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07/17/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Harry Strickland

William Harry Strickland
(26 Dec 1940 - 14 July 2012)

Newport News High School Class of 1959

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 There is more sad news today.       Harry Strickland, Class of 1959, brother of Dennis Strickland of VA, Sylvia Strickland of VA, and   Richard Strickland ('64) of VA, and of the late    Mitchell Strickland, Class of 1962 (d. 30 Aug 2010),  passed away in Edenton, North Carolina on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the age of 71.

From the Daily Press - 07/17/12:

        W. Harry Strickland


    EDENTON, N.C. - William Harry Strickland, 71, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Vidant Chowan Hospital, where he was surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Strickland was born in Columbus County, N.C., and was the son of the late John J. and Alice Gore Strickland. A retired self-employed automobile mechanic, he was a member of Albemarle Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mitchell J. Strickland.

Surviving are two daughters, Lisa S. Jones and husband, Mike of Edenton, and Robin S. Greene and husband, Kelley of Boone; a sister, Sylvia S. Strickland and husband, Jimmy of Hampton, Va.; two brothers, Richard J. Strickland of Hampton, and Dennis J. Strickland of Norfolk, Va.; and a granddaughter, Lauren Jones.
Harry Strickland
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton, by the Rev. Bob Young. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton, Va. Friends may join the family at the funeral home immediately following the chapel service on Tuesday, or all other times at the home of Mike and Lisa Jones, 223 Bowens Road, Edenton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to any chapter of the American Cancer Society .
Online condolences may be made by visiting

Arrangements are in care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, Va.  View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from July 17 to July 18, 2012.. (There were five entries in the Guest Book; regrettably, most were lost.) 

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July 17, 2012 

I am so sorry to hear of Harry's death. I will keep you.....

~ Brenda Strickland

July 17, 2012

I'm so sorry for the pain you all are going through right now.....

~ Cindy Zember

July 18, 2012

I just found out about Harry's passing and was sorry to.....

~ Sandra Ray

July 18, 2012

We loved Harry very much. Sorry he is gone but we know he.....

~ Sam & Reba Turbeville

July 18, 2012

Lisa and Robin, sorry to hear about your Dad's passing..... 

~ Unsigned

July 19, 2012


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Strickland family and their friends at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  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

I Will Arise

Lyrics by Joseph Hart in Hymns Composed on Various Subjects (1759);

Music, "Arise", from William Walker's Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (1835)

1. Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity joined with pow'r.

Refrain: I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

2. Come, ye needy, come, and welcome,
God's free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.


3. Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Bruised and broken by the fall;
If you tarry till you're better,
You will never come at all.


4. Let not conscience make you linger,
Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness He requireth
Is to feel your need of Him.


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