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03/23/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Virginia Pointer Nicholls

Virginia Pointer Nicholls
(06 July 1913 - 20 Mar 2011)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1931

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   There is more sad news this Monday morning.  Virginia Pointer Nicholls, Class of @ 1931, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the James River Convalescent Center in Newport News at the age of 97.

From the Daily Press - 03/23/11:

              Virginia Pointer Nicholls

  NEWPORT NEWS - Virginia Pointer Nicholls, 97, departed this life for her eternal one in Heaven on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at the James River Convalescent Center.

She was born in Newport News on July 6, 1913, to Willard Todd and Emma Merle Pointer. She graduated from Newport News High School and Mary Baldwin College. Virginia married William George Nicholls and they raised their three children, Martha Anne, Eugene William and David Pointer Sr. She was the organist at Ivy Memorial Baptist Church for many years and was the Executive Secretary to the President of the Bank of Virginia on Washington Avenue.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, William Nicholls; brothers, Major Eugene Vaughan Pointer and Todd Pointer Jr.; and son-in-law, Jerome W. Hogge Jr.

She is survived by her three children, Martha Anne Hogge, Eugene and wife, Sharon of Dothan, Ala., and David and wife, Carolyn; seven grandchildren, Jacque Pointer Hogge, M.D. of Richmond, Jerome Wallace Hogge III, J.D. of Clifton, Va., Christopher Eugene Nicholls, M.D., Aron Nicholls Hinderliter and Robert William Nicholls, all of Dothan, Ala., David Pointer Nicholls Jr. and Matthew William Nicholls; She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.

The family is most grateful to the James River Convalescent Center staff for their exceptional medical care, love, and attention shown during the last one and a half years. They also wish to thank the Hidenwood Retirement Community staff for their wonderful care during the nine years that Virginia lived there.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the , Southeastern Virginia Chapter, 6350 Center Dr., Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502.

All services will be private. Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home.
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Published in the Daily Press from March 23 to March 24, 2011.

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March 23, 2011

Martha Ann, Eugene, David and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Our loss is definitely Heaven's gain. Your mother was the most beautiful woman inside and outside. She was a character but also very much a lady. Having lost my mother this last New Year's Eve, I can surely relate to your pain. We know that her body and mind are whole again and she is with loved ones that went on before her. You had your mother many years longer than most and that in itself is a blessing. You are not alone in missing her.

~ Pam Garrett Chalkley, Hampton, Virginia

March 23, 2011
  Seems like Alzheimer's takes the best of the best. My mother suffered for 14 years.

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Nicholls family and their friends at this time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

No. 45 - I Know That My Redeemer Liveth

- G. F. Handel

I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.
And though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.

(Job 19:25-26)

For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep.

(I Corinthians 15:20)

"I Know That My Redeemer Liveth" midi from Handel's "Messiah" courtesy of - 12/10/06

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Silver Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment...

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