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03/29/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Ray Langston

Raymond Edgar Langston
(19 July 1934 - 20 Jan 2015)

Newport News High School Class of 1954

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have another sad if rather belated edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.
     Ray Langston, Class of 1954, brother of    Mac Langston ('54) of VA and Alice Langston Parker of VA, passed away in Waynesville, North Carolina on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at the age of 80. 

From the Daily Press - 03/29/15:

              Raymond E. Langston



WAYNESVILLE, NC - Raymond E. Langston, 80, passed away January 20, 2015 in Waynesville, NC.

He was born in Wayne County, NC. He grew up and lived in Newport News, VA until later years when he moved to Clyde, NC.

He graduated from Newport News High School in 1954 and was a Paratrooper in the US Army 82nd Airborne. He was also a member of American Legion Post 25.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Pauline Warrick Holloway and Raymond Jack Langston, and companion of 42 years, Doris Ann Chambers.

He is survived by his brother, Mac Langston (Carolyn) of Smithfield, VA; sister, Alice Parker of Hopewell, VA; daughters, Cindy Grella (Bobby Seward) of Newport News, VA; Martha Munson of Knob Noster, MO; and grandchildren, Melissa Fogleman(Benton), Matthew Munson (Melissa), Marshall Munson and Mitchell Munson.




Arrangements were under the care of Garrett Funeral Home in Waynesville, NC. Burial was private at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on March 29, 2015.
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March 29, 2015
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

- Garrett Funeral Home, Waynesville, North Carolina

March 29, 2015

I was a baseball player for Post 25 and I had the chance to talk with Mr. Langston a few times.. he was a really nice sorry to the family.

~ G. Lindsay

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Langston family and their friends 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

American Legion Logo courtesy of - 11/17/08

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