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02/02/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Doris Scarlett Grant

Doris Scarlett Grant
(23 Jan 1929 - 30 Jan 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 1946

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have even more sad news today.   Doris Scarlett Grant, Class of 1946, passed away in Hampton on Saturday, January 30, 2010 just one week after her 81st birthday.

 From the Daily Press - 02/02/10:

                 Doris Scarlett Grant



HAMPTON - Doris Scarlett Grant, born Jan. 23, 1929, passed away on Jan. 30, 2010, at the age of 81.

She was a 1946 graduate of Newport News High School and retired from Teledyne Hastings Instruments after 37 1/2 years of service. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Larry M. Grant; daughter, Debbie Jordan Funk; sister, Kathleen Scarlett Robbins; brother, Robert H. Scarlett; sister-in-law, Mary Scarlett; and nephew, Thomas W. Robbins Jr.


Doris Scarlett Grant



Survivors include two brothers, James E. Scarlett and William D. Scarlett; brother-in-law, Wayne Robbins; two stepsons, Tommy Grant and wife, Faye, and George Grant; four stepdaughters, Marie Maxwell, Frances Driver, Shirley Blake, and Connie Leitch; numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Peninsula Memorial Park, with Pastor Larry Soblotne officiating.

Memorial donations should be made to Faith Baptist Church, 100 Blackburn Lane, Hampton, VA 23666.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in the Daily Press from February 2 to February 3, 2009.

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February 02, 2010

I was fortunate to work with Doris at Teledyne for many years. What a nice person she was. I'm sure she will be sorely missed by many.
~ Jeanie Lankes, Hampton, Virginia
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February 02
, 2010

Mrs. Grant lived at Mallory Apartments for almost forty years. We were very lucky to have her here as a resident. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by all of us.

Mallory Apartments' Staff
~ Sharon Mallory, Hampton, Virginia

February 02
, 2010

I grew up across the street from Doris, her father "Grandaddy Scarlett" and her daughter Debbie. Doris was such nice person, she was a joy to be around. We often played rummy together, worked on puzzles or just visited. I will always have fond memories of her. I am sure she is now rejoicing in the company of Larry, Debbie and her father.
~ Sheri Read Newcomb, Newport News, Virginia

February 02, 2010

Dear Aunt Doris, You may be gone, but I'll never forget you. You were always there for me from the time I was a little "brat" at 5, through my long hair days as a teenager, right up till present day. You always had good and positive things to say to me - never negative. I'm glad you're with Debbie and Granddaddy; please say hello to all - especially my mamma and daddy and all who have gone before us. I miss them greatly and think of them daily. You'll be in my thoughts and heart forever. Your loving nephew, Gary W. Scarlett

~ Gary W. Scarlett, Newport News, Virginia
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February 02, 2010

Tommy and Faye....I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember her so well from over 30 years ago. My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time. I know it has been many years since we have talked, but I lost my dad a couple of years ago and my heart goes out to you. Feel free to contact me; I would love to talk to you.
~ Cheryl Pernell, Newport News, Virginia
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February 02, 2010  

I personally did not know Doris, but felt like I did through my mother, Betty Savage Palmer. They were best friends in high school, along with Jean Luter, and the three of them still kept in touch until my mom died last August. Our family sends our prayers and sympathy to Doris' family and know that there has been a big reunion in Heaven of these two friends.
~ Sandi Chestnut, Newport News, Virginia
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February 03, 2010  

Dear ones,

Human ties of love go so deep it makes it very hard to give up those we've loved and enjoyed so much! How wonderful though that we have happy memories to savor and the promise that once again we'll see our dear ones who've gone before.

How great the love of God to provide for our every need! His love is so evident in times of sadness if we but make ourselves available to it. May you be able to do this and experience that inner joy and peace that can only come from Him.

Our love to you,
Betty, Margaret and Roy

~ Betty and Roy Markham, Newport News, Virginia
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February 03, 2010  

I was so blessed to have had such a wonderful lady to call my Mother-in-Law. You were so much like a mother to me.
I love you dearly and will miss you so much.
I will miss our Friday night Dinners together, and Saturdays getting your hair done.
You are finally at peace and will suffer no more. You are now with Larry and Debbie.
We will miss you and will always love you.

I Love you
~ Tommy and Faye Grant, Hampton, Virginia
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February 04, 2010  

Granny, I know you are now at peace and with Pop, I'm sure he greeted you with open arms. My final memory of you will not be a sad one, but peaceful. It will not bring tears, but a smile as I remember the snow cream CJ and I had next to you, just like when I was little. Somehow I think you knew and held on just a bit longer for that. We will miss you, and love you forever...

~ Tammi Grant, Hampton, Virginia

February 04, 2010  

Dear Aunt Doris,
I really don't know where to start. First of all, I will miss you very much. You have been in my life for 56 years so therefore I had an exceptional life because you were in it. The last 13 years we talked about everything from A to Z. I enjoyed those years with you the best. Thank you for being my aunt, my mom when my mom passed away, my sounding board, but most of all my friend. With much Love and Heavy Heart I write these words. I know that you are happy, painless and enjoying your new home in Heaven. With Love Your Niece Linda
~ Linda Faas, Norfolk, Virginia
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February 06, 2010  

Doris was not only my sister-in-law but a friend. We had a wonderful relationship for over 50 years. She was my husband's sister, but also like a mother to him since his mother died so young. We spend many hours walking down memory line which was a favorite thing for Billy, Doris and me. It gave us a lot of pleasure to revisit the past because most of the memories were so wonderful. We have been blessed with a very loving family. I will miss Doris so much, especially the Chinese dinners she loved. Thanks to all her friends and family that made her life so good. We can only be comforted by the fact she is in a much better place. Love, Beulah Ann Scarlett
~ Beulah Ann Scarlett, Newport News, Virginia
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   Our deepest condolences are extended to Doris's entire family and their friends at this difficult time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Rock of Ages

Words by Augustus Montague Toplady, 1763 (first published in The Gospel Magazine, 1775)
(04 Nov 1740 - 11 Aug 1778)

Music by Thomas Hastings
(15 Oct 1784 - 15 May 1872)

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee,
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save me from its guilt and pow'r.

Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked come, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly,
Wash me, Savior, or I die!

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

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Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

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