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05/29/13 - NNHS Newsletter - David Holmes

David Brian Holmes
(d. 27 May 2013)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  
There is more sad news this Wednesday.  
 David Holmes passed away at Sentara Nursing Center in Virginia Beach on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013 at the age of 54.  He is the brother of     Sherry Holmes Varacalli ('65) of VA, James "Bubba" Holmes, Jr., Dianne Holmes Crow, Reene Holmes Thon, Steve Holmes, and JoAnne Holmes Wilson, and the late Kevin Holmes, and the brother-in-law of    Gene Varacalli ('62) of VA, Cheryl Holmes, John Crow, Gary Thon, and Tom Wilson.

From the Daily Press - 05/29/13:        

        David B. Holmes


    VIRGINIA BEACH - David Brian Holmes, 54, died Monday, May 27, 2013 at Sentara Nursing Center.

David was a lifelong Newport News resident. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He will be remembered for his good heart, his kind soul and his willingness to help others in need.

David was preceded in death by his parents, James and Josephine Holmes, and his brother, Kevin Holmes.

He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Sherry Varacalli and her husband, Gene, James "Bubba" Holmes, Jr. and his wife, Cheryl, Dianne Crow and her husband, John, Reene Thon and her husband, Gary, Steve Holmes, and JoAnne Wilson and her husband, Tom; 12 nieces and nephews; 12 great-nieces and nephews and numerous dear friends.

David Holmes
  A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 7pm at Weymouth Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Save the Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403. Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on May 29, 2013.

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David was always a kind soul, even though it had been a log time since I had seen him, I am deeply sorrowed in his loss.

~ Mike Houk, Hampton, Virginia

May 29, 2013

Dear Joanne and Steve and family,

I am very sorry to hear of David's passing. I will never forget the times we would spend the night on your screened porch, and David and Steve would terrorize us! May peace be with you!

~ Unsigned

May 29, 2013

My heart is heavy to learn of David's passing. The Holmes family is in my prayers. He was always kind and a very loyal friend. He will be missed.

~ Kerry A. Lowry and family
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Rest in peace, my brother. My prayers are with the Holmes family. We went way back.

~ Dale Coberly, Pamlico, North Carolina

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RIP, Dave
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    Our sincerest sympathies are extended to David'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
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

This Is My Father's World

Words by Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901
Traditional English Melody (Terra Beata), arranged by Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915

This is my Fatherís world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Fatherís world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Fatherís world, the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Makerís praise.
This is my Fatherís world: He shines in all thatís fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Fatherís world. O let me neíer forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Fatherís world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heavín be one.

This is my Fatherís world, dreaming, I see His face.
I ope my eyes, and in glad surprise cry, ďThe Lord is in this place.Ē
This is my Fatherís world, from the shining courts above,
The Beloved One, His Only Son,
Cameóa pledge of deathless love.

This is my Fatherís world, should my heart be ever sad?
The lord is Kingólet the heavens ring. God reignsólet the earth be glad.
This is my Fatherís world. Now closer to Heaven bound,
For dear to God is the earth Christ trod.
No place but is holy ground.

This is my Fatherís world. I walk a desert lone.
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known.
This is my Fatherís world, a wanderer I may roam
Whateíer my lot, it matters not,
My heart is still at home.

"This Is My Father's World" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 06/19/07

Image of "Christ Carries His Cross" Painting courtesy of - 11/17/06

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

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