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08/14/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Gloria Vaughan Brinkley Barnes

Gloria Vaughan Brinkley Barnes
(d. 12 Aug 2011)

Newport News High School Class of June 1947

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
  We have still more sad news today. 
 Gloria Vaughan Brinkley Barnes, Class of June 1947, passed away on Thursday, Friday, August 12, 2011 at her home in Douglas, Georgia at the age of 81.

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 08/14/11, 9:25 AM - "  Gloria Vaughan":

Hello Carol, Sun. Aug. 14, 2011

In today's on-line Daily Press is the obit. for Gloria Vaughan Brinkley Barnes.

Gloria Vaughan appears in the June, 1947 Anchor, page 53.


Thank you so much, Fred; she seems to have been a bit younger than her fellow classmates.

From the Daily Press - 08/14/11:  

                   Gloria Vaughan Brinkley Barnes


DOUGLAS, GA - Gloria Vaughan Brinkley Barnes, age 81, passed away on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011 at her home in Douglas.

She was born in Newport News where she graduated from Newport News High School and was a member of Temple Baptist Church. She was a former resident of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., where she was a member of First Baptist Church of Kitty Hawk where she served as church secretary. She later moved to Douglas, where she was a member of First Baptist Church of Douglas. Gloria retired from Mass Mutual Life Insurance Co. after many years of dedicated service to John Pugh. She will be remembered for her dedicated walk with her Heavenly Father and instilling Christian principles in her family and friends.



She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Edgar E. Barnes of Douglas; four children and their spouses, Daria Morris (Paul) of Mt. Dora, Fl., Wesley Brinkley (Tina) of Yorktown, Page Flanner (Ben) of Eustis, Fl. and Alan Brinkley (Deanna) of Douglas; one sister, Doan Carter of Powhatan, two stepdaughters, Gayle Pipkin (George) of Lugoff, S.C., Francis Hunt (David) of Newport News and one stepson-in-law, Gordon Johnson of Gloucester; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews that loved her and will miss her greatly. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 23 years, Linwood Brinkley and her stepdaughter, Cheryl Johnson.
A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 in the Peninsula Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Stan Hicks officiating.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Douglas, PO Box 790, Douglas, GA, 31534.

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Arrangements by W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. 
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Published in Daily Press from August 14 to August 15, 2011.   
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August 14, 2011

My sincere condolences.
God Bless you all.

~ Steve Semeyn, Douglas, Georgia

August 14, 2011

Gloria was that second mother that God knew I would need in my growth of our Lord and Savior. She came into my life and stood by all of us when our mother had departed for Heaven. We love you so and will miss you until that day when we too will be called home.

August 14, 2011

We love you and miss you, Grandma. We will never forget all of the wonderful memories you have left with us, and your infectious laughter and smile.

Rest in peace and love,

~ Stephanie and Narbe Kalantarians, Newport News, Virginia

August 14, 2011

Grandma Barnes always had a warm smile whenever I saw her growing up.

She served the Lord well and I know she is with her Heavenly Father now.

~ Megan Hayden, Annapolis, Maryland

August 14, 2011

I love you, Grandma!! I miss you so much but I know you are rejoicing and dancing with the Father. Thank you for being a great testimony. Thank you for all the memories and having us grandkids at the beach for the summer and I know I will never forget helping with the bulletins at church :) Rest in peace and I know I will see you on the other side!!

~ Tara Morris, Mount Dora, Florida

August 14, 2011

Our most sincere condolences. Rest in peace.
Linwood and Patricia Howell

~ Linwood and Patricia Howell, Houston, Texas

August 15, 2011

May light perpetual shine upon Gloria. Alan, you and your family are in my prayers.

~ Scott Smith, Douglas, Georgia

August 15, 2011

Daria, Page, Wesley and Alan - know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Patricia Rice

August 15, 2011

Cherish your memories and keep them close to your heart always. Our deepest sympathy to you (Wes) and your family.

~ John Schaffer, Williamsburg, Virginia

August 16, 2011

You and your family are in our prayers.

~ Wayne Nall, Broxton, Georgia

August 16, 2011

Alan and Family - Please know that we are praying for you. Take care of yourselves. God will give you the peace that you need each day.

~ PCC Staff & Employees, Douglas, Georgia

August 17, 2011

We are sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you and your family.
God Bless you all.

~ Wax Room Staff, Douglas, Georgia

August 17, 2011

"Alan and Family, Sorry for you loss. Take comfort knowing your Mother is home with her Heavenly Father that she faithfully served."

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Gloria'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

It Is Well with My Soul

Words by Horatio G. Spafford, 1873
Music by Philip P. Bliss, 1876

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, tho' trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious tho't:
My sin, not in part, but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

And, Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll,
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend,
"Even so" it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

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