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05/24/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Irene Hawkins Goodwin

Irene Hawkins Goodwin
(d. 19 May 2011)

Newport News High School Class of 1940

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   There is even more sad news this Tuesday morning.  Irene Hawkins Goodwin, Class of 1940, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011 in Newport News at the age of 88.

From the Daily Press - 05/24/11:

              Irene Hawkins Goodwin

NEWPORT NEWS - Irene Hawkins Goodwin, 88, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011.

Born in Alabama, she had spent most of her life in Newport News. She was a graduate of Newport News High School in 1940. She then attended nursing school and worked for many years as a registered nurse.

Irene is survived by her three children, David, Leigh, and Susan.

The family would like to express their heart-felt thanks to the staff of the Piedmont Wing at The Gardens At Warwick Forest, for all their excellent care and compassion for their mother.

No services are scheduled.

Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Irene's 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

Abide With Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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