10/24/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Claryce C. Petty

Claryce C. Petty
(b. 1907 - 17 Oct 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
Once again we have sad news.  Claryce C. Petty, mother of 
  Maxine Petty Ramey ('57) and    Velma Petty Dishman ('61), has passed away at the age of 100

From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 10/24/07 - "  Velma &    Maxine Petty lost their Mother":

I was out of town last weekend but    Patty Andrews Mays ('61 - of VA) called me late Sunday night to tell me of Mrs. Petty’s death.  She turned 100 in the summer.....

I saw Maxine in September at the NNHS ‘57 Class Reunion.

Mrs. Petty was the second person I have known to reach 100 years old.  Mrs. Kyle who lived next door to me on Buxton also got to that great old age and had her mind also!

   Thank you so much for telling me, Karrin.  I had somehow read right over this without realizing what I was seeing.

From the Daily Press - 10/19/07:

                    Claryce C. Petty

  NEWPORT NEWS - Claryce C. Petty, 100, left for glory on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007.

A native of Boones Mill, she had been a longtime Newport News resident. She retired from Chaffin Interiors, as a seamstress. Claryce was a member of Orcutt Baptist Church for over 70 years and was a member of the Fidelis Sunday school.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Max Alvin Petty, and one daughter, Anne A. Yacobi.

Her memory is left to be cherished by two daughters, Maxine Ramey and her husband, Jerry, and Velma Dishman and her husband, Sonny; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Orcutt Baptist Church with a Celebration of Life to begin at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Claryce C. Petty

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Orcutt Baptist Church Building Fund, 653 Baxter Lane, Newport News, VA 23602.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 10/19/2007.
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My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Jackie Elder (Columbia, SC) - October 19, 2007
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Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Patricia Beck Letzinger (Newport News, VA) - October 19, 2007
Maxine and Jerry,
Maxine, Richard and I have such fond memories of your mother from Orcutt Baptist Church. What a long-lived wonderful witness she was for our Lord Jesus Christ. Our prayers are with you as you miss her here on Earth.
Fondly, Pat and Richard Coltrane
Patricia Coltrane (Midlothian, VA) - October 19, 2007
Maxine, Jerry, Pug....and families...
What a joy to have known your precious mother, Claryce. She was always smiling, always "just fine", and ALWAYS fashionable ....and, oh, those gorgeous hats! She'll be lovingly remember by us as a fine, fine Christian lady.
With love, David & Loraine Hughes
Loraine Hughes (Chesapeake, VA) - October 19, 2007
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My thoughts and prayers to Maxine,
Jerry and family. Mrs. Petty was a very special lady
Nancy Jones
Nancy Jones (Manchester, TN) - October 120 2007
To Maxine, Jerry, Pug, Sonny & their families, and my niece Laura Ann Stryff, and my five nephews, Frank, Mike, Tim, John & Tony Yacobi and their families.

I always remember Mrs. Petty with a smile on her face and that never changed. I was so pleased she made it to her 100th with a big birthday bash. She was a lady every step of the way. I feel honored to have known her and feel fortunate to have had her be a part of our extended families. I know you all will miss her terribly and my heart goes out to all of you for her loss.

Love, Cam Yacobi
Cam Yacobi (Tallahassee, FL) - October 21, 2007
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Maxine and Family
I'm so sorry for your lost. I know you
will miss your Mom as much as I miss my Mom. They both were blessed and so
were we to have them all these years.. I know her best friend Mrs. Mary Johnson is with her now. God bless
you and your families.

Donald and Ellen
Donald Smith (Newport News) - October 23, 2007
Dear Velma & Maxine: So sorry to just learn about your mother's death. You know I would have been there for you but I was out of town. Will notify some of our classmates. Know you are in my prayers.
Karrin Williams Frankie (Newport News, VA) -  October 24, 2007
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Maxine, Velma, Just heard from Karrin and so sorry about your dear mama, You know we lost Daddy in June. My prayers are with you, we are so fortunate to have had them for so many years. Love, Puddy
Martha( Puddy) Reichard (Timberlake) (Ocean Springs, MS) -  October 24, 2007
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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Petty's family and friends.

From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 10/25/07 - "About Mrs. Petty":

..... For many that didn't know, Mrs. Kyle was the mother-in-law of Louis Wheary who was the Dean of Boys at NNHS for many years until he retired.

   Thank you, Karrin.

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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Shall We Gather at the River

Words and music by Rev. Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

 Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?


Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.


Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.


Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.


"Shall We Gather at the River" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.loveallpeople.org/shallwegather.html - 07/15/07
at the suggestion of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07
Thanks, Fred!

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