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03/16/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Marvin Mitchell

Marvin Rucker Mitchell
(19 July 1934 - 14 Mar 2016)

Newport News High School Class of 1954

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have more sad news today.    Marvin Mitchell, Class of 1954, brother of Walter Mitchell of VA and     Nancy Mitchell Wynne ('64) of MD, and of the late Irvin Mitchell, Buddy Mitchell, and Mary Mitchell Scarlett (22 Sept 1930 - 18 June 2007), passed away in Poquoson on Monday, March 14, 2016 at the age of 81.

   Marvin was a star Typhoon athlete, particularly excelling in football and track: 

    From Nancy Mitchell Wynne ('64) of MD - 03/15/16, 12:49 PM - "  Marvin Mitchell":

Hello all,

This is to let you know that my brother, Marvin Rucker Mitchell, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

Marvin was a Typhoon from Newport News High School Class of '54 and a stellar football quarterback. He leaves behind his wife, Arlene, and two sons, Mike and Bobby, and a grandson, Jeremy.

His funeral is being handled by Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News and will be on Friday, March 19th at 2:00.

Please remember him and his family in your prayers.

Many thanks.


   Oh, Nancy, I'm so very sorry to hear this! You have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your brother.

From the Daily Press - 12/16/15: 

                  Marvin R. Mitchell

    POQUOSON - Marvin R. Mitchell, 81, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016.

Marvin was born in Powatan County, Va. on July 19, 1934. He graduated from Newport News High School in 1954 and retired from Verizon in 1992.

Marvin was a founding member of CC6 Hunt Club in Charles City County, Va. and also raised beagles.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Grace Mitchell; brothers, Irvin and Buddy; sister, Mary Scarlett; and nephew, Gary Scarlett.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Arlene R. Mitchell; two sons, Bobby Mitchell of Franklin and Mike Mitchell of Poquoson; grandson, Jeremy Mitchell and his wife Ashley of Portsmouth; brother, W. J. Mitchell of Newport News; sister, Nancy Wynne of Fredrick Md.; and his loving nieces and nephews.

  The family would like to receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17 at Peninsula Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be officiated by Rev. Wes Taylor at 2 p.m. March 18 at Peninsula Funeral Home with a burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Dominion Village in Poquoson for their help and support.
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Published in the Daily Press on March 16, 2016.
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March 16, 2016

Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with your family. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted". Matt. 5:4. We know that through God's infinite wisdom that He will give you added Strength, Comfort and Peace as only He can do during this time of separation from your loved one.
Sonny and Bernice Roscopf

~ Sonny and Bernice Roscopf, Newport News, Virginia

March 16
, 2016

Condolences to Marvin's family. I worked with him at C & P; we went way back to storeroom days. He was a great friend a worker and hilarious to be around. He is a real loss.

~ Marie Crump, Hampton, Virginia

March 16, 2016

  Marvin was my supervisor, when I was a clerk at C&P, in 1973. Though it was only for a short while, I never forgot him, as he was a pretty funny guy. To the Mitchell family, my husband and I are saddened to hear of Marvin's passing. God bless your family, and comfort you during this time.

- Pamela and Early Whitehurst, Jamesville, North Carolina

March 16, 2016

Arlene, it is with great sorrow that we have learned Marvin has left you, your family and all of us. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Jack and Jeanne Nelson

~ Jack and Jeanne Nelson, Vienna, Virginia

March 17, 2016

Arlene and Family,
So very sorry to hear of Marvin's passing.
Many years ago we worked together at C & P on 39th Street.
We had some great times and many laughs as young guys just starting out in the C & P family.

God Bless,

~ Warren Ayscue, Culpeper, Virginia

March 17, 2016

So sorry to read about the passing of Marvin. Just by reading the obit brought memories of our teenage years playing sports at the rec center. Marvin was a great friend.
My prayers are certainly with Marvin's family during this difficult time.


~ Jim Tomlin, Aiken, South Carolina

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Marvin'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


Nearer, My God, to Thee

Words by Sarah Flower Adams (22 Feb 1805 - 14 Aug 1848), based loosely on Genesis 28:1119,[1], 1841
Music (Bethany) by
Lowell Mason (08 Jan 1792 11 Aug 1872), 1856

Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!
E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
yet in my dreams I'd be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

There let the way appear, steps unto heaven;
all that thou sendest me, in mercy given;
angels to beckon me
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Then, with my waking thoughts bright with thy praise,
out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise;
so by my woes to be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Or if, on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I fly,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

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