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09/01/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Bill Brewer

William Domas Brewer
(14 Sept 1939 - 30 Aug 2012)

Newport News High School Class of 1957

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have even more sad news to report this Saturday morning.     Bill Brewer, Class of 1957, passed away in Eagle Springs, North Carolina on Thursday, August 30, 2012 just fifteen days before his 73rd birthday.  He was the brother of    Carol Brewer Johnson ('60) of NC and    Barbara Brewer Dowaliby ('69) of VA.

From the Daily Press - 09/01/12:

         William D. Brewer


    EAGLE SPRINGS - William Domas 'Bill' Brewer, 72, of Eagle Springs, passed away on Aug. 30, 2012.

He was born in Newport News, Va., on Sept. 14, 1939. He graduated from Newport News High School in 1957; the Norfolk College of William and Mary (now Old Dominion University) in 1962; and received an M.A. degree from the University of Virginia in 1968. He served four years in the United States Air Force, including 16 months in Vietnam. He retired from the Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia, where he taught eighth grade English for 22 years.

He retired to a farm in Moore County, N.C., that goes back to a great-great grandfather. Interested in the history of the county, and that of his ancestors, he served for six years on the Board of the Moore County Historical Association, and was active with the Friends of the Bryant House.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron Domas Brewer and Foy Deaton Brewer, both originally from Moore County; and is survived by two sisters, Carol Johnson, of Eagle Springs, N.C., and Barbara Dowaliby, of Norfolk, Va.

Bill Brewer
  Burial will be private at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Moore County.

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Published in the Daily Press from September 1 to September 2, 2012.

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August 31, 2012, 9:24 PM

My heart goes out to Bill's family. My mom and I worked with him in the Friends of the Bryant House. He was a gifted historian and worked hard to make it interesting for others. He was a wonderful person and will be missed greatly. -Debbie Williams

~ Deborah Wilson Williams

September 01, 2012 

Carol and family. Sorry to read of death of your brother. Sincere sympathy in your loss. May God bless you.


September 01, 2012 

Carol, Dorothy and I were shocked and saddened to hear about Bill. I have a lot of fond memories of him from NNHS, especially band and enjoyed so much talking with him at our class picnics. We will keep you and your sister in our prayers and ask the Lord to give you peace.

September 01, 2012

To the family of Billy Brewer. We were classmates at Stonewall Jackson School and then at NNHS, both graduating in the class of 1957. Billy has attended many of our reunions as well as picnics and we will sorely miss him.
My consoling thoughts are with the family and know that he will be missed by his classmates. We are all very saddened.

~ Carol Wornom (maiden) Sorensen, Williamsburg, Virginia

September 02, 2012

My condolences to the family of Bill Brewer. I have enjoyed seeing Bill in recent years when he returned home for the NNHS57 picnic gatherings. We enjoyed many evenings at the 48th street poker gatherings while attending ODU. I will always cherish the memories of Bill's dry humor and witty observations. We shared a fun and stimulating environment with other NNHS friends during that time.

~ Joe Drewry, Hampton, Virginia

September 02, 2012

Carol and Barbara, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your brother. Although I never met him, Barbara was so proud of his service in Vietnam as she related to me so many years ago. Carol, not having seen you in many years has not erased my memories of C&P Telco. May God grant both of you peace during this sad time.

September 02, 2012

So sorry for the loss of a bright fellow classmate from NNHS and a fellow employee in Fairfax County schools. May his soul and memory be eternal.

~ Dino Vretos, Fairfax Station, Virginia

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Brewer family and their friends at this difficult time.


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  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

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