NNHS Class of 1968



Gary Barnes
Salisbury, NC
20 Apr 2010
Newport News, VA
Fall of 1966

Larry Bridgers     Lupus
  Senior Band: Drum Major, Letter    
Fall of 1966

Larry Burden 1950
Newport News, VA
14 Aug 2010
Richmond, VA
Transferred from Huntington High School
Sophomore Class: Treasurer
Varsity Football: Letter
Varsity Track: Letter
Fall of 1966

Darryl Coffie 27 Nov 1949 01 Sept 2009
Hollywood, FL

United States Army: Vietnam



Fall of 1966

Marian Diehl Shapiro  15 July 1949
29 July 2017
West Columbia, SC
Tri-Hi-Y http://www.nnhs65.com/08-01-17-
Fall of 1966

Jerry Phillip Driver      

Sandra Dye Creasman  11 Dec 1949 04 Sept 1975  Cancer

Ralph Edgerton      

Ron Fields    

 Heart  Attack


Gary Hancock 1951 24 Dec 2005  Cancer

Jake Hartzler 18 July 1950
Newport News, VA
05 Sept 2011
Newport News, VA
 Multiple Myeloma
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Mary Alice Haynes      Cancer
Fall of 1966

Clifford Hendricks      
Fall of 1966

Jerry Hicks

About 1950

04 July 1970
Madison, NC

 Crushed by Collapsing Walls While in a  Car Wash

Senior Band: Color Guard

United States Marine Corps: Vietnam


It dawned on me just this week that Jerry Hicks ('68) passed away in 1970.
He spent 1969 in Vietnam; much of his time there was spent in combat.
After his year in Nam he came home and less than a week after getting back
was on his way to visit his grandparents in North Carolina. He stopped
to wash his car and while he was washing it, the car wash walls collapsed
and killed him.

He was a great guy and is missed by all who knew him.

- Bob Parrish ('68) of VA - 07/14/04
Thanks, Bob.


I noticed that Bobby had given you some information concerning the death of Jerry Thomas Hicks, class of 1968.  Jerry was in the US Marines, not the US Army as listed.  Jerry was killed on July 4, 1970 in Madison, North Carolina.  If memory serves me correctly, Jerry had pulled into the car wash to get out of a storm with high winds and the storm caused the car wash building to collapse and a steel beam and wall fell on him.  Actually, he had been home for several months recuperating from wounds suffered in Viet Nam, which ultimately led to his discharge from the Corps.  Jerry had called me and wanted to go the the NCO club at Langley Air Force base, but I already had a date and had to decline.  The next morning, I flew out for a year on the Korean DMZ, that was in March.  In July, I received the newspaper article of his accident.  I wish I had canceled the date; Jerry was a good friend and is sadly missed.  His year in Nam was especially hard, physically and mentally. 

 - Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 01/27/06
Thank you, Jay.

Fall of 1964

Ernest Jones      
Fall of 1966

Wayne Lambert 1950
Newport News, VA
31 Mar 2016
Gloucester Point, VA


Fall of 1966

Wayne Langford   1991  
  B. W. “Wayne” Langford, Jr.


I knew Wayne. He lived on Madison Avenue near the Boys' Club when it was on Jefferson Avenue. Like all of the boys in the area he enjoyed daily attendance of the club and participated in all of the activities there. It was a safe and fun place to be. There was always adult supervision and so many things to do. Arts and crafts, athletics, wood shop, a games room, a movie room, special events, junior staff employment opportunities, day camp, leadership opportunities for the older youth and socializing with other boys his age.

There is a link to the Boys' Club on the NNHS website. The (1963) black and white picture on the first page there features a group of boys working on a project. David Spriggs ('64 - of VA) provided that picture. I am in that photo and in the striped sweater. I graduated NNHS in 1965 as did many of the others in the picture.

They would have been peers of Wayne and they all lived in the community where the club was located. Tom Oxner from NNHS '65 is not in the picture but he lived near Wayne's home and may be able to share some information. I seem to recall that Wayne was from Lumberton, N.C., and there were staff at the club who were originally from Elizabeth City, N.C. during his membership.

The thing that I seem to remember most about Wayne was that he had a sort of country-boy swagger and a look about him that seemed to hint that he knew a little more than meets the eye.

My belated condolences to his family.

- Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 02/09/14
Thanks so much, Malcolm!

Send more remembrances to Wayne's sister, Tracy MacKeown Heath (Warwick HS - '77) of VA, at tracyheath@charter.net.

Fall of 1966

Henry Liverman 02 June 1949
25 Dec 2010
Midlothian, VA
Heart Attack While Shoveling Snow
Fall of 1966

Dale Lucado 21 July 1950
Lynchburg, VA
20 Feb 2012
Newport News, VA
J.V. Football
Varsity Football: Letter, Co-Captain




Fall of 1967

Larry McLamb 20 July 1948
Dunn, NC
20 Oct 2019
Newport News, VA
  Varsity Football

U.S. Army: Vietnam - 170th Aviation Company (Assault Helicopter) Buccaneer Platoon: Multiple Purple Hearts



Fall of 1966

Danny  O'Neal 10 Jan 1950
 Newport News,  VA
01 June 2015
 Newport News,  VA
Heart Disease

Virginia Wesleyan College



Fall of 1966

Bob  Parrish 10 Jan 1950
 Newport News,  VA
12 Jan 2013
Lutherville-Timonium, MD
Heart Disease
Varsity Football
Varsity Track

U.S. Navy



Fall of 1965

Alex  Pasquier 06 June 1950
 Manhattan, NY
11 Apr 2019
Newport News,  VA
Ferguson HS  


Fall of 1965

Debbie  Phaup Secosky 30 Dec 1949
 Newport News,  VA
12 Mar 2018
 Newport News,  VA
Fall of 1967

Ralph  Pressley      
Fall of 1966

Paul Randolph

 15 Oct 1950
Bay St. Louis, MS

12 Jan 2001
Yorktown, VA

 Heart Attack

Christopher Newport University

United States Navy



Fall of 1964

Larry Reavis      

Dennis Keith “Bill” Rose      
Fall of 1966

Cindy Sawyer Wren 1950
Newport News, VA
 20 June 2000
Mauldin, SC
Honor Council
Student Council
SCA House Committee
SCA Dance Committee
Friendly Typhoon - 10th Grade

MAULDIN, S.C. — Cynthia Gail Sawyer Wren, 50, wife of James Bandfield Wren Jr., of 102 Brockman Drive, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000.

Born in Newport News, Va., she was a daughter of the late James Basil and Estelle Halley Sawyer.

She was a kindergarten teacher and a member of Mauldin United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Beth Ann Wren of the home; a son, Michael Brian Wren of the home; four sisters, June Hewitt of Woodbridge, Va., and Kay Jones, Judy Shoemaker and Mary Beth Humes, all of Hampton; and three brothers, Bill Sawyer of Newport News, Tom Sawyer of Hampton and Bobby Sawyer of Corpus Christi, Texas.

She was predeceased by a brother, Jay Sawyer.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mauldin United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Temple officiating. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the home. Burial will be in Mauldin United Methodist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cindy Wren Memorial Fund at Mauldin United Methodist Church Kindergarten, 100 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin, SC 29662.

The Mackey Mortuary, Century Drive, is handling arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on June 22, 2000.


DALE CITY, Va. - June Carol Sawyer Hewitt, 71, of Dale City died Friday, July 19, 2002 at her home after a long illness.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, John Walter Hewitt Sr.; two sons, John Walter Hewitt Jr. of Triangle and James Ronald Hewitt of Fredericksburg; three sisters, Mrs. Kaye Frances Sawyer Jones, Mrs. Judy Lynn Sawyer Shoemaker and Mrs. Mary Beth Sawyer Humes; three brothers, William C. Sawyer and Thomas Steven Sawyer, both from Hampton and Newport News, Robert Gordon Sawyer from San Antonio; and 24 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Basil Sawyer Sr.; her mother, Mrs. Estelle Frances Haley Sawyer; one brother, James Basil Sawyer Jr.; and one sister, Mrs. Cynthia Gail Sawyer Wren.

She trained at Riverside Hospital's School of Nursing in Newport News. She was a registered nurse in the psychiatric department at Alexandria Hospital and retired after 16 years. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Dale City for 32 years.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City. A Mass will be said at Holy Family Catholic Church, 14160 Ferndale Road, Dale City at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy can take the form of donations to Home Call Hospice Services Inc., 8245 Boone Blvd., Vienna VA 22182.

Fall of 1966

Jon Schwab 09 Aug 1950
MCV Hospital, Richmond, VA
17 Mar 2016
Venice, FL`



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.


Fall of 1966

Jerry Smith 15 Dec 1949 Mar 1975 Cancer
Fall of 1966

Douglas Glen Spahr      

Joe Stevens  28 Dec 1948
Emmetsburg, IA
09 June 2012
Newport News, VA
  U. S. Army

Thomas Nelson Community College

Hampton University: B.S.



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Donald Gale Swartz     Cancer (probably)

Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally 30 Mar 1947
Troy, NC
30 Oct 2018
Newport News, VA
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Tri-Hi-Y http://www.nnhs65.com/11-14-18-




Fall of 1966

Joyce Tedder Rossman 30 Dec 1949
Troy, NC
11 May 2015
Greensburg, PA
Liver Cancer

Thomas Nelson Community College



Fall of 1966

Warren Vines   24 Mar 2014
Annandale, VA
Senior Band: Letter

Hampton Institute

Fall of 1966

Marcia Wasserman Lawrence   29 July 2004
Hampton, VA





Fall of 1964

Rayvone Williams 04 Mar 1950
Robbins, NC
28 July 2008
Newport News, VA




Fall of 1966

Mark Wilson 18 June 1949
Newport News, VA
19 Apr 2011
Fuquay-Varina, NC
Kidney Disease
Varsity Football

U. S. Army



Fall of 1966

Jennifer Wortham 18 June 1949
Newport News, VA
04 Mar 2015
Norfolk, VA
Image Unavailable

Johann Sebastian Bach's Prelude No. 12 from Book 2 of the 48 courtesy of http://www.mfiles.co.uk/other-funeral.htm - 03/14/06

Animated Military Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Firefighters' Emblem courtesy of http://www.lockport-ny.com/Reference/deaths2001.htm - 08/17/07

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