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09/21/08 - NNHS Newsletter - James Holland

James Carleton Holland
(31 May 1923 - 18 Sept 2008)

Newport News High School Class of 1940

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
  Once again, the morning brings us more sad news. 
James Holland, Class of 1940, passed away in Newport News on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at the age of 85.

From the Daily Press - 09/21/08:

          James Carleton Holland




NEWPORT NEWS - James Carleton Holland, 85, a native and lifelong resident of Newport News, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, from complications of Alzheimer's.

He was born May 31, 1923, and graduated from Newport News High School in 1940. Following graduation, he began a career at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, where he worked until 1978. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, from 1944 to 1946, he graduated from Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School in 1947. He worked as a shipfitter and draftsman in the Atomic Power Division. In 1981, he began a Civil Service career at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and was working for Supervisor of Shipbuilding Newport News when he retired in 1991. He enjoyed home projects, raising azaleas, crossword puzzles, walking the Noland Trail, and music, either listening to it or playing his harmonica. He was a member of North Riverside Baptist Church. He served 17 years as Secretary of the Newport News Host Lions Club.

His parents, Sollie and Bessie Holland of Newport News; and his sister, Grace Mears, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his cherished wife of 63 years, Harriet Snyder Holland; four children, Linda Brinkworth, Cyndra Gasperini, Steven Holland and Brenda Casey and her husband, Steve; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Lorraine Keene; and brother, Edward Holland.

The family would like to thank the Memory Support and Health Care staff at The Chesapeake.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, one hour prior to a 2 p.m. Chapel service at Peninsula Funeral Home, officiated by Dr. R. Furman Kenney. Interment will be at Peninsula Memorial Park with a reception afterwards at North Riverside Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Southeastern Virginia Chapter, 6350 Center Drive, Suite #102, Norfolk, VA 23502. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at .

Published in the Daily Press on 9/21/2008.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008


   Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Holland family and their friends at this time.

   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

In the Garden

Words and Music by Charles Austin Miles, 1912
(7 Jan 1868 - 10 Mar 1946)

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

He speaks and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

I'd stay in the garden with Him
'Tho the night around me be falling
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

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