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02/03/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Raymond Andrews

Raymond Cooper Andrews
(25 May 1945 - 01 Feb 2017)

Newport News High School Class of 1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Friday morning.  Raymond Andrews, Class of 1963, brother of Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA, and brother-in-law of  Fred Mays ('60) of VA, passed away in Yorktown on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 at the age of 71.

From the Daily Press - 02/03/17:

               Raymond Cooper Andrews, Jr.

    YORKTOWN, VA. - Raymond Cooper Andrews, Jr., age 71, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

He was born on May 25, 1945, in Newport News, the son of Raymond Cooper and Michalina Kochanek Andrews. Ray was a resident of the Peninsula his entire life. He graduated from Newport News High School, the class of 1963.

After working briefly at the Newport News Shipyard he graduated from an apprentice school to work as a newspaper pressman. Ray was employed as a press operator for the Daily Press-Times Herald newspapers for 35 years until his retirement in 2001.

Ray was friendly and well loved. He enjoyed nature photography, traveling, reading numerous news papers and keeping up with current events and spending time with his family, friends and his pet dog, Molly.

Raymond Andrews
  Ray was a fourth generation member of Orcutt Baptist Church in Newport News and later at Providence United Methodist Church in York County.

He is survived by his loving wife or 17 years, Patricia N. Andrews of Yorktown, his sister, Patricia Andrews Mays and her husband, Frederick of Newport News, his nephew, Erick and his wife, Tara, of Newport News, his niece, Ansley Mays Trice and her husband, Winston of Hayes. He is also survived by a great niece, Payton and three great nephews, Reed, Mays and Massie as well as an aunt, Ruth Kochanek Cree of Fairhaven, MA and many cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Reverend Douglas Akers on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Providence United Methodist Church at 11:00. Family visitation will be at 10:00 before the service. Graveside services will be at 2:30 at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News.

The family wishes to thank the many wonderful caregivers who have loved and helped Ray during the last eighteen months of his life. Your kindness will be always remembered.

If you wish to remember Ray, memorials may be made to Providence United Methodist Church, 112 Old Dare Road, Yorktown, Virginia, 23692. Arrangements are by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on February 3, 2017.
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03, 2017

Among the nicest gentlemen I have ever known. My condolences, my friends.

~ Chris Zizzi, Yorktown, Virginia

February 03, 2017

To the family of Ray Andrews. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.

~ Brownie Shaffer Haracivet, Gloucester, Virginia

February 03, 2017  

To the family of Raymond,

You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. My brother, James Eakes and I grew up with Raymond, Patty, and Fred in NNHS and Orcutt Baptist. He was a close friend of my brother.

I am sorry to hear of his passing.

~ Brenda Insley, Henrico, Virginia

February 03, 2017

Raymond and I were childhood buddies. I spent a lot of time at his house. We continued through high school together. I have fond memories. I send my condolences.

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Raymond's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also recorded 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.

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