08/16/04 - NNHS Newsletter - Bunny's Mother AND Donna's Mother

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I have more sad news today.  I was finally posting this announcement, obituary and Guest book
for Bunny Booker's mother on "Other Recent Deaths":



Margie Ellen Hamilton Booker

NEWPORT NEWS - Margie Ellen Booker, 87, died Saturday, July 31, 2004. She was born in West Augusta Co. and had been a Peninsula resident for the past 72 years. She was employed at the downtown W.T. Grants for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest R. Booker Sr. She is survived by her three daughters, Juanita Wittum and her husband, Charles, of Cicero, Ind., Diane Lindsay of Byron, Mich., and Mary Ellen Kolton of Newport News; her son, Ernest 'Bunny' R. Booker Jr. and his wife, Cindy, of Fenton, Mich.; her brother, Berlin Hamilton of Newport News; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Weymouth Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Larry Jones of Northside Church of Christ. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 404 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507.

Published in the Daily Press from 8/1/2004 - 8/3/2004


   Then I received the following two emails from caring Typhoon friends:

From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 08/15/04:

Donna Worsham Lonce's ('65) mother died.

From Jim Dossett ('66) of VA - 08/16/04:

I noticed that Sandra Worsham's mom passed away last week.  Sandra is a 1966 NNHS graduate. 

   So this is now posted as well:



Ruth Virginia Brooks Worsham

NEWPORT NEWS - Ruth Virginia Brooks Worsham, 81, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at Riverside Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Centralia, Ill., and was a Peninsula resident for the past 62 years. She was a charter member of Bethany Baptist Church, now known as Faith Baptist Church. Ruth was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Harry M. Worsham. She is survived by her three loving daughters, Gay Johnson and her husband, Jerry, of Gloucester, Donna Lonce of Newport News, and Sandra McConnell and her husband, Fred, of Suffolk; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16, at the Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 100 Blackburn Lane, Hampton, VA 23666.

Published in the Daily Press from 8/14/2004 - 8/15/2004.

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Booker and Worsham families.  And thanks, Frances and Jim,
for alerting me.  I do love the way y'all take care of each other.

   Lots of news tomorrow; y'all take today.

                             Love to all, Carol


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