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04/01/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Ida Coleman Blayton

Ida Mae Coleman Blayton
(1913 - 12 Jan 2016)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   The sad news continues today.   Ida Coleman Blayton, mother of Alice Blayton Amory of VA, Newell "Bubby" Blayton ('57) of GA, Maurice Blayton of GA, Dickie Blayton of VA, and Carolee Blayton Woolard ('68) of NM, and of the late Walter Blayton, Bill Blayton (05/02/33 - 08/17/97), and David Blayton ('65) (11/27/46 - 12/23/92), passed away in Poquoson on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the age of 102.

 From the Daily Press - 04/01/16:

             Ida Coleman Blayton


POQUOSON, VA - Our beautiful mother, Ida Mae Blayton, 102, of Poquoson, VA, joined her heavenly father on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. She was born in 1913 to Henry and Mamie Coleman in Newport News, VA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 5 sisters, 4 brothers, 2 grandchildren, Kimberly and Denise; 3 sons, Walter, Bill and David Blayton; daughter-in-law, Vivian Blayton; and son-in-law, David Amory.

Mama lived the last few years at Bayside of Poquoson. She was a true southern lady. Her humor, wisdom and love will be greatly missed.

Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Shirley Schult (Gene) of Newport News; 2 daughters, Alice Amory of Grafton, VA and Carolee Woolard (Wayne) of Rio Rancho, NM; three sons, Newell "Bubby" Blayton (Margaret) of Canton, GA, Maurice Blayton (Sandra) of Columbus, GA and Richard "Dickie" Blayton of Newport News, VA. I

da is also survived by her 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.


Ida Coleman Blayton


The family will receive friends on Saturday April 2, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton and at other times in the home of Alice Amory.

A private graveside service will be held on Sunday in Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, VA.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Dr. Jerome Provenzano the staff of Bayside of Poquoson for the wonderful and loving care that was given to Mama during the seven years that she was in their care. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on April 1, 2016.
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April 01
, 2016

My dear Miss Ida, you were a breath of fresh air every Monday morning waiting for me to open the beauty shop. You amazed me and made me smile! I will miss you so so much and meet you again in heaven to do your hair once again. You will be missed, Miss Ida. ❤❤ Love you. Your hairdresser, Eleanor Calabrese

   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Blayton's family and friends at this difficult time.

 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



Shall We Gather at the River

Words and Music by Rev. Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

 Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?


Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.


Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.


Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.

"Shall We Gather at the River" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 07/15/07
at the suggestion of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07
Thanks, Fred!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Divider Line 555 clip art courtesy of - 10/08/11

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