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01/11/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Sandy Hobbs Harris

Sandra Jean Hobbs Harris
(24 July 1947 - 05 Jan 2018)

Newport News High School Class of 1965

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Here is the sad news we reported earlier
Sandy Hobbs Harris, Class of 1965, sister of Billy Hobbs ('70) of VA and of the late Linda Hobbs Lyzet ('67), passed away in Dothan, Alabama on Friday, January 05, 2018 at the age of 70.

 From Rick Harman ('65) of VA - 01/05/18, 10:55 AM - " Sandy Hobbs ('65)":

Hi Carol

Just picked this off FB this morning. You remember Sandy Hobbs? Apparently she just passed away. No other information at this time.

Thank you for all you have done and are doing, Carol. God Bless you.


   Oh, NO! Thank you for letting me know, Rick. Sandy and I were at Magruder School together; we were even in the same Brownie troop, along with   Sandi Bateman and several other of our Alumni.  


  From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 01/11/18, 1:57 AM:


In case you haven’t found this obituary for Sandy Hobbs, thought you’d want this link.  I found it a couple days ago, based on where she was living when her sister, Linda, passed away.  I was very saddened to hear about her death.  I spent time with her in elementary school at her house, plus her mother worked at the Port Arthur Restaurant, at the time my dad was managing the Warwick Theatre.  He’d take us there to eat sometimes as they were next door to each other.  I’d lost track of her until my daughter started volunteering a few years ago with her brother, Billy, at the church they both attend.  Small world, isn’t it?!!

Love, Sandi

   Sandi, thank you so much for locating this; I had all but given up finding Sandy's obituary. My sincerest condolences are extended to her family.

From the Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home (Ozark, AL) - 01/09/18:  

             Sandra Hobbs Harris


DOTHAN, ALABAMA - Sandra Jean "Sandy" Harris passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 at her home in Dothan, Alabama.

Sandy was born July 24, 1947 in Newport News, Virginia. She was the mother of 7 daughters. Yes all girls, no seriously, no boys.

She was known to march to the beat of her own percussion section and to do the things on her terms.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Bob) Harris; her parents, William Henry Hobbs, Sr. and Minnie Lee Hobbs; two brothers, Claxton Page and Richard Page; two sisters, Gloria Johnson and Linda Hobbs.



She is survived by 7 daughters, Lori Barker, Joanna Harrison, Mandy Tuttle, Kassie Adams, Valerie Malin, Terresa Batchelor, and Samantha Lee, and 1 brother, William H. (Billy) Hobbs, Jr. She was known as "Nonnie" to her eighteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was our mother and grandmother. She was loved very much.

Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Published in Daily Press on January 09, 2018.
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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Sandy's family, friends, and classmates at this 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

Thine Be the Glory

Words by Edmond Louis Budry
(30 Aug 1854 - 12 Nov 1932)

Music by George Frideric Handel, 1747
(23 Feb 1685 - 14 Apr 1759)


Thine be the glory, risen, conq’ring Son;
Endless is the vict'ry, Thou o’er death hast won;
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes where Thy body lay.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
Let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
For her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life;
Life is naught without Thee; aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conq’rors, through Thy deathless love:
Bring us safe through Jordan to Thy home above.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

"Thine Be the Glory" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 06/30/08

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 01/27/05

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Red Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment, but it's been in my files since 02/01/05.

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