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07/11/11 - NNHS Newsletter
Cootie Allmond

Otis C. Allmond
(d. 10 July 2011)

Newport News High School Class of 1937
NNHS Basketball Referee

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still more sad news to report this Monday morning.    Cootie Allmond, Class of 1937, passed away in Newport News on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at the age of 94. 

From the Daily Press - 07/11/11:

             Otis C. Allmond
    NEWPORT NEWS - Otis C. 'Cootie' Allmond passed away after a short illness, at the age of 94, on Sunday, July 10, 2011. Otis was a lifelong native of Newport News.

Mr. Allmond retired from the ACC conference after 20 of service as an official. Mr. Allmond was a graduate of the senior class of 1937 from Newport News High School. Mr. Allmond was also a Charter Member of the Basket Ball Officiating Crew in 1953.

Mr. Allmond was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Virgie Allmond; two sisters and a brother.
Cootie Allmond
The Committal service will be private.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Boys and Girls Club of Newport News, 429 Thorncliff Dr., Newport News, VA 23608.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

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Published in Daily Press from July 11 to July 12, 2011.


July 11, 2011
As a member of the NNHS Class of '65, I am sure I express the sentiments of most of my classmates when I say I will forever cherish watching "Cootie" referee Typhoon basketball games. He has left us with many fond memories. My condolences to the family.

July 11, 2011

"Cootie" was often a thorn in the side of NNHS fans. Having graduated from NNHS I think he worked extra hard not to show favoritism and trust me, he succeeded. He provided Typhoon fans with many memories. Rest in peace, "Cootie".

~ Ed Nichols, Reston, Virginia

July 11, 2011

To all the family and close friends of "Cootie", I send my deepest regrets. I have been very fortunate to have known him for fifty years. We shared many beers and stories over the years, and I always looked forward to seeing him. I saw this great man at the YMCA in recent times; he was still working out! I've always thought of Cootie as a friend, and will greatly miss him. My best to all. Henry Hughes

July 12, 2011

One of the best refs...ever!

~ Sheila Majka, Seaford, Virginia

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   Our deepest condolences are extended to Cootie's family and 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

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