10/29/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Ruth Parcell Gills

Ruth Parcell Gills
(05 Oct 1921 - 27 Oct 2009)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have even more sad news to report this morning.  Ruth Parcell Gills, mother of Billie Gills Deese ('63) of VA, Kitty Gills Eib ('64) of IN, Dabney Gills of VA, and of the late Alvin Gills ('66),  passed away in Newport News on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 just twelve days after her 88th birthday. 

From the Daily Press - 10/29/09:  
           Ruth Parcell Gills
  NEWPORT NEWS - Ruth P. Gills, 88, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009.

Ruth was born Oct. 5, 1921, in Franklin County, Va., and has been a resident of Newport News for the past 64 years.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alvin M. Gills Sr.; her dear son, Alvin M. Gills Jr.; her parents, William H and Eva E Parcell Sr.; and brother, William H Parcell Jr.

Ruth is survived by two daughters, Billie G. Deese and husband, Doug of Hampton, Kitty G. Eib and husband, David of Indiana; a son, Dabney H. Gills and wife, Jackie of Poquoson; along with eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Julia P. Kelly of Roanoke; a brother, Robert Parcell and wife, Lillian of Franklin County; and a sister-in-law, Anne P. Parcell also of Franklin County; along with many other family and friends.

Ruth enjoyed spending her later years in life working happily in her yard and gardening, when she was not watching her beloved Atlanta Braves. She also enjoyed attending her grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's sporting events.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the American Cancer Society .

A graveside service will be held at Peninsula Memorial Park on Oct. 30, 2009, at 11:30 a.m.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at http://www.dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press from October 29 to October 30, 2009.


October 29, 2009

Mary and I offer our condolences to the family of Mrs. Gills. I have very fond memories of her especially her lavish holiday dinners. She was a survivor and managed to live by herself until her passing. She was spirited, opinionated and gutsy. All who knew her will miss her and the world is a little less lively today. Billie, thanks for all you did for her over the years.
~ Eddie Nichols, Reston, Virginia



   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Gills' entire family and their friends at this difficult time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty

This Is My Father's World

Words by Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901

Traditional English Melody (Terra Beata), arranged by Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915

This is my Fatherís world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Fatherís world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Fatherís world, the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Makerís praise.
This is my Fatherís world: He shines in all thatís fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Fatherís world. O let me neíer forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Fatherís world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heavín be one.

This is my Fatherís world, dreaming, I see His face.
I ope my eyes, and in glad surprise cry, ďThe Lord is in this place.Ē
This is my Fatherís world, from the shining courts above,
The Beloved One, His Only Son,
Cameóa pledge of deathless love.

This is my Fatherís world, should my heart be ever sad?
The lord is Kingólet the heavens ring. God reignsólet the earth be glad.
This is my Fatherís world. Now closer to Heaven bound,
For dear to God is the earth Christ trod.
No place but is holy ground.

This is my Fatherís world. I walk a desert lone.
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known.
This is my Fatherís world, a wanderer I may roam
Whateíer my lot, it matters not,
My heart is still at home.

This Is My Father's World midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/i/tismyfw.htm - 06/19/07

Greg Olsen Painting courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com Ė 02/10/05

Green Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 03/15/05

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