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08/14/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Josie Selby Seabolt

Josie Selby Seabolt
(d. 12 Aug 2012)

Hampton High School / Newport News High School Class of 1952

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have more sad news to impart.    Josie Selby Seabolt, Class of 1952, passed away in Newport News on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the age of 78. 

From the Daily Press - 08/14/12: 

                   Josie Selby Seabolt


NEWPORT NEWS - Josie Selby Seabolt, 78, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, after a brief illness.

Born in Lake Landing, N.C., Josie was the daughter of the late George A. and Minnie M. Selby. After her father's untimely death in 1937, Josie and her mother, Minnie, relocated to the Peninsula, where she graduated from Newport News High School in 1952. In 1954, she married Dale P. Seabolt, also a native of North Carolina and then a student at the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School. Josie and Dale were married for 38 years until his death in 1998.

Josie worked for the American Bureau of Shipping from 1971 until her retirement in 1996. A member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, she was active with her many friends on the Peninsula, with whom she traveled and played a variety of card games on a regular basis. She also enjoyed her monthly lunches and reunions with the Old Friends Club, consisting of fellow graduates from Newport News High School.


Josie Selby Seabolt

Josie was preceded in death by her brother, Troy A. Selby; her sister, Martha S. Credle; and a son, Steven J. Seabolt.

She is survived by three children, Robert D. Seabolt and his wife, Robin of Richmond, Susan S. Munnerlyn of Newport News, and Jane S. Clevinger and her husband, Brian of Poquoson; six grandchildren, Lauren M. Cruz and her husband, Gabriel, Caroline S. Seabolt, Meredith B. Seabolt, Sara E. Clevinger, A.J. Clevinger, and Anna B. Clevinger; one great-granddaughter, Liliana R. Cruz; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., in Newport News. A memorial service in celebration of Josie's life will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 372 Hiden Boulevard, Newport News, with a reception to follow at St. Stephen's.

Interment will be private in Peninsula Memorial Park, prior to the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Virginia Chapter, 1500 Forest Avenue, Suite 124, Richmond VA 23229. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from August 14 to August 15, 2012.
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August 14, 2012
Jane, Susie and family I am so sorry for your loss.
Praying God's peace for you during your time of grief!
August 14, 2012
Susan & Family,

So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayer's are with you and your family.

August 14, 2012

Jane and family, I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing. From all that you have said and the brief time I spent with her, I know that she was a special person. I pray that the Lord will comfort you during this time.

~ Anna Call, Hampton, Virginia

August 15, 2012

To Josie's entire family,
I have known Josie since elementary school. Her Mother even taught me. Even though she transferred to NNHS, we remained friends. She even attended some HHS class reunions for the class of '52. I am not a good bridge player, but she and her friends were kind enough to ask me to play with them now and then. We enjoyed lunches together with mutual friends. I will never forget her laughter, smile and the fun times we had together. My husband and I were delighted that she attended our 50th wedding anniversary in 2010. It is very sad that I have lost such a wonderful friend. May all the precious memories you have of your Mother comfort you at this sad time. She was very special not only to you her family, but to those of us that were proud to be called her friend. With deepest sympathy, thoughts, and prayers, Shirley & Ray Barlow

~ Shirley Barlow, Smithfield, Virginia

August 15, 2012

To the Seabolt family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is so hurtful to lose your mother. Your mom and mine left six years apart almost to the day and now they are together in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

~ Brownie Shaffer Haracivet, Gloucester, Virginia

August 15, 2012

I have fond memories of Josie. She convinced me to eat black-eyed peas when I was 3. She was the beloved mother of my best young childhood friend and his two little sisters, and I shall never forget her.

Bobby, Susan, and Jane, please accept my condolences. Your mom was an exceptional lady.

August 15, 2012


August 15, 2012

Kent and Betty Palmer a long time friend shall be in strong favorable memories of this fine lady, God please her.

~ Kent and Betty Palmer

August 17, 2012

Susan and family - remembering the good times in school and how nice your mom was to us always as we invaded your house and mine...thinking of you and your family...

~ Bernice Victor-Smith (Vicky)

August 19, 2012



   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Josie'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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