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04/05/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Hattie Timberlake Southall

Hattie Timberlake Southall
(08 Dec 1919 - 04 Apr 2014)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   There is even more sad news today.     Hattie Timberlake Southall, mother of   Lucy Southall Propst ('63) of VA and   Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA, passed away in Mattiponi on Friday, April 04, 2014 at the age of 94.

 From the Daily Press - 04/05/14:

               Hattie Timberlake Southall


HAMPTON, VA - Hattie Timberlake Southall, 94, passed away of natural causes on April 4, 2014 in Mattaponi, VA.

She was a native of Plum Point and had lived 46 years in Hampton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Southall.

Hattie is survived by two daughters Lucy S. Propst (John) of Williamsburg and Mary Frances Southall Waller of Newport News. She is also survived by four grandchildren Laura Ogle (Todd), Steven Propst (Erin), Nancy Rilee (Steve) and Adam Waller (Alisha); five great-grandchildren and 32 nieces and nephews.

Hattie had been a member of American Business Women’s Association and of Calvary Baptist Church. She retired as an executive secretary of the Daily Press in 1983.



Hattie had been a member of American Business Women’s Association and of Calvary Baptist Church. She retired as an executive secretary of the Daily Press in 1983.

A funeral service will be held 12 Noon, Monday, April 7th in Calvary Baptist Church, 4700 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA. Reverend Dr. Paul Lawson will be officiating the service. The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to Noon Monday before the service at the church. Interment will follow after the service in Sunny Slope Cemetery, West Point, VA. Vincent Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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Published in Daily Press on April 5, 2014.
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April 05, 2014

Hattie was my aunt by marriage for 23 years. She was one of the most gracious people I have ever known. Hattie always made me laugh with her great sense of humor. I am so sorry for her family's loss.

~ Paulette Crews-Beidleman, Fallon, Nevada
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A Sweet Lady I loved to be around and met when our son married her granddaughter. She knew how to love her family.

~ Gale Ogle, Monticello, Kentucky

April 05, 2014

Mary Frances and Lucy, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet mother. I have very fond memories of her. I will be thinking of you both. God bless!

~ Pauline Collins Shofner


April 05, 2014

Mary Frances and Lucy, I have many memories of your mother. She always was such fun to be around. You both were blessed to have had her in your lives for so long. May God comfort you now and in the days ahead.

~ Anita Becker, Poquoson, Virginia

April 06, 2014

Miss Hattie was a very special person. She was a very good friend to my mother and my mother treasured their friendship. You & your family are in my thoughts during this most difficult time.

~ Luanne Godfrey White

April 06, 2014 

Mary Frances,
Larry and I are so sorry for your loss. Dee Hodges Bartram

~ Dee Bartram, Poquoson, Virginia
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April 06, 2014 

So sorry to learn of your mother's passing and know that the days ahead you will be feeling a loss; know that she is now in the comfort of God's loving arms and find peace. It is never easy but those who care about you are keeping you in their prayers.

~ Cheryl Rosser Ochsenfeld, Hampton, Virginia

April 06, 2014 



~ JOAN VARTULI, Poquoson, Virginia

April 06, 2014 

Mary Frances,
I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I remember her so fondly; she was such a lovely lady and so much fun.
May her memories give you comfort at this time. Take care. Love you.

~ Brenda Insley, Henrico, Virginia

April 06, 2014 

Mary Frances, I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. May God comfort you and all your family.

~ Diane Parrish Bartlett, Rayne, Louisiana
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Mary Frances & family:
Lou and I were so sorry to learn of "Mom's" passing. We will miss her humor and our fun conversations, but know she is with the angels.
Lou and Sarah

~ Sarah Kressaty, Hayes, Virginia

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Mary Frances and Lucy,
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mom. When I think of her I always remember her sense of humor. She would come up with some of the funniest things and really had a way with words. I always enjoyed just listening to her. She was a loving person and I know she is probably sharing that wonderful sense of humor in heaven.

~ Gail Pearce, Williamsburg, Virginia

April 06, 2014 

Mary Frances and Lucy, we are so sorry to read of your mother's passing. I can only remember her wonderful smile and the way she made all of us laugh. Thanks for sharing her with us while we were growing up at Calvary Baptist. Never forget all the wonderful memories you have of her and now it's time to let her rest in peace and make the heavens ring with laughter. God Bless you both and your families during this difficult time.

~ Barbara and Clyde Banton, Hampton, Virginia

April 07, 2014 

Mary Frances and Lucy,

Please accept our condolences for your mom's passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

~ Val and Tom Trovato, Williamsburg, Virginia

April 07, 2014 

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

~ Beverly Miller Sledge, Nashville, Tennessee

April 07, 2014 

Mary Frances and Lucy and families,
Our sincere sympathy for your loss.

~ Mike and Linda (Sills) Starnes, Newport News, Virginia

April 07, 2014 

Mary Frances ... I was very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother ... our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

~ Unsigned

April 09, 2014 

I just learned of Hattie Southall's death from a former reporter at the Daily Press and we exchanged fond memories of the many kindnesses Hattie did for us -- and how good and loyal she was -- to the newspaper, the families, and those whose lived revolved around 7505 Warwick Blvd. for so many years.

~ Will Molineux, Williamsburg, Virginia

April 16, 2014 

Received a text yesterday from Loretta advising me of Hattie's passing and I am so sorry that I did not attend the funeral and spend a few minutes with the family that loved her so much! She knew how blessed she was to have such wonderful children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and other loving family members and friends. I can see her in my mind smiling and bagging about her children to my mom. What a blessing to have known her! My sympathies to you and I know she and Ginny are catching up on the happenings since they last talked.

~ Vivian Starnes Calhoun, Yorktown, Virginia

April 22, 2014 


   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Southall's family and 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
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309



Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

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