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06/23/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Dick Allerton

Richard Allerton
(d. 20 June 2013)

Newport News High School Class of February 1938

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have more sad news this Sunday.    Dick Allerton, Class of February 1938, widower of      Mimi Laine Smith Allerton, (June 1938) (d. 17 July 2012), brother of the late    Margie Allerton Bausman (@ '33) (28 May 1916 - 18 Apr 2008), passed away in Newport News on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the age of 92. 

From the Daily Press - 06/23/13:

                        Richard Allerton
      NEWPORT NEWS - Richard Allerton (Dick), 92, died June 20, 2013 in Newport News.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Darragh Allerton, his second wife, Evelyn (Mimi) Smith Allerton, by his parents, Frank and Alice Allerton, and his sister, Margaret (Margie) Bausman.

Dick graduated from Newport News High School in February in 1938. He completed the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School in 1943 as Hull Draftsman, receiving the Niels Christiansen Craftsman Award. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the submarine service in the Pacific. He retired from Tenneco in 1982 as a Hull Section Manager in Hull Fittings Design after 45 years of service.

He served as an election poll official for the city of Newport News for many years. One of the things he enjoyed was helping first and second grade students to read at Riverside Elementary School.

Dick Allerton

Dick was a member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church and the Willie Rowe Nelms Sunday School Class. He was a member of Bremond Lodge #241 and the Propeller Club. He was a member of James River Country Club where he enjoyed many years playing golf with his friends, many who preceded him in death.

Survivors include his three children, Richard Allerton, Jr. and his wife, Cathy of New York, N.Y., Diane Ward and her husband, Richard, of Charlotte, N.C., and Dennis Allerton of Oakton, VA. Also three stepchildren, David B. Smith and wife, Kelly of Marietta GA, Gay Smith Donlan of Massanutten, VA, and Martha Smith of Charlottesville, VA.

He also leaves five grandchildren and six step-grandchildren to cherish his memory, as well as a nephew, John (Jack) Harper Bausman of Newport News.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects to Richard on Sunday and Monday at Peninsula Funeral Home. The family will hold a private graveside service. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to their favorite charity. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on June 23, 2013.
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June 23, 2013

Jack, you were a loyal nephew and so attentive to Richard and Mimi, especially over the last few years. I know you loved him and will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Richard's family during this sad time.

~ Pat Bausman, Hampton, Virginia

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Allerton 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

Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by
George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 09 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

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