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07/28/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Donald Long

Donald L. Long
(d. 25 July 2015)

Newport News High School Class of 1952

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.     Donald Long, Class of 1952, husband of Suzanne Roberts Long, and brother of   Betty Long Dunn ('56) of VA, and of the late   Louise Long Hulcher (Warwick HS - '4_) (12 Aug 1929 - 20 June 1994) and Jimmie Long, and brother-in-Law of   Slade Dunn ('56) of VA, passed away at the Newport Rehabilitation Center in Newport News on Saturday, July 25, 2015.

From The Daily Press - 07/28/15:

                 Donald J. Long
      CARROLLTON - Donald J. Long passed away at the Newport Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, July 25, 2015.

He was born in Rocky Mount, N.C. and resided in Newport News, Va. most of his life.

He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding after 40 years in the Quality Control Department. Donald attended Carrollton Baptist Church.

He graduated from Newport News High School in 1952 and was co-captain of the track team. He was inducted into the Newport News Track and Field Club in March 2012.

Donald loved gardening, golf and animals of all kind.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmie and Daisy Long, sister, Louise L. Hulcher and brother, Jimmie Long, Jr.

Donald Long

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Suzanne Roberts Long; sister, Betty L. Dunn (Slade) of Gloucester; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Long and Betsy R. Moore (Sam); and many special nieces and nephews that he loved. He also leaves behind two special cats, Boots and Little Bit.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 30 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. with entombment at Peninsula Memorial Park Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Carrollton Baptist Church, P.O. Box 267, Carrollton, VA 23314 or the local .

Published in Daily Press on July 28, 2015.

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July 28, 2015

Our condolence to the family. Life is a journey and Donald has reached his goal. GOD bless the family. Sue and Stan

~ Unsigned

July 28, 2015

Suzanne, I am so sorry. I know it's been a horrible last year for you both. I guess there must be a golf tournament going on in Heaven...if you need any help, please call.....I know his cats are going to miss him.

July 28, 2015

I made a special friend when I met Mr. Long. It was easy to become his friend and he could make you laugh with his quick wit. In my prayers I will pray that each day gets easier for Suzanne and the family. Love to all.
Peggy (Susie) Hobgood

July 28, 2015

To Suzanne,

Mr. Donald was a very kind man who shared the bounty of his garden with me, my boys, and everyone. I hold dear the times spent in Mr. Donald's garden, with you and "Jackson." May God bless you with many wonderful memories of your husband and friend, Mr. Donald.

~ Renee Peele-Williams
RadCon co-worker

July 28, 2015

Rest in peace friend of my high school years. Jim Stratton

  Our sincerest condolences are extended to Donald's family, friends, and classmates.

  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.

"Rock of Ages" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of - 03/30/09

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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