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03/03/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Doug Brown

Douglas Wayne Brown, Sr.
(d. 27 Feb 2016)

Newport News High School High School Class of 1956

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today morning.
      Doug Brown, Class of 1956, widower of   Shelby Lewis Brown ('56), passed away at The Commonwealth Assisted Living facility in Hampton on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at the age of 78. 

     From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 03/02/16, 10:49 PM:


... I would like to mention that there is an obituary in the D.P. today of Douglas Wayne Brown, Sr. He graduated from N.N.H.S. in 1956 and became our City Treasurer...

Take care, my friend and thank you for all you do.

Fred Mays, N.N.H.S. 60

   Thank you so much for catching this, Fred.   I can only imagine one way I missed it. The Daily Press must have added this to their postings after I had already finished reading the obituaries.

From the Daily Press - 03/01/16:

                 Douglas Wayne Brown, Sr.



NEWPORT NEWS - Douglas Wayne Brown Sr. passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the age of 78.

He had been diagnosed with severe Dementia and had been lovingly and respectfully cared for by the wonderful staff at The Commonwealth Assisted Living facility in Hampton, VA.

A native of Newport News, Doug graduated from Newport News High School in 1956. He went on just a few months later to work for the city of Newport News where he continued working for the next 42 years, the last 13 of which he held as City Treasurer before retirement.

Doug was a long time member of the Moose Lodge and served in the Army National Guard for 6 years until receiving an honorable discharge.

Doug loved to travel with his family and celebrate life with his friends. He enjoyed music, working on cars and relaxing on the beach. Doug was a fun loving and well respected member of the community. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.





He supported the American Cancer Society and The Boys and Girls Club of Virginia.

Doug is preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Shelby Jean Brown and is survived by his only son, Douglas Wayne Brown Jr. and wife Eileen Brown.

A memorial service will be held at the Peninsula Funeral Home on Saturday March 5th at 11:00am. The Rev. Clarence Hilling of Newport News will be officiating.

Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to The . View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on March 1, 2016.
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02, 2016
I met Doug when I was appointed Treasurer of Lunenburg County in 1990. He was a great person. I always enjoyed chatting with him. Thinking of you all. Betsy Newcomb Long

- Betsy Long, Hollywood, South Carolina

02, 2016
Doug was a wonderful friend and neighbor. He loved being outdoors working in his yard, and always took the time to stop and chat. He was quick with a smile, generous with his time, and he could always make me laugh.

To Doug's son, Doug Jr., and his daughter-in-law, Eileen Brown, may you take comfort in knowing your father was a good man and he will be missed.

- Kathleen Chalmers, Newport News, Virginia

02, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss, Doug, Jr. Your dad hired me in 1986. He was a wonderful man to work for. My prayers are with you.

- Ellen Cooke, Newport News, Virginia

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

   This information is also posted 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

Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 21 Dec 1807)

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy of - 05/25/08
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of - 03/15/05

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Moose Lodge Logo courtesy of - 11/24/08

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