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09/18/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Ann Strange Turner

Lura Ann Strange Turner
(08 Oct 1944 - 06 Sept 2019)

Newport News High School Class of  1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   The sad news just continues to compound.  
  Ann Strange Turner, Class of 1963, passed away of ovarian cancer in Statesville, North Carolina on Friday, September 06, 2019 at the age of 74, just weeks after her only sibling,    Louis Strange, Class of 1955, died.

 From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 09/08/19, 2:30 PM AND 09/18/19, 5:18 PM:


...Also, a recent death,   Lura Ann Strange Turner, passed away on Sept 6, 2019. I don't have any other information that can be shared at this time, other than Ann didn't want a funeral service of any kind...


Follows is the obituary for Ann Strange, NNHS Class of '63:

... Blessing,
Susie Jones

   Oh, I'm so very sorry to learn this, Susie! Thank you so much for letting me know. My condolences on the loss of your friend.

From - 09/18/19:   

                   Lura Ann Strange Turner


RUTHERFORD COLLEGE, NORTH CAROLINA - Lura Ann Strange Turner, 74, of Rutherford College, NC joined our Heavenly Father on September 6, 2019.

Ann was born on October 8, 1944 in La Crosse, Virginia to the late Mary Margaret Campbell Strange and Thomas Edward Strange.

She was retired from Western Piedmont Community College Continuing Education Department where she loved working. She gained lifelong friendships there that touched her deeply.

It isn't often in our lives that we come across someone so special that the person stays with you forever, but our mom and "AA" was that kind of person. She was truly an inspiration and courageous to all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Louis Campbell Strange.

She is survived by her 2 daughters, Amy (Kenny) Majors of Troutman, NC and Amanda (Paul) Ward of Greenwood, Indiana; her two grandsons, Austin Dietrich of Kingsport, Tennessee and Bryson Jones of Troutman, NC; and a great-grandson Brantlee Dietrich of Kingsport, Tennessee; and her beloved cat, Panda.



Per Ann's wishes, her daughters and grandsons will be hosting a private celebration of her life with friends and family.

Memorials can be made in Ann's name to the Gordon Hospice House at 2341 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625 or to the Humane Society of your choice.

An online guestbook and obituary is available at Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the family.

Published in on September 18, 2019.   
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September 18, 2019

Amanda, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Love you, my dear friend ..

~ Meredith Fry, Richmond, Virginia

September 18, 2019  

My deepest condolences for the loss of this great woman. I had the pleasure of getting to know her well through my friendship with her girls and grandchildren over the past many years. Ann was generous and so kind. I will miss her forever. I pray for God's loving and comforting arms to surround this family and bring them peace. Love you All!!

~ Donna Schrum, Sherrill's Ford, North Carolina

September 18, 2019

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Ann's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

Text: Anonymous Latin; translated by Francis Pott (1832-1909)
Music: Giovanni P. da Palestrina; arranged by W.H. Monk (1823-1889)
Tune: VICTORY, Meter: 888 with Alleluias

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shout of holy joy outburst.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
He closed the yawning gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Lord! by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee.

"The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done" midi (extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of - 10/26/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/18/09

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