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10/04/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Terry Heffington

Robert T. Heffington
(June 1948 - 01 Oct 2019)

Warwick High School Class of 1966

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
  We have even more sad news to report this Friday morning.  Terry Heffington, Warwick High School Class of 1966, husband of Kitty Dichtel Heffington (Ferguson HS - '73) of VA and brother of Sharon Heffington Dearth, passed away in Newport News on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 at the age of 71.

From the Daily Press - 10/04/19:

                 Robert T. Heffington
      NEWPORT NEWS - Robert T. "Terry" Heffington, 71, passed away after a sudden illness on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, with his wife at his side.

Born in June 1948 to the late Thomas B. and Madge B. Heffington, he was a Newport News native and Warwick High School graduate, Class of 1966.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1967-1971 and graduated from Christopher Newport University in 1977 with a BS degree in Biology and Environmental Science. He spent 18 years with Newport News Shipbuilding serving as a Radiological Control Technician. Since 2003, he worked at Carmines Robbins & Company, PLC as Documents Manager.

He was a member of Temple Baptist Church since the 1950s. Terry was a loving man to his family and many friends. He loved life, parties, get togethers, the beach, church, fishing, traveling, hunting, and just being with people.

He is survived by his loving wife of over 37 years, Kitty Heffington; sister, Sharon Dearth; nephew, Sonny Dearth; cousin, Brenda Heffington; numerous cousins on his wife's side; and many other devoted friends.

Terry Heffington

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Peninsula Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, October 7, at Temple Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Dr. James Goebel, III. Interment will be at Peninsula Memorial Park. A reception will follow at Temple Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Baptist Church, 235 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23606 or to your favorite charity.

A special thank you to the many Riverside doctors, nurses, and staff who desperately tried all measures, and to our family and friends who assisted us during this time. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from October 4 to October 5, 2019.
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October 02, 2019

 Terry, I never told you how much you impressed me. You were always there when it meant so much to me. My mother's passing. and believe it or not, I loved the way you talked with people. Always smiling and never a bad thought or comment. Totally a self assured and positive person that displayed a lot of caring conversations. I think of you often, and I will miss your friendship.

See you later.
Paul Darden
Class of 1966 Warwick High School

~ Paul Darden, Sun City Center, Florida


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~ Thomas Mapp

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Brenda and entire Heffington family, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.

~ Wanda Dunn, Tomball, Texas


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~ Sharon Pollard Torborg, South Mills, North Carolina

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Kitty and to all of Terry's family and friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol





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

Sometime, Somewhere

Words by Ophelia G. Adams
Music by Charles D. Tillman

Unanswered yet? The prayer lips have pleaded
In agony of heart these many years?
Does faith begin to fail, is hope departing,
And think you all in vain those falling tears?
Say not the Father hath not heard your prayer;
You shall have your desire, sometime, somewhere,
You shall have your desire, sometime, somewhere.

Unanswered yet? Tho' when you first presented
This one petition at the Father's throne,
It seemed you could not wait the time of asking,
So urgent was your heart to make it known.
Tho' years have passed since then, do not despair;
The Lord will answer you, sometime, somewhere,
The Lord will answer you, sometime, somewhere.

Unanswered yet? Nay, do not say ungranted;
Perhaps your part is not yet wholly done,
The work began when first your prayer was uttered,
And God will finish what he has begun
If you will keep the incense burning there;
His glory you shall see, sometime, somewhere,
His glory you shall see, sometime, somewhere.

Unanswered yet? Faith cannot be unanswered;
Her feet were firmly planted on the Rock;
Amid the wildest storm prayer stands undaunted,
Nor quails before the loudest thunder shock;
She knows Omnipotence has heard her prayer,
And cries, "It shall be done, sometime, somewhere,"
And cries, "It shall be done, sometime, somewhere."

"Sometime, Somewhere" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames, copyright 1999) and lyrics courtesy
of - 10/03/05

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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