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08/24/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
Betty Parker Davis

Elizabeth Manville Parker Davis
(20 Sept 1924 - 20 Aug 2017)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1932

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   The sad news continues this Thursday.
Betty Parker Davis, Class of @ 1932, passed away in Yorktown on Monday, August 21, 2017, one month before her 102nd birthday.  

From the Daily Press - 08/24/17:

                  Elizabeth Manville Parker Davis



YORKTOWN - Elizabeth Manville Parker Davis, a beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, friend and neighbor departed this life at home with her son and daughter-in-law in Yorktown VA on August 21, 2017.

Betty, as she was affectionately known, was born in Newport News on September 24th, 1915, where she lived for 84 years before moving with her family to Yorktown in 1999.

She was a graduate of Newport News High School, attended Mary Baldwin College, and graduated from Newport News Business School.

She was initially employed by Newport News Shipyard, and later at the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown.

Betty was a faithful member of the Hilton Presbyterian Church and former First Presbyterian Church in Newport News, where she sang in both choirs. She was also an active member of Yorkminster Presbyterian Church where she participated in Circle 3 and the Golden Saints.

She was a charter member of the James River Garden Club as well as a member of the Newport News chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.





Betty was preceded in death by her husband, John Rowland Davis Sr., mother, Anna Manville Parker, father George Alexander Parker, sister Mary Annette Parker Davis, brother-in-law Frederick Carr Davis, nephew Dr. George Parker Davis, nephew Dr. Frederick Carr Davis, Jr. and his wife Phyllis Snow Davis.

There will be a private graveside service on Friday, August 25.

A memorial service to celebrate Betty's life will be held Saturday, August 26 at 2 PM at Yorkminster Presbyterian Church, 6218 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown VA, followed by a reception in the church's Covenant Hall.

Memorial donations may be made to either the Yorkminster Presbyterian Church Building Fund (address above) or Hospice Community Care (106-E Loftis Blvd., Suite C-2, Newport News VA, 23606). View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on August 24, 2017.
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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Davis' family and friends at this difficult time.


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

                          Love to all, Carol





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

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

Words by George Matheson (27 Mar 1842 - 28 Aug 1906). 1882

Music by Albert Lister Peace (26 Jan 1844 - 14 Mar 1912), 1884

O Love that will not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

O light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.

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