10/24/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Annie West Forrest
Annie West Forrest
Newport News High School Class of 1934
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Sad news has come once more. Annie West Forrest, Class of 1934, has passed away at the age of 92.
From the Daily Press - 10/22/07:
Annie West Forrest
YORKTOWN - Annie Forrest, 92,
passed away peacefully, Oct. 19, 2007, at Sentara CarePlex after a short
illness with her daughters at her bedside. She was a loving mother,
grandmother, and loved by all who knew her.
Annie grew up in Newport News, and graduated from Newport News High School in 1934. She married the late William Melvin Forrest, and moved to Poquoson where she raised her family. Annie worked at Maida Development Co. for 30 years until her retirement in 1981. For many years she lived with her daughter Ethel who took special loving care of her. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Newport News, and attended Trinity United Methodist Church of Poquoson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Melvin Forrest; her son, Charles Thomas Forrest; her parents, Charles and Elizabeth West.
|Annie West Forrest|
Surviving family members include
daughters, Ethel Forrest of Yorktown, Brenda Nelson and husband, Lloyd, of
Newport News, and Alline Hughes and friend, Pete Woodland, of Hampton; four
grandchildren, Denny Rowe Jr. and friend, Kris, Deborah Supplee and husband,
Brian, Greg Spencer and wife, Karen, and Sharon Stilwell and husband, Scott;
four great-grandchildren; five nieces; and two nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. Harriett Jones, Dr. Jana Nussen, and staff at Sentara CarePlex for their kind and gentle care of our mother.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, 836 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. by the Rev. H. Ben Topping Jr. Burial will follow at Weston Cemetery, Poquoson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Weston Cemetery c/o Bill Weston, 1436 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson, VA 23662.
Online condolences to www.claytorrollins.com.
Published in the Daily Press from 10/21/2007 - 10/22/2007.
|Brenda and family - my prayers are with you at this time. Lloyd has been very nice keeping everyone posted. The sad news came with a lot of memories growing up - and they can not be taken away from us. Just remember all those memories and the good times. Again - I will be thinking of all of you.|
Patricia (Trick) Stachowiak
(South Bend, IN) - October 21, 2007
|Brenda, Alline, and Ethel -- I have very fond memories of the neighborhood as we grew up on Lodge Road. Your Mother was always very thoughtful and kind to me as a young boy, especially when I delivered the newspaper. My thoughts are with all of you. Sorry we can't be there with you at this time.|
Ron Wilson (Supply,
NC) - October 21, 2007
|Dear family and friends: I offer my deep condolences for your loss. In the spirit of the Apostle Paul, we read: "For all things I have the strength, by virtue of him who imparts power to me." Philippians 4:13|
Mrs. Britt, Nurses Aide (James
City County, VA) - October 22, 2007
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Forrest's family and friends.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861
Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
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Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.
Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
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Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
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Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
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Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.
I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.
I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.
Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.
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