NNHS Class of 1962


 

NAME BIRTH DEATH CAUSE OF DEATH

John Bell 16 Dec 1944 Apr 1984  

Junior Band
Senior Band : Color Guard: Head
Senior Pennant Committee
Latin Club: JCL
Thespians
 Christopher Newport Society
Speech Arts Club: Treasurer
J. V. Football
Cast of 5 Major Plays
 Exhibition Play: Award

Randolph Macon College

 United States Navy

 
Fall of 1961

Joyce Benton Bowden Newport News, VA 04 Aug 2003
Houston, TX
Cancer
D. E. Clubs: President
D. O. Clubs: Treasurer
Tri-Hi-Y
Homeroom Officer
Drama Makeup Staff
Usher Staff
Dance Committee
Senior Assembly Committee
School Spirit Committee
Remembrance Committee
Hall of Fame: Best Dressed

T.D.P.

  http://www.nnhs65.com/
11-20-08-NNHS-Harry-Benton.html
Fall of 1961

Linda Bost Costello   before June 2005  
Senior Dance Committee
Junior Dance Committee
Ushers Committee
 F. H. A. Club
Tumbling Club
Apparatus Club
Volley Ball Team
Hockey Team
Basketball Team
   

Fall of 1961

Carolyn Bradley Miller 1944
Newport News, VA
25 Feb 2014
Yorktown, VA
 
Senior Invitation Committee
SCA Dance Committee
School Committee
Cafeteria Committee
Tri-Hi-Y
Y Teens
Drama: Makeup Staff
  http://www.nnhs65.com/02-28-14-
NNHS-Carolyn-Bradley-Miller.html

Fall of 1961

Kathryn Brinn Dicus 04 Nov 1944
Newport News, VA
12 June 2004
Yorktown, VA
 
Tri-Hi-Y: Historian
Senior Assembly Committee
Creative Writers' Club
French Club: Executive Board
Lion's Club Award: French
Publicity Committee
Senior Ring Committee
Anchor Staff
Beacon Staff

Mary Washington College: B.A. in English: 1966

American Association for University Women
Delta Kappa Gamma

   

Fall of 1961

Chuck Buffington 17 Nov 1943
Newport News, VA
03 Dec 2015
Poquoson, VA
 
 J. V. Football
Varsity Football: Letter
Junior Band
Senior Band: Letter
http://www.nnhs65.com/12-05-15-
NNHS-Chuck-Buffington.html
Fall of 1961

William Burns 14 Nov 1943
Newport News, VA
 03 Apr 2006
Winston-Salem, NC
Strokes Precipitated by an Aneurysm
Track Team
Cross-Country Team: Letter
Senior Band: Letter
Christopher Newport Society
Junior Usher Staff
Senior Dance Committee

United States Merchant Marine Academy: 1967

 

http://www.nnhs65.com/04-04-06-
NNHS-William-Burns.html

Fall of 1961

Ronald Collins 23 Mar 1944 18 Nov 1997
Newport News, VA
 
J. V. Basketball
D. O. Club
 J. V. Football
   
Fall of 1961

Sherri Drewry Cooper 02 Jan 1944
NewportLynchburg, VA News, VA
11 Apr 2016
Pamplin, VA
Ovarian Cancer
 Senior Dance Committee
 Senior Invitations Committee
Future Homemakers Club
http://www.nnhs65.com/04-14-16-
NNHS-Sherri-Drewry-Cooper.html
Fall of 1961

Charles Duke 10 Oct 1943
Newport News, VA
14 June 2004
Richmond, VA
 
Hi-Y Club
D. O. Club
Junior Dance Committee
Shop Officer
School Spirit Committee
Dance Committee
Senior Color Committee
Senior Flower Committee

U. S. Army

 

http://www.nnhs65.com/07-27-08-
NNHS-Jacquelyn-Williams-Duke.html

Fall of 1961

Jimmy Edwards   14 July 2015
Yorktown, VA
 
Christopher Newport Society
Drama Staff: Head
Junior Usher Committee: Co-Head
Homeroom: President
Senior Dance Committee
Shop Officer
SC.A. Dance Committee

V.P,I.

http://www.nnhs65.com/07-16-15-
NNHS-Jimmy-Edwards.html
Fall of 1961

Carolyn Fisher Soesbee Seymore   08 Mar 2010
Smithfield, VA
 
SCA Dance Committee
Library Assistant
Senior Pennant Committee
F.H.A. Club
http://www.nnhs65.com/03-10-10-
NNHS-Carolyn-Fisher-Soesbee-Seymore.html
Fall of 1961

Teddy Forbes   15 June 1998
Gulfport, MS
 
 

JAMES T. FORBES

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. - James T. "Teddy"
Forbes, 55, went to be with the Lord on June 15, 1998, after passing away in Gulfport, Miss.

Mr.
Forbes was a native of Newport News and graduated from Newport News High School in 1963. He was employed with Brinks Armored Security in Gulfport and was the former owner of Mid-Town Furniture in Waveland, Miss. He was a Baptist and a member of First Baptist Church Main Street in Bay St. Louis.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Ross
Forbes of Bay St. Louis; a son, Jason Hazen of Greensboro, N.C.; a daughter, Rhonda Forbes of Newport News; his parents, Mr. R.T. and Evelyn Forbes of Newport News; a brother, Paul Forbes
of Newport News; and one grandchild.

A memorial service will be conducted 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at Peninsula Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the time of service. Internment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of their choice.

Published in the Daily Press on 6/24/1998.

Fall of 1960

Zatha Franks Parker Barnes 11 Jan 1944
Newport News, VA
02 Sept 2013
Newport News,  VA
 
Tri-Hi-Y
Beacon Staff
Girls Usher Staff
Latin Club
Creative Writers Club
Junior Dance Committee
 Senior Invitation Committee
Christopher Newport Society
Homeroom: Chaplain

East Carolina College

Old Dominion College

http://www.nnhs65.com/09-04-13-
NNHS-Zatha-Franks-Parker-Barnes.html
Fall of 1961

Jerry Gary   26 Jan 2003
Smithfield, VA
Heart Attack
     
Fall of 1961

Mary-Claire Gerber Prater 14 Oct 1944
New York City, NY
19 Apr 2014
Athens, AL
 
Assistant Directors
 Drama Staff Head
Spanish Club
Tournament Director
Christopher Newport Society
D.O. Club
Senior Ring Committee

ATHENS, AL - Mary-Claire Gerber Prater, age 69, of Athens, died Saturday, April 19th, 2014 in her home. She was born October 14, 1944 in New York to Charles Gerber and Florence Raskin Gerber.

Services for Mrs. Prater are Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Isomís Chapel United Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m. She will lie-in-state from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Isomís Chapel Cemetery with Eddie Gooch, Dave Wood and John Prater officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Florence Gerber of Virginia.

She is survived by her husband Dennis Prater of 35 years, Athens; sons, Charles Binder and wife Regina of Leeds and Henry Prater of Chelsea; grandson, Raymond Binder; brother, Alan Gerber and wife Liani of Germany; sister, Janet Gardener and husband Leonard of Arizona; stepmother, Ray Gerber of Virginia; stepbrothers, Frank Friedland and wife Marsha and Bernard Friedland and wife Ceila of Virginia and a large extended family and a host of friends.

If you ever saw a crowd of people laughing, you would usually find her in the center of it. She became a Christian in 1989 and was a dedicated member of lsomís Chapel United Methodist Church. She had served as Church Treasurer and was an active supporter of the United Methodist Women, the childrenís program, the choir, and Upward Basketball. She was very active in East Limestone as a former substitute teacher and booster club member for whom she ran the Spirit booth at the football games for many years. She worked mainly as a bookkeeper in various professions for the 50 years she worked, including McClary Tire in Decatur and Cluxtons Jewelers of Athens. She enjoyed making memory books for her friends to celebrate special occasions. She leaves behind a legacy of love of people, the ability to brighten your day with a laugh or a smile, and a score of lives she touched by her kindness. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.

Pallbearers are Greg Balch, Mark Goodman, Fred Moss, Stanley Williams, Clint Wood and Cory Wood.

Published in Quad Cities News Daily (AL) - April 23, 2014

Fall of 1961

Judy Getsug Margulies   07 Oct 2011
Virginia Beach, VA
 
F.T.A.
Science Club - Bulletin Board
 
Senior Music Committee
French Club
Christopher Newport Society
Creative Writer's Club
Chess Club
Latin Club
Mouse Assembly Committee

Old Dominion College: B.S. in Elementary Education: 1966

College of William and Mary: 1967

 http://nnhs65.com/10-10-11-
NNHS-Judy-Getsug-Margulies.html
Fall of 1961
Joseph Getsug

HAMPTON ó Funeral services for Joseph Getsug will be held on April 6, 1999, at 2 p.m. at B'nai Congregation, 3116 Kecoughtan Road, Hampton, with Rabbi Norman Golner officiating. Graveside services will follow in Hebrew Cemetery.

Joseph Getsug died April 4 at Riverside Regional Hospital after a short illness. Joseph Getsug will be sorely missed by his family and all who knew him. He was the oldest in a family of six children. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mollee, devoted parents, Julius and Mattilda, and loving brothers, Bertram and Sydney.

He is survived by his daughter, Judith G. Margulies of Virginia Beach; his son, Stephen Getsug of Hampton; granddaughter, Shelley Margulies of Atlanta; and grandson, Michael Margulies of Virginia Beach. He is also survived by sisters, Beatrice G. Shepard of McLean and Doris Getsug of St. Paul, Minn.; brother, Earl Getsug of Eagan, Minn.; and Pauline Getsug, dear sister-in-law and widow of Bertram Getsug. Joseph is also survived by many nieces and nephews, Julian and Jody Shepard of McLean and June and Reed Banet of St. Paul, Minn. He is also survived by cousins, Judy and Scott Canaugh of Mendota Heights, Minn., Bernie Wetizman of Mendota Heights, Minn., Ethel and Norman Smith of Mendota Heights, Minn., Bert Getsug of South Dakota, Sidney and Francine Jerson of St. Paul, Minn., Timmie and Bill Rosen of Edina, Minn., and Esther Getsug and family; and special friend, Marie Collins of Hampton.

Joseph Getsug was a devoted, loving husband, and loving parent of Judith and Stephen, and loving grandparent of Shelley and Michael Margulies. His friends, acquaintances and colleagues found Joe to be an interesting and knowledgeable person. He was a graduate of the University of Minnesota, receiving a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1933, and completing all academic credits toward a master's degree in theoretical physics. Joe was a member of Eta Kappa Nu electrical engineering honorary society, and also was a member of the Society of Professional Engineers.

Joseph contributed much to the outstanding safety record held by the Langley Research Center for many years. There is much in Getsug's record of accomplishments, contributions and achievements which have brought him numerous Certificates of Recognition and commendations, including his being honored with three Presidential Awards from Presidents Carter, Reagan and Clinton, together with a letter of recognition and commendation noting Joseph's electrical expertise from NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin.

Joseph was a loyal, conscientious and dedicated employee of NASA. He considered "Langley" as his "baby" to love, cherish, protect the lives and property of the Langley Research Center from the time he first received his job appointment in 1940 in the early days of NACA, now called NASA.

Joseph participated in the growth and development of "Langley" like a proud father during which time, as a pioneer, he founded the first training school for apprentices out of necessity.

Joe's devotion to his "job" is such that he once told his family he loved his work so much that he would work for nothing. He loved the challenges, which perhaps explains one of the reasons he was spending almost 60 years of his life with NASA.

Joseph was probably NASA's longest tenured and oldest career employee in the United States at age 87, working until the last week Feb. 27, 1999.

Among Joe's hobbies were his interests in the fine arts, music, ballroom dancing, literature and sports. His high school coach, years after retirement, remarked once to his family that he considered Joseph to be the most outstanding all-around athlete he ever coached. While pursuing his academic coursework at the University of Minnesota, Joseph engaged in intramural sports and was awarded medals for his excellence in wrestling and track.

Please join the family this afternoon at Judith Margulies' home in Virginia Beach following the services.

Memorials may be made in memory of Joseph Getsug to B'nai Israel Congregation, 3116 Kecoughtan Road, Hampton, Va. 23661.
Published in Daily Press on April 06, 1999.
Compiled by MICHELLE L. KIRK, Daily Press

Buddy Gibson    01 Apr 2006
Buena Vista, VA
 
    WILBERT 'BUDDY' EVANS GIBSON

BUENA VISTA - Wilbert "Buddy" Evans Gibson, 62, formerly of Newport News, went to be with the angels on Saturday, April 1, 2006. He was a former employee of Horne Brothers, Newport News Shipbuilding and Benson and Phillips Supply Co.

Mr.
Gibson was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbert and Louise Gibson.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife, Bonnie
Gibson of Buena Vista; three sons, Wilbert Lee Gibson and wife, Lisa, Steven Gibson and Dustin Gibson; two daughters, Pamela McManamy and Jeanine Cunningham and husband, Allen, all of Hampton; brother, Mike Gibson of Buena Vista; four stepchildren and 18 grandchildren.

The family would like to thank his loving friend, Anna Bagwell, for the love and care given to him over the years.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

At other times the family will receive family and friends at the home of Ann
Gibson -Soehngen.

Published in the Daily Press on 4/5/2006.

Linda Grubbs Clarke
Newport News, VA
 07 May 2009
Gloucester, VA
 
Senior Chorus
Junior Chorus
Latin Club 
Future Teacher Club
F. H. A. Club
Girls Basketball
Junior Dance Committee
Senior Dance Committee
Tri-Hi-Y
 
Junior Classical League
http://www.nnhs65.com/
05-09-09-NNHS-Linda-Grubbs-Clarke.html
Fall of 1961

Dreyfus Jackson      
     
Fall of 1961

Patti Johnson Stowe 08 Sept 1944
Newport News, VA
 06 Nov 2015
Rex UNC Health Care, Raleigh, NC
 
Senior Assembly Committee
Tri-Hi-Y: Chaplain
Junior Decorating Committee
Art Club
Tournament Play: Director
Assistant Directors Staff
G.A.A. Executive Board 
Future Nurses Club
Ninth Grade Basketball
http://www.nnhs65.com/11-10-15-
NNHS-Patti-Johnson-Stowe.html
Fall of 1961

Charles "Chuck" Jones    08 June 2014
Newport News, VA
 
  http://www.nnhs65.com/06-10-14-
NNHS-Chuck-Jones.html
Fall of 1961

Henry Kearney   Dec 1966 Automobile Accident
J. V. Football
 Varsity Football
Key Club
Track Team
  I can offer an update on Henry Kearney ('62), since David Riley ('62) and I visited the funeral home (Lawrence B. Wood) to view the body. Henry died in December, 1966, while driving from Emory & Henry College to pick up his girlfriend at another school, before coming to Hampton for the holidays. It was snowing and his Volkswagen Beetle hit a '57 Pontiac head on, as I was told. He died instantly.

- Dan Coleman ('63) of NC - 07/20/06
How very tragic!  Thanks, Danny!

Fall of 1961

Carol Kirk Ledford 1944
VA
23 Jan 2016
Newport News, VA
 
    http://www.nnhs65.com/01-29-16-
NNHS-Carol-Kirk-Ledford.html
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Clyde Lewis      
Senior Dance Committee
Hi-Y Club
   
Fall of 1961

Jean Maddy Oney 17 Dec 1943
Newport News, VA
18 July 1995
Mathews Co.,, VA
Heart Attack
Student Council
Homeroom: President
Foreign Student Forum: Delegate
Junior Decorating Committee
Senior Assembly Committee
Senior Chorus
Dance Committee Christopher Newport Society
Latin Club
Senior Band: Letter
Jean is buried in Gloucester, VA.

Information provided by Jean's brother, Bobby Maddy ('57), via a phone call
from Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 07/08/04. 
Thanks, Bobby - and Joe!

JEAN M. ONEY

GLOUCESTER -
Jean Maddy Oney died on Tuesday, July 18, 1995, at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. She was born in Newport News and had been a Gloucester County resident for 24 years.

She was a secretary at First Presbyterian Church in Gloucester and also a receptionist for Drs. Phillip and Rose. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Gloucester, Tri County Express, Courthouse Players and a former member of the church choir.

She is survived by one daughter, Kristen D'Anne Oney of Gloucester; two sons, Michael Todd Oney of Richmond and Warren Brett Oney of Gloucester; and three brothers, William R.
Maddy of Melbourne, Fla., Charles W. Maddy of Virginia Beach and Scott Alan Maddy
of Pence Springs, W.Va.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church of Gloucester by Dr. Richard Miller. Burial in Windsor Garden, Dutton. Visitation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Andrews Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, LeRoy D. Woodson, P.O. Box 365, Gloucester, Va. 23601; or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. G. Edward Mowry, 7274 Joseph Lewis Road, Hayes, Va. 23072.

Arrangements by Andrews Funeral Home, Gloucester.

Published in the Daily Press on 7/19/1995.

Fall of 1961

Ted Marshall Stafford Co., VA 25 Mar 2002
Norfolk, VA
Liver Cancer
Varsity Football: Letter
Senior Band: Letter
French Club
Senior Assembly Committee
   
Fall of 1961

Carolyn McPherson Gregory 08 Feb 1944
Newport News, VA
05 Sept 2016
Suffolk, VA
Cancer
Anchor Staff: Section Head
Beacon Staff: Art Editor, Exchange Editor
Co-head, Feature
Student Council
G.A.A. Executive Board
Creative Writers Club
Senior Bulletin Board Committee
Art Club
Senior Typing Committee

T.D.P.

Pan American Business School 

Tidewater Community College

Recent image of Carolyn with two of her eight grandchildren
taken by her daughter in law, Photographer, Christine Parker Gregory,
courtesy of Brenda Poole ('62) of VA - 09/07/16
Thanks, Brenda!

http://www.nnhs65.com/09-10-16-
NNHS-Carolyn-McPherson-Gregory.html


FRANCES H. MCPHERSON

MATHEWS - Frances Hudgins McPherson, 76, of Hudgins, died Saturday, June 10, 1995.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Gloucester, and retired in 1976 from the Bank of Virginia in Newport News. She was a member of Friends of the Library, and the Mathews Woman's Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. McPherson. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn McPherson and Douglas W. Gregory of Suffolk; four sisters, June A. Hudgins and Lillian M. Hudgins, both of Moon, Christine V. Hudgins of Mathews, and Cathryn H. Lewis of Gloucester Point; three brothers, Vernon C. Hudgins Jr. of New Point, Elton M. Hudgins of Mathews, and John R. Hudgins of Grafton; and three grandchildren, Matthew Gregory, Mollie McPherson Gregory and Robert Gregory.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, Gloucester. Burial will follow in the Friendship Cemetery, Susan. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 8:30 in the Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews

Memorials may be made to the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad, Mathews, Va. 23109; or the Mathews Memorial Library, Mathews, Va. 23109.

Published in Daily Press on June 12, 1995.

Fall of 1961

Lanny Midkiff 12 Aug 1943
St. Petersburg, FL
18 Oct 2011
Grafton, VA
 
Varsity Football: Letter
Distributive Education Club

Old Dominion University

Thomas Nelson Community College

http://nnhs65.com/10-21-11-
NNHS-Lanny-Midkiff.html
Fall of 1960

Sylvia Ottaway 07 July 1944 07 Mar 2005
Poquoson, VA
Cancer
F.T.A. Club
G.A.A. Executive
All-Star Hockey
All-Star Volleyball
Creative Writers Club
Christopher Newport Society
Latin Club
Senior Assembly Committee
National Honor Society

Madison College: B. S.
Appalachian State University: M. A

http://www.nnhs65.com/03-08-05-
NNHS-Sylvia-Ottaway.html
Fall of 1961 October 2004 - Groundhog Mt. -
Sylvia, Lynn Hanrahan, and Polly

Dorothy Perry Smith   05 Aug 2010
Elizabeth City, NC
 
F.H.A. Club
Tumbling Club
Junior Dance Committee
Senior Dance Committee
Makeup Staff - Drama
Girls' Basketball
Girls' Track Team
School Spirit Committee
Physical Fitness Award
  http://www.nnhs65.com/09-06-10-
NNHS-Dorothy-Perry-Smith.html
Fall of 1961

Monty Phillips 18 Apr 1943
Bethune, SC
15 Apr 2011
 Yorktown, VA
Pancreatic Cancer
Junior Band
Senior Band: Letter

K.D.T.

U.S.M.C.R.: 97th Rifle Company

http://nnhs65.com/04-17-11-
NNHS-Monty-Phillips.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sHa189dvgY 

Fall of 1960

 

Doug Pitt      
Spanish Club
Newcomers Committee
Publicity Committee
Senior Bulletin Board Committee
   
Fall of 1961

Max Pollard Waynesville, NC 16 Sep 2000
Salt Lake City, UT
Heart Attack

J. V. Football
Varsity Football
Senior Assembly Committee

U. S. Marine Corps

Weber State College

 
Fall of 1961

Elaine Redford Bunting Laseman Richmond, VA 29 July 2003
Newport News, VA
Cancer
Office Assistant: 8-12
Girls' Basketball
Girls' Volleyball
School Spirit Committee
Usher Staff
Ju
nior Dance Committee
Senior Dance Committee
Future Nurses Club
Future Homemakers Club
Homeroom Chaplain: 8th Grade
   
Fall of 1961

Joanie Schwab New York City, NY 30 Aug 1994
Newport News, VA
Legionnaire's Disease
  JOAN OLIVIA SCHWAB

NEWPORT NEWS -
Joan Schwab died Tuesday, August 30, 1994, in Riverside Regional Medical Center after a very short illness. A native of New York City, she had been a Peninsula resident for 47 years.

She is survived by her father, Joel H.
Schwab; a sister, Fizzy Berlin, of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Jonathan Schwab, of Carrollton, and Philip Schwab, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a niece, Jessica Berlin; and her very dear friend, Mrs. Lil Sagman.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hebrew Cemetery, Hampton, by Rabbi Israel Grama of New York. The family will be at the residence in Newport News. The requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to a favorite charity. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 8/31/1994.
 


http://www.nnhs65.com/03-30-16-NNHS-Jon-Schwab.html
 

Fall of 1961
A scan of a scan is not
a good plan.

Donnie Shinn 1944
Hampton, VA
23 Sept 2015
Yorktown, VA
ALS
NASA Apprentice School http://www.nnhs65.com/09-26-15-
NNHS-Donnie-Shinn.html
Fall of 1961

Stevie Spradlin Hayes
Newport News, VA
27 Oct 2010
Newport News, VA
Cancer
Varsity Cheerleader
J.V. Cheerleader
National Honor Society
Anchor Staff: Business Manager
Executive Board: Committee Head
Student Council: Treasurer
Spanish Club
Latin Club
Future Nurses Club
Senior Dance Committee

T.D.P.

University of Virginia Nursing School

Christopher Newport College: Accounting

http://nnhs65.com/10-28-10-NNHS-
Stevie-Spradlin-Hayes.html
Fall of 1961

Lowell Stidham 04 Aug 1941 16 Dec 1984
VA
 
     
Fall of 1961

Mitchell Strickland
Tabor City, NC
30 Aug 2010
Hampton, VA
 
  http://nnhs65.com/09-08-10-
NNHS-Mitchell-Strickland.html

http://www.nnhs65.com/07-17-12-
NNHS-Harry-Strickland.html

http://www.nnhs65.com/03-03-16-
NNHS-Richard-Strickland.html

Fall of 1961

Andrea Vernon Davis   13 Mar 2005
Newport News, VA
Pulmonary Fibrosis

Senior Color Committee
Junior Dance Committee
Junior Chorus: Letter
Senior Chorus
Volleyball Team
All-Star Basketball Team
 Hockey Team
Costume Staff: Drama
 
 

http://www/nnhs65.com/
03-15-05-NNHS-Andrea-Vernon-Davis.html

 

Fall of 1961 From 35th Reunion Booklet
of the Class of 1962 -
September 12-14. 1997

Gene Walling
Rockbridge, CO
17 June 2007
 Isle of Wight, VA
 
  http://www.nnhs65.com/
06-19-07-NNHS-Gene-Walling.html
Fall of 1961 From 35th Reunion Booklet
of the Class of 1962 -
September 12-14. 1997

Charlie Wiggins 14 Aug 1942
Newport News, VA
14 July 2004
Newport News, VA
Cancer
J. V. Football
Senior Assembly Committee
Usher Staff
Hi-Y

U. S. Army

Old Dominion University: 1967

Hampton Institute: 1973 B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Fall of 1965

1966 Troubadour,
Old Dominion College

My friend, the late Charles Wiggins, and I were inducted into the U.S. Army the same day (Aug. 11, 1968), trained at Fort Benning, Fort Dix, NJ, and Fort Hamilton, NY, eventually being assigned to the Federal Republic of Germany. Following our eighth week in Basic Combat Training, we received a 24-hour pass from Alpha Co, 11th Battalion, 3rd Training Brigade (all Enlisted, Joe).

 

After Saturday night in town, we wound up Sunday morning at Central Assembly of God Church. Afterward, a family insisted we come home with them for a wonderful Sunday dinner. We were embraced like family. That evening ďDadĒ drove us back to Harmony Church, across the highway from Sand Hill and the Officer Candidate School quad. That day I understood how the soldiers, Marines and airmen from Fort Eustis, the Naval Weapons Station and Langley felt when my parents brought them home on weekends -- sometimes to my chagrin. Charlie and I pondered the Columbus familyís name a year later, but could not remember. The hospitality in Columbus came without preconditions, though, and Iím sure we werenít the only soldiers to be welcomed at the modest home. It is a lesson for all of us when we consider our service members, who are far from home, facing uncertainty. Those few hours meant so much to me and Charlie.

 

 
                  1968 - Ft. Benning, GA

(Here's) the cover shot from our BCT graduation book. Charlie is fourth from the right, Iím second from left, both of us trained in the fine art of the bayonet parry and thrust. Most of this group wound up in the Republic of South Vietnam by late January 1968, the beginning of the infamous Tet Offensive.

For the record, my POW/MIA flag flies alongside the National Colors each day at my home.

- Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 07/16/08
Thanks so much, Norm!

Fall of 1961

Stuart Womeldorph 19 Jan 1945
Newport News, VA
21 June 1987
Newport News, VA
 
Spanish Club
J. V. Football
Track Team
 Cast of a Major Play
Drama Staff
 .  
Fall of 1961

"Life is to be fortified by many friendships. 
To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence."

~ Sidney Smith
British clergyman (1771-1845)

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Too Busy for a Friend 

     One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the
other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space  between each name.

 Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down.

 It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment,  and as the students left the room, each one handed in the papers.

      That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of each student on a separate sheet of paper, and listed what everyone else had said about that individual.

      On Monday she gave each student his or her list.    Before long, the entire class was smiling.

  "Really?" she heard whispered. "I never knew that I meant anything to anyone!" and, "I didn't know others liked me so much." were most of  the comments.

 No one ever mentioned those papers in class again.   She never knew if they discussed them after class with their parents, but it didn't matter. The exercise had accomplished its purpose.  The students were happy with themselves and one another. That group of  students moved on.

Several years later, one of the students was killed in Vietnam and his teacher attended the funeral of that special student.  She had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before. He looked so handsome, so mature. The church was packed with his friends.

    One by one those who loved him took a last walk by the coffin.  The teacher was the last one to bless the coffin.  As she stood there, one of the soldiers who acted as pallbearer came  up to her.  "Were you Mark's math teacher?" he asked. She nodded: "yes."  Then he said: "Mark talked about you a lot."

 After the funeral, most of Mark's former classmates went together to a  luncheon. Mark's mother and father were there, obviously waiting to speak with his teacher.

 "We want to show you something," his father said, taking a wallet out of his pocket. "They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought  you might recognize it."

 Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of notebook paper that had obviously been taped, folded and refolded many times.  The teacher knew without looking that the papers were the ones on  which she had listed all the good things each of Mark's classmates had said about him.

 "Thank you so much for doing that," Mark's mother said. "As you can see, Mark treasured it."

 All of Mark's former classmates started to gather around. Charlie
smiled rather sheepishly and said, "I still have my list. It's in the top drawer of my desk at home."

 Chuck's wife said, "Chuck asked me to put his in our wedding album."

 "I have mine too," Marilyn said. "It's in my diary."

 Then Vicki, another classmate, reached into her purse and showed her frazzled list to the group. "I carry this with me at all times, "  Vicki said and without batting an eyelash, she continued: "I think we all saved our lists."

 That's when the teacher finally sat down and cried. She cried for Mark and for all his friends who would never see him again.

     The density of people in society is so thick that we forget that life will end one day. And we don't know when that one day will be.    So please, tell the people you love and care for, that they are
special and important.

  Tell them, before it is too late...

  If you do not ... once again (you will have) passed up the
wonderful opportunity to do something nice and beautiful.

... someone cares for you and... there is probably at least someone for whom you care.

 If you're "too busy" to take those few minutes right now to (tell someone how you feel), would this be the VERY first time you didn't do that little thing that would make a difference in your relationships?

 The more people that you (tell), the better you'll be at
reaching out to those you care about.

 Remember, you reap what you sow, what you put into the lives of others comes back into your own.
 

This selection courtesy of Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA - 04/06/03 
Thanks, Jimmy!


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