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Katharine Elizabeth Harrell
Newport News High School Class of February 1939
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
There is still more sad news today. Katharine Harrell, Class of February 1939, passed away in Sentara Careplex Hospital on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the age of 92.
From the Daily Press - 12/04/13:
Katharine Elizabeth Harrell
HAMPTON - Katharine Elizabeth Harrell died Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Sentara Careplex Hospital. Katharine was a longtime resident of Newport News until she moved to the Devonshire in Hampton. In 2011, she became a part of the family at Coliseum Park Virginia Health Services.
Katharine was born June 13, 1921. She was preceded in death by her parents Paul Edward and Carrie Elizabeth Tyree Harrell and her brother Paul Edward Harrell, Jr. She is survived by her first cousins William A. Hopkins, John E. Hopkins and Marian Tyree Johnson.
She was a February 1939 graduate of Newport News High School, a lifetime participant at First United Church of Christ where she was a member since 1931, and a longtime member of the former Business and Professional Women's Club.
She was employed by Newport News Shipbuilding, Home Beneficial Life Insurance Company, and retired after 50 years of service at Pentran, now Hampton Roads Transit.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Lisa Gaul at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Newport News at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 9, 2013. Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8 at Peninsula Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to First United Church of Christ, 1017 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA 23666-1924.
The family would
like to thank Katharine's longtime caregiver Carol Dale, her most recent
caregiver Dianne Healey, and the staffs of Coliseum Park Virginia Health
Services, Sentara Careplex and Heartland Hospice for their exceptional care and
concern. View and post
condolences on our online guestbook at
December 05, 2013
Katharine had a lot of courage. She will be greatly missed.
~ Marian T. Johnson
Our sincerest condolences are extended to Miss Harrell'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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Abide With Me
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.
Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
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.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.
Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.
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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