03/01/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Jean Thompson Bunch

Dollie Imogene Thompson Bunch
(d. 28 Feb 2008)

Newport News High School Class of 1939

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

We have more sad news this morning.  Jean Thompson Bunch, Class of 1939, passed away in Richmond on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at the age of 87.

From the Daily Press - 03/01/08:

                   Dollie Imogene Bunch


RICHMOND - Dollie Bunch, known to her friends as "Jean", 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008 after a long illness.

Born in Newbern, N.C., she had been a lifelong Peninsula resident and a 1939 graduate of Newport News High School.

Jean was an assistant auditor of Citizen and Marine Bank. She retired from UVB Bank as an accounting officer in 1985. She was a charter member of North Riverside Baptist Church, where she served in the choir, was a soloist and church treasurer. She was president of Newport News Business & Professional Women's Club, as well as vice-president of the Virginia State Business & Professional Women's Club. After her retirement, she moved to Lake Gaston, N.C., where she was president of the Lake Gaston Women's Club. Jean was an active member of Pleasant Hill Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Michie.




She is survived by her husband of 69 years, P. Ray Bunch; her son, and daughter-in-law, Reverends Richard and Victoria Bunch of Richmond; her daughter, Shirley Bunch Proctor of Smithfield; a brother, Robert Thompson and wife, Sandra of Richmond; her brother-in-law, Fred Michie III of Newport News; nephews and nieces, Fred IV and Fran Michie, Rudolph and Glenn Roberson; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2008, at Weymouth Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2008, at the funeral home chapel by the Rev. Stan Hicks. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to North Riverside Baptist Church, 311 Selden Road, Newport News, VA 23606.

Published in the Daily Press on 3/1/2008.
Guest Book


Ray, Just wanted you to know we have you in our thoughts. Sitting here, remembering lot of good times together.
Marie Cutler (Lake Gaston, Henrico, NC) - March 1, 2008








   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Bunch's family 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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I Will Arise

Lyrics by Joseph Hart in Hymns Composed on Various Subjects (1759);

Music, "Arise", from William Walker's Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (1835)

1. Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity joined with pow'r.

Refrain: I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

2. Come, ye needy, come, and welcome,
God's free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.


3. Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Bruised and broken by the fall;
If you tarry till you're better,
You will never come at all.


4. Let not conscience make you linger,
Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness He requireth
Is to feel your need of Him.


"I Will Arise" midi (Sequenced by Ron Getman
courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/rgetman/hymns_list.htm - 03/13/06

"I Will Arise" lyrics courtesy of http://grace-for-today.com/2368.htm - 03/13/06

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