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01/03/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
ouise Blassenham Leigh

Louise Watkins Blassenham Leigh
(d. 31 Dec 2012)

Probably Newport News High School Class of @ 1936

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

  There is more sad news this Thursday morning.  Louise Blassenham Leigh, probably Class of about 1936, passed away in Dumfries on Friday, December 31, 2012 at the age of 93.  She was the cousin of  Jay Gunter (Ferguson HS - '66) of VA.

From the Daily Press - 01/03/13: 

                 Louise Blassenham Leigh



DUMFRIES - Louise Watkins Blassenham Leigh, 93, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 31, 2012 after a brief illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Newport News and the only child of James Archer and Mary Louise Card Blassenham. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Walter Layne Leigh, Jr.

She is survived by her two children, Stuart Layne Leigh and his wife, Donna of Dumfries, Va. and Bonnie Leigh Daughtry and her husband, Donald of Gloucester; three grandchildren, Bryan Daughtry and his wife, Katie of Middlesex, Va.; Eric Leigh and his wife, Michelle of Frankfurt, Germany; and Jennifer Davis and her husband, Chris of Minneapolis, Minn.; five great-grandchildren, Amber Daughtry, William, Benjamin, and Samuel Davis, and Alexandra Leigh; her sister-in-law, Frances Butler of Hampton.; and her cousin, Jay Gunter of Newport News.

Louise was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was best known by her great-grandchildren as GG. She will surely be missed. Louise was also a charter member of Rebecca Floyd Tabb Chapter 107 of the United Daughters of Confederacy in Gloucester.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, January 3rd in Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News, VA., at 2:00 pm, by the Rev. Kenneth Waclo of Bellamy United Methodist Church, Gloucester. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on January 03, 2013.
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January 03, 2013

Dear Leigh Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry we didn't know earlier of your Mother's death. Neighbors for over 50 years.
In Christian Love, Mildred, Janet and The Lockstampfor Families.

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Leigh's family and friends.

  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

Come, Ye Disconsolate

Words by Thomas Moore; alt. by Thomas Hastings
Music by Samuel Webbe

Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."

Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.

"Come, Ye Disconsolate" midi courtesy of - 10/06/05

"Come, Ye Disconsolate" lyrics courtesy of - 10/06/05

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Purple Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/23/05

UDC logo courtesy of - 01/13/08

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