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12/24/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Billy Langston

Billy Ray Langston
(01 July 1947 - 20 Nov 2017)

Newport News High School Class of 1966

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 There's still more sad if quite belated news today.  Billy Langston, Class of 1966, brother of Martha Langston Carter and of the late Oscar Reese Langston, passed away in Newport News on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the age of 70.

From the Daily Press - 12/24/17:

                     Billy Ray Langston
      NEWPORT NEWS - Billy Ray Langston passed away on November 20, 2017, in Newport News, Virginia, with his loving family by his side.

Mr. Langston was a Newport News resident for 66 years. He was born in Clayton, North Carolina on July 1, 1947.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosa Creech Langston, his father, Bythan Andrew Langston, and his brother, Oscar Reese Langston.

Survivors include his two sons, Bryan Ray Langston (Shannon Langston) of Newport News, Virginia, Bradley Andrew Langston (Nicole Langston) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and his sister, Martha LaVerne Carter (Charles Carter) of Suffolk, Virginia.

Mr. Langston had one grandson, Hunter Andrew Langston.

Mr. Langston was laid to rest at the Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News, Virginia.

Billy Langston

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   Published in the Daily Press on December 24, 2017.

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December 23
, 2017

RIP, Billy. You will be missed. We had many years of good memories that I will cherish. Our one thing was the love of Elvis and his great songs.
No more pain!

~ Belinda Langston, Newport News, Virginia

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Billy's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

All Creatures of Our God and King

The words are a paraphrase of "Canticle of the Sun" by
Saint Francis of Assisi (1181/1182 – 03 Oct 1226), circa 1225
Written shortly before his death, it was not published for almost 400 years.
Translated to English by
William H. Draper (19 Dec 1855 - 09 Aug 1933), it first appeared in the Public School Hymn Book, 1919.

Music: "Lasst Uns Erfreuen", Ausserlesene Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesäng (Köln, Germany: Peter von Brachel, 1623)
Harmony by
Ralph Vaughan Williams (12 Oct 1872 - 26 Aug 1958) in The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 519

All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voices, let us sing:
Alleluia, alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beams,
thou silver moon that gently gleams,

O praise him, O praise him,
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
ye clouds that sail in heaven along,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,
ye lights of evening, find a voice, (R)

Thou flowing water, pure and clear,
make music for thy Lord to hear,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Thou fire so masterful and bright,
that givest man both warmth and light, (R)

Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfoldest blessings on our way,
O praise him, Alleluia!
The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,
let them his glory also show: (R)

And all ye men of tender heart,
forgiving others, take your part,
O sing ye Alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
praise God and on him cast your care: (R)

And thou, most kind and gentle death,
waiting to hush our latest breath,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Thou leadest home the child of God,
and Christ our Lord the way hath trod: (R)

Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship him in humbleness,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
and praise the Spirit, Three in One: (R)

"All Creatures of Our God and King" midi and lyrics courtesy of -10/06/08

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of - 03/15/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04   

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