10/11/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Martin Vellines

Martin Junior Vellines
(d. 9 Oct 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This morning brings us more sad tidings.  Martin Vellines, older brother of Kathy Vellines Plank ('72) of VA, Betty Vellines Brewer, and of the late   Charlie Vellines ('65), has passed away in Newport News at the age of 82.

From the Daily Press - 10/11/07:

  Martin Junior Vellines

NEWPORT NEWS - Martin Junior Vellines, 82, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007.

Born in Isle of Wight County, he had been a Newport News resident for over 65 years, where he retired from the Newport News Shipyard after 42 years of service in management and production planning. He also served an apprenticeship at Virginia Engineering for production planning. Martin was a member of Rock Church of Newport News for 30 years, serving as deacon, trustee, present elder and head of ushers. He was also an avid rose gardener and past member of the NASCAR Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Callie Vellines, and one brother, Charlie Vellines.

His memory is left to be cherished by his loving and devoted wife of 64 years and 11 months, Dasye Vellines; two sisters, Kathy Plank and her husband, Tim, and Betty Brewer; five nephews and three nieces with their families; and his extensive church family and neighbors.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at noon Saturday at the funeral home, officiated by the Rev. Bill Haynes. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.

Flowers are appreciated, but memorial donations can be made to Rock Church of Newport News Building Fund, 340 Tabbs Lane, Newport News, VA 23602.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 10/11/2007.
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You will be missed dearly. You put so much joy into everyone's hearts. When ever we saw you, you always had a smile on your face. We will never forget you. We love you.
Rick, Carol, Stephen, Elizabeth, & Matthew Huber (Newport News, VA) - October 11, 2007
 We are very sad to hear about the loss of our true friend. We will miss him very much. We do rejoice, however, in knowing his deep love and commitment to God have taken him to a much better place. "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them." Revelation 14:13. Our prayers are with Dasye and his family that God will give them peace, courage, comfort, and strength during their time of great loss. May their days be filled with fond memories of their beloved. Your friends in Christ, Jim, Lynne, and Charity Brinkley
Jim Brinkley (Bettendorf, IA) - October 11, 2007
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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to the entire Vellines family at this time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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Words by Frederick Whitfield; Traditional American Melody

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I love to sing its worth;
It sounds like music in my ear,
The sweetest name on earth.

Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Because He first loved me!

It tells me of a Saviour's love,
Who died to set me free;
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The sinner's perfect plea.

It tells me what my Father hath,
In store for every day,
And tho' I tread a darksome path,
Yields sunshine all the way.

It tells of One whose loving heart
Can feel my deepest woe,
Who in each sorrow bears a part,
That none can bear below.

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