06/20/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Pearl Horak Griggs

Pearl Horak Griggs
(@ 1923 - 19 June 2006)


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Once again we have more sad news. 

  From Buster Vest ('63) of VA - 06/19/06 - "Mother Passing":

My dear sweet mother, Pearl H. Griggs, passed away at 12:41 this morning in Newport News. She was 83. Peninsula Funeral Home will handling all the details. I will be away from my computer all week.....


    Oh, Buster, I'm so very sorry.  What a year of trial this has been for your family!  Please accept our deepest sympathies at this most difficult time of loss.

   Mrs. Griggs' husband, O. C. Griggs ('47), passed away on March 30, 2006.

   Buster's siblings are Eddie Vest ('68) and Donna Vest Hagerman ('71), both of VA.


From the Daily Press - 06/20/06:

     Pearl Horak Griggs  

NEWPORT NEWS - Pearl Horak Griggs, 83, peacefully went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, June 19, 2006. A native of Petersburg, Va., she had been a Newport News resident for the past 62 years. She graduated from Petersburg High School in 1940 and retired after 29-1/2 years in the Adjutant General section of Fort Monroe. She was also a member of Second Presbyterian Church. Pearl enjoyed cross-stitching, crossword puzzles, playing cards and loved pulling for a grey horse. Mrs. Griggs was preceded in death by her husbands, O.C. Griggs and William L. Vest; her step-son, LeVerne T. Vest; her parents, Henry and Mary Horak; and two brothers, William M. Horak and Henry T. Horak. Survivors include her sons, William 'Buster' M. Vest and wife, Jackie, and Eddie H. Vest and wife, Susan; daughter, Donna V. Hagerman and husband, Bruce; grandchildren, Jennifer D. Frazier, Bruce 'Rusty' Hagerman Jr. and wife, Kelly, Allison M. Hagerman and Amanda K. Vest; great-grandchildren, Emily N. Hagerman, Austin and Alexie Frazier and Christopher Wolfe; and her sisters, Elizabeth Clements and Lucille Edwards. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of The Newport Convalescent, Rehabilitation and Retirement Center. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the funeral home with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Published in the Daily Press on 6/21/2006.
Guest Book


My heart is with you all during this trying time. Mothers are so special and she will live on in each of your hearts! God Bless You and comfort you!
Lou Ann McManus (Smithfield, VA ) - June 20, 2006
Buster and family:
I truly regret hearing of your mother's passing. My family extends our prayers and best wishes during this great time of sadness. Butch Ragland - Class of 63
Henry (Butch) Ragland (Peyton, CO ) - June 20, 2006
My Mother Carol, my sister Lynn and I send our love to the Vest family.
Jo Ann Stewart (Oakton, VA ) - June 20, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Brownie Shaffer Haracivet (St. Thomas, Virgin Islands) - June 20, 2006

   Again, our sincerest sympathies are extended to the entire family.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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