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04/22/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Gary Barnes

Gary Wayne Barnes
(d. 20 Apr 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 1968

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Thursday morning.     Gary Barnes, Class of 1968, brother of Michael Barnes of VA, passed away in Newport News on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at the age of 59.

  From Linda White Meredith ('68) of VA - 04/21/10, 9:44 PM - "NNHS 65 website":

Hi Carol,

My name is Linda White Meredith class of 1968.  I need to let you know we lost one of our classmates Tuesday, April 20, 2010 his name was Gary Wayne Barnes, Class of 1968.    Dale Lucado ('68 - of VA) wanted your web page to have this information so all the classmates who know Gary, would know that he had died.  I do not know any of the information about the when the services will be.

Thanks so very much.

   Oh, Linda, I am so sorry to learn this!  Thank you -  and Dale - so much for letting me know.

From the Daily Press - 04/22/10:



  Gary Wayne Barnes
NEWPORT NEWS - Gary Wayne Barnes, 59, died on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Salisbury, N.C., and had been a Peninsula resident for 46 years. He was a member of Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Mathews.

Survivors include his mother, Catherine L. Barnes of Newport News; one brother, Michael L. Barnes and his wife, Shirley, of Gloucester; one niece, Michelle West of Gloucester; and one grand-niece, Kristin West of Gloucester.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ervin L. Barnes.

A visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, in Peninsula Memorial Park with Pastor Garry Ross officiating.

Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.
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Published in the Daily Press from April 22 to April 23, 2010.

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April 22, 2010
I remember Gary from High School. I grew up in Newmarket ... just down the street from Gary. My thoughts and prayers are with Gary's family and friends. He will be missed.
~ Kathy Cooper, Newport News, Virginia

April 22, 2010
Gary lived two blocks over from me in Newmarket Village, attended elementary and high school together, and if my memory serves me right, he was called "Butch". Way too young Gary, way too young. May you rest in peace and your family know peace.
Jay Styles, '68
John Styles, Harrisonburg, Virginia

April 22, 2010

It is with great sadness to hear of Gary's passing. He was a ton of fun, smiling all the time, and enjoying life. He was loved by many. My deepest sympathy to his family.
~ Jennie Alexander, Newport News, Virginia

April 23, 2010

Gary, God's peace be with you. I, too, grew up in the Newmarket neighborhood and Mom is still there( 72nd Street). We attended the same schools. My sincere sympathy to your family. Rest in peace.
~ Deb (Stanaway) West, Hershey, Pennsylvania
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April 23, 2010

Gary from your Newport News High School alumni our thoughts and sympathy are with your family. You've been taken far to soon, and will be missed. Rest in peace.

Ginny Hollomon Hawks Class of '69 NNHS

April 26, 2010

May God be with Gary and his family in this time of sorrow. He was a great guy and a friend to me. He will be missed. Godspeed, Gary Wayne Barnes.
~ John DiGiacomo, Prince George, Virginia


  Our deepest condolences are extended to the entire Barnes 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

Sweet Sweet Spirit

Words and Music by Doris Akers (21 May 1923 - 26 July 1995), 1962

There's a sweet sweet spirit in this place
And I know that it's the spirit of the Lord

There are sweet expressions on each face
And I know they feel the presence of the Lord

Sweet Holy Spirit
Sweet heavenly dove
Stay right here with us
Filling us with your love
And for these blessings
We lift our hearts in praise (hearts in praise)
Without a doubt we'll know that we have been revived
When we shall leave this place

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