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02/03/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Lee Warf

Roby Lee Warf
(d. 01 Feb 2014)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.       Lee Warf, father of Roger Warf ('66) of MS, Carol Warf ('67) of VA, and Mary Warf Lane of VA, passed away in Newport News on Saturday, February 01, 2014 at the age of 88.

From the Daily Press - 02/03/14:

                Roby Lee Warf
      NEWPORT NEWS - Roby Lee Warf, 88, of Newport News left this life and went to his heavenly home on February 1, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgis Neal and Mary Jane Warf of Parrott, Va. and his nine siblings.

He retired from VEPCO after 29 years of employment. Lee was a longtime member and supporter of the Free Will Baptist denomination. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Anna Jewell; his children Roger of West Point, MS, Carol of Newport News, Mary Warf Lane of Hampton and his only grandchild, Tara Lane Visser (P.J.) of Lancaster, PA.

The family will receive friends at W. J. Smith and Son Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 1-2:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 2:00pm. Burial will be private.

Lee Warf

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Published in the Daily Press on February 3, 2014.
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February 03, 2014

I was sorry to hear of Mr. Warf's passing
My parents, Kellas & Ann Bowyer, were very fond of both of you.

~ Donald and Frances Bowyer, Christiansburg, Virginia


February 03, 2014
Our condolences to the family of Roby Lee Warf in the passing of your loved one. May the God of comfort be with you. Ps.90:10. Ps.37:10,11,29. Sincerely ,E. Mitchell.

~ E. Mitchell, Virginia

February 03, 2014
Mary and Family,
You have our prayers and deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Please take comfort in these words:

Don't cry in sadness; don't weep in sorrow,
For he is beside you--
His body has gone but his spirit lives on, as does his love For you.
Just as in life--he'll watch over you.
Reach out--he will always be near.
Just talk to him--I promise he will hear.
He will live on, as long as you keep his memory within your heart.

Nettie and Jim Lamb

~ Nettie Lamb, Yorktown, Virginia

February 03, 2014

I am so sad to learn of the passing of Mr. Warf. Such a nice and friendly man. I know he will be missed by many. I pray his family will have comfort knowing he is with our Lord.

~ Sandy Arnette

February 03, 2014
Our prayers are with you all during this time. I know our Lord will give peace and strength. He Christian faith was so real and we love your family. God Bless.

February 03, 2014
So sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Warf. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family during this very sad time.

~ Debra Whitmore, Carrollton, Virginia

February 04, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss.

Dee Hodges Bartram, NNHS Class of 1966
~ Dee Bartram, Poquoson, Virginia

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February 04, 2014
Roger, so sorry to hear of your father's death. Glad you have had him for so long and hope that you have wonderful memories.

~ Jeanette McDonald Hornsby, West Columbia, South Carolina

February 04, 2014
Dear Carol, Thinking of you and sending prayers to you and your family. May your fond memories of your dad give you comfort during these most difficult days ahead.

~ Sherrie and Waldo Carmona, Avondale, Pennsylvania

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February 04, 2014
Roger, I'm thinking of you and your family as you go through this time of sorrow. You have the assurance of knowing that your dad has passed on to eternity and is with the Lord.

~ Anita Morgan Becker, Poquoson, Virginia

February 04, 2014
Dear Roger, Sorry to read about the passing of your father. My prayers are with you and your family.

~ Sandra Worsham McConnell


February 04, 2014
Dear Family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of this dear man. I know he loved the Lord and his family. You are in our prayers!

~ Brian and Janet Peters

February 05, 2014
Because of Mr. Warf our boys had the opportunity to meet a WWII hero, a great story teller, a very generous giving man and our family had a good friend. Our family will always have wonderful memories of our visits with him. Our prayers are with Mrs. Warf and the entire family.

~ Robert, Merlene, Alan, Steve, Jesse and Paul

February 05, 2014
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. May God give you peace and comfort.

~ John and Cheryl Mays Howard, Yorktown, Virginia

February 05, 2014
Roger and Carol, I send my sympathy in the death of your DAD and pray GOD gives you comfort at this time. Your friend, Ron Timberlake

~ Ron Timberlake


February 05, 2014


February 05, 2014

February 05, 2014

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Warf family and their 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

Abide With Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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