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08/24/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Billy Lawrence

Billy Joe Lawrence
(d. 21 Aug 2015)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

 
   We have still more sad news this Monday.   Billy Lawrence, brother of Fred Lawrence of VA and      Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA, and of the late Ed Lawrence,    Jack Lawrence (Hinton HS [WV] / NNHS - '59), and Mary Lawrence Lively (probably Hinton HS [WV] - 1957), passed away in Newport News on Friday, August 21, 2015. 

   His mother, Virginia E. Lawrence, predeceased him by eight years.


From the Daily Press - 08/24/15:

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    NEWPORT NEWS - Billy Joe Lawrence a longtime resident of Newport News and a native of Hinton, W. Va. passed away Friday, August 21, 2015.

Billy was a member of Temple Baptist Church and retired from Warwick Air. Inc. in 2006 after 36 years of service. He was well known for being a strong, selfless man that would go out of his way to help.

He was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Virginia Lawrence; two brothers: Ed G. and Jack Lawrence and a sister Mary Lively.

Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, June Lawrence; two sons, Billy Joe Lawrence, Jr. and his wife Michelle, and Matthew Daniel Lawrence and his wife Nanci, all of Newport News; a brother, Fred Oscar Lawrence and his wife Rita of Yorktown; and a sister Joyce Cahoon and her husband Cary of Highland Springs; and three grandchildren, Ellie, David and Julia.

 
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  The family will receive friends on Monday, August 24, 2015 from 6-7:00pm at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25th at Peninsula Memorial Park. Please leave online condolences at www.wjsmithandsonfh.com. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on August 24
, 2015.
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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Billy's family and friends at this difficult time.


 


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802



Shall We Gather at the River

Words and Music by Rev. Robert Lowry (1826-1899)
 

 Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?

Chorus

Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.

Chorus

Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.

Chorus

Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.
 


"Shall We Gather at the River" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.loveallpeople.org/shallwegather.html - 07/15/07
at the suggestion of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07
Thanks, Fred!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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