02/20/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Nancy Cosby Faulkner

Nancy Cosby Faulkner
(d. 17 Feb 2008)

Newport News High School, Class of 1926

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
   We have more sad news this morning. 
 Nancy Cosby Faulkner ('26), mother of   Dewey Faulkner ('58) of CA, and of Joan Faulkner ('63) of VA, passed away at the Chesapeake Retirement Community in Newport News on Sunday, February 17, 2008 at the age of 100.

  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 02/20/08 - "Obit for    Dewey Faulkner's Mother":

 Nancy Cosby Faulkner died Sunday, 2/17/08 at the age of 100.  Visitation will be held Friday, 2/22/08 from 10-11:30am at Peninsula Funeral home with a funeral service to follow at 11:30am.
I understand that Mrs. Faulkner died from injuries suffered in a fall.  She was a long time resident of the Chesapeake Retirement Community.  Although she had been pretty much confined to a wheel chair in recent years, her mental faculties were great and she was a pleasure to visit.
Classmates may recognize that her maiden name, Cosby, was shared with LaRhue's (Nettles Mitchell - '58 - of VA) mom   (Mrs. Frances Cosby Nettles) who was her cousin.  I believe that makes LaRhue and Dewey second cousins.
If you would like to send Dewey a card, (his address is available upon request). 


   Thank you, Joe.

From the Daily Press - 02/20/08:   

                   Nancy Cosby Faulkner


NEWPORT NEWS - Mrs. Nancy Cosby Faulkner, 100, died Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Chesapeake Baptist Retirement Community, where she had lived since 1990.

A native of Hampton, she was the widow of the late Capt. Dewey Faulkner, who was in government service for 41 years. Married in 1934, they were stationed in Panama, Texas, and California for 11 years and returned to Newport News in 1945 when he retired from the Army.

Mrs. Faulkner worked as a medical secretary for Doctors Waverly Payne and L.E. Stubbs, served as assistant church secretary at Orcutt Avenue Baptist Church, and retired in 1972 as a bookkeeper for Hampton Roads Sanitation District. She was a member of Orcutt Avenue Baptist Church since 1919, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, a WMU member, and a choir member for many years. Mrs. Faulkner was also quite active in the Magruder, Walter Reed and Newport News High School PTAs as well as the Band Parents Association.Mrs. Faulkner was preceded in death by her sisters, Eleanor Cosby Curtis and Etta Cosby Bridgers and by her brother, Col. Joseph H. Cosby.




She is survived by her son, Dewey R. Faulkner of San Diego, Calif., and her daughter, Nancy Joan Faulkner of Richmond, Va., as well as by her nieces and nephews, Anne Curtis, Robert Curtis, Philip A. Curtis, all of Hampton, Ruth Reeves Dow of Newport News, and several nieces and nephews in Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Orcutt Baptist Church, 653 Baxter Lane, Newport News, VA 23602.

The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Peninsula Funeral Home, with a funeral service to begin at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Published in the Daily Press on 2/20/2008.
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Dear Nancy & Dewey,
Your mother was truly an icon at Orcutt. She had such stories to tell about the church and her early life. Several times I took some of our older teenage boys by to talk about life at the "old" Orcutt and the boys were intrigued. She definitely lived a long and sounds like an interesting life. Please know that she will be missed by many at Orcutt even though she was not physically with us in her later years. She will be hard to forget.
Pam Garrett Chalkley (Hampton, VA) - February 20, 2008
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JEAN & VIRGINIA SMITH (CULPEPER, VA) - February 20, 2008
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Dear Joan
It sounds like your mother was an amazing woman. I hope you and your family are filled with lots of wonderful memories of her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Take Care,

Barbara Fritsche Barnes
NNHS Class of 63
Barbara Barnes (Virginia Beach, VA)  - February 21, 2008
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Dear family and friends: I send my deep condolences: May the Almighty God sustain you in these times of sorrow with his watchful care.
C.N.A of Health Care Services (James City County, VA)  - February 21, 2008
Dear Joan and Dewey
We were so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. Our thoughts are with you. I know you have wonderful memories of Aunt Nancy.
Margaret, Ronda & Fred Faulkner
Margaret, Ronda & Fred Faulkner (Cincinnati, OH)  - February 21, 2008
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Dear Joanie, Know my thoughts and prayers are with you, Dewey and the family.
Virginia Boyd Smith, Winston-Salem, NC
Virginia Smith (Winston-Salem, NC)  - February 21, 2008
Joan and Dewey,
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so grateful that such a Southern Lady was part of my life. I have fond memories of Aunt Nancy that I will cherish forever.
She is one of a kind.
Kathy Moore (Gainesville, GA)  - February 22, 2008



   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Dewey and Joan, and the entire Faulkner and Cosby families as well as their friends.

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
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The Old Rugged Cross

Words and Music by George Bennard, 1913

(The Old Rugged Cross was written in Albion, Michigan.
Or Pokagon, Michigan.
Or Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
All three towns claim to be the birthplace of this hymn.)

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He'll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I'll share.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

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