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07/28/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
Ann Sears

Ann Garland Sears
(12 Oct 1945 - 22 July 2019)

Newport News High School Class of 1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   There is more sad news to report today. Ann Sears, Best Dancer in the Class of 1963, and one of the prettiest girls to ever grace the halls of NNHS, passed away in Gloucester on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the age of 73.

   She was the brother of Bobby Sears ('66) of VA, and the sister-in-law of Vonciel McKeel Sears ('66) of VA.

 From Kline Funeral Chapel - 07/28/19:

             Ann Garland Sears


GLOUCESTER - Ann Garland Sears, 73, passed away on the afternoon of Monday, July 22nd, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones. As a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, Ann was loved by many and will remain in our hearts as we cherish the memories of our time with her.

Ann was born in Newport News, VA, on October 12th, 1945, where she spent the majority of her life. She attended and graduated Newport News High School, class of 1963.

Annís kind-hearted nature led her to a career in the medical field where she never tired of helping others. She retired from Riverside Health System and was fondly remembered for the time she spent at Hampton Roads Eye Associates and would often speak of the long-lasting friendships she made there.



She is preceded in passing by her parents, Garland and Verna Sears of Gloucester.

She is survived by her three children, Hope Callis of Yorktown (David), Dean Bowden of Williamsburg, and Elizabeth Bowden of North Carolina, her brother, Bobby Sears of Newport News (Vonceil), and Annís four grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at Bellamy Methodist Church in Gloucester, VA on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 11AM to celebrate her life.

In honor of Ann and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Riverside Health System Foundation Hospice Fund.

Andrews Funeral Home & Crematory, Gloucester is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at   

Published in Daily Press on July 28, 2019.
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What a wonderful, memorable person. An outstanding, unforgettable personality. My regards to the family.

July 28, 2019

Hope, Dean, and Beth,
I was saddened to hear of your mom's passing. I enjoyed the time we worked together at Suburban Clinic. I always asked how she was when visiting the eye doctor where she worked.
She always had a smile on her face.
She touched many by always trying to help others.
She may have left our physical world but we have gained a new guardian angel.

~ Susan Gassner, Newport News, Virginia

July 29, 2019

I attended NNHS and graduated with Ann in 1963. She was a precious lady who was always friendly and kind. My condolences to her family. Heaven has a new angel!

~ Barbara Yost-Hughes, Woodstock, Virginia


July 30, 2019

Thinking about you all in this difficult time.

~ Heather Chaney, Hampton, Virginia

July 30, 2019

Ann was one of the prettiest girls in high school. We enjoyed many fun times together during school, after school, and especially at Buckroe Beach, and Virginia Beach with our sorority, PLK. My deepest sympathy to her children, brother, and their families.

~ Susie Overton Jones

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   Our deepest condolences are extended to Ann's family, friends, and classmates 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



Come, Ye Disconsolate

Words by Thomas Moore; alt. by Thomas Hastings
Music by Samuel Webbe

Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."

Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.

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