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07/27/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Hugh Ewing

Hugh C. Ewing, Jr.
(d. 25 July 2016)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1940

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.    Hugh Ewing, Class of @ 1940, passed away in Newport News on Monday, July 25, 2016 at the age of 92.

From the Daily Press - 07/27/16:

                       Hugh C. Ewing, Jr.
      NEWPORT NEWS - Hugh C. Ewing, Jr. (H.C.), 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 25, 2016. H.C. the oldest child of Hugh and Elizabeth Ewing, was born in Plant City, Fla. on September 15, 1923.

He graduated from Newport News High School and later Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School in 1948 before serving in the NAVY.

He returned to complete his 42 years of service with Newport News Shipyard. He met and fell in love with Margaret at NNS and was married on June 18, 1949.

He later graduated from Virginia Tech in 1951.

H.C. was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Margaret L. Ewing; oldest son, Charles Kent Ewing (Susan); and two sisters, Rosa Lee Hamilton and Elizabeth Ewing. .

Hugh Ewing

He is survived by two sons, Wayne Ewing (Gail) of Yorktown and Timothy Ewing of Newport News; granddaughter, Heather L. Ritter (Devin) of Richmond; and sister, Ella Ruth Barton of Asheville, NC.

Dad enjoyed many lifelong friends and went to travel the world with many of them after retirement with Mom.

He enjoyed stamp collecting, bridge, hiking, tennis with his boys and serving as a mentor and merit badge counselor to many young scouters. With over 80 years of continuous membership, he held various Church leadership positions which included; Finance, Administrative Board Chair, Building Committee Chair, Board of Trustees Chair and currently Trustee Emeritus. He was a lifelong Scouter earning the coveted Silver Beaver, Wood Badge awards, and Vigil Honor member while he mentored two Eagle Scout sons. Facetiously, he referred to himself as a "Scouter by choice, Engineer by necessity".

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 28th at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 29th at Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Peters officiating. Burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church Trustee's Fund or BSA - Colonial Virginia Council in his memory.

The Ewing family wishes to thank The Chesapeake Retirement Center staff for their attention, kindness, and comfort over the last years of his life. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on July 27, 2016.
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July 27, 2016

To The Ewing Family,

With heart felt sympathy, we will never forget HC for his willingness/he insisted to cut down a big ol' tree in our backyard many years ago. He had to be in his 70's, but had more energy than we did.
May GOD bless each of you. It was a pleasure to have known him.

July 28, 2016


  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mr. Ewing'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

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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