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05/16/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Donald Volhein

Donald Gene Volhein
(d. 13 May 2008)

Newport News High School Class of 1955

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this morning. 
Donald Volhein, Class of 1955, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 in Hampton at the age of 70. 

From the Daily Press - 05/16/08:

                     Donald Gene Volhein













HAMPTON - Donald Gene Volhein, 70, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2008.

A native of Hampton, he graduated from Newport News High School. He served in the U.S. Army reserves and had worked for the Newport News Shipyard Credit Union, Virginia Tech Credit Union and was a chef at Bayside Convalescent Center. He was also a member of First Baptist Church of Newport News.

Mr. Volhein was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Volhein Jr.; brother, David A. Volhein Sr.; and nephew, David A. Volhein Jr.

Survivors include his mother, Elise B. Volhein; brother, Herman Volhein and wife, Bess, of Dalton, Ga.; special niece, Anne Nicholson and husband, Reid; three nephews, Michael Volhein of Dalton, Ga., John Volhein of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Daniel Volhein of Winchester; two nieces, Donna Raines of Dalton, Ga., and Cynthia Welch of Carrollton, Ga.; five great-nieces; two great-nephews; one great-great-niece and one great-great-nephew.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 16, at First Baptist Church of Newport News, officiated by Dr. James E. White. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Newport News Hope 127, 12716 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in the Daily Press on 5/16/2008.

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Dearest Elise and family,

My heart, love and prayers go to you during this sad and difficult time. Please accept my sincere sympathy in the passing of Donald.

Don was a wonderful guy with a wonderful personality and smile. We will all miss him and consider it a blessing to have known and loved him.

God Bless You. With love,
Faye Keenan (Yorktown, VA) - May 16, 2008
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Our sympathy to the Volhein family. Don was in our singles class @ First Baptist before we were married. I can remember one trip we made to Richmond to the Edgar Allen Poe museum. Don was so happy to be going. We had a wonderful trip. Don was a friendly and kind person to be traveling with. We will always remember Don @ First Baptist.
Rube & Judith Brett (Newport News, VA) - May 16, 2008
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My sincere condolences to the entire Volhein family on Donald's death. I pray that God will comfort you in this time and assure you that Donald is in his Father's arms.
Norman Covert (Frederick, MD) - May 16, 2008
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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Volhein family at this 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
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Lead Me Gently Home

Words and Music by Will L. Thompson, 1879
(7 Nov 1847 - 20 Sept 1909)

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
When life’s toils are ended,
And parting days have come,
Sin no more shall tempt me,
Ne’er from Thee I’ll roam,
If Thou’ll only lead me, Father,
Lead me gently home.

* Refrain:
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
In life’s darkest hours, Father,
When life’s troubles come,
Keep my feet from wand’ring,
Lest from Thee I roam,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

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