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03/25/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Jimmy Whitmer

James Louis Whitmer, Jr.
(19 Jan 1940 - 23 Mar 2007)

Newport News High School Class of 1958

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Once again we have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter

From the Daily Press - 03/25/07:

               James L. Whitmer, Jr.

  NEWPORT NEWS - James L. "Jimmy" Whitmer, Jr. went to be with the Lord Friday, March 23, 2007, at his residence. Jimmy was born in Newport News Jan. 19, 1940, to the late James and Margaret Whitmer. He was the owner of Jimmy Whitmer Painting before his retirement. Jimmy was an avid Redskin Fan. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Joyce Ray Stepp. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Christine Cheek Whitmer; his son, Michael Bradley, and wife, Teasa; his sisters, Barbara Pittman, Carol Dodge, and Linda Spruill, all of Newport News; his brothers, Albion Whitmer and John Whitmer of Goochland, Va.; his brother-in-law, Pastor William Joseph Cheek; grandchildren, Daisha, Kori and Robert Bradley; special nieces, Michelle Arents and Jodie Jones, along with a host of other nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. John E. Brady, Jeanie, Julie, Kim and Kendra of Hartland Hospice for all their care and concern for the Whitmer family Chaplain Herb Bowman will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. To view this memorial, please visit

Published in the Daily Press on 3/25/2007.
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My sincerest sympathy to you and your family. Jimmy was a classmate of mine for years.
Evelyn Fryer Fish
NNHS Class of 1958
Evelyn Fryer Fish (Ft Worth, TX) - March 25, 2007
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Dear Christine & Family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out you and your family. Jimmy and my daddy (Frankie Fisher), were very good friends and we are so sad to here of your loss. I am sure that they will meet up together in heaven and I am sure that they will have as much fun as they did here.
I know that everyone in our family sends you their love and support at this difficult time. God bless you and we will keep you in our prayers.

Kenny & Debbie Nair,
Joyce Fisher, Billy McIntyre, Dean Fisher
Kenneth & Debra Nair (Hampton, VA) - March 25, 2007
You are in our thoughts and will be missed, the Chellis Family; Marsha, Jace & Sammy
Marsha Cheek Chellis (Carrollton, VA) - March 26, 2007


    Jimmy's older sister, Joyce Whitmer Stepp ('56), passed away October 29, 2006:

   This information is also posted here:

   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Jimmy's family and friends.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Morning Has Broken

Words: Eleanor Farjeon
Music: Traditional Gaelic

1. Morning has broken like the first morning;
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word!

2. Sweet the rain's new fall sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass.

3. Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation; praise ev'ry morning,
God's recreation of the new day!

"Morning Has Broken" midi (Sequenced by Ron Getman
courtesy of - 03/31/06

"Morning Has Broken" lyrics courtesy of - 03/31/06

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

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

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