01/13/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Anne Holladay Shires

Anne Holladay Shires
(9 Jan 1919 - 12 Jan 2008)

Newport News High School Class of 1937

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   The sad news continues to arrive.  Anne Holladay Shires, Head Cheerleader of the Class of 1937, mother of    Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA and mother-in-law of Sallie Scoggins Shires ('59) of VA, passed away in Forest, Virginia on Saturday, January 12, 2008 just three days after her 89th birthday.

  From Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA - 01/12/08:


My mom passed away today. She was NNHS head cheerleader in 1937. We are hoping that the obituary is in the Daily Press tomorrow.

Jimmy Shires

   Oh, Jimmy, I'm so very sorry to hear this! You and Sallie and your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please convey my love to them all.

From the Daily Press - 01/13/08:  

               Anne Holladay Shires

   FOREST - Anne Holladay Shires, 89, of Forest, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008.

She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wife of the late James W. Shires Sr.

Born Jan. 9, 1919, in Summerton, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Douglas Holladay and Ellen Conyer Smith Holladay.

She graduated from Newport News High School in 1937, was a member of Forest Presbyterian Church, United Daughters of Confederacy, and DAR.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Carol Shires; three sisters, Sarah Leighton, Margaret Howie and Caroline Peavy; and three brothers, George Holladay, John Holladay and Marion Holladay.

She leaves to cherish her memory a sister, Virginia Holladay Vetter of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; two sons, James W. Shires Jr. and wife, Sallie, of Forest and Ralph T. Shires and wife, Yvonne, of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Kathy Shires Grossheim and husband, John, of Angola, Ind.; 10 grandchildren, Mark, Sherry, Scott, John, Kevin, Anne, Jeffery, Lee, Lindsay and Leslie; 10 great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Christopher, Morgan, Grace, Virginia, Clark, Elysse, Austin, Foster and Sybil; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted 6 p.m. today, Sunday, Jan. 13, in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Service by the Rev. David Johnston. The family will receive friends following the service until 9 p.m. A graveside service will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News, Va.

Memories and thoughts may be shared with the family at www.heritagefuneralandcremation.com.

Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 Graves Mill Road, (434) 239-2405, is assisting the Shires family.

Published in the Daily Press on 1/13/2008.
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Sorry to hear of your loss.
Fred Anspach (Newport News, VA) - January 13, 2008
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Jimmy and family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Your friends, Patsy, Chuck and Connie.
Patsy Meider (Hertford, NC) - January 13, 2008
Jimmy---how sorry I was to hear about your Mother. Losing a Mother is one of the hardest things we must go through. I will have you and Sallie in my prayers. Jill Douglass Schumacher, class of 57
Jill Schumacher (Spring, TX) - January 13, 2008
Jim, I was really sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Sallie and the rest of your family.
Sydney Dearing (Knoxville, TN) - January 13, 2008
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I'm so sad that your Mother has passed. My Mom will be upset. Ann and Mom were two of the four carriage brigade...do you remember?
I sure do not.....maybe we were just too young. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and I hope your memories of such a great Mom will sustain you during this time.....Your friend forever,
Nancy T. Spencer
Nancy Spencer (Newport News, VA) - January 13, 2008
God's peace to you and your family.
Richard Prince (Virginia Beach, VA) - January 14, 2008
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Jimmie, Sallie and Tan,
I am so sorry about your mother! Though, I haven't seen you in so many years, the memory of you all and Nancy remain very special. I adored both of your parents. Again, my deepest sympathy.
Jebbie (Powell) Crowe
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Jebbie Powell Crowe (Blacksburg, VA) - January 14, 2008 
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Tan, just wanted to say how sorry we are to hear about your mom.
DAN HOUSTON (YORKTOWN, VA) - January 14, 2008 
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I had lost touch with Mrs. Shires since leaving employment at the doctor's office she went to, but kept her and her family in my thoughts and prayers.
Norma Saunders (Gretna, VA) - January 15, 2008  
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Mark Shires and family,
My deepest sympathy my very dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. We'll chat. Love you.
Derrick Jones
Derrick Jones (Oceanside, CA) - January 15, 2008 
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To all,
Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and condolences.
I know Mom & Dad, Tan & Kathy really appreciate your sentiments.
My family and I were unable to be there so it is very comforting to see the support you have given them. We will always cherish our memories of her and she will live in our hearts forever.

Our sincerest appreciation,

Mark, Tina, Benjamin & Christopher
Mark Shires (Switzerland) - January 16, 2008  
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   Our deepest condolences are extended to Jimmy and Sallie and their families and friends at this difficult time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
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