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04/22/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Gilbert Waller

Charles Gilbert Waller
(d. 19 Apr 2010)

Hampton High School
Fork Union Military Academy

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Thursday morning.      Gilbert Waller, husband of    Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA and sister-in-law of    Lucy Southall Propst ('63) of VA, passed away in Newport News on Monday, April 19, 2010 at the age of 73.

  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 04/21/10, 6:12 PM:

It is with sadness that I am passing on information about    Mary Frances Southall Waller’s husband,     Gil, who passed away on Monday.

   Oh, Dee, I am so sorry to learn this!  Thank you so much for letting me know.

From the Daily Press - 04/22/10:



  Charles Gilbert Waller
NEWPORT NEWS - Charles 'Gilbert' Waller, 73, passed away on Monday, April 19, 2010.

He was a native of Hampton and had been a resident of Newport News for 50 years.

Mr. Waller retired from Sup-Ship Newport News as a Supply Coordinator and served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Lions Club in Newport News and served as Host-President from 1993 to 1994. He was a graduate of Fork Union Military Academy, was a Hampton High 'Crabber', volunteer for Contact Peninsula and received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award by the Lions Club Foundation.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Zella Mann Waller and Charles Godwin Waller.
Gilbert Waller

Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Southall Waller; daughter, Alice Zimak and husband, Gary; two sons, John 'Mark' Waller and Adam M. Waller; sister, JoAnn Beninger; five grandchildren, Miriah, Joshua and Sterling Waller and Tara and Lindsey Zimak; and one great-grandchild, Lilian Rose Tillis.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m., also at the funeral home following the visitation and will be officiated by Dr. R. Furman Kenney.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from April 21 to April 22, 2010.

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April 21, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this every difficult time. Gilbert was a friendly and clever young man and loved his family very much. He will be missed by all of us in the family. There will be a void unable to be filled by any other. You all have our sincere sympathy. We regret that we are unable to be with you during this difficult time, but our thoughts are with you.

~ Nancy and Moe Stoll, Powhatan, VA

April 21, 2010
I'm saddened to hear of Gil's passing. He was a joy the many years we worked together. His enthusiasm for life and tireless spirit will live on. Please accept my condolences. My heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with his wife and family.
~ Kathy Lynn, Hampton, Virginia

April 21, 2010
I love you Dad! I am proud to say you are my father. I will cherish our memories forever.
~ Alice Zimak, Williamsburg, Virginia

April 21, 2010

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, Mary Frances. My thoughts are with you.

Bill Black, LaGrange, Georgia

April 21, 2010
We are saddened to hear of your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

~ Brenda & Glen Insley, Henrico, Virginia
April 21, 2010
Mary Frances, I am saddened to hear of Gil's passing. The newspaper didn't mention all the work he did for the Peninsula Christian Singles Club. What great times we had there in the 80s. Gil was always involved in making the club better and making people feel comfortable. I didn't know he was in Lions Club until I talked to Furman Kenney yesterday. --Chris Astle
~ Chris Astle, Newport News, Virginia
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April 21, 2010

I worked with Gil at Supships and he was always such a wonderful co-worker and he always talked so much about his family. I am so sorry for your loss and just focus on the many memories. God bless you and your family.
Karen Onks
~ Karen Onks, Hampton, Virginia

April 21, 2010


I worked with Gill at Supships and he was always such a wonderful co-worker and he always talked so much about his family. I am so sorry for your loss and just focus on the many memories. God bless you and your family.
Karen Onks

April 21, 2010

Mark and Alice - I am saddened to hear about your father's passing. Gil was a huge part of my childhood (so were you both!) and I have nothing but good memories of him and hanging out at your house.

Even though I haven't seen him for many years, my Mother has kept me posted. It's always felt good when I returned to Booth Circle to see Gil's house and know he was there. Not many people from our childhood still live on Booth.

I think of you both often and hope you are doing well. Mark is a Grandfather, oy vey!!

Much love.
~ Laurie Drucker, Austin, Texas
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April 21, 2010
  Mary Frances and family: We love you and know that you will find peace in the knowledge that Gil is now free and in God's hands. Blessings.
~ Sarah & Lou Kressaty, Hayes, Virginia

April 21, 2010
Our sincere sympathy is extended to the Waller family in the loss of your loved one. God be with you in this time of sorrow.

Jim and Barbara Stroup
Annie B. Chamblin, Mesquite, Nevada

April 21, 2010
  Mary Frances, You and Gil have been such a big part of our lives. All the good times and memories are so very special to us. Herbert and I are both so sorry that you must go on without him. Fork Union produced two great men for us. Girls from North End that truly have loved each other since the third grade. Please know how much everyone who knew Gil loved him. Your children must give you great comfort now. Love, Joyce and Herbert
~ Joyce & Herbert Liverman, Williamsburg, Virginia
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April 21, 2010
Mary Frances, I am deeply saddened by the death of Gil. I greatly appreciated the time you spent with our Bible Study Class at First Baptist. May you feel the comfort of God, your friends, and family.
I hope to see you Thursday evening.
Love, Peggy White

~ Peggy White

April 21, 2010
  My sympathy goes to Gilbert's family members. I saw him at our Parker reunion in 2008 at the little country church (Pleasant Grove) where all our parents attended as children. My mother was Bernice Parker Crawley. My mother's first cousin was Gilberts father.

~ Hayes Askew, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

April 21, 2010
Mary Frances, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Gil will not be forgotten, the ICR will not be the same. - Janis

~ Janis Peach, Virginia Beach, Virginia

April 21, 2010

My sympathy to Mary Francis, Gil's children and his sister Jo Anne.
I have known him as a buddy since we were both 6 years old in Wythe. I miss him and all our mutual friends and family that have also passed. He was an interesting and honest friend for all those years. I am sorry I cannot get to the peninsula to say goodbye.
~ Charlie Newsome, Spring Hill, Florida
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April 21, 2010
We went to school at Wythe with Gilbert many years ago and was sorry to hear of his death. We saw him at school reunions.

~ Barbara Long Darlington
Mary Ann Flansburg Smith

April 22, 2010

I am sad to learn of Gil's passing. He always had a smile for everyone and will be greatly missed by friends and family and by you, Mary Frances, more than anyone can ever know. He was truly your soul mate.

~ Wanda Adelson, Newport News, Virginia
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April 22, 2010
Dear Alice, Gary and the girls,
I was saddened to read of the passing of your dad, father-in-law and grandpa. I know how difficult it is to lose your father as I lost mine over ten years ago. Just keep speaking of the wonderful times that you had together and of the great things he did for you and others. Your heart will want to explode at the viewing tonight when people mention the way he affected their lives but it will be from pride and joy that it aches. Remember each of those memories in your heart as you know where he has gone and that we all will be with them one day. I will keep your family in my prayers. You are a good family and Orcutt misses you.
~ Pam Chalkley, Hampton, Virginia

April 22, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
~ Mark Hutcherson, Roanoke, Virginia
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April 22, 2010
I am saddened to hear of the loss of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
~ Jim Morrow, Papillion, Nebraska

April 22, 2010
Mary Frances, Alan and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.
~ Judy Nesbitt, Fairview, North Carolina

April 22, 2010
Mary Frances,
You are in my prayers at this time of your great loss. God, give you peace and Gil a save journey home.
with love,
~ Linda May Crayton, Hampton, Virginia

April 22, 2010

The Lions Club has lost a good and faithful member. Gil was dedicated to his Lions work and his enjoyment in serving others was contagious and infected his fellow Lions members. He will certainly be rewarded in his new home. My heart goes out to Mary Frances and the family.

Lion Jay Musser

~ Jay Musser, Newport News, Virginia

April 22, 2010
Mary Frances, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I'll be praying for you. I know these are difficult days. You have some life-long friends to help you through this time. In Christian Love, Carolyn Burns Cunningham
~ Carolyn Cunningham, Madison, Alabama

April 23, 2010
Mary Frances, I was so sorry to read of your husbands death. I called Frances and she asked me to extend her sympathy to you as well. She knows first hand what you are going thru. You and the family are in my prayers and if you need anything, don't hesitate to call me.
~ Barbara Banton, Hampton, Virginia

April 23, 2010

  I would like to thank everyone that attended the service. It was a beautiful service. I would like to thank again Mary Frances, Alice Zimak, Adam Waller, Denise Sizemore and my son Joshua Waller. I'm really going to miss my father. Gil Waller was everything a dad should be and so much more. I Love You, Dad.
~ Mark Waller, Interlachen, Florida
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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mary Beth and the entire Waller family and their friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

No Night There

Words by John R. Clements, c.1899
Music by Hart P. Danks (6 Apr 1834 - 20 Nov 1923)


1. In the land of fadeless day
Lies the city foursquare;
It shall never pass away,
And there is no night there.

* Refrain:
God shall wipe away all tears,
There’s no death, no pain, nor fears,
And they count not time by years,
For there is no night there.

2. All the gates of pearl are made,
In the city foursquare;
All the streets with gold are laid,
And there is no night there.

3. All the gates shall never close
To the city foursquare;
There life’s crystal river flows,
And there is no night there.

4. There they need no sunshine bright,
In that city foursquare;
For the Lamb is all the light,
And there is no night there.

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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