, Beckley WV 25802.

The Lawrence family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from July 28 to July 29, 2012.

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July 28, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to you, Joyce, at the loss of your God-given wonderful husband. Jack was such a special and Godly man, full of the love of the Lord, full of compassion and caring for his fellow man, and full of the joy of life. Gene and I have such precious memories of Jack and are grateful to have been a part of his life. You have been blessed to have shared your life with Jack for those many years. Our Deep love and prayers are with you, dear sister, now and in the days ahead.

~ Gene and Anne Harmon, Newport News, Virginia

July 28, 2012

Joyce, our deepest sympathy goes out to you in the loss of your wonderful husband and our friend. Jack was a Godly and caring man who gave of himself to the lost and had a zeal for Christ and compassion for those in prison. Jack loved life, loved people, and made the best biscuits we have ever eaten (and that's saying something). You have been blessed to have had him for many years. Our hearts go out to you and we will keep you in our prayers now and in the days to come.

Gene and Anne Harmon, Newport News, Virginia

July 29, 2012

Joyce and Family, I was so very sorry to hear about your husband. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Diane Routten-Sibert, Fox Hill, Virginia

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Joyce and the entire Lawrence family.

   This information is also posted here:

  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

Rock of Ages

Words by Augustus Montague Toplady, 1763 (first published in The Gospel Magazine, 1775)
(04 Nov 1740 - 11 Aug 1778)

Music by Thomas Hastings
(15 Oct 1784 - 15 May 1872)

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee,
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save me from its guilt and pow'r.

Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked come, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly,
Wash me, Savior, or I die!

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

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Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

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

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