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08/20/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Linda Decell Sorrell

Linda Lee Decell Sorrell
(26 Apr 1945 - 13 Aug 2014)

Newport News High School Class of 1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   I was saddened today to read the somewhat belated news of the death of 
 Linda Decell Sorrell, Class of 1963, who passed away in Newport News on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the age of 69. Linda was the sister of    Leslie Decell ('63) of VA.

From the Daily Press - 08/20/14:   

                   Linda Decell Sorrell


NEWPORT NEWS - Linda Decell Sorrell, 69, passed away on August 13, 2014.

She was born on April 26, 1945 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. She was a resident of Newport News since 1956 and a 1963 graduate of Newport News High School.

Linda was preceded in death by her father, Harold Decell, and her dad, Hugh P. Ruggles.

She is survived by her husband, Rex Sorrell; her mother, Lucy Ruggles; her sister, Leslie Decell; and two daughters, Traci Owens and Page Call. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Trevor Stallings, Casey Owens, Hayden, Cabot and Blake Call; also by one aunt and many cousins.



A memorial service was held August 16, 2014 at Weymouth Funeral Home. Burial was at Parklawn Memorial Park.

The family wishes to thank RAI-West Mercury, Dr. Kessler, Ms. Kathy Pearson, Sentara Care Complex and Riverside Regional for their care of Linda. The family extends a special thank you to Bruce and Sarah Call for all of their help and Kitty Redman for her generosity and kindness.

Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.  View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on August 20, 2014.  
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Mom, I love you and you My heart has a big ole' hole in it. I know you are looking down upon me and my family and watching over us.

~ Traci, Mike and Trevor, Etters, PennsylvaniaContact Me


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Rest in peace, my friend.
To the family, so sorry for your loss.

~ Ute Lovell, Poquoson, Virginia

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Linda's family and 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

For All the Saints

- Lyrics by William W. How (1823-1897), 1864
Music (Sine Nomine) by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), 1906

For all the saints
who from their labors rest,
Who thee by faith
before the world confessed.
Thy name, O Jesus,
be forever blest.

Thou wast their Rock,
their Fortress and their Might;
Thou, Lord, their captain
in the well-fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear,
their one true light.

O may Thy soldiers,
faithful, true, and bold,
Fight as the saints
who nobly fought of old,
And win with them
the victor's crown of gold.

And when the strife is fierce,
the warfare long,
Steals on the ear
the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again,
and arms are strong.

From earth's wide bounds,
from ocean's farthest coast,
Thro' gates of pearl
streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father,
Son, and Holy Ghost,

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