11/23/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Sarah Wade Owen
Sarah Wade Owen
(18 Nov 1921 - 20 Nov 2008)
Friends and Schoolmates,
Incredibly, there is more sad news this morning.
Miss Sarah Wade
Owen, beloved teacher and Guidance Director at
Newport News High School for many years, passed away in South
Boston, Virginia on Thursday,
November 20, 2008, two days after her 87th birthday.
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA -
Linda Lane Lane ('64 - of VA),
alerted me that there are two additional obits in the Saturday Daily
Press: Former NNHS counselor,
Owen ... and
Robert Thomas Pauley Sr., the
brother of NNHS 64 classmate,
I'm very sorry to hear this,
David - and that I was so numb from all the recent deaths that I missed reading
I had the pleasure of speaking
with Miss Owen three years ago at the memorial service for
I thought surely she would not remember me, as I had but limited contact with her in
high school, yet she said she remembered my name. As she was our guidance
counselor, I replied that "could not be a good thing", and we shared a nice
Thank you so much, David - and
the Daily Press - 11/22/08:
Sarah Wade Owen
SOUTH BOSTON - Miss Sarah Wade
Owen died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at Halifax Regional Hospital.
She was born in South Boston on Nov. 18, 1921, and was 87 years of age.
She was the daughter of the late Richard and Sarah Wade Owen. Miss Owen
taught school for 42 years in the Richmond area and in the Newport News
school system. She was Guidance Director for Newport News High School,
Treasurer of Newport News Education Association, a former Vice President
of the Alpha Chapter, Iota State of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, a
volunteer at the South Boston-Halifax County Museum and a tireless
worker in her church.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Owen Dutrow and husband,
David A. Dutrow.
Miss Sarah Wade Owen
1957 Anchor, p. 13
1967 Anchor, p. 84
Miss Owen is survived by a brother, Richard Owen Jr. and wife, Ann of
Alpharetta, Ga.; a sister, Bertha Jane Dunavant and husband, Jack of
Halifax, Va. Also surviving are nieces, Mary Dutrow Emerson and husband,
Frank, Virginia Dutrow Allsopp and husband, David, Sarah Dunavant Epps
and husband, Otis, Joy Dunavant Abel and husband, David. Surviving
nephews are David Dutrow Jr., Jack Dunavant III, Richard Dunavant and
wife, Julie; and 10 grand nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Miss Owen
will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Main Street United Methodist
Church in South Boston, with the Rev. Edward Rigg officiating. Burial
will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, South Boston.
The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Dunavant, 471 Mountain Road, Halifax.
For memorials, please consider the Prayer Garden of Main Street United
Methodist Church, P.O. Box 119, South Boston, VA 24592, South
Boston-Halifax County Museum, 1540 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA
24592, or the Richie Dunavant Children's Cancer Foundation of Hope, P.O.
Box 875, South Boston, VA 24592.
Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South
Boston. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at
Published in the Daily Press on 11/22/2008.
Our sincerest condolences are extended to Miss Owen's former students and the entire Owen family and their
friends at this time.This
This information is also posted here:
Y'all take good care of each
other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll
Love to all, Carol
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Servant of God, Well Done!
Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 9 Dec 1893)
(The Methodist Hymnal,
Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on
the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown
Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".
Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.
With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!
O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.
Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?
"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of
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