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06/02/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Clara R. Dismuke

Clara R. Dismuke
(d. 30 May 2010)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,    

   There is more sad news today.  Clara R. Dismuke, mother of Gloria Cunningham of CA, Mel Keeter of CA, and    Gene Dismuke ('65) of FL, passed away in Hampton on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at the age of 94.

From the Daily Press - 06/02/10:  

           Clara R. Dismuke

    HAMPTON - Clara R. Dismuke of Hampton passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2010, at the age of 94.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Dismuke and survived by her children, Gloria Cunningham of San Jose, Calif., Melvin R. Keeter and his wife, Darlene of Sacramento, Calif., and Gene M. Dismuke of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; nephew, Wayne M. Spruill and his wife, Ruth of Delaware.

Mrs. Dismuke will be missed by her extended family and friends. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, fishing and crafts with her many friends and family.

A viewing will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010, at Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 7415 River Road, Newport News, Va. A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens in Driver, Va.

Arrangements are under the care of Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 7415 River Road, Newport News, VA 23607. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from June 2 to June 3, 2010.

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June 02, 2010
  Gloria - Mel - Gene, I will miss your mother deeply. She may be gone but she will not be forgotten. She will be with each of you in every flower or bird that you take the time to notice. My prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. Our mothers are probably redecorating Heaven at this very moment.
~ Wanda Abbott, Newport News, Virginia

June 02, 2010  

  Clara will be missed by many. She was a dear friend especially to my mother. I know that they are together in heaven and at peace for ever.
~ Tommy Boggs, Raleigh, North Carolina
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June 02, 2010  

Brenda, so sorry for your loss.
~ Annette, Virginia

June 02, 2010  

  Clara Dismuke is someone I remember with the fondest of memories. She and my mother were wonderful friends and now they are reunited in Heaven.

~ Brenda Wise, Chula Vista, California
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June 02, 2010

Clara's memories will always be a part of my life with all of the wonderful moments we shared and all the wonderful homemade items she made for me that I cherish so much. She taught me what unconditional love meant which was a factor of our continued relationship. Now she is in Heaven and reunited with all her love ones. Gloria, Gene and Mel, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you.

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June 02, 2010

  Clara will always be in my heart. She and my mother were good friends. I remember her being in my life from when I was a small boy. As time went on she became my friend. She gave me praise when I deserved it and heck when I deserved it. She was a special person to me and I will miss her. Now the person I affectionately called "Grandma" is now in Heaven with the person I had the honor of calling "Mother".
~ Robert Boggs, Hampton, Virginia

June 03, 2010

  Clara was a sweet warm hearted lady. I will always treasure the time I spent with her. Clara will never be forgotten. My prayers go out the the family. Kalandra Wooden ("Kay")

~ Kalandra Wooden, Newport News, Virginia  

June 03, 2010

My prayers, sympathy and love are with the family. Clara will always be in my heart as she was such a special friend to my mother, Virginia Cooper. When I think of them, I think of crafts, lunches, the Mother's Club, their laughter and of course fishing!! Oh how they loved to fish !!! Now they are all reunited in heaven. May your wonderful memories of your mother help ease your grief. She was a fantastic person and will be greatly missed.

~ Carolyn Simpson Knight, Newport News, Virginia
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June 05, 2010

Clara was a very special friend to me. She will always be in my heart.

~ Lois Dudley


   Our deepest condolences are extended to Mrs. Dismuke's entire family and their friends at this time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





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