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12/10/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Ed Asbell

William Edgar Asbell
(1935 - 07 Dec 2008)

Newport News High School Class of 1953

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
Yet again we bring you sad news. 
       Ed Asbell, Class of 1953, passed away in Hampton on Sunday, December 7, 2008 at the age of 73.

From the Daily Press - 12/10/08:

               William Edgar Asbell

    HAMPTON - William Edgar Asbell, 73, of Hampton, Va., died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, after a brief illness.

He was a beloved brother, uncle, cousin and friend, lived most of his life in the Peninsula area.

He was a graduate of Newport News High School and attended Parson's Art College in New York. He patriotically served his county in the U.S. Air Force. Ed was a creative person and talented artist. He lived and worked in New York for many of his earlier years. Mr. Asbell was interested in all forms of art and music and worked with the Peninsula Community Theater and a volunteer at the Ferguson Center of the Arts.
Ed Asbell

Ed was predeceased by his parents, William Anderson Asbell and Hilda Asbell McCravy.

He is survived by his loving sister, Helen Asbell Cardwell and husband, Spencer; niece, Melody Secrest and husband, Russell, all of Raleigh, N.C.; two nephews, Spencer Cardwell III and wife, Wendy of Moorpark, Calif., and Brian Cardwell and wife, Joanne of Green, Ohio; 10 beloved great- nieces and nephews; five great-great-nieces and nephews; his best friend, Richard Capen and his special lady, Nellie Holman.

Ed will be greatly missed and leaves many cherished memories.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Services will be on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. in the Peninsula Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark White officiating. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Flowers are appreciated and memorials may be made to your favorite charities.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at .

Published in the Daily Press on 12/10/2008.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Goodbye our dear friend. May you design the most beautiful costumes in the heavens above.

Ferguson Center Volunteer
Debbie Fowler, Gloucester, Virginia

Thursday, December 11, 2008

To the family of Ed, I want to express my sincere regrets at the loss of such a wonderful man. He was amazingly creative and so gregarious. I became acquainted with Ed at the Ferguson Art Center. He was a delight to be around.

We shall all truly miss him.

God bless you.
Cookie Tyndall, Seaford, Virginia


   Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Asbell family and their friends.

     From Bill Campbell ('54) of VA - 12/13/08 - "Edgar Asbell":

Edgar Asbell graduated from NNHS in June, 1953. This is his photo
in the 1953 Anchor.

Keep up the good work.

Bill Campbell
Williamsburg, VA
Class of 1954

   Thank you so very much, Bill! I do so strive to keep complete records, and I do not have a copy of the '53 Anchor, so I really appreciate your scanning this for me!

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

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