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05/01/10 - NNHS Newsletter - David Eakes

James David Eakes
(d. 29 Apr 2010)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Saturday morning.  David Eakes, son of the late      James Eakes ('63 and '64), and nephew of    Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA, passed away in Newport News on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at the age of 42.

From the Daily Press - 05/01/10:

    James David Eakes
NEWPORT NEWS - James David Eakes, 42, a lifelong Peninsula resident, died Thursday, April 29, 2010, after a short illness.

A graduate of Old Dominion University with a BS degree in Geo Technical Engineering, he worked as a project engineer with E.C.S., Inc of Williamsburg.

Survivors include his mother, Cynthia H. Lambert of Hampton; two brothers, Brian M. Eakes and his wife, Denise of Elkridge, Md., and Jeffrey W. Eakes of Williamsburg; nieces and nephews, Tyler, Paige, Chad and Emily Eakes and special friend Teresa "Terri" Hart.

Memorials may be in the form of contributions to the , P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home.
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Published in the Daily Press from May 1 to May 2, 2010.

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May 01, 2010

Brenda and family,
Very sorry to hear of your loss. All are in my prayers. God bless.

Linda Crayton, Hampton, Virginia

May 01, 2010
I had the good fortune of working with David in the 80's, with Lambert Painting and roommates for a short while in the 90's. He was an honest man, always gave advise based on how he truly felt regardless of the outcome. I will miss David, a.k.a. Brave Dave, and I am proud to call him my friend.
~ Stephen Jones, Painesville, Ohio

May 02, 2010
Dave, you are and will be thought of and missed everyday! Our thoughts go out to the family.
~ Mark and Traci Foster, Williamsburg, Virginia

May 03, 2010



May 03, 2010


  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Eakes family and their 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

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 01/27/05

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

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