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02/05/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Nellie M. Long

Nellie M. Long
(31 Dec 1920 - 02 Feb 2013)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   There is more sad news today.  
  Nellie M. Long, mother of    Carol Long Farmer ('65) and    Ruth Long Hudson ('66), passed away on Saturday, February 02, 2013 in at Riverside Hospital in Newport News at the age of 92. 

From the Daily Press - 02/05/13:

              Nellie M. Long



POQUOSON - Nellie M. Long, 92, of Poquoson, formerly of Newport News, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Riverside Hospital.

She was born on December 31, 1920 in Albemarle Co, Va.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, L.B. Long.

Nellie is survived by her daughters, Carol Farmer and Ruth Hudson (Larry); grandchildren, Michael Kent Holcomb, Beth Abbott (Dave), Deanna Mathis (Steven), and Zoe Holcomb; great grandchildren, Liam, Gabriel, Emma, Jacob and A.J.

The family will receive friends on Wed., February 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thurs., February 7 at Emmaus Baptist Church in Poquoson, officiated by Rev. Dan Cromer, with burial to follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.


Nellie M. Long



In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Emmaus Baptist Church Building Fund. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on February 5, 2013.
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February 05, 2013

 I am so truly sorry for your loss! She was a wonderful person!

~ Heidi Gibbons, Hayes, Virginia

February 05, 2013
Holcomb (Michael) I'm sorry for your loss. I know you were close to your grandmother. Prayers are with you and your family.

~ Emily and Tom Darryll Griffiths, Poquoson, Virginia

February 05, 201
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

~ John and Fidelma Knight, Panama City, Florida

February 06, 2013

Deanna and family, Blessings and Prayers to you. There is now another Angel watching over you!!

~ Sam and Amanda DeSpain

February 06, 2013
Ruth, Remember your mother (and father) well from our high school days. What great parents. I am sorry to know of their passing. Mother has been gone 27 years...and I still miss her. I would love to see you and give you a hug. I am sure your family is of great comfort to you at this time. Love sent, Ramona

February 06, 2013

Ruth, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My prayers are with you and your family. The facebook Newport News High School Alumni page got a post today from Anita Morgan Becker letting us know.

February 08, 2013
I am so sorry to read about your Mother's passing. I will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Dee Hodges Bartram

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Long's 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
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Be Thou My Vision

Irish Hymn, c. 8th century

Translated by Mary Elizabeth Byrne (02 July 1880 - 19 Jan 1931), 1905

Versified by Eleanor Henrietta Hull (15 Jan 1860 - 13 Jan 1935), 1912

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soulís Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor manís empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heavenís joys, O bright Heavenís Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

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