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07/29/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Katie Hunter Grassell

Catherine Hunter Grassell
(d. 27 July 2015)

Newport News High School Class of February 1944

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   The sad news has returned to us.    Katie Hunter Grassell, Class of February 1944, sister of the late James Hunter, passed away in Hampton on Monday, July 27, 2015. 

From the Daily Press - 07/29/15: 

                 Catherine Hunter Grassell


HAMPTON - Catherine Hunter Grassell. "Katie" graduated 1944 from Newport News High School.

She was President of the Ladies Auxiliary Club at VFW Post 3219.

Katie loved bowling, playing cards and being with her friends.

She was the daughter of the late James and Fanny Hunter, and was also preceded in death by one brother, James Hunter, Jr. She was the widow of William Kenneth Grassell, Sr.

Catherine is survived by two daughters and one son, Deborah, Mary and Ken; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.



The family will receive friends Friday, July 31st from 10-11 am at Central United Methodist Church, 225 Chapel Street, Hampton VA 23669.

A funeral service will be conducted in the church at 11 am with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Family will be receiving guests at their mother's house after the burial services.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 151 Wythe Parkway Hampton, VA 23661. Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
My dear friend Katie, you will be so greatly missed by so many. It was a joy and honor to know you all these past years. RIP, you are in God's house now... Love, Carol A. Perenzin
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Heaven has finally received its "Earthly" angel. One of the easiest transitions it has ever had to make. Just needed to add the wings. The halo has always been present in your radiant personality and smile. Thank you so much for your amazing life stories and always being there for when your family and friends needed you the most. Katie, you will be dearly missed, but never, ever forgotten.
Tim Next Door

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mrs. Grassell, it was such a pleasure having you as my patient for so many years. It was with great pleasure I got to see you at one of my visits to the office after I retired. I looked up to you and your courage and enduring strength. RIP, with great love and admiration, Brenda Tugwell, L.P.N.

~ Brenda Tugwell, L.P.N.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Dear Debbie, Mary and Ken, Long ago we became friends, shared many fun times. Recently we got back together for more fun times. I enjoyed so much having her here to play bridge with my group. They all enjoyed having her with us. Katie was very special and we will miss her very much. Mary Caroline and Jack Boerner

~ Mary Caroline and Jack Boerner
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Bud and I will miss her so very much. She was a very special lady in our hearts. Many years in choir and making those special navy beans for Bud and bringing them to the church. She has a new body now and I know she is where she wants to be. May we always cherish the wonderful memories we had of our wonderful friend. Our hearts goes to each one of you children and all of her family. We our love, Joyce and Bud D'Bene - Aldersgate

~ Joyce and Bud D'Bene
Thursday, July 29, 2015
Katie was a wonderful and pleasant woman; she always had a smile and always asked about others before she would comment about herself. She so loved the Breakfast held at Aldersgate every first Monday of the month and it was so sad when she couldn't attend anymore. Max and I will miss her very much. Her family is in our prayers at this very difficult time. God Bless!

~ Regina and Max Buzard, Hampton, Virginia

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Grassell's family and friends.

  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

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Words by Walter C. Smith, 1876
Music (St. Denio) by John Roberts, 1839

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great Name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;
Thy justice, like mountains, high soaring above
Thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all, life Thou givest, to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish—but naught changeth Thee.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
But of all Thy rich graces this grace, Lord, impart
Take the veil from our faces, the vile from our heart.

All laud we would render; O help us to see
’Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee,
And so let Thy glory, Almighty, impart,
Through Christ in His story, Thy Christ to the heart.

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