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09/03/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Arthur Hundley

Arthur Andrew Hundley
(d. 02 Sept 2008)

Newport News High School Class of June 1937

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
   This morning's sad news comes as a bit of a shock. 
  Arthur Hundley, Class of June 1937, composer of our beloved Alma Mater, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 in Chesapeake at the age of 89.

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/03/08 - "Notice for Arthur Hundley":

This is certainly newsworthy. I had no idea that Arthur Hundley was alive or living locally. The obit did not appear in the Newport News Daily Press today ... only the Norfolk Virginian - Pilot. I am considering attending the services to represent the Class of 1964.

   Oh, my goodness!  Thank you so much for spotting this for us, David. What a shame it would have been had it gone unnoticed.  It would be wonderful if you are able to attend the services.

From the Norfolk Virginian - Pilot - 09/03/08:  

       Arthur A. Hundley  

  CHESAPEAKE - Arthur Andrew Hundley, 89, loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, went to be with the Lord Sept. 2, 2008, at Sentara Nursing Center, Portsmouth.

Arthur was a teacher at DeVry University and the author of numerous books. He wrote the alma mater for the Newport News High School and was a graduate of the June 1937 class. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and served his country proudly during World War II as a member of the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Hundley is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth L. "Betty" Hundley; two daughters, Celia Paidipati and her husband Jay, Marilyn Truesdell and her husband Mike; and three grandchildren, Jay, Nicholas and Cindy. His son, Alan, and brother, Earl, predeceased him.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Friday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Gary Alvis in Centenary United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Arthur Hundley

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Music Fund of Centenary United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at

Published in the Norfolk Virginian - Pilot on 9/3/08.
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Betty, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love, Gene & Bill

- Gene & Bill Cloe - Sep 3, 2008 - Suffolk, VA


   Our deepest condolences are extended to Mr. Hundley's family, friends, and former students.

From June Veneris Collie (Hampton HS - '62) of VA - 09/04/08 - "Picture of A. Hundley":

Good morning, Carol,
My husband's aunt, Elvira Ashburn Irby, graduated in the June class of 1937 and she gave me her very worn class group picture.  I scanned Arthur Hundley's picture and thought you would like to see it.  I am going to call Aunt Elvira today as I see that her picture was next to his.
June Veneris Collie

  Oh, wow - what an invaluable addition!  Thank you so very much for your thoughtfulness, June - and please thank Elvira for us all as well.

Arthur Hundley

   This information is also posted here, as well as on the NNHS Blog:


The Alma Mater

Words and Music by Arthur Hundley, 1937

Within these sacred walls we stand,
To praise thine honored name,
We sing to thee, dear Newport High,
Thy glories we proclaim.


Hail, hail to the Gold and Blue,
We raise thy banners high,
And ever through thine endless days,
In triumph, may they fly.

O Alma Mater, in our hearts,
We'll often turn to thee,
And echo once again the songs
Of thy dear memory.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 9 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of - 01/13/06

"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of - 01/13/06

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 01/27/05

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Icon’s Decorative Bar #4 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/09/06 (restored 03/31/09)

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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