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01/07/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Mary Timberlake Iams

Mary Fay Timberlake Iams
(02 May 1944 - 05 Jan 2019)

Newport News High School Class of 1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is still more sad news this Monday morning. Mary Timberlake Iams, Class of 1963, sister of  Ron Timberlake ('67) of TN, and of the late  Herb Timberlake ('58), Janice Timberlake Parker, and  Martha Timberlake ('63), passed away in Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk on Saturday, January 05, 2019 at the age of 74. 

From the Daily Press - 01/07/19:

                    Mary Timberlake Iams


SMITHFIELD - Mary Fay Timberlake Iams, 74 of Smithfield, passed away on January 5, 2019 in Sentara Obici Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Herbert Alfred Timberlake and Alice Marie Womble Timberlake.

Mary Fay was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, George B. Iams (Kristie); grandson, Steven Jowers (Colleen); brother, Ronald L. Timberlake (Mel) of Gallatin, TN.

She was also preceded in death by her twin sister, Martha Ann Timberlake; her sister, Janice Parker (Grady); and her brother, Herbert A. Timberlake, Jr.



A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2018 1 p.m. in Calvary Baptist Church, Smithfield, VA 23430.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 15155 Turner Drive, Smithfield, VA 23430.

Online condolences may be registered at View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on January 7, 2019.
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January 05, 2019
Mary was always laughing and smiling and I know she is still doing the same. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Rhonda and JoAnn Cahill

~ Rhonda Cahill, Chincoteague, Virginia

January 05, 2019
We are going to miss your spunk! We love you, Aunt Mary!

~ Katie Schucker, Zuni, Virginia

January 06, 2019
My Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family. God now has another Angel in Heaven smiling down on US! Amen!

~ Billy Hampton, Smithfield, Virginia

January 06, 2019

A very sweet and loving lady. It has been a pleasure and honor just to have been in her presence. Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful opportunity. Mrs. Iams will be missed but never forgotten. May the family find strength in God, friends, and loved ones. Praying with you and for you.

~ Katrina Wiggins, Carrollton, Virginia

January 06, 2019

Mary was such a sweet person. Johnny and I both have a lot of great fun memories of Mary and Martha. Mary will be missed. Praying for the family at this very sad difficult time.

~ Johnny and Debra Whitmore, Carrollton, Virginia

January 06, 2019

Mary and Martha are together again. They were my cousins, and I knew them all my life. I know the angels are looking over them.

~ Judith Brett, Newport News, Virginia

January 06, 2019

My heart goes out to George for taking such good care of his mother. Your mom was so proud of you. Sending my prayers.

~ Judith Brett, Newport News, Virginia

January 07, 2019

Please accept my sympathies for the loss of your loved one. Please read 2nd Corinthians, chapter 1, verses 3 and 4.

~ Don, Batavia, Ohio

January 07, 2019


   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mary'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

Shall We Gather at the River

Words and Music by Rev. Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

 Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?


Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.


Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.


Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.

"Shall We Gather at the River" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 07/15/07
at the suggestion of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07
Thanks, Fred!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Poinsettia Divider Line clip art courtesy of - umm, I cannot seem to locate that information
at the moment, but it seems to have been in my files since at least 12/12/09....

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