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09/20/08 - NNHS Newsletter - C.D. Williams

Charles D. Williams
(d. 17 Sept 2008)

Newport News High School Class of February 1943

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   The morning brings us even more sad news.   C.D. Williams, Class of February 1943, passed away in Hampton on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at the age of 83.

   From Fred Field (June 1945) of CA - 09/20/08 - "Obit.":

Sat. Sept. 20, 08
Another childhood friend has departed.  C.D. Williams lived on Poplar Avenue. opposite the firehouse.  I remember him from Ivy Memorial days, Boy Scouts, and his strong work ethic that he inherited from his parents.  He set a powerful example for the younger crowd - one that we probably did not follow faithfully enough.
Interesting that his photo so much matches my memory. C.D. had small eyes, high eyebrows, prominent forehead, and head usually tilted slightly back.
C.D. was a NNHS graduate, class of  Feb. 1943.

   Thank you, Fred.  I wondered when I read this earlier this morning if this was one of "our people".  You have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your childhood friend.

From the Daily Press - 09/20/08:

            Charles D. Williams


HAMPTON - Charles D. Williams, 83, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008.
He was born in Newport News and was a lifelong resident of the Peninsula.

C.D. served in the Navy during WWII and was recalled during the Korean War. He retired from the C&P Telephone Co., as a manager after 43 years of service.

C.D. was the longest active male member of the Ivy Memorial Baptist Church. Because he loved his church dearly, he became a Christian at the young age of 10. He served as Chairman of the Deacons; Sunday School Supervisor and volunteered for many other duties in the church.


C.D. Williams


He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy Earle and Dolly M. Williams; and his daughter, Carolyn W. Judkins.
He is survived by his wife of almost 63 years, Elizabeth 'Betty'; son, Clyde 'Bubba' D. Williams and wife, Suzanne; son-in-law, Barry Judkins and wife, Cheryl, of Newport News; grandchildren, Teshia N. Judkins and husband, Brendan Fetzer of Houston, Texas, and Nolan Judkins of Newport News.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, one hour prior to an 11 a.m. Chapel service at Peninsula Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor John Etcher.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Ivy Memorial Baptist Church 2200 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at .

Published in the Daily Press on 9/20/2008.
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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Uncle CD, you are going be so missed ... you are so special to us; it just won't be the same without you. Aunt Betty, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you,

Woody and Debi
*I thank my God upon every remembrance of you*
Phil. 1:3
Woody & Debi Carter, Elberon, Virginia

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Dear Family,
I just learned of CD's passing. I know this is a tough time for you and am praying for you during this time. He was a prince of a fellow and I will miss him on my periodic visits to Hampton.
I have so many friends in heaven that I look forward to seeing.
I owe you folks so much for your love across the last thirty-four years.
God bless you,
Gene and Ramona Fant

Gene Fant, Nashville, Tennessee Contact Me

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Betty and family,

CD was more than a boss. He was a true friend who always put others first. He guided me through rough waters many times. I was blessed to have him be part of my life.
Sharon Duck, Richmond, Virginia


   Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Williams family and their friends at this time.

   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

Thine Be the Glory

Words by Edmond Louis Budry
(30 Aug 1854 - 12 Nov 1932)

Music by George Frideric Handel, 1947
(23 Feb 1685 - 14 Apr 1759)


Thine be the glory, risen, conq’ring Son;
Endless is the vict'ry, Thou o’er death hast won;
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes where Thy body lay.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
Let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
For her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life;
Life is naught without Thee; aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conq’rors, through Thy deathless love:
Bring us safe through Jordan to Thy home above.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

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