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05/12/11 - NNHS Newsletter - James Perkins

James Henry Perkins
(16 Feb 1925 - 03 May 2011)

Newport News High School Class of Feb 1942

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.  James Perkins, Class of Feb 1942, passed away in Newport News on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at the age of 86.

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 05/12/11, 10:09 AM - "Perkins NNHS Class":

Hello Carol,        Thu. May 12, 2011

James Henry Perkins is in the Feb. 1942 Beacon Annual.

Adding 17 years to the birth year fits most graduates in classes prior to 1948.


   Thank you so much, Fred. I could not find him listed with the Class of June 1942, but I knew he had to be somewhere close to them.

 From the Daily Press - 05/12/11:

                    James H. Perkins

    NEWPORT NEWS - James Henry Perkins, 86, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. He was born on Feb. 16, 1925, to the late Ernest Franklin Perkins and Martha Leath Perkins Walker.

Mr. Perkins graduated from Newport News High School and Julliard School of Music. He played the cello for the Dallas Symphony and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. He was a music teacher for the New York School System.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Mckay Perkins; son, Christopher Perkins; one sister, Adelia Perkins Dietrich; and one brother, Ernest Franklin Perkins.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Road, Suffolk, VA 23434.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mr. Perkins' family, friends, and former students 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

No. 45 - I Know That My Redeemer Liveth

- G. F. Handel

I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.
And though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.

(Job 19:25-26)

For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep.

(I Corinthians 15:20)

"I Know That My Redeemer Liveth" midi from Handel's "Messiah" courtesy of - 12/10/06

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Musical Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I am unable to locate that information at this time.

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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