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07/07/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Kay Sawyer Jones

Kathryn Francis Sawyer Jones
(23 Jan 1936 - 02 July 2013)

Newport News High School Class of 1953

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still more sad news to impart this Sunday.     Kay Sawyer Jones, Class of 1953, passed away in Hampton on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the age of 77.   She was the sister of Judy Sawyer Shoemaker ('61) of VA,   Mary Beth Sawyer Humes ('63) of VA, Tom Sawyer of VA, and Bobby Sawyer of TX, and of the late   Jay Sawyer (Feb. '47), June Sawyer Hewitt (@ '49),   Bill Sawyer ('57), and    Cindy Sawyer Wren ('68).

From the Daily Press - 07/07/13: 

                  Kathryn Sawyer Jones


HAMPTON - Kathryn Francis Sawyer Jones - January 23, 1936 - July 2, 2013

Kay Jones passed away in Hampton, VA on July 2, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Kay, the daughter of James Basil Sawyer, Sr. and Estelle Haley Sawyer, was born in Newport News on Jan 23, 1936.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Lee Jones; her siblings, James B. Sawyer, Jr. June Sawyer Hewitt, William C Sawyer, and Cynthia Sawyer Wren.

She is survived by her sons, Richard Lee Jones, Jr. of Hampton and Stephen Bradford Jones of St. Petersburg, Fla. She is also survived by her sisters, Judy Shoemaker of Williamsburg, Mary Beth Humes of Hampton; and her brothers, Thomas Sawyer of Hampton and Robert Sawyer of Corpus Christie, Texas.



Mrs. Jones was a lifelong native of the Peninsula. Having graduated from Newport News High School in 1953, she was employed as a photographer by Nachman's Department Store.

She later retired after many years working in the office of Dr. Jack Lawson. Over the years she was active in the Hampton Junior Women's Club, St John's and Grace Episcopal Churches. She will be remembered by her family and all who knew her artistic ability, independence, quick wit and ability to make others laugh.

A family service and interment will be private. Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, Hampton. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on July 7, 2013.
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July 07, 2013
To all the family members we offer our deepest thoughts of sympathy. What a wonderful lady. Kay always had a story to tell us and always made us laugh. I can't count the number of times Kay would jump out of the car and we would all yell "HI, KAY" and she would say, "I'm here for therapy" - which meant a stroll among the flowers and a visit to to the Clair Burke shelf. Her favorite scent was the original of which she was one.
July 07, 2013
Keep smiling, keep laughing, and all is right with the world.
With an understanding heart

July 08, 2013

Lee and Brad,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was an awesome lady. I have never forgotten the fun times at your parents' house when we were "young". Keep the memories of your mom close to your heart, and she will always be with you.

~ Linda Monroe Wiggins, Surry, Virginia

July 08, 2013
Dear Brad and Lee,
I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a wonderful neighbor and friend to my family for many, many years growing up on Manteo Avenue. Kay was a real sweet and thoughtful lady who had a special place in her heart for her "Manteo Avenue Grandsons", always having a special bag for each of them every Halloween. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time. Rest in Peace, Kay.

~ Nancy Lloyd Yarrington, Yorktown, Virginia
July 08, 2013
Brad and Lee,
I am sorry to hear of Kay's passing and the loss of another old Manteo Avenue neighbor. She and Dick were good neighbors and friends for many years. Sincerely,

~ Evelyn Lloyd, Yorktown, Virginia
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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Kay's family and friends.

  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

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Words by Henry W. Baker
Music by John B. Dykes

The King of love my shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never.
I nothing lack if I am His,
And He is mine forever.
Where streams of living water flow,
My ransomed soul He leadeth;
And, where the verdant pastures grow,
With food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed,
But yet in love He sought me;
And on His shoulder gently laid,
And home, rejoicing, brought me.

In death's dark vale I fear no ill,
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.

Thou spreadst a table in my sight;
Thy unction grace bestoweth;
And oh, what transport of delight
From Thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days,
Thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
Within Thy house forever.

"The King of Love My Shepherd Is" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames, 1999, and extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of - 09/09/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Flower Bar 27 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/26/10

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